Canal Days Calamity (A Dog Days Mystery)

  • Author: Jamie M. Blair
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Release Date: November 8, 2017
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  • GenreCozy
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Book Summary

Cameron Cripps-Hayman is taken aback when she stumbles upon another murdered neighbor, this time behind her sister’s shop, Dog Diggity. The timing couldn’t be worse, as there’s only a week left before the store’s grand opening during Canal Days, the biggest festival of the year.

When the police arrest her handyman, Cameron knows they have the wrong suspect, so she and the rest of the Metamora Action Agency set their sights on cracking the case. They’ve got one solved murder under their belts—how hard could a second be?

With a flood warning and a murderer on the loose threatening Canal Days, Cameron and her crew need to work their tails off to have any chance of saving the town’s annual dog and pony show.

Praise:
“The plot is very, very good in this one. The dogs are fun, the mystery is difficult to solve, and all the characters make this a great afternoon read.”—Suspense Magazine

<h2><span class="wrap"><span class="inner">About The Author</span></span></h2>

Jamie is the award-winning author of young adult and romance books, including Leap of Faith (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and Lost to Me (Simon & Schuster, 2014). 

Jamie M. Blair

Synoptic

The optimism of the characters to solve this mystery is perfect. I giggled a bit with the thought that it could be easy, and well in ways it was for them. It wasn’t their first rodeo per say. I enjoyed the first book in the series, and was thrilled to see a second come out, it was well written and enticing. Cameron is just a great character and always seems to find a way out of hot water. Though I am starting to think she should find a new neighborhood, this one seems to have dead bodies often. Maybe the school district is really good?

I enjoyed that this was set during a festival and of course a weather issue. It all added an extra flair to the novel. Overall, this was a great mystery and it was a pleasant reminder that I need to follow this author more, for the next release!

I Rate it

Wish the author warm wishes!

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.

<h2><span class="inner">Giveaway</span></h2>

To celebrate the tour and release of the book here is your chance at a giveaway:

(2) Print Copy Canal Days Calamity (A Dog Days Mystery) by Jamie M. Blair (U.S. Only)

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2 Comments

  1. Kay Garrett

    Canal Days Calamity sounds like a completely wonderful book. How can you not love when there’s dogs and mystery in a book? 🙂 Thanks for the review. I agree – a festival and bad weather conditions sounds like just a perfectly normal thing – at least for every one I’ve been to. LOL

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  2. Kelly Braun

    Great characters, furry companions, festivals & murder- oh my! Sounds like a hoot 🙂
    Cheers~
    Kelly Braun

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