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This is book number 2 in the A Chatty Corgi Mystery series.
A charming tea room owner and her excitable talking corgi will need to work together to bring a killer to heel in this delightful cozy mystery.
For ex-accountant Emma Reed and her beloved corgi, Oliver, opening Reed’s Classic Tea & Cakes in the idyllic village of Trevena in Cornwall has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Her cakes are popular, she has a host of wonderful new friends, and even a potential new romance. There’s even time left over for plenty of long country walks with Oliver, who is not only the cutest corgi on record (at least to Emma), he happens to talk (at least to Emma). What could be better?
How about being asked to help cater the local Daphne DuMaurier literary festival?
But when the festival organizer is found dead and foul play is suspected, Emma, Oliver and their friends are plunged deep into a poisonous mix of village jealousy, family tension, money troubles, and secret love affairs. Emma quickly realizes it’s up to her and her intrepid corgi to discover a canny killer whose bite is worse than their bark.
About the Author
Jennifer Hawkins is a Michigan-based author of cozy mysteries. She's also a mom, binge reader, corgi enthusiast, and a lover of All Things British. For tea, she prefers a second flush Darjeeling with milk. She also makes a killer (so to speak) lemon curd.
“With the setting in a charming Cornish village and a tea shop, allusions to du Maurier novels, and endearing canine companions, this cozy will appeal on many levels.” -Booklist
“Murder Always Barks Twice is delightful cozy mystery reading. Highly recommended…especially to fans of pet themed mysteries. ” – Open Book Society
"I liked Emma and rooted for her and I loved the Cornwall setting as well...This was a stellar read."--Mystery Scene Magazine
Additional praise for the Chatty Corgi Mystery Series
"Two paws up! First in a wonderful new series....Take one smart—albeit somewhat reluctant—amateur sleuth, Emma Reed, add an idyllic English village setting, colorful characters, a puzzling mystery, and a talking corgi...and you get the perfect mix of all things cozy."--New York Times bestselling author Sofie Kelly
"Charming...the adorable talking dog, Oliver, will steal your heart."-Abby Collette, author of A Deadly Inside Scoop
"Features all the elements of a good cozy...Recommend this one highly to anyone who enjoys British cozies and has no problem with sleuths who chat with their corgis."--Booklist (starred review)
"A promising debut for dog lovers, who’ll delight in the clever talking corgi and his charming owner."--Kirkus
"Fans of dog-centric cozy mysteries will thoroughly enjoy this charming crime-solving duo and the enchanting Cornish setting."-Library Journal