Review ~ To Die Fur by Dixie Lyle

ToDieFurBook: To Die Fur

Series: Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery #2

Author: Dixie Lyle

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Format: e-book

Page Count: 352

Published: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, August 26, 2014

Source: Publisher

Deirdre “Foxtrot” Lancaster is back. With trusted companions Whiskey and Tango, she’s on the prowl for a brand-new predator…

Deirdre has her hands full, as usual. Working as as a Jill-of-all-trades for a zany billionaire like Zelda Zoransky means the daily grind is closer to a juggling act, and this week is no exception—especially when her side job is directing spiritual traffic in Zelda’s pet cemetery. With ZZ hosting a party for some of the world’s wealthiest animal collectors and a rare albino liger named Augustus in residence at the private zoo, Foxtrot is ready for trouble to take a big bite out of her schedule…

TO DIE FUR

She doesn’t have to wait long. The half-ton big cat is dead, and there’s a houseful of colorful suspects, each one wackier than the next. But if they were all bidding to buy him, who would want Augustus dead? With the help of Tango’s feline telepathy and Whiskey the canine shapeshifter, Foxtrot learns that there’s much more to Augustus than meets the eye. Now they just have to sniff out a killer before any more fur flies…

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You know how it feels like when you come across a book or a series every now and then that makes you wonder just how is it that the author came up with such funny and smart dialogue, witty and interesting characters and an extremely intriguing plot line? Well, if you don’t, then I say give this series a try because you won’t be disappointed. I felt the joy of finding a gem when I read the first book, and now having read the second, I relived that same joy. I didn’t know how time passed between an animal cemetery slash Crossroads for animal spirits-not Stephen King style, mind you-, ectoplasmic dead dogs and cats that have already used up seven of her lives. One minute I was trying to remember who was who, and the next, I’m rooting for a trio whose names’ first letters form ‘WTF’. How awesome is that?

Those who are lucky enough to have met Foxtrot and her gang will have yet another blast reading this story. This time, the ever workaholic and resourceful Deirdre ‘Foxtrot’ Lancaster has to solve the murder of a unique animal with a lot of fans looking to make him theirs. Before a decision can be made about who the animal-a liger, a mix between a lion and a tiger which is magnificent- will go to, he’s found dead and a few potential suspects are at hand. It is up to Foxtrot and her gang to not only solve the crime and find the culprit, but also prevent a potential catastrophe that could endanger every single spirit currently using the Crossroads. What a plot, right? Though I’m not so good with elaborate descriptions, the blurb gives all the necessary information and if that doesn’t get your attention, I don’t know what would.

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ARC Review ~ A Taste Fur Murder by Dixie Lyle

ATasteFurMurderBook: A Taste Fur Murder

Series: Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery #1

Author: Dixie Lyle

Format: e-book

Page Count: 352

Published: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, February 25, 2014

Source: Publisher

 

 

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Well, hello, new series that I will follow closely until the very end. I picked up this book for the fun pun of the title, and the pretty blue cover, and of course, the fact that the plot was an interesting one with a lot of promise, and let me tell you, sometimes, it is okay to judge a book by its cover and its title.

For those of you who want me to skip the fangirling and go straight to the point, let me introduce you to Deidre ‘Foxtrot’ Lancaster. She’s the executive assistant of one eccentric rich boss, Zelda ‘ZZ’ Zoransky. Life in the Zoransky estate can be described in one word as ‘chaos’. I would’ve liked to say I exaggerated, but if I were in Foxtrot’s shoes, well, I would’ve had a blast. But also been very tired. She deals with many different guests and their sometimes unusual demands, almost every kind of animal ZZ wishes to adopt, from cats and dogs to big, bad and ugly. She has to manage the household, arrange for all that’s needed for the big estate. And lately, more responsibility, this time in the supernatural variety, falls on her shoulders too. Oh, and her workplace is near an animal graveyard which requires her immediate attention and savior abilities.

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