"Mystery lovers can't go wrong" when a dog-lover and amateur sleuth digs up another murder in her cozy Tennessee town (Long and Short Reviews).
It might be one of the coldest winters on record in the close-knit southern town of Rosedale, but Mae December has a lot to feel warm about. Her dog-boarding business is booming and her boyfriend, Sheriff Ben Bradley, is as snuggle-worthy as a Louisiana Leopard Hound. But Mae does feel a chill when one of her canine tenants drags her to the Little Harpeth River, and a dead body on the banks.
Mae can't help but make a connection between the murder and a sleaze ball named Jerrod Clifton, owner of a nearby puppy mill. He's got a lot of people's blood boiling—especially Mae's. And considering Jerrod would resort to just about anything to curtail an investigation into his unscrupulous business, Mae is certain the case is a slam dunk. But with Ben's help she discovers that her neighbors have more secrets than she can imagine. And sniffing out the killer—and the real motive—could come back to bite her.