Today is my stop on the blog tour for Every Dog Has His Day. Check out my review and let me know if you would read this one!
They say every dog has his day.
Well, today I’ve certainly had mine.
Hey, I’m Albertus Eagle and it turns out I’m an unwitting pet detective. I haven’t always been such a successful legal beagle, but when I’m confronted with a case that is so personal I can’t ignore it, I discover I have a passion for finding those who don’t want to be found.
Cleo the cat. Well, she came along for the ride too.
So, sure I’ve had my day today, but not in the sense of being past my prime. To the contrary, the fun is just starting. And I am buzzing with a new purpose, mixed with a tiny amount of vindictive elation.
Because, I’ve not only found myself a new home after the untimely demise of my previous owner, but I’ve also made amends with the cat. It turns out she’s not that bad, really.
On top of that though, and this is what really sends shivers racing all the way down my spine to my paws, is that we’ve fingered a killer.
Because you human’s, you underestimate us animals. And while you go about your business ignoring our very existence, the cat and I are listening and taking notes.
This is the first full length novel in the Albertus Eagle detective beagle series of animal cozy mysteries, starring Albertus Eagle, and his two sidekicks, Cleo the cat and Bella Schuhmann, the smart human who actually understands him. In this wonderful full length book packed with humour and satire, we see the world of murder and intrigue set up through the eyes of a loyal dog turned amateur sleuth.
This is my first cozy mystery in awhile, and I am happy to say, it checked that box so well. It’s humorous, satirical, and intriguing with a wonderful cast of characters!
Lead detective, Albie the Beagle teams up with Cleo the cat, and Bella their human to solve a murder mystery! At first glance, this plot could have been really cheesy. However, Chloe Grace is an incredibly talented author and has managed to make everything in this book seem realistic and possible. I love the friendship between the three. I love that even though Bella is able to understand Albie and Cleo, the animals still act like animals. It was easy to get absorbed into this novel.
My only minor complaint was some of the mystery reveals were a bit convenient. This didn’t take me out of the story too much because the rest of it was so endearing.
I highly recommend Every Dog Has His Day. It’s the perfect summer read.
Chloe Grace is the cozy mystery pen name for romantic mystery author, Karen Botha. While she doesn’t understand animals quite as well as Bella in the Albertus Eagle Detective Beagle cozy mysteries, she does chat along to her rescue dog, Shadow, pretty much all day.
And she’s sure that he chats back.
Chloe lives with Shadow and her hubby in a small outpost of London city—funnily enough it’s a little like where Bella and Albie live. As a family they like to go on walks in the local woods and throw a tennis ball until their respective arms ache, which is usually before Shadow shows any hint of exhaustion.
While her first romance novels were inspired by true life events, the Albertus Eagle series are complete imagination – although her conversations with Shadow can’t be ignored.
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