Custom Baked Murder (A Pawsitively Organic Mystery Book 5) by Liz Mugavero

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Liz Mugavero is the author of the Custom Baked Murder (A Pawsitively Organic Mystery Book 5), the latest book of the series (December 2016). She currently lives in Connecticut. Discover more about the author, her book(s), as well as its ratings, and reviews on it.


Kneading to Die, the first book of Liz Mugavero‘s series, Pawsitively Organic Mysteries, was a 2013 Agatha nominee for Best First Novel.

Liz has been writing stories since she could hold a pen. Before that, she would tell them to anyone who would listen (not many people at the time except her grandfather, who was always up for a great story). She had a first interesting writing experience by age 15 when she wrote bad, angst-filled poems, short stories and even a storyline for a soap opera. She already knew she wanted to become a writer.

She got a degree in English, then a master’s in writing and publishing. Although she thought it would be wise to become an English teacher to make a living, her true passion was actually writing. She spent time in journalism, PR, communications. Now, she dedicates herself to book writing, and to marketing. Additionally, she serves on the Sisters in Crime New England board and is a member of Sisters in Crime National, Mystery Writers of America, and the Cat Writers’ Association.

Her series Pawsitively Organic Gourmet Pet Food Mysteries includes: A Biscuit, A Casket, The Icing on the CorpseMurder Most Finicky, and today’s book, Custom Baked Murder (2016), a mystery and suspense novel.


Kristan “Stan” Connor gladly turned tail on her high-flying job and moved to a quaint New England town to sell organic pet treats. But with her nose for solving murders, there’s no such thing as a quiet life…

Summer is winding down in Frog Ledge, Connecticut, but Stan’s love life and career are both heating up nicely. In between planning her new pet patisserie and café, Stan is settling into living-in-bliss with sexy pub owner Jake McGee. Love’s on the menu for Stan’s mom, Patricia, too, who’s engaged to Frog Ledge’s mayor, Tony Falco.
Mayor Falco’s dogged ambition isn’t popular among locals, but it’s his executive coach, Eleanor Chang, who’s inspired a dangerous grudge. When Eleanor is found dead, there’s a whole pack of suspects to choose from. Stan has first-hand experience of Eleanor’s unsavory business tactics. But finding out who forced her to take a fatal plunge off the corporate ladder means unearthing some shady secrets…and a killer who’s too close for comfort.

Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes!

Praise for Kneading to Die
“In this fine first novel, the characters ring true and the plot and narration are seamless.” —Mystery Scene




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