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Wagtail, Virginia, the top pet-friendly getaway in the United States, is gearing up for a howling good Halloween—until a spooky murder shakes the town to its core . . .Holly Miller doesn’t believe in spirits, but the Sugar Maple Inn is filled with guests who do. The TV series in development, Apparition Apprehenders, has descended on Wagtail’s annual Halloween festivities tWagtail, Virginia, the top pet-friendly getaway in the United States, is gearing up for a howling good Halloween—until a spooky murder shakes the town to its core . . .Holly Miller doesn’t believe in spirits, but the Sugar Maple Inn is filled with guests who do. The TV series in development, Apparition Apprehenders, has descended on Wagtail’s annual Halloween festivities to investigate supernatural local legends, and Holly has her hands full showing the ghost hunters a scary-fun time.But the frights turn real when Holly’s Jack Russell, Trixie, and kitten, Twinkletoes, find a young woman drowned in the Wagtail Springs Hotel’s bathhouse—the spot of the town’s most infamous haunting. The crime scene is eerily similar to the creepy legend, convincing Holly that the death wasn’t just accidental. Now she’ll have to race to catch a flesh-and-blood killer—before someone else in town gives up the ghost . . ....

Title : The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer
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ISBN : 9780425262566
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Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer Reviews

  • Paula
    2019-04-23 15:08

    A super-fun and really cute cozy mystery. There's so much I enjoyed in this one--the ghost hunters that are filming a TV show; the lovely inn they're staying at that not only caters to humans but to pets, as well; lots of adorable cats and dogs; ghostly legends; lots of Halloween activities. And it's all set in the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, Virginia. A wonderful read for Halloween.

  • Tari
    2019-04-18 15:09

    It's Howloween in Wagtail and the Sugar Maple Inn is filled with guests including some ghost hunters who are hoping to investigate some local ghost legends. The real weirdness begins when Holly's pets Trixie and Twinkletoes find a body at the gazebo which belongs to one of the town's most notoriously haunted places. The body was killed strangely similar to one of their famous legends so the ghost hunters of course are eager to look into it but Holly wants to keep away any bad press before the murderer strikes again. This book was probably one of the most fun Halloween themed books I've read. I could just picture all the fun decorations at the inn and around town. I loved how they had their own local legends and a ghost walk to keep tourists entertained. The story was so entertaining with many twists and turns so of course I didn't guess the killer till it was revealed. It's interesting to see how Holly's ex has come back to town and once he saw that there were ghost hunters, he actually wanted to join them and have some fun. Holly noticed how different he was especially since he came last minute and had to use the spare room in her apartment. Mrs. Mewer was a fun little cat character that belonged to one of the guests. She did have an annoying habit of shredding newspaper and running loose in the inn if she got scared but she was still very sweet and got to know Trixie and Twinkletoes as her friends. When you come to the very end of the book, the last full paragraph, you'll see how the titles plays in perfectly! I absolutely loved the ending, it brought closure for the memory of a couple of women and it was well, it was just awesome and you'll have to read it for yourself. I can't wait to continue this series! Oh and there were some really delicious sounding Halloween themed recipes in the book too. I really want to try some of them, there are even notes about what you should and shouldn't give your dog or you can leave out if giving to your dog. Happy Howloween!

