A Canine Cozy ~ King Harald’s Snow Job ~ Review and Giveaway

Posted: November 8, 2017 in Cozy Mystery, giveaways, reviews
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King Harald’s Snow Job (King Harald Mysteries)
by Richard Audry

Mr. Audry is a wonderful storyteller. You will quickly find yourself immersed in this book and will have a difficult time putting in down.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

My favorite part of the Canine Cozy mysteries is when the story is told from Harald’s perspective. We get a glimpse into the canine mind and get Harald’s take on things without humanizing him.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

King Harald’s Snow Job (King Harald Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Conger Road Press (August 1, 2017)
Paperback: 302 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0985019686
E-Book ASIN: B0747QWYLZ

My Review

This is my first time reading a book from this series. I enjoy cozy mysteries and anything with four legged companions is always a big plus for me.

It starts out innocent enough. Andy has big plans with his buddies for the weekend but first he needs to stop in at the Beaver Tail Resort to help his Aunt Bev. It’s the big event for Girls’ Weekend Out and she could use the extra hand.

You know what they say about best laid plans. Andy’s goes out the window when a sudden snow storm leaves him stranded in a hotel full of women, one of the few other males present being his dog, King Harald.

Events take a bizarre twist when someone is attacked and a valuable piece of jewelry is stolen. It’s time for King Harald to start poking his sleuthing snout into some snow drifts and for Andy to dust off his own crime solving abilities to flush out the thief before someone really gets hurt.

This is the third book in the series so I’m starting out clueless. The author filled me in enough on past events to clear up most of my confusion and I settled in for a fun mystery.

 I was slow to solve the mystery as the crime didn’t happen until almost the halfway point of the story. Don’t let that deter you. Getting to know the character’s and touring the resort was a lot of fun.

One of those fun character’s is King Harald. He’s a dog’s dog, full of mischief and an almost accidental talent for solving crimes. His ‘owner’ Andy has his hands full following his clues. He’s a dog after all. It’s not like he can tell Andy what he’s discovered.

Lots of fun, a twisted mystery, and some delicious food and beverages left me hungry and thirsty for more of this cozy series. I raise my glass of Biberschwanzes to an adventure best served cold.

4 stars

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Synopsis

It’s early December and Andy Skyberg is itching to blow town for a weekend of holiday cheer with old friends—including a date with an attractive divorcée who thinks he’s hot.

But first, Aunt Bev needs a teensy bit of help. She’s managing the Girls’ Weekend Out event at the Beaver Tail Resort and could use some extra muscle. Andy figures he can spare a few hours before hitting the road.

Mother Nature, though, has other plans. A giant blizzard makes an unexpected turn. Andy and his pooch King Harald find themselves snowbound—in a hotel full of hard-partying women, stranded travelers, a hockey team, a man-eating novelist, a belligerent blogger, and one violent, devious jewel thief.

Before you know it, man and mutt are up to their noses in another case. It’s a winter wonderland of fast-paced fun and merry madness, as the sleuthing duo dig out from King Harald’s Snow Job.

About Author Richard Audry

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Richard Audry is the pen name of D. R. Martin. In addition to his career as a journalist and copywriter, D. R. has written a dozen books, both fiction and non-fiction. His current projects include a fantasy adventure trilogy, a canine cozy mystery series, and historical mysteries set at the turn of the last century.

Author Links

Facebook / Webpage

Purchase Links:

Amazon  B&N

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Comments
  1. There are so many cozies with cats and now finally with dogs!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Yes, Must love dogs. LOL I love cozies and especially one with four legged critters. I’d love to read the other books in this series too.

  2. Cute and cozies with dogs really catch my eye. Glad you enjoyed it.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. drmar120 says:

    Laura, thanks for the great review. Delighted that you enjoyed Harald and Andy!

  4. Meant to say, great review, too! :)

  5. I just grabbed the first in this series last week. I can’t wait to see what they are all about. King Harald sounds like my kind of dog!

  6. diannekc says:

    This sounds like an awesome series. Would enjoy reading more about King Harald

  7. Taylor Dean says:

    I love that cozies seem to always include cats or dogs. Maybe because they’re cozy. Haha. Bad joke. But pets are a huge part of many people’s lives, so it makes sense to include them in books–and it’s surprising how many books don’t include them.

  8. What fun. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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