Murder, She Meowed (Pawsitively Organic Mysteries #7)
Kristan "Stan" Connor loves concocting tasty organic treats for dogs and cats--and she also loves her fiance, pub owner Jake McGee. But she's not so enthusiastic about finding a dead body at her own bachelorette party . . . Stan and Jake's wedding will soon take place on the town green in Frog Ledge, Connecticut, followed by a reception at their beloved Irish pub filled with friends, family, and their four favorite canine companions. Stan just has to endure the traditional girls' night out first. Male strippers jumping out of gigantic cakes aren't her preferred entertainment. But the hired hottie never gets around to taking it all off . . . because someone takes him out first with one of Stan's kitchen knives. A heartbroken Stan recognizes the victim as one of the delivery men from the local farm--who must have been moonlighting for some extra cash. Now the guest list has turned into a suspect list--and Stan's making a vow to find the killer . . .Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes!Praise for Purring Around the Christmas Tree "For fans of pet-themed mysteries, Mugavero pens a purrfect New England Christmas cozy, which also includes gourmet pet treat recipes."--Library Journal

Murder, She Meowed (Pawsitively Organic Mysteries #7) Details

TitleMurder, She Meowed (Pawsitively Organic Mysteries #7)
Author
ReleaseJan 29th, 2019
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
ISBN-139781496717580
Rating
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Romance

Murder, She Meowed (Pawsitively Organic Mysteries #7) Review

  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    There never seems to be a dull moment in Frog Ledge, CT for Stan Connor, owner of Pawsitively Organic Pet Patisserie. Stan is attempting to plan her wedding to Jake, who owns and runs McSwigg’s Irish Pub. However, she and her mother, Patricia, are at odds as the older woman wants to do the planning *her* way. As this delightful cozy mystery begins to unfold, I wondered what on earth could Organic farming and a bachelorette party have in common? One thing’s for sure—I was surprised by this plot t There never seems to be a dull moment in Frog Ledge, CT for Stan Connor, owner of Pawsitively Organic Pet Patisserie. Stan is attempting to plan her wedding to Jake, who owns and runs McSwigg’s Irish Pub. However, she and her mother, Patricia, are at odds as the older woman wants to do the planning *her* way. As this delightful cozy mystery begins to unfold, I wondered what on earth could Organic farming and a bachelorette party have in common? One thing’s for sure—I was surprised by this plot twist!Police Sargeant, Jessie Pasquale, Stan’s sister-in-law to be, needs Stan’s help to solve a curious murder involving a crazed stalker! Whether you’re a new reader to this fantastic series or have read the six previous stories like me; you’ll be riveted by the events in this well executed mystery plot. Plenty of chuckles, precious pets, and a happily ever after ending make this one of my favorite stories in the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries. The author shares several gourmet pet food recipes you can make for your furry friends. 😊I reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington Publishing. Thank you.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Stan and her future husband Jake are three weeks away from their wedding. With so much to do, including running her organic pet treats bakery, she doesn't even have a dress and is fighting against having a formal church wedding. Then her sister insists on throwing her a bachelorette party-which she finally just agrees to--but it takes places in her shop. Local farm deliveryman Perry Puck is hired to be the "male entertainment" for the evening but the party takes a grotesque and deadly turn when Stan and her future husband Jake are three weeks away from their wedding. With so much to do, including running her organic pet treats bakery, she doesn't even have a dress and is fighting against having a formal church wedding. Then her sister insists on throwing her a bachelorette party-which she finally just agrees to--but it takes places in her shop. Local farm deliveryman Perry Puck is hired to be the "male entertainment" for the evening but the party takes a grotesque and deadly turn when he is found murdered in the cake. Once again, Stan finds herself entwined in another mystery as it involves both her business and the some of the suspects include those closest to her.Although this is my first time reading this series, I felt like I fit right into those close-knit circle of Stan's friends and the quaint town of Frog Ledge, Connecticut. The characters and the shops each have the own special vibe and uniqueness, which adds to the flow of the story. I enjoyed the special role of the named animal characters. Overall, a pleasant cozy read.Thanks to Net Galley and Kensington for an advance digital copy of this book. My review is voluntary.
