A Whisker in the Dark written by Leighann Dobbs, publisher Bookouture, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.
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Discovering the 300-year-old skeleton of shipping tycoon Jedediah Biddeford in the ballroom wall is a big old hassle for Josie Waters, owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse. Especially when Biddeford’s descendants turn up, certain that a family legend about treasure buried nearby must be true.
Josie is too busy dreaming up the perfect cake for the Oyster Cove’s 250th anniversary celebration to worry about the Biddeford family – plus half the town – digging up her yard… until one of her guests is murdered in the guesthouse garden.
With worries that her guesthouse will get a reputation for being the kind of place you only leave in a body bag, Josie must put her detective skills to work to find the killer. Lucky for her, Nero and Marlowe and their gang of cat sleuths are also on the case.
From the old wharf, to the town common, to the guesthouse itself with its many nooks and crannies, the cats are sure to sniff out the killer… but can they help Josie stop the person behind the mysterious murder before they strike again?
A fantastic page-turner from a bestselling author, purrfeect for fans of Agatha Christie, Adele Abbott, cat lovers and everyone in between!
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Leighann Dobbs latest novel: A Whisker in the Dark. A Whisker in the Dark is book two in The Oyster Cove Guesthouse 2 book series. This was my first introduction to the works of Leighann Dobbs therefore, I read the book with open eyes and an open mind as this is a novel a little out of my comfort zone but I have to admit I was drawn to the cosy cover with the bookcase and the cats; I’m a lover of books and cats so I thought I was destined for a good read and I was. A Whisker in the Dark can easily be read as a standalone story but after reading this delightful novel I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending reading both books in the series to gain an all round reading experience and enjoyment. The books in the series are:
- A Twist in the Tale
- A Whisker in the dark
A Whisker in the Dark is a charming whodunnit set in a small American town were the resident cats of the local guesthouse kept their eyes peeled, their ears alert and their whiskers clean for any unsavoury business that may occur. It was like a story of two half’s were the proprietor of the guesthouse, Josie, with the help of her mother and friends would investigate any wrong doings and then we have the cat’s story who seem to pick up the pieces that the humans have left and put everything together making their master, Josie, know who is top cat! The cunning cats knew a thing or two about sleuthing and were soon weighing up suspicious individuals.
The cats felt very much an extension of the characters in the storyline and they were so clever and witty, I loved their thoughts of the suspects and of their master Josie, the author had created some lovely charming scenes that made me smile.
There’s a definite cosy crime mystery to the story with a myriad of characters/suspects. It’s quite an endearing and comforting story and I quite liked the secret sleuthing by the feline members of the guesthouse. Chaos may have taken hold but the cats have kept their cool!
A Whisker in the Dark is a nice, gentle easy read that will charm and entertain you and have you eyeing up your own feline friend wondering what their inner thoughts are!
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author, Leighann Dobbs, discovered her passion for writing after a twenty year career as a software engineer. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Bruce, their trusty Chihuahua mix Mojo and beautiful rescue cat, Kitty.
Her book “Dead Wrong” won the “Best Mystery Romance” award at the 2014 Indie Romance Convention.
Her book “Ghostly Paws” was the 2015 Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem First Place category winner in the Animal Mystery category.