Three Woofs for the Dead, White and Blue by Laura Quinn

More than fireworks are set off this Independence Day, proving murder never takes a holiday.

Three woofs for the dead, white and blue

It's all paws on deck as Claire Noble and her pawtner Baron open the Posh Pup Pawtisserie in the midst of North Haven's Fourth of July festivities. Tails are wagging in anticipation of their grand opening ice cream social.

Claire is baking up a storm while her Chief Tasting Officer supervises quality and charms new customers. Not only are they launching their four-paw bakery, the pair must prepare for the town’s North at Fourth Fest, farmers markets, dog adoption events and a pawtriotic apple pie fundraiser .
Just when she thinks she has everything under control, the harried baker’s friend is arrested for murder! Now she and her clever Eurasier must sniff out clues to find the real killer. 

More than fireworks are set off this Independence Day, proving murder never takes a holiday.

Dog Treat Recipes Included!

Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

Language: English

Keywords: cozy mystery, dog mystery, culinary mystery, amateur woman sleuth

Word Count: 71,000

Sales info:

This book was just released in ebook format on 6/28/19 and will be released in paperback format soon. With no advertising or marketing in place yet, these are today's Amazon rankings:

#670 in Cozy Culinary Mysteries
#1046 in Cozy Animal Mystery
#561 in Cozy Culinary Mystery

This is the first in my new Pawtisserie Mysteries series, and I plan to complete the second book "We Woof You a Deadly Christmas" in the next few months.

Sample text:

“It’s the perfect night to murder someone,” Dottie Devin said. The upstairs window of the Posh Pup Pawtisserie rattled from the boom outside, causing a cacophony of howls from the canine guests. Although Independence Day was still two days away, the smell of sulfur tinged the air. “Who could distinguish between a gunshot and firecrackers?”

“Hercule Poirot, for one,” Marti Von Brant said. The red-haired attorney knelt beside her two beagles, Clarence and Darrow, and calmed them with a freshly baked treat. Claire Noble, Marti’s best friend and owner of the new shop smiled at the reference to Murder in the Mews, one of the many Agatha Christie stories they knew well. The mystery lovers founded their own crime-solving club in middle school, calling themselves the Mystery Mavens. Over the years, they developed an extensive repertoire of fictional case studies.

“Sounds very messy,” Henry Paige, owner of Page by Paige bookstore, said. He spit out a spray of crumbs, brushing them off his t-shirt that proclaimed A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives.

His sister, Olivia Hughes, the Welcome Wagon Chair and Chamber Ambassador rolled her eyes at the irony. She was as elegant and outgoing as he was bookish and dowdy. “Yes, you would have to worry about the cleanup on top of everything else.”

“A few teaspoons of antifreeze in smoothies every day for a month would do it. I saw that on a crime show once,” Traci Hamilton, the interior designer said. She helped herself to another sandwich, adding two packets of mayonnaise to the brioche bun. Her English Bulldog, Humphrey, chewed on a yam yummy, despite having lost several teeth over the years.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Bel Klar
Author review:
Bel did a great job translating my book and in a very short time. This was not an easy job as there were many dog-related puns and regional terms/customs, not to mention recipes! Throughout, Bel was very professional and pleasant to work with.
Already translated. Translated by Maria de la O Merino Aguilera
Author review:
It was my great fortune to work with Maria as the translator of my book. Not only does she have an excellent command of the English language, she has a true gift for translating the essence of the words (individually) and the story as a whole. Her professionalism is on par with her outstanding linguistic skills. Her communication skills made the process so easy; she didn't hesitate to ask me questions if something was unclear and offered excellent suggestions. She answered my questions in a very timely manner, and surprised me by completing the project well ahead of schedule. The result is a beautiful and accurate translation, which was no easy feat given the number of invented words I used (pawfect, pawtner, etc). It isn't very often that you find someone so talented, professional and personable, but Maria is definitely that rare person and I highly recommend her. Her translation of my book exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to work with her on my next book!

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