• Furbidden Fatality

  • A Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Deborah Blake
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A lottery winner uses her good fortune to save a local pet sanctuary, but when a body is discovered on the property, she just might be in the doghouse in this first book in a new, charming cozy mystery series from author Deborah Blake.

Kari Stuart's life is going nowhere - until she unexpectedly wins the lottery. The 29-year-old instant multimillionaire is still mulling plans for her winnings when rescuing a bossy black kitten leads her to a semi-abandoned animal shelter. They need the cash - Kari needs a purpose.

But the dilapidated rescue is literally going to the dogs with a pending lawsuit, hard-to-adopt animals, and too much unwanted attention from the town's dog warden. When the warden turns up dead outside the shelter's dog kennels, Kari finds herself up a creek without a pooper-scooper.

With the help of some dedicated volunteers, a cute vet, and a kitten who mysteriously shows up just when she needs it, Kari must prove her innocence all while trying to save a dog on death row. Now she just needs to hope that her string of unexpected luck isn't about to run out.

©2021 Deborah Blake (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“If you like cats, dogs, and entertaining mysteries, you're going to love Furbidden Fatality.” (Donna Andrews, New York Times best-selling author of The Falcon Always Wings Twice and The Gift of the Magpie)

Furbidden Fatality has everything a cozy mystery reader is looking for - a clever heroine, a puzzling mystery, and a collection of adorable animals. Deborah Blake writes with passion and charm. She’s a new mystery writer to watch.” (Dorothy St. James, author of The Broken Spine)

Furbidden Fatality has all the cute cat and dog cameos you’d want in a fun pet cozy. Animal sanctuary owner Kari Stuart teams up with a knowing kitty and several pet-loving friends to collar the culprit in this fast read.” (Jennifer J. Chow, author of Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines)

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Approved by Harry Dresden

So I listened to the sample on the recommendation from Jim Butcher author of the Dresden Files, this is normally not my usual reading fodder but I love the story, the characters, and the overall message about pet adoption throughout. To quote Chancellor Palpatine I will be watching this series with great interest and look forward to the. Here's hoping that Micky and Georgia return in future installments as they are by far my favorite characters... along with Sgt. Pepperspray

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Great Story!!

I loved it! I started to get really disappointed at one part, because I thought the book was almost over, then there was a wonderful twist and it continued for quite a while longer. Exceptional first genres book, and wonderful writing as usual.

I fell in love with Tripod, he sounds Adorable! All the animals sound so lovable!

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Fun, engrossing listen

Great characters, world-building, and storyline. Lighthearted, even though a guy gets killed. (He wasn't very nice. Wonderful friendships, and small-town gossip and support.

This audiobook is the beginning of a promising new series. I can't wait to read more.

The narrator did a wonderful job breathing life into the unique characters.

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Pet Sanctuary has a new owner

This is 1st in a new series and I think it is a winner!

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ENJOYED THIS FIRST IN NEW SERIES

GREAT THEME, LIKEABLE CHARACTERS, HUMOR (ALWAYS A PLUS), GOOD MYSTERY. MY SIL DOES PET RESCUE AND FOSTER. I SENT HER A COPY OF THE BOOK. I KNOW SHE WILL ENJOY IT.

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A really great listen!

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Enjoyed the characters and a twist at the end was wow! I’m looking forward to the next one in the series!

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Furbidden Fatality is an entertaining and enjoyable cozy mystery book. The characters are engaging and the plot has several twists and turns to keep the reader involved in the story. My only problem is that the pace of the story is a bit slow. However, I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next book in this series.