Sunday, January 21, 2018

Book Review: 'Muzzled' by Eileen Brady


Murder, humor, and furry friends. What animal loving mystery fan could ask for more?
Muzzled was a fun read and somewhat reminded me of the late James Herriot books about the trials and tribulations of a rural vet. This time around the vet, Kate Turner, is also an amateur sleuth who finds two dead bodies on one of her house calls.
Although at times I felt that it was light on the mystery side, the scenes including Kate tending to her many animal patients were all funny and delightful. She’s a likeable character and definitely one you’d like to read more about in follow up books.
Ms. Brady is herself a vet and that comes across clearly in the story with all the details she added about animal ailments and dog breeding. The dialogue was great and there were lots of funny one-liners in many scenes. The story also moved along at the ideal pace and I found myself reading the last ten chapters all in one sitting.
I liked the ending, and I have to say I hadn’t figured out who did the crime and definitely not the motive which is always a big plus to a die-hard mystery fan like myself.
If mystery is your favorite genre and you like a story featuring lots of furry secondary characters, I think this might be a good summer read for you.

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