  • Linda Langford at Chatting About Cozies
    2019-04-01 17:10

    Howloween in Wagtail, VA finds the Sugar Maple Inn hosting a group developing a TV series--Apparition Apprehenders. They're in Wagtail to investigate rumors of paranormal activity. Holly Miller has moved into the Inn her grandmother, Liesel 'Oma' owns; bringing her dog, Trixie, and cat, Twinkletoes. Sugar Maple Inn is a speciality inn designed for pet owners to bring their beloved pets to enjoy the royal treatment, one and all. One of the guests, Eva, is a ghost debunker who brings her Siamese cat, Mrs. Mewer, and Holly likes both of them. When a suspicious death occurs near the supposedly haunted Wagtail Springs Hotel, cobwebs are cast about Eva. Can Holly and her friends sweep them away and clear Eva's name? In a sub-plot, an old friend of Holly's, Clementine, is going through a bad divorce, and she and her young children are being followed by a strange man. Is someone trying to hurt them? Are there really ghosts in Wagtail?Book two in the Paws & Claws Mystery series is just as delightful as book one! I could easily see myself vacationing in a pet lover's paradise like Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, VA! The colorful cast at the inn is back with a couple of new additions. Deputy Dave is run ragged in this perplexing mystery which will have you guessing until the end! Krista Davis has a strong writing voice; the plot's tight and fast-paced; and the mystery will keep you enthralled late into the night.The author provided me with a copy of this book. I voluntarily posted an honest review.

  • SheriC (PM)
    2019-04-19 17:13

    I enjoyed this second book in the Paws and Claws series a bit more than the first, but that might be more due to my adjusted expectations than to any real difference in quality. With my vast experience of a single book in the cozy mystery genre, I have a good idea what to expect, and this book met expectations admirably. It’s a cute story, with uncomplicated characters, and not only does this book add on to the DOGGIES(!) from the first book, it has more KITTIES(!). Seriously, who cares why an unlikeable character drowns under mysterious conditions when there are doggies and kitties galore? The solution to the mystery is almost an aside, for me. Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. Jeanie Kanaley’s narration is just as bad as it was in the first book. I had to laugh aloud every time the main character says or thinks “ugh” (which is lamentably often), because Ms. Kanaley actually pronounces the word, rather than verbalizing that guttural grunt of disgust that it represents. Yes, she actually says, “Ugg,” like she’s referring to trendy footwear. And yes, I’ve already put the 3rd book in the series, Murder Most Howl, on hold at the library, because in spite of all the flaws, DOGGIES!

  • Paige
    2019-03-29 15:33

    This is the second book in a delightful series. Wagtail is a town devoted to the love of animals- well mainly dogs and cats. This book starts out with the arrival of a team of Ghost Hunters who are part of a reality show. Holly Miller runs the Sugar Maple Inn and to say they are pet friendly is an understatement. Holly has a dog Trixie and a cat twinkletoes who have as much personality as any of the human characters. And the human characters are a great bunch of people . In this episode it is Halloween which makes it perfect timing for ghost hunters to come to town. And also a good time for a murder to take place. If you have read the first book Murder She Barked ( and you really should read it) you will be happy to see the return of characters and events. Also some new people are added. If you, like me, love pets as much as you do people- you must read this book.

  • ❂ Jennifer
    2019-04-01 18:26

    A well-written book with a wonderful MC who passively solves the mystery rather than running around like an arrogant idiot interrogating and accusing random people. I can't tell you how much I prefer passive investigations when amateur sleuths are involved. Wagtail sounds like heaven too and the mystery itself was very well plotted. Full review:

  • Kirsten
    2019-04-21 18:23

    This is such a cute series. Of course, if you put a dog on the cover, I'm right there! But the mysteries are such fun and the character are very nicely fleshed out. This is a Halloween-themed mystery set in a resort that I would so love to visit.Can't wait for the next book in the series!

