The second in this hilarious cozy mystery series features a woman who is a talent agent for show biz animals and discovers that she has a talent herself: solving crimes.Admirers of old comedy sketches and anyone looking for a laugh-out-loud mystery should pick up this series launch by Copperman. --Library Journal (starred) on Dog Dish of Doom
Readers will root for Kay to be more than pals with Sam Gibson, proprietor of Cool Beans coffee house--and, of course, to keep Bruno as more than a client. Filled with] resilient, warm, funny supporting players. --Publishers Weekly on Dog Dish of Doom The wry, feisty heroine is a welcome addition to Copperman's troupe. --Kirkus Reviews on Dog Dish of Doom Kay Powell, theatrical agent to non-human animals, is babysitting--that is, birdsitting--her client, a parrot named Barney, on the set of his new TV show, Dead City. When the show's charismatic star is shot in his trailer between scenes, the only eyewitness to the crime is--you guessed it--Barney. And even though Kay keeps explaining that even a "talking" parrot doesn't actually converse with people, the investigators insist on interrogating the bird for information he clearly can't communicate. Suspects accumulate like birdseed, and before long it's clear the killer believes Barney might actually be able to supply useful evidence. Even Barney can't fly away from this one.
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- ISBN-13: 9781250084293
- ISBN-10: 1250084296
- Publisher: Minotaur Books
- Publish Date: October 2018
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
- Page Count: 304
Bird, Bath, and Beyond
E.J. Copperman’s second entry in the Agent to the Paws series, Bird, Bath, and Beyond, finds animal talent agent Kay Powell on the set of a TV show with a parrot whose owner has the flu. When the show’s (human) star turns up dead, the parrot is surprisingly talkative, and since he’s Kay’s client, she’s drawn into the search for a killer. The well-populated story zips along—Kay’s parents visit, the show’s cast and crew are all suspects, and the human-animal banter is snappy. Glimpses of show business at its best and worst (the hard work, the giant egos) and the ways animals are used on film give this clever tale a realistic feel. So far, Kay is two for two when it comes to adopting her animal clients. As the series evolves, what kind of zoo will she end up with? For cozy fans, it will be fun to find out.