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Deadly Gamble: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery | Connie Shelton
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Praise for USA Today bestselling author, Connie Shelton, and her first novel: "An impressive debut mystery!" -- Albuquerque Journal "Charlie is slick, appealing and nobody's fool--just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." -- Booklist "This is a dandy. Don't miss it!" -- Book Talk In this debut mystery series novel, Charlie Parker, accountant and partner in an Albuquerque private investigation firm, is visited by her old school friend, Stacy North. Stacy's Rolex watch is missing and she begs Charlie to help locate it before her husband finds out. Things are complicated by the fact that Stacy had been seeing another man, Gary Detweiller, and he's the one she suspects of having stolen the watch. With a little detective work, Charlie and her sidekick dog, Rusty, retrieve the missing watch and all should be well. But three days later, Detweiller is murdered. All eyes turn to Stacy as the prime suspect. Once again, Stacy begs Charlie's help in proving her innocence. As she begins to ask questions, Charlie learns that Detweiller's life was not as simple as first perceived and that any number of people had grievances against him. And before she can pinpoint the killer, her own life is in danger as well. Includes new foreword from the author upon the 20th anniversary of first publication of this ongoing series' first title. Praise for the other books in the Charlie Parker mystery series: "A well written, by the book who-done-it that will enthrall purists. Charlie is a fabulous amateur sleuth." -- Midwest Book Review "Shelton has created a lively hero in Charlie and puts her into situations that require prompt action and good common sense. A Charlie Parker mystery is always a good read..." --Southwest Book Views "Charlie is a good detective and a pleasant companion to unravel a mystery with." -- Mystery News "Shelton's engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose make this a good choice." -- Library Journal "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review Search words: mystery, first in series, free ebook, freebie, female sleuth, Southwestern mysteries, crime fiction, cozy mystery, pet sleuths, animal mysteries
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I was so spoiled by @Mommamanzi for this month‘s #CBBC box!! Thank you so much ❤️🎄

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The author comes off as a touch classist but the story was engrossing. I didn‘t figure out the killer until about half way through. Trying to binge cozies and witch books this month for Halloween! Now if life would cooperate that would be excellent!

Avanders Maybe it was “more okay” in the mid-90s to be a touch classist? 😬😜 2mo
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#mondaymorningbeverage @dariazeoli

With my new #carakozik mug 😍♥️

And had a chance to make a *couple* pages of progress on the tagged book....

bullbunny I have that mug! All the owlcrates too. Just missing the diagon alley one 😢 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Is that one of the OwlCrate mugs? How did I miss that?! 2mo
LibrarianRyan The one I missed. Actually I thought I missed the night bus. 2mo
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HOTPock3tt Cute! ♥️ 2mo
Avanders @bullbunny me too :( but she had a waitlist signup ... did you sign up? @4thhouseontheleft @LibrarianRyan nope — I ordered from Cara Kozik directly on Etsy! 🤩🤩 Ryan — if I end up w an extra Night Bus (it‘s possible), I‘ll let you know! I got to order the Forbidden Forest one! 🥳🥳🥳 @HOTPock3tt 😘😘 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @avanders @librarianryan Do you know there is a B/S/T Owlcrate FB page? I see the mugs on there occasionally, although I also see people who try to sell them at ridiculously high prices, there are reasonable sale prices sometimes listed, too. The Night Bus seems to be listed by someone right now for $12. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @4thhouseontheleft Yeah, I know about the page, but I don't use FB anymore. I like the mugs but I don't need them. I use them for soup ladles. 2mo
bullbunny No way there was!!? Darn it!!! 2mo
dariazeoli That mug is adorable! ❤️ 2mo
Gissy Love that mug!❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Andrew65 Love the mug! 2mo
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Relaxing with a cozy mystery. This just made me laugh out loud. "These look awful, but I'll eat them anyway." Who hasn't been that bored and peckish?

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Diving into the world of cozy mysteries ☺