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A Deadly Bone to Pick (Hardcover)
When Molly Madison, dog-wrangler extraordinaire, stumbles upon a murder in her new hometown, she must track down a killer to save the day.
Ex-police officer and former P.I. Molly Madison is starting over. After the death of her husband, she and her golden retriever, Harlow, move cross-country to California. But as charming and peaceful as the beachside town seems, she soon learns its tranquil tides hold dark secrets.
On her first day in the new house, a large, slobbering Saint Berdoodle wanders in. Molly winds up taking on the responsibility of training Noodle since his owner is too busy to do the job. On one of their daily beachside walks, Noodle digs up a severed hand. Once Molly alerts the police and they run a background check on her, an incident from her past makes her an immediate suspect—after all, Noodle’s testimony to clear her name won’t hold much water in court.
To prove her innocence, Molly must rely on instincts keener than a canine’s to sniff out the real killer. But when Molly’s life is put in danger, will her two very loyal pups be able to rescue her?
About the Author
After losing their home during a California wildfire, Peggy Rothschild and her husband moved to the beach community of Los Osos along the central coast. When not at her desk or out walking, you can usually find her in the garden.
Peggy is a member of Sisters in Crime National and Sisters in Crime Los Angeles. A DEADLY BONE TO PICK is her first cozy mystery.
"Flawless and descriptive writing frame an enviable beach community where ex-cop, Molly, is determined to start a new life."—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author
“Dog lovers and mystery fans alike will love A Deadly Bone To Pick.”—Mia P. Manansala, author of Arsenic and Adobo
“Mystery fans and animal lovers alike will delight in this caper about a straight-shooting ex-cop turned dog-wrangling sleuth. With Rothschild’s deft plotting, a sweeping cast of quirky characters, and an endearing canine duo, this is a book worth barking about."—Tessa Wegert, author of Death in the Family
“A Deadly Bone to Pick is a smart, solid mystery that fans of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone will enjoy.”—Olivia Blacke, author of Killer Content
“A delightful beachy mystery that's gone to the dogs! Peggy Rothschild's debut is a tight and twisty tale featuring my favorite kind of support team: an adorable duo on four paws that give the phrase 'a nose for crime' new meaning.”—Victoria Schade, author of Who Rescued Who
“Smart. Fun. Furry! Murder abounds and clues are buried deep in this whodunit… It's doggone good!”—Abby Collette, author of Body and Soul Food
"Readers won't have any bones to pick with Peggy Rothschild’s debut mystery, A Deadly Bone to Pick, which delivers a delicious puzzle while also providing a wealth of dog-training tricks."—Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Jackie Logsted, authors of Joint Custody
"Rothschild’s twisty mystery, filled with adorable canines and abundant clues, is plain paw-some."—Jennifer Chow, author of Mimi Lee Cracks the Code
“A charming new cozy certain to delight dog lovers of all breeds.”—Kirkus Reviews