Summer is almost over and here in Laguna Beach the tourist season has settled down to a dull roar. While we love that people appreciate our little community and all it has to offer, we also love it when things quiet down and it’s a little less crowded.
I didn't travel anywhere but it was still a busy summer for me with lots of new pet clients and so many fun things to do here in southern California.
Pageant of Masters which is a 90 minute stage show of art re-creations where real people pose to look like their counterparts in the original classic art work. This year the theme was The Art Detective and the “living pictures” provided the clues to reveal how lost treasures were found and also where crimes of passion were uncovered or covered up. (Don’t tell Detective Malone, but it reminded me a bit of some of the mysteries my cousin Mel and I have been involved in solving right here in Laguna Beach.)
But enough about my summer. I’d love to hear about your summer.
What was the best thing you did this summer? Did you take a trip somewhere exciting? Have a special family get-together?
Leave a comment below to be entered in Sparkle Abbey’s drawing for an end-of-summer care package.
Sparkle Abbey’s latest book is Book 5 in the Pampered Pets Mystery Series
Fifty Shades of Greyhound (Bell Bridge Books)
Catnip for mystery fans!
Maggie, the cat of Donald Bain & Renee Paley-Bain (Murder, She Wrote Series)
“A real tail-wagger!”
Buttercup aka Trixie from the Paws and Claws mystery series by Krista Davis
“Fifty Shades of Greyhound gives rollover and play dead a whole new meaning!”
Ethel Merman & Ella Fitzgerald, canine companions to award-winning author Holly Jacobs
It was a killer party.
Caro Lamont, Laguna Beach’s favorite pet therapist is thrilled to support the elite fundraising gala for Greys Matter, a SoCal greyhound rescue group. All the guests in the couture-attired crowd are clad in varying shades of grey, the champagne and donations are flowing, and there are fifty gorgeous greyhounds in attendance. But before the evening ends a stranger in their midst is dead.
Caro sets out to help the rescue group find out the identity of the mystery guest, but soon finds herself in the doghouse with homicide detective, Judd Malone. Oh, and federal agent, John Milner. When there’s a second death, Caro is convinced she’s on the track of someone who wants a secret to stay buried, but it’s a race to see whether Caro can uncover the truth before the killer decides she’s next up.
Full of adorable pampered pets, the story re-visits lovely Laguna Beach, and some of the colorful characters readers have come to love in previous titles: Desperate Housedogs, Get Fluffy, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, and Yip/Tuck.
Next up? Book 6: The Girl with the Dachshund Tattoo
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