Deadly Dog Days


New to the historic town of Metamora, Indiana, Cameron Cripps-Hayman is looking to make friends with her neighbors. What she isn’t looking for is one of their bodies floating in the canal.

When she and her estranged husband, the town sheriff, are both suspected of murder, Cameron takes crime solving into her own hands, teaming up with her eccentric group of volunteers who dub themselves The Metamora Action Agency.
As if hunting for a murderer with two high school geniuses, the town drunk, and an elderly kleptomaniac isn’t hard enough, Cameron adopts the five mangy guard dogs of her deceased neighbor. But maybe a stint at playing gatekeeper is just what she needs to come face-to-face with the killer and save another neighbor from being the next victim.


I love mysteries and I love dogs so it’s no wonder why I enjoyed this novel.  Deadly Dog Days by Jamie M. Blair takes place in the charming town of Metamora, Indiana.  This novel is filled with quirky and likeable characters and the plotline is interesting.

Cameron is separated from her husband, Ben, the only police officer in the small town of Metamora.  So, when Cam slips near the canal and unearths a dead body, the last person she wants to call is the police, but she does.  Ben is out of town so the sheriff is brought in to work the case.

Within hours, Cameron finds out her husband may have dated the dead girl and she becomes a suspect in the case.  The local play and huge fundraiser for the small town is now cancelled due to the murder.  Cam’s community service volunteers have lost their potential hours because of the cancellation.  So, what does Cam do?  She enlists the volunteers in a campaign to find the murderer.  Newly named The Metamora Action Agency, the eclectic group gets to work.

While all of this is happening, Cam is now the owner of five dogs that belonged to the murder victim, her stepdaughter is in town visiting, her mother-in-law is suing her and her sister (with allergy issues) is planning to visit.

This book is fast paced, easy to read and is perfect for the weekend!

3.5/5 Stars



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