Aug 272014
Review: To Die FurTo Die Fur (, ) by Dixie Lyle
Published by St. Martin's Press on Aug 26, 2014
Genres: Adult, Cozy Mystery, Humour
Format: eARC from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

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…


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…  

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This is such a fun series. I was laughing out loud in multiple spots, and giggling like crazy in others. What else can you expect from a series that includes floating turtle ghosts, a talking reincarnated and very sassy cat, a ghost dog able to take the form of any breed, and a whole menagerie of other animals?

Foxtrot is a great main character. She’s just the right amount of sanity, and controlled behaviour needed to offset all the paranormal craziness. Her practical and logical manner comes in very handy, and her quick wit and sharp thinking results in plenty of one-liners for entertainment. She has an amazing job, which she loves and excels at.

Make that two jobs. Or is it up to three now? It’s hard to keep track of everything, and yet it’s doable. There is a lot going on in the book, and yet it’s all easy to keep straight. The “cozy” aspect of this mystery results in a lot of humour, and also a very understandable situation. Not normal, and almost unbelievable, but always entertaining.

If you haven’t started this series yet, you should. It’s highly enjoyable, and makes for a fun weekend read.

  2 Responses to “Review: To Die Fur”

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! TBR’d on GoodReads.

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