Sunday, April 17, 2022

Paws of Death - A Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway


PAWS OF DEATH by Amy Hueston
The Third Canine Confections Mystery

Samantha Armstrong is getting into the swing of things in ritzy Palm Beach. With her trusty dog, Sweet Pea, by her side her Canine Confections shop is doing well and she's thrilled to be catering her first canine birthday party. The celebration is a hit with the millionaires and their dogs alike, until a scream rings out. Donna, the abrasive tabloid reporter, has been murdered and Sam is once again at the scene of the crime.

Samantha steamrolls through another murder investigation, blurting out accusations and rushing in where angels fear to tread with nary a thought. She is aware of her impatience and tries to be more cautious, but is unable to rein in her hasty behavior. Nonetheless, I like her. She's endearing with a sense of justice that won't let her quit. Honestly, I don't know how she puts up with her assistant and best friend who could be described as either very naive or a nitwit. Personally, I lean towards nitwit.

With a sleazy reporter pushing Sam's buttons, she's led to a variety of suspects, including the reporter himself. It was interesting to see how each one reacted to Sam's ill timed accusations and how easily she was swayed in her beliefs.

With a bit of humor, a soupçon of danger, and the sweetest dog ever, PAWS OF DEATH is a fun easy to read mystery.


 Paws of Death (A Canine Confections Mystery) by Amy Hueston

About Paws of Death

Paws of Death (A Canine Confections Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series
Setting - Palm Beach, Florida
Happy Press (January 20, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 264 pages

Two murders on the same strip of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach means dog bakery owner Samantha Armstrong and her fellow shopkeepers have reached their quota of bad stuff. Right?

They should be so lucky…

Samantha is thrilled that life in her new hometown has finally settled into a fun, peaceful rhythm. Canine Confections’ business is on the upswing, and her days are filled with jogs on the beach with her pooch Sweet Pea, cozy time with Aunt Mary on her aunt’s estate, and yummy treats at her upscale dog bakery. But things are not peaceful for long when Donna from the local gossip magazine, Pulse on Palm Beach, winds up dead at Samantha’s first foray into catering a millionaire dog’s birthday party.

Once again, Samantha finds herself smack dab in the middle of the investigation. But this time, it’s another reporter from Pulse that’s making her center-stage. With the aid of her precious Sweet Pea, Samantha pads around the splashy Worth Avenue sniffing out clues. Unfortunately, the more she searches, the more suspects she finds. And it doesn’t help that Angelina from Mystic Dreams has hired a psychic who warns that trouble in Palm Beach isn’t about to end anytime soon.

Includes an original recipe from the world-famous Three Dog Bakery!

Excerpt Like a bad penny that never fails to show no matter how much you wish for a silver dollar, Dick appeared across the street Two occasions of dipping my toes back into the dating pool after my old boyfriend broke my heart back in Sun Haven, and I was already wanting to go full-on up to my ankles with this guy. “Snowball, you’re going to have to play nice if you want to live here,” I said, hearing the empty threat in my words and knowing there was zero chance we would ever give the cat away just because we had a learning curve on how to make this work. Now that I didn’t have to worry as much about my income stream, I could think about other things…sweeter things…like Peanut Butter Clusters and PupCakes The furry girl and I were whizzing along Ocean Avenue for another day of work in paradise. “It’s not my fault you’re a magnet for murder.” Aunt Mary in spandex was one thing. Trumble in spandex was a good reason to wash my eyes out with battery acid. A few months ago, when I lived in Sun Haven, I didn’t run into a murderer once, far as I know. This town was rife with them

About Amy Hueston


Amy Hueston’s Canine Confections mystery series has an abundance of dogs and pastries, two of her favorite things. When she isn’t writing her latest mystery or suspense, she can often be found either singing professionally or petting the nearest dog. 






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  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my book. It's so interesting hearing your take on the characters! And you're spot on! I really appreciate it.
    Amy Hueston