"Murders of a Feather" by Eileen Brady: Review/Giveaway

Review by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book and a link to purchase it.

In Oak Falls, part of the Hudson Valley, Dr. Kate, a veterinarian, finds herself in the middle of several mysterious deaths. First, she finds two bodies frozen in a lake. They’re a couple ready to begin their lives together. How did they end up in the water?

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Kate has a temporary receptionist who has a different outlook on the job than her regular employee. Still, it’s a major shock to come into the office and find the woman on an exam table dead from an overdose of a sedative used for animals.

When the three deaths are ultimately declared homicides, not accidents as first thought, Kate is determined to find out what’s going on. With a busy hospital to run, murders to investigate, and a potential new romance, Kate’s got her hands full. At least it keeps her mind off Valentine’s Day and its potential pitfalls.

This is the third book in the series. Kate is a great character, a good friend, and someone you’d surely trust to care for your pets. After a couple of disastrous or at least unworthy love interests, she deserves a good man. I hope this one is a keeper. And then there is the crow. I hope he’s a keeper too. With a solid knowledge of animals, characters who are more than names on a page, and a good mystery, I hope this series is in for a long run. 

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won't see coming.

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  1. Mary Holshouser
    Sounds like Kate has her hands full.
    Enjoy stories with animals involved.
    thanks. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. New author and series to me. Looking forward to reading the series.

  3. I read the first of these last year, plus some of the previous series with the same characters. I like that there's a lot of time spent showing the veterinary work as well as the investigating. A good balance can be hard to achieve and this author does it well.

  4. I would love to read this! It sounds like a great series! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  5. sounds intriguing count me in

  6. This is a new author to me! Thanks for the info! Lindaherold999@gmail.com

  7. Sounds like a good one! tWarner419@aol.com

  8. We have a winner!
    Lorie Ham

  9. Intriguing book! I love similar books, so this one is perfect. Thanks for sharing! Luis@ole.travel


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