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  • Kirsti
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!I always enjoy this seres, and this book was no exception. I did feel at times that the mystery took a backseat to the other story, that of the preparation for Stan and Jake's wedding, and that maybe they weren't AS invested in finding this murderer as Perry wasn't really connected to them. However it still had all the fun of previous books with baking and pet antics, and Stan is still a great character. I wonder how many Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!I always enjoy this seres, and this book was no exception. I did feel at times that the mystery took a backseat to the other story, that of the preparation for Stan and Jake's wedding, and that maybe they weren't AS invested in finding this murderer as Perry wasn't really connected to them. However it still had all the fun of previous books with baking and pet antics, and Stan is still a great character. I wonder how many more murders Frog Ledge can take though, after she returns from her honeymoon!A fun series, a must read for cozy fans. Five stars.
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    In the seventh book of this Pawsitively Organic series, Stan is planning her wedding to Jake. Her sister insists that she has a bachelorette party and hires a stripper to jump out a cake. The party is set in Stan's new pet shop. When the cake is open the striker is found with a knife in his back. The shop becomes a crime scene and the Opening Festivities are delayed. Stan and Make want a small wedding in his Pub while their Mothers wanted to plan a church wedding. The book takes many turns befor In the seventh book of this Pawsitively Organic series, Stan is planning her wedding to Jake. Her sister insists that she has a bachelorette party and hires a stripper to jump out a cake. The party is set in Stan's new pet shop. When the cake is open the striker is found with a knife in his back. The shop becomes a crime scene and the Opening Festivities are delayed. Stan and Make want a small wedding in his Pub while their Mothers wanted to plan a church wedding. The book takes many turns before the wedding. Which wedding prevailed? Stan was vs answers who MURDER the stripWe before there more deaths. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIESRecipes for tasty treats for furbabies recipes are included.Disclosure: Many thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Murder, She Meowed by Liz Mugavero is the 7th book in the Pawsitively Organic Mystery series, and another great addition. I loved this book/series, it is always a fun read. Kristan "Stan" Connor and her fiance Jake are busy planning their wedding, but Stan's mother wants to change everything. At her bachelorette party, in her store, the male stripper, waiting in the cake is murdered. Stan knows the young man because he delivers her organic produce, and she is determined to find the truth. This b Murder, She Meowed by Liz Mugavero is the 7th book in the Pawsitively Organic Mystery series, and another great addition. I loved this book/series, it is always a fun read. Kristan "Stan" Connor and her fiance Jake are busy planning their wedding, but Stan's mother wants to change everything. At her bachelorette party, in her store, the male stripper, waiting in the cake is murdered. Stan knows the young man because he delivers her organic produce, and she is determined to find the truth. This book was not only fun, it kept me reading page after page. I love all the unique and bizarre characters, that kept me guessing. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series. If you love cozy mysteries with animals, you will enjoy this book/series. I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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  • JoAn
    January 1, 1970
    Murder, She Meowed by Liz Mugavero is the seventh book in her Pawsitively Organic series and was totally engaging from the first page to the last.Kristan "Stan" Connor and Jake McGee are finally getting married. Although Stan's mother is driving her crazy trying to change her wedding plans, Stan is desperately trying to keep her cool and gives in to her sister's demand for a bachelorette party. Unfortunately, the party, set in Stan's shop, turns into a murder scene and Stan reluctantly begins to Murder, She Meowed by Liz Mugavero is the seventh book in her Pawsitively Organic series and was totally engaging from the first page to the last.Kristan "Stan" Connor and Jake McGee are finally getting married. Although Stan's mother is driving her crazy trying to change her wedding plans, Stan is desperately trying to keep her cool and gives in to her sister's demand for a bachelorette party. Unfortunately, the party, set in Stan's shop, turns into a murder scene and Stan reluctantly begins to snoop. The characters are well developed now and I enjoyed spending time with Stan, Jake, Nikki and Caitlyn. The well crafted plot moved swiftly with enough twists to keep me guessing until the reveal.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley. All of the above opinions are my own.
