|Pages/Publication Date:||278 / 2015|
Every Friday night in the idyllic seaside town of Pacific Cove, California, the Roundup Crew—a group of dog-loving friends—meets at a neighborhood wine bar for Yappy Hour. When Rachel, the owner, mysteriously leaves town and asks her sister Maggie (who's neither pet friendly nor business savvy) to run the bar in her absence, things get complicated fast. Maggie arrives to open the bar and finds a body sprawled on the floor, and an incriminating letter with Rachel's name on it nearby. On impulse Maggie hides the letter, but Rachel is declared top suspect by the police and Maggie decides to investigate. She reopens the bar and gets to know the members of the Roundup Crew, including elegant Abigail and her shih tzu, Missy; love-struck Max and his beagle, Buster; and chief organizer Yolanda, who never goes anywhere without her signature strappy stilettos or her Yorkie, Beepo. Maggie juggles searching for clues, trying to locate Rachel while serving up Doggie Daiquiris, Muttgaritas, and homemade arf d'oeuvres—and then another body turns up. The Roundup Crew must step in and save the bar, and it seems that the only way to do that is to solve the mystery and turn Maggie into a dog lover, in this rollicking start to a new cozy series.
"Howlingly funny! Diana Orgain's flare for humor and talent ... shine in a thoroughly delightful mystery. Make a Muttini and snuggle up with your favorite pooch!"—Krista Davis