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Furbidden Fatality: 06/17/21
Furbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake is the start of the Catskills Pet Rescue mystery series. Kari Stuart has been working as a waitress while she figures out what to do with her sizable lottery winnings. When she finds a kitten and no shelter has room for her, she decides to buy the shelter that's on the verge of bankruptcy.
The shelter comes with a house (and why oh why am I picturing the Bates's Victorian?) where Kari and her numerous pets (including the new kitten) can all live. But the shelter is fraught with problems: repeated vandalism and the murder of a corrupt dog warden, and a court date to decide the fate of an unfairly maligned pit bull.
Furbidden Fatality has a similar blend of slice of life, circle of friends, and sleuthing that I love from the Lorna Barrett series I'm following. As this is the first it's a mixture of fixing the shelter, getting to know the other volunteers, and figuring out the complicated conspiracy behind everything that's been going on.
The second book is Doggone Deadly and scheduled for a November 2nd release.