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  • RO G'ma
    January 1, 1970
    Murder, She Meowed is the seventh book in Liz Mugavero’s Pawsitively Organic mystery series. The storyline is well written and the characters well developed. The steadily paced murder mystery is well plotted, with lots of twists and turns to keep readers engaged and guessing.Kristan “Stan” Connor lives in the small town of Frog Ledge, Connecticut, with her fiancé, Jake McGee, who owns McSwigg’s, an Irish pub. Stan is the proprietor of Pawsitively Organic Pet Patisserie and Café, an organic pet f Murder, She Meowed is the seventh book in Liz Mugavero’s Pawsitively Organic mystery series. The storyline is well written and the characters well developed. The steadily paced murder mystery is well plotted, with lots of twists and turns to keep readers engaged and guessing.Kristan “Stan” Connor lives in the small town of Frog Ledge, Connecticut, with her fiancé, Jake McGee, who owns McSwigg’s, an Irish pub. Stan is the proprietor of Pawsitively Organic Pet Patisserie and Café, an organic pet food bakery. Stan’s mother, Patricia, is married to the town’s mayor, Tony Falco; her younger sister, Caitlyn, is a divorcee with a young daughter and is engaged to Kyle; and her best and oldest friend is Nikki Manning. Stan and Jake’s wedding is in three weeks, and they want a small wedding and reception in the pub, but Stan’s mother is driving her crazy by insisting the wedding take place in a church, with the reception at her house. Caitlyn is adamant that she throw Stan a traditional bachelorette party, even though she doesn’t want one. Stan’s surprised when he walks into the patisserie and finds all her friends there for the bachelorette party, but she’s even more surprised when no one pops out of the huge cake, as everyone expected would happen. When they look inside, they discover the male entertainer’s been murdered inside the cake. The body is identified as Perry Puck, one of the organic farm’s delivery guys. Sergeant Jessie Pasquale of the Connecticut State Police is in charge of the investigation and frustrated because Perry’s family is being uncooperative and others are holding back information from her. Jessie asks Stan to help with one small thing, but then to stay away from the investigation, but Stan has her sleuthing cap on and won’t be able to rest easy until the killer is caught.I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
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  • Katee
    January 1, 1970
    I'd like to thank Netgalley and Kensington Books for allowing me an advanced copy of this book for my honest review.Welcome to Frog Ledge and the wedding of the season. The time has arrived for the nuptials of Stan and Jake but alas it's Frog Ledge so everything can't go as planned. Over the last six books in this series, Stan has come across her fair share of bodies and this book is no different.On the night of her bachelorette party, everyone is having fun, including Stan who didn't want the p I'd like to thank Netgalley and Kensington Books for allowing me an advanced copy of this book for my honest review.Welcome to Frog Ledge and the wedding of the season. The time has arrived for the nuptials of Stan and Jake but alas it's Frog Ledge so everything can't go as planned. Over the last six books in this series, Stan has come across her fair share of bodies and this book is no different.On the night of her bachelorette party, everyone is having fun, including Stan who didn't want the party to begin with. That is until the "cake" comes out which contains the body of Perry Puck, the male entertainment for the evening. Once again Stan finds herself in the middle of a police investigation. If that wasn't enough she's also having to deal with her overbearing mother who's trying to change her wedding. Stan and Jake were hoping for a small affair at his pub, but Patricia has other plans including a huge church wedding and a reception at her house. The latest installment in the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries series does not let down in the cozy factor and is also a quick read. I'm looking forward to the next installment in the series to get to know even more crazy characters who live in Frog Ledge.
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  • Rima Aiello
    January 1, 1970
    Such a fun read! Stan is prepping for her marriage, but of course nothing goes easy. When someone ends up murdered at her bachelorette party, she finds herself, once again, trying to solve a murder. What is so great about this series is that with each book, you don't miss a beat. The series flows seamlessly from one book to the other,this latest installment being no exception. A top notch mystery, growing dynamics between characters, and a setting that you wish you were in, this story is a must Such a fun read! Stan is prepping for her marriage, but of course nothing goes easy. When someone ends up murdered at her bachelorette party, she finds herself, once again, trying to solve a murder. What is so great about this series is that with each book, you don't miss a beat. The series flows seamlessly from one book to the other,this latest installment being no exception. A top notch mystery, growing dynamics between characters, and a setting that you wish you were in, this story is a must read.
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  • Cindi
    January 1, 1970
    Wedding bells are ringing and the bachelorette party is one that no one will ever forget, when the male entertainment is found murdered inside the cake he was supposed to pop out of. But who would want to kill the handsome and likable young man? And why are they now after Stan?As Stan prepares for her wedding to Jake, there is enough stress on her plate, but add to that a murder in her shop, at her bachelorette party no less, and her Mother trying to change the wedding plans three weeks before t Wedding bells are ringing and the bachelorette party is one that no one will ever forget, when the male entertainment is found murdered inside the cake he was supposed to pop out of. But who would want to kill the handsome and likable young man? And why are they now after Stan?As Stan prepares for her wedding to Jake, there is enough stress on her plate, but add to that a murder in her shop, at her bachelorette party no less, and her Mother trying to change the wedding plans three weeks before they’re set to walk down the aisle. Stan’s friends rally around her and do their best to comfort her and help distract her Mother. Now Stan just needs to get the funeral behind her, hope the police can solve the murder and walk down the aisle with her handsome man. This was my first introduction to this series and I was not lost at all. It was an enjoyable read and found the reference to Fatal Attraction to be quite amusing. Here’s to catching up on the first six books in the series. I love when I find an enjoyable series that also has a good number of books to catch up on. Recommend this one!
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  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    This latest installment in a long running series, which I read as a standalone, is as much about the wedding between Stan and Jake as it is about the murder of Perry, a deliveryman who doubles as a male stripper! Stan didn't really want a bachelorette party but she conceded when Caitlyn insisted, largely to mollify everyone with their competing opinions about what the wedding should be. What she didn't expect was that Perry would be found with a knife- one of her knives- in his back. What a part This latest installment in a long running series, which I read as a standalone, is as much about the wedding between Stan and Jake as it is about the murder of Perry, a deliveryman who doubles as a male stripper! Stan didn't really want a bachelorette party but she conceded when Caitlyn insisted, largely to mollify everyone with their competing opinions about what the wedding should be. What she didn't expect was that Perry would be found with a knife- one of her knives- in his back. What a party! There's a lot more to Frog Lodge than appears on the surface. I have to admit to being a fan of Jessie, the police sergeant who is supposed to be in charge (and Stan's sister-in-law to be). Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. A good cozy- and recipes for pet treats!
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  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    Kristan "Stan" Connor and her fiancé, pub owner Jake McGee are getting married soon. Stan's sister is dead set on throwing a bachelorette party that Stan doesn't really want. Stan especially wishes the party never happened when a dead body is found inside the gigantic cake. And the killer has used one of Stan's kitchen knives. She recognizes the victim as the young delivery man from the local farm. Now the guest list has turned into a suspect list and Stan is going to find out who the murderer i Kristan "Stan" Connor and her fiancé, pub owner Jake McGee are getting married soon. Stan's sister is dead set on throwing a bachelorette party that Stan doesn't really want. Stan especially wishes the party never happened when a dead body is found inside the gigantic cake. And the killer has used one of Stan's kitchen knives. She recognizes the victim as the young delivery man from the local farm. Now the guest list has turned into a suspect list and Stan is going to find out who the murderer is.Cute Cover! This was my first read in the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries series. I wasn't lost but of course I could've benefited from reading the first six books, which I will do! I enjoyed the small town, the closeness of the characters and their love for their furry friends. I didn't understand why everyone in town wanted to spill their guts to only Stan. Overall this was an enjoyable read! Thank you to Netgalley and Kensington Books for an ARC.
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  • Melissa Castor
    January 1, 1970
    Loved, loved, loved this book!!! Stan and Jake are about to get married. Before they can get married, a local man is found murdered at the Bachelorette party Stan's sister throws for her. Now she's investigating as well as being stalked. Absolutely love these characters and how I always feel like I'm right there in the book. All the animals-Scruffy, Henry, Duncan, Gaston, Nutty, and Benny are adorable. I would love for this series to continue for a long time!
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  • Barbara Tobey
    January 1, 1970
    Entertaining cozy mystery. A delightful addition to the series. Mother of the bride to be is just as determined to have the wedding of her dreams as her daughter. An unwanted bachelorette party has unexpected consequences. Some unusual happenings along the way to the "altar." A charming page turner. Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy via NetGalley.
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  • Lisa Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Fun and full of twists and turns, this mystery has the added element of Stan’s impending nuptials! With disagreements over wedding planning combined with trying to solve a murder, this book delivers a great read. —-I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review.
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  • Sandy
    January 1, 1970
    This was a good addition to this series. I like Stan’s relatives and all of the animals. Even if you haven’t read the earlier books the author provides enough background that you can follow along.
  • Kristin Cochran Schadler
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this book! Kept me guessing until the end. So many twists and turns. Really fun read!
  • JoAnn
    January 1, 1970
    A well written cozy mystery. Loved the plot, setting, characters and writing. I received an arc from Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.
  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    What an excellent installment to an already great series.This one had me staying awake to turn the pages. The story never missed a beat.This one is a must read!
  • Valerie
    January 1, 1970
    It's a little predictable in spots but that doesn't stop it from being a fun cozy mystery. #MurderSheMeowed #NetGalley
  • Jeanne
    January 1, 1970
    Once I got past the intro of so many characters and their relationships , I got into the story even before the murder. A rather involved plot and fun sub-plots make this one worth your timeThank you netgalley and the publisher allowing me this arc in exchange for my honest review
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  • Jeanie
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series! It just continues to get better and better. The author shares her love of pets and people to bring us an eclectic group of small-town friends, lovable cats and dogs, and more suspects and twists than the average cozy mystery.Stan, owner of a new storefront, organic pet patisserie in Frog Ledge, is marrying Jake, who she met shortly after moving to Frog Ledge. I like Stan. Her priorities, business acumen, and loyalties to friends, family, and pets are what make her the fine yo I love this series! It just continues to get better and better. The author shares her love of pets and people to bring us an eclectic group of small-town friends, lovable cats and dogs, and more suspects and twists than the average cozy mystery.Stan, owner of a new storefront, organic pet patisserie in Frog Ledge, is marrying Jake, who she met shortly after moving to Frog Ledge. I like Stan. Her priorities, business acumen, and loyalties to friends, family, and pets are what make her the fine young woman she is. The day for her wedding nears, and her mom and sister Caitlyn, who mean well, try to help her make more plans than she needs or wants. One of those plans include the bachelorette party Caitlyn and friends decided to surprise her with despite her protests. The surprise party turns out to be after hours at Stan's shop, and unfortunately the surprise is on everyone. Including the guy who was supposed to jump out of the cake. Perry, a charming young man who works at the organic farm where Stan gets most of the meat and produce for the shop, was found dead in the cake, stabbed with one of the pet patisserie's knives. It is, for sure, a party nobody will forget.Each of the characters is drawn with care, including Stan's mother and sister and Jake's sisters, and the various shop owners and business people in town. There is something new to learn about the regulars each time, especially since Stan's mom married Frog Ledge's mayor and moved to town. We meet Perry's family after his murder, and it is quite an interesting one.The mystery is rich with suspects yet short on motives. The victim is working three jobs to meet his bills even while trying to not become the corporate man his family wants him to be. There are many secrets held by his family and his girlfriend that slowly begin to unravel. It was hard to guess who the real killer is! I had actually considered the person who killed Perry but slowly dismissed that person, so I was quite surprised at the real motive driving the person. I highly recommend Murder, She Meowed, and the rest of the series, especially to those who love cats, dogs, cozy mysteries, and organic foods.I received an advance readers copy of this novel and this is my honest review.
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