A Kat McKinley Mystery 3: Hounded
Successful greyhound trainer and bumbling amateur sleuth Kat McKinley is at her wits' end. Her gorgeous boyfriend Ben is interstate racing his dogs¸ her anti-everything hippie sister Liz and ex-con boyfriend Scott are making whoopee in her guest room¸ and nine of Liz's raucous protester friends have set up camp on her front lawn. So¸ when Helen McKinley¸ aka Attila the Hun¸ her mother¸ flies into town on her broomstick and says she's moving in for two weeks¸ Kat's life goes from disastrous to crazy ridiculous. Can things possibly get any worse? Absolutely. While Kat's at the track¸ someone decides to snuff out one of the protesters on her front-lawn. Her mother inadvertently gets high on a potent cache of marijuana cookies. And after Tater the Chihuahua finds the protester's body under a load of sand¸ the police arrest Kat's mother on suspicion of murder. And it doesn't stop there. When another protester washes up dead in the Port river and racing greyhounds are inexplicably getting sick while the vets can't work out why - Kat decides it's time to keep her dogs safely at home and concentrate on unearthing the real murderer. After all¸ she seems to be the only one interested in springing her mother out of jail. Trouble is - the more questions Kat asks - the more people seem to die. Will she be next? This title is published by June Whyte Books and distributed by Untreed Reads.