  • Carol
    2019-04-21 18:13

    Holly and her grandmother runs the SugarMaple Inn in Wagtail, VA. The town has been converted into a vacation place for pets and their owners. The pets get fed dishes from a menu which is made animal friendly.This week the Apparition Apprehender GhostTeam have rented the Inn. Plus they are twoother interesting guests. The Ghost Team will be filming a ghost TV series from the haunted Wagtail Springs Hoteland Holly’s Aunt Birdie Dupuy’s Home. Theywill be investigating local supernatural legendsinvolving paranormal phenomenon and an oldmurder mystery.This is the week of Wagtail’s Howloween festivities.Pets dress up and trick or trick. The town has gone all out with creative, real like and scary decorations.The bars are serving drinks called Voodoo Witch’sBrew, Black Widow Martini, Once Bitten, Bewitchedand Hocus Pocus.Then there is a murder. The woman killed was with the ghost hunters. She was dressed as the ghost ofBecca Waite who is said to inhabit the Wagtail Springs Hotel. But something is not right...the Doc claims therewas no foul play. He claims the woman tripped, bumpedher head in several inches of water.Neither Holly or the investigating officer agree. So offHolly goes accompanied by her furry friends not onlyprove it was murder but to help solve the murder.Holly is also involved in helpful and protecting herfriend, Clementine who with her children hasreturned to the family’s farm. Clementine has losteverything when her husband’s fraud investmentscam was discovered. She is now being haunted bypersons who think she has a cache of diamonds. Sheadds flavor to the storyAll the human characters are well defined, colorful,very interesting and dimensional.Yo will meet a variety of fur babies. There is Holly’sTwinkletoes (the Calico Cat), her dog, Trixie ( a JackRussell, her grandmother‘s dog, Gingersnap ( aGolden Retriever). The guest’s fur babies includeCasper (a Weimaraner dog) and Mrs Mewer ( aSiamese cat).Plenty of suspense, mystery, murder, suspects, ghosts plus drama mixed with humor and romance.Description for both the pets and their humans foods in the book were mouthwatering. There are recipes are included at the end of the book. Plus the setting is beautifully described.

  • Jonathan
    2019-04-02 18:14

    This was a wonderful second addition to a great series.The characters were all well-rounded and realistic. The setting was also just as superb as it was in the last book. The mystery was really well thought out with a lot of twists and turns that I wasn't expecting. I do have two complaints with this book, however. First of all (view spoiler)[when Ben comes to visit Holly at first she dreads him staying in Wagtail, but within the next like five lines she hands him a key to her apartment and says he can stay in her guest bedroom. For a guy that didn't help her pack and hadn't called her in a month she was pretty lenient. (hide spoiler)] Secondly, the whole drama with Aunt Birdy really gets on my nerves, I felt like Birdy started to become a more 3D character towards the middle of the book, but by the end Holly and Oma are practically bashing her again. Granted, she's not the nicest of characters but I feel that Holly could be portrayed to at least be a little bit nicer to her.However, overall a really good book. I'll be looking for the next one!

  • Melissapalmer404
    2019-03-27 20:21

    Book #107 Read in 2015The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista DavisThis is the second installment in a cozy mystery series. Holly has moved to Wagtail, a very pet-friendly town, to help her grandmother at her inn. It is Halloween time and ghost hunters have come to town to film a special. They get a little more than they bargain for when a young woman turns up dead. Was it an accidental drowning or muder? Holly begins her own investigation to try to help her friend Dave, a local police officer. Aided by terrier Trixie (who reminds me on my Emma) and Twinkletoes, a calico cat, as well as a host of two-legged friends, this book is suspenseful enough to keep readers guessing until the end. Additionally, the book includes pet food recipes, from the author's knowledge with one of her own pets who suffered from bad food allergies. She began to cook food for her pets herself.

  • Cat Tutt
    2019-04-13 15:33

    This is maybe the most fun Halloween themed book I've read! It's a fabulous follow up to the first in the series, and just as much fun. I found myself wishing it was late October and I was in Wagtail, Virginia, celebrating the holiday with the town. Murder aside, of course.The mystery was fabulous, with layer upon layer as the truth is revealed. While I puzzled out pieces of it here and there, I was no where near seeing the full picture until it was spelled out, and I was right shocked by the ending.All in all, this book, and series, are a pure pleasure to read!*5 Stars

    2019-04-03 20:07

    Holly Miller is settling in fine at The Sugar Maple Inn in the picture perfect Wagtail Mountians. She is helping her "Oma" German for Grandmother out running the pet friendly hotel that not not only welcomes people but our four legged pets. There's a new reality TV show crew coming with dreams of developing a reality TV show called " Apparition Apprehenders" . They come just in time to help celebrate the "Howloween" festivities in Wagtail with activities revolving around Halloween.The Apparition Apprehenders are a ghost team of several people that investigate paranormal phenomenon and Holly is working hard to make them feel welcome in Wagstail. The ghost hunters are investigating strange goings on at the Wagtail Springs Hotel. Holly is then shocked to discover along with her loyal and sweet companions her Jack Russell, Trixie and calico kitten, TwinkletoesA woman, Mallory who claims to have written a book with one of the ghost hunters floating in the shallow water of the Wagtails Springs Hotel gazebo.The crime scene is reminiscent to a spooky legend in Wagtail of a past murder. Holly is one hundred percent certain that Mallory's death is no accident and she will go to hell or high water to catch a killer before another beloved resident of the cozy, pet loving Wagtail becomes another victim.The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer converted me to a paranormal cozy mystery lover. I'm not a big fan of ghosts, goblins or spirits, I could identify with Holly being a non believer but I was at the ready with the ghost hunters to discover the ghostly hauntings at the hotel. .With the coziness and picturesque setting and Holly's constant companions of the four legged variety being a part of the story with Oma and all the characters made it feel like visiting old friends. Krista transports you into the world of her books and I am completely captivated. She makes her fictional towns spring to life that adds another cozy element and her charming characters that her books are never without.

  • Betty
    2019-03-30 16:19

    Howloween FestivalA dark night with winds gusting the leaves about and chilled breeze as Holly Miller and Trixie head for the bonfire and the ghost tour. Holly had just arrived in Wagtail in time for the Howloween festival. The Apparition Apprehenders are in town to checked the various sighting of ghosts. Eva, a ghost debunked is present and she brought her Mrs Mewers. Twinkletoes and Mrs Mewers become friends. An unusual drowning occurs during the night and rumors began to circulate that Eva MURDER her. Holly and friends set out to clear Eva's name. This is the second book in the series and I recommend it.

  • Melodie
    2019-04-11 19:20

    Another excellent entry in this new series from Krista Davis. I want to move to Wagtail! Love the town, the inn, the people and the animals! A very good story, set during Wagtail's annual Howl-O-Ween celebration. Holly discovers a body in shallow water at the abandoned Wagtail Springs Hotel. What looks like an accident turns out to be murder, and looks like most, if not all, of the Apparition Apprehenders are suspects. Add in a guy who seems to be stalking an old friend of Holly's who's come back home after a nasty divorce and you've got a guaranteed to please tale. RECOMMEND!

  • Elizabeth Emmite
    2019-03-29 22:18

    The story started out really good,but in the middle slowed down and became tedious with descriptions of every meal,every outfit worn and repetitive clues. The ending was all over the place. I did enjoy the cats and dogs.

  • Carol
    2019-04-17 17:22

    It wasn't a bad story and I enjoyed all the cats and dogs, but there were way too many characters to keep track of. The author included a cast of characters the front of the book which I referred to multiple times.

  • Lisa Kay
    2019-04-14 22:12

    ★★★★✩ Loved it. I want to move to Wagtail. Or did I say that after the last book? Ms. Davis has a great way of describing characters - human or animal - so that it is very easy for me to picture them.

  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    2019-04-17 16:11

    Halloween is just around the corner and Wagtail, Virginia is gearing up for it's arrival. A pet friendly getaway in the United State is the perfect place for pet's and their owners, until a murder shake up the town right before the big event....Holly Miller had just recently arrived in town and has not even had a chance to unpack when suddenly she is dealing with a murder on her hands with her own acquaintances possible suspects. It doesn't help that the Sugar Maple Inn is also housing guests that believe in ghosts when a TV series ghost hunters named Apparition Apprehender's arrive in time for the Halloween festivities and suddenly lots of spirits are coming out to play.A really fun story. I enjoyed following Holly around as she prepared for the Halloween events in their cozy little town. I loved