Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake [Book Review]

Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake

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Title: Pawprints & Predicaments

Author: Bethany Blake

Publisher: Kensington

Publish Date: February 27, 2018

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Series: Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #3

My Rating: 4/5

Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake


The Tail Waggin’ Winterfest is the highlight of the season in the famously pet-friendly Pocono Mountains town of Sylvan Creek. But despite attractions like an ice sculpture display, a dogsled race, and gourmet hot chocolate, Daphne Templeton finds herself annoyed by TV producer Lauren Savidge, who’s filming the festivities. She’s critical, controlling, and as chilly as the January air. Daphne would like to tell her to go jump in a lake—and as a matter of fact, that’s exactly what they’re both going to do . . .

It’s the first-ever polar bear plunge in Lake Wallapawakee, and Daphne and Lauren are among the eighty or so people who charge into the frigid water to raise funds for animals in need. Daphne makes it back to shore—with the help of a mysterious St. Bernard—but Lauren is dragged out stone cold dead. Now, with her trusty basset hound Socrates at her side, Daphne intends to assist Detective Jonathan Black in his investigation—whether he wants her to or not…

Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake


Daphne, and other locals in Sylvan Creek, are not too happy with Lauren, a TV producer. Lauren is working on a show that features the pet-friendly town, but she is harsh and controlling. At the Winterfest’s first-ever polar bear plunge, Lauren is killed. Amateur sleuth Daphne sets out to find who killed Lauren.

Pawprints & Predicaments is the third book in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series. I have not read the previous two books, but I enjoyed this book and will keep an eye out for others by Bethany Blake.

A cozy mystery for dog lovers. The mystery part was good and kept me interested. The characters and setting were delightful. Sylvan Creek is very pet-friendly, especially to dogs. Most characters have a dog in this everyone knows everyone, and their dog, town. As a nice bonus, recipes for pet treats are included in the back of the book.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series:
  1. Death by Chocolate Lab
  2. Dial Meow for Murder
  3. Pawprints & Predicaments
  4. A Midwinter’s Tail
  5. Something Borrowed, Something Mewed
  6. Of Mutts and Murder

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