Murder. Romance. Dog slobber.
Join starving artist Lia Anderson and her friends at Cincinnati’s Mount Airy Dog Park as they unravel mysteries in a series that “…continues to deliver for readers who enjoy thoughtfully crafted mysteries that combine elegant plot twists with characters, both human and canine, you'd love to have as friends.” —Stephen Campbell, CrimeFiction.FM
This bundle contains the first four Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries, written by C. A. Newsome, hailed by Kirkus Reviews as “a true talent of the genre.”
Book 1: A Shot in the Bark
A grieving artist, a smitten detective, a devious killer: You never know who you'll meet at the dog park.
Would you recognize a killer if you talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn't. Neither do her friends at the Mount Airy Dog Park. When the apparent suicide of Lia’s deadbeat boyfriend draws the attention of Detective Peter Dourson, he decides to adopt the dead man’s dog to infiltrate the tight group he’s certain conceals Luthor Morrissey’s killer. As his investigation uncovers secrets, a grieving Lia fights her growing attraction to the laid-back detective. Meanwhile, Luthor's killer lurks, desperate to stay ahead of the investigation—no matter who has to die…
Book 2: Drool Baby
Who can you trust when everything you believe is wrong?
Artist Lia Anderson survived the murder of her boyfriend and betrayal by a friend, emerging from trauma with a hunky new detective beau, an exciting commission, and a straight-talking therapist to help her sort everything out. When a disturbing message raises questions about Luthor's death, Detective Peter Dourson launches a clandestine investigation into the closed case. Lia copes by refusing to accept that her world is still not safe. Neither of them realize digging for the truth will place her in the crosshairs of a killer increasingly out of control.
Book 3: Maximum Security
Lia's loyalties are tested when Peter arrests the wrong woman for murder.
Lia Anderson's escape-artist foster dog shows up with a human femur, sending Detective Peter Dourson on a hunt for the man's identity that ends with an ironclad case against the man’s former high school sweetheart. Lia shouldn’t have skin in this game, but she helped Peter apprehend Kitty and now she feels responsible. Worse, she believes Kitty may be innocent. When Lia's best patron takes up Kitty’s cause, the pressure is on for the dog park gang to uncover the truth.
Book 4: Sneak Thief
Lia’s kindness to an orphaned beagle draws the attention of an obsessed killer.
Lia's new friend Desiree has a secret admirer, one who leaves her tiny figurines sculpted from twisted aluminum foil. Lia worries about the man’s intentions but the pint-sized sex pot brushes off Lia’s concerns. When Desiree is murdered, Lia not only winds up with the woman's kleptomaniac beagle, she also inherits her stalker. On the outs with Peter and with the police on the wrong track, Lia will have to rely on her wits and her friends if she wants to stay alive.