March’s pick comes from editor Sara Porter, who has chosen HIGH JINX by Shannon Esposito:
“Doggie-yoga, cold-blooded murder and sizzling romance all set against the sparkling backdrop of the Florida coast? I didn’t need much persuading to dive head-first into HIGH JINX, the second title in Shannon Esposito’s irresistible Paws & Pose mystery series, featuring doggie-yoga instructor Elle Pressley. As a dog fan myself – and a somewhat intrigued newcomer to the idea of ‘doggie yoga’ – I was bowled over by the dazzling array of pets and their equally dazzling (and wealthy) owners, but don’t be fooled by the canine cuties or the Florida sunshine; there’s nothing like finding a body hanging from the kitchen rafters at a Halloween party to send shivers down your spine. The genuinely endearing and modest Elle is soon drawn into another murder investigation within the Florida jet-set when she does just that. The mystery engrosses with its twists and turns while Devon Burke, Elle’s devilishly handsome boyfriend and local PI, keeps the romantic tension at burning level while heading up a supporting cast of brilliantly realised characters.
Fun, sexy and chilling, with curveballs thrown in until the stunning finale, this book will not only keep you guessing until the very end, but will keep you thoroughly entertained from the first page to the last.”