Friday, March 6, 2015

Cozy Mystery Blog Tour: Author Guest Post, Review & Giveaway: Horse of a Different Killer (Call of the Wilde #3) by Laura Morrigan

Animal behaviorist Grace Wilde’s psychic ability gives her insight into the minds of all kinds of creatures. If only humans were as easy to read…

Dead men may tell no tales, but they can screw up your life with a few phone calls. Grace’s abusive ex-brother-in-law, Anthony Ortega, needs her help—at least that’s what he said on the messages he left before his sudden death. Grace is inclined to let the matter rest in peace, but when her sister is named a suspect, Grace decides to get to the bottom of the cryptic calls.

Her only lead is Ortega’s fiancée, who believes that he had arranged to surprise her with the purchase of a Frisian gelding named Heart. The horse was being stabled at the R-n-R Ranch—but was taken in the middle of the night. Now, with her sister in trouble and a missing horse on her hands, Grace hopes the information harnessed from her psychic skills will be enough to rein in the killer. 

First off, who doesn't LOVE books that include great animals?!  This series has introduced us to some wonderful friends and I just can't get enough of them! 

That being said, here's what I liked:
*The Characters
There is nothing like finding a group of characters in a book that can transport you from where you are and keep you invested in their lives and what is going on around them.  That's what they do in this book and series.  They're people you grow to love and care about, and when the story is over, you want so badly to be back, spending time with them. 

*The Setting
Once again, being in a setting perfect for all of the different people and animals is key for this book.  How else would Grace be able to perform her duties as needed?  And how else would we get to enjoy spending our time with them as well? :) 

*The Paranormal Aspect
I love it that Grace has a sort of psychic ability when it comes to animals.  Not only does this drudge up some serious laughs, it also gives us insight into their minds and what they're thinking and feeling.  It's fascinating at the very least, and having read this series, it is most definitely far more than fascinating! 

*The Mystery
It wasn't over the top. It wasn't even unpredictable.  But the way that it unfolds is fantastic. 

I really enjoyed this latest offering from Laura Morrigan.  She is quite the talented cozy author and I'm pleased to have the opportunity to read and review her books.  I can't wait to visit Grace and friends again very soon! :) 

Rating: 4.5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All conclusions reached are my own. 

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