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Changing of the Guard Dog

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Really enjoyed this book. It kept me interested all the way through. I would definitely recommend to a fellow reader. I like the cover as well.
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Changing of the Guard Dog is a fun and entertaining cosy mystery, but it is a bit "busy" at times so it happened from time to time that I had a few "when did that character enter this scene?"-moments. Though I might add that I loved the dogs and that Sue had a stable relationship with her BF.
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I enjoyed this trip to Lewes, Delaware and like other times, dogs get to shine in helping solve the case. As the bodies piled up, police chief John Turner and girlfriend Sue Patrick who owned the Buckingham Pet Palace with her British business partner, Lady Anthea, knew they had to work quickly to get this case solved. I love how Sue helps him sleuth and now he doesn't get upset at her (as much). Lady Anthea even gets into the act, and sometimes her vast knowledge of everything classical comes in really handy in a case. 

I had an idea of someone who might have done it, and it was interesting to read it play out. I loved the mini sting operation where a dachshund got to help! Then the showdown sting was fun too. Sue might have just bitten off more than she could chew! I really hope that this series continues, but if for some reason it doesn't, I thought the book ending was very sweet. Here's hoping for more in the Pet Palace series! 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.
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Sue, owner of the Buckingham Pet Palace and John the sheriff in Lewes, Delaware are out jogging on the beach when they find a body in a tux. As John goes for help a man comes and goes through the pockets of the body. Sue goes to stop him and is attacked by another man who shoots the man going through the pockets of the body. Two dogs belonging to Sue's clients come along and chase the man attacking her off. This all has to do with the concert to be put on by water the next week. Hard to get to who killed who but the story is good getting there. The dogs are always fun.
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This is fun read for dog lovers and lovers of a good mystery. 
This is the 3rd in series. I have read the previous in series and highly recommend the series. 

In this next in series our  protagonist  Sue Patrick is running her successful business  "Pet Palace, an upscale doggy daycare and spa, "who caters to the rich clients in Lewes, Delaware.  Sue is doing very well with her business and loves working with dogs. 
Sue and her boyfriend the Chief of Police, John Turner discover a dead man on the beach while they are out exercising  one morning.  While John leaves to go get help, someone tried to kill Sue and gets away from the area without being caught. Sue begins to investigate with the help of her loyal chief of police. 
 I enjoy the people and dogs in this series.   I find each next in series enjoyable and fun to read The sleuth is always well crafted and fun to conclusion.  
Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity to read this ARC prior to release. My opinions are my
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Changing of the Guard Dog is the third book in the A Pet Palace Mystery series by Lane Stone. It's the first book I read and I didn't have a problem with understanding what was going on and I didn't feel as if I should have read the others first so it can be read as stand-alone in my opinion. What I really liked is that, unlike most of the books in this genre, the heroine has a boyfriend and a solid relationship. I am tired of reaching book 6 and having the heroine and her man still trying to figure things out. The writing was good and the story overall won me over. I will keep an eye for the next books in the series and I have to say that the series has a new fan. I was very satisfied with what I read and I would recommend the book.
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What could be a better way to start your day than to take a jog on the beach with your boyfriend? Not a thing as far as Sue Patrick is concerned. Then it all goes sideways when they come across a tuxedo dressed corpse. One corpse is bad enough and her boyfriend, the Chief of Police leaves to call for assistance. While he is gone, the corpse is frisked by an ex-con who is then shot and killed. Sure makes for an event filled start to the day. The guy in the tuxedo was the conductor and the ex-con was a volunteer with the orchestra. Both dead but why and what connected them besides the orchestra?
Sue is now trying to run her doggy daycare business with her British partner, Lady Anthea Fitzwalter, and that, too, connects her to the orchestra and their major event - showcasing a new composition called Symphony by the Sea - that has the town of Lewes, Delaware excited. One of the orchestra members has brought her dog along and it turns out that the pooch is persona non grata at her lodgings. Sue will be taking care of the dog, running her business and trying to find out who the killer is.
The pace smoothed out after all of the action at the start and it made for a nice afternoon of reading pleasure. Honestly, the dogs were the big draw for me. I have no doubt I will be reading the next in the series.
My thanks to the publisher, Lyrical Underground and to NetGalley for giving me an advance reading copy in exchange for my honest review.
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Changing of the Guard Dog by Lane Stone is the 3rd book in A Pet Palace Mystery series.  Sue Patrick is the owner of Pet Palace, an upscale doggy daycare and spa, who caters to the rich clients in Lewes, Delaware. Sue and her boyfriend the Chief of Police, John Turner discover a dead man on the beach.  While John gets help, someone tried to kill Sue, but he is shot and killed, and the killer gets away.   Sue is determined to get to the bottom. Honestly I loved the first book in the series, Stay Calm and Collie On (5 stars).  The 2nd book, Support Your Local Pug (4 stars),  but this book only rates 3 stars for me. I plan on continuing the series. I love the unique people and situations in this book. I found this book to be a quick read, that keep me guessing until the end. If you love cozy mysteries and dogs.

I reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington Publishing. Thank you.
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Classical music, The Beach and Murder
This is a very busy book. There were more than a few places where I had to go back and re-read a few pages to completely understand what was going on. There are a lot of moving pieces in this story. The basic plot was interesting and well done. I received this ARC book for free from Net Galley and this is my honest review.
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An absolute delight to be back at the Pet Palace. The dogs are always interesting and play clever roles in solving the murder. The people are diverse and add a variety of talents and quirks to the tale. The romance is low key, but a charming part of the story. Amusing and twisted throughout.
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Well, that was a fun cosy mystery, lots of intrigue, lots of dogs, and a few corpses thrown in for good measure! Pet Palace owner Sue Patrick and her boyfriend, local Police Chief John Turner are jogging along the beach one morning when they come across a tuxedo clad corpse. As John runs off to get help all mayhem breaks loose, with dogs and people all running which way. So, who is the body? And who wanted him dead?

Lewes, Delaware is already in a state of excitement as an orchestra is coming to town to play a new symphony there for the first time, with a world famous conductor leading them. Sue and her friends go into overdrive, asking if this has anything to do with the body on the beach. With lots of pampered pooches and moody musicians, this is a fun read for a weekend. I recommend this book to all lovers of cosy mysteries, and dogs.

My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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When an early morning jog has you stumbling over a dead body, you know that the story is off to a fast paced race to the finish! This series is pure gold and fit for reading royalty. The characters relationships have progressed nicely, and this latest installment is a twist and turning path to discover whodunit.
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A nice cozy mystery, engaging and entertaining.
I liked the style of writing, the cast of characters, both humans and canine, and the plot.
The mystery was good, full of twists and turns, and it kept me guessing till the end.
i look forward to reading other books in this series.
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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Sue and Anthea are back!  I read the first book in this series and missed the second, which was my loss, but you'd be fine with this as a standalone.  Sue's out for a walk on the beach with her beau, Chief of Police John Turner when they find a dead body.  The start is quite dramatic, especially for a cozy, but then things settle in.  Anthea and Sue, partners in a dog sitting business, of all things, work to figure out who killed the world renowned conductor who was in Lewes, Delaware for a performance.  One of my favorite things about this (besides the characters!) is that it's set in a real town.  I'm not usually a fan of cozies where theater or orchestras are involved but this is different- there are dogs.  And Sue. And Anthea.  Thanks to net galley for the ARC.  Two paws up!
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I really enjoyed this book. I love when dogs are central to the story and solving a mystery. This series is really fun. It has a great cast of supporting characters who are quirky and fun. Really enjoyable read!
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Changing of the Guard Dog is the third installment in Lane Stone’s Pet Palace Mystery series.  While the mystery was interesting, the storyline doesn’t flow smoothly and is fragmented and confusing.  The book started with lots of action, but then the pace slowed down until arrests were made and the pace picked up again.

Sue Patrick and Lady Anthea Fitzwalter are co-owners of Buckingham Pet Palace, a doggy daycare and spa, which is located in the seaside town of Lewes, Delaware. Anthea, who lives in England, is currently in the states and her brother, Albert, the Duke of Norwall, is visiting her.  The Potomac Symphony Orchestra will be performing a new composition, Symphony by the Sea, in Lewes, and Cordy Galligan, the orchestra’s concertmaster, finds herself making a last minute reservation for her Pekingese, Marin Alsop, to stay at Buckingham’s because she’s not welcome at the orchestra’s board president, Bess Harper’s, home where Cordy was supposed to stay.  While jogging on the beach, Police Chief John Turner and Sue, who are dating, discover the body of a man in a tuxedo.  When John goes to find a phone to call for back up, Sue sees a man rummaging through the dead man’s pants pockets, another man attacks her and shoots the would-be thief.  The man in the tuxedo is identified as Georg Nielsen, a composer, and the second victim is identified as Nick Knightley, an ex-con who’s on parole and working as an assistant librarian for the orchestra.  Sue and John determine all the suspects are connected with the Potomac Symphony Orchestra and she helps him sort through the clues to resolve the murders.

I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
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This was the first time I've read this author. This is the 3rd in the series, but I never felt lost about what had gone on before. I enjoyed this book very much once I got used to the fact that minor things mentioned at the end of a chapter isn't always addressed again. So this author lets you figure out how the character would deal with the situation. The characters are interesting, and the mystery kept me guessing. 

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review. - I look forward to finding the first two in the series.
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Terrific book that will keep you wondering until the end. Fun, interesting and full of surprises 
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for this arc in exchange for an honest review.
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Changing of the Guard Dog is the third in this series and the first one I have read. I believe it might be better to read at least the first one in this series so you are familiar with the characters and their backgrounds. The writing is good, but a bit jumpy in parts. Overall still a good mystery and I would read more.
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The third book in the Pet sitting mysteries and a new author for me. This book is a hard one to rate, I finally settled on 4 stars. She Patrick and her boyfriend Chief of police Lewes, Delaware as I did know anything about the many characters both, human and dogs. I feel this series is one that will better if read in order. It could use a good editor as the writing jump around and I often had to back and re-read portions.
The story started off with a bang and was unusual, I have not seemed a start similar to this one. Sue Patrick and her boyfriend Chief Police, John Turner is hiking along the beach at Lewes, Delaware and stumbled upon a dead man lying halfway in the water. John heads for a phone to call for help and leaves Sue to protect the crime scene. While he is gone, Sue is attacked and she watches as the prep shoots another man and a couple of dogs run off the villain. Sue works alongside John to solve the mystery. Thumbprints, music scores cards, electric blue car, hacking computers, and convicts will be involved before Chief Turner has the killer in custody.
I recommend this book.

Disclosure: Thanks to Lyrical Underground for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
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