Accompanied by her unflappable basset hound, Socrates, Daphne plans to take charge of Tinks the Terror and leave the crime-solving to handsome detective Jonathan Black. But while luring the prickly Persian out of hiding, she uncovers clues that might take suspicion off her own mother. Maeve Templeton already has a reputation as a killer—in real estate. How far would she go to bag Sylvan Creek’s most coveted property, the Flynt Mansion?
To expose the truth, Daphne finds herself donning a deranged clown costume on an autumnal adventure that might just be crazy enough to work—if it doesn’t get her killed.
Includes recipes for homemade pet treats!
“Doggone charming from start to finish!” —Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author on Death by Chocolate Lab
"When murder is unleashed in the idyllic town of Sylvan Creek, it's up to spunky pet sitter Daphne and her darling duo of misfit mutts to catch the killer. A doggone charming read from start to finish." --Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author
“Awesome, suspenseful mystery…a rollicking adventure!” – Modern Dog
"Amusing and intriguing." - Mystery Scene
“I had such a delightful and fun time reading this book!...The characters are hilarious and quirky and I just fell in love with them and the small town of Sylvan Creek. The mystery was unpredictable, suspenseful and brilliantly plotted. I can't wait for the next installment! Bethany Blake, the author, has a fan for life!” –Night Owl Suspense
“This is already marked to be on my Best Books of 2017 list.” –Kings River Life Magazine
“Death by Chocolate Lab, is the best first in a new series of 2017. I am calling it now….Even though I can only give five stars, this book is easily eight paws and two hands up!” –Bibliophile Reviews
“I loved this book….The book is engaging from the very beginning and kept me entertained throughout….I can’t wait for book 2.” –Sleuth Café
“Bethany Blake gets a blue ribbon for her ‘paw’sitively charming dog cozy, Death by Chocolate Lab. From the get-go, the pets steal the show….Adorable dogs, a good murder mystery and a dash of romance make Death By Chocolate Lab a delicious concoction that mystery and dog lovers alike will adore.” –Mutt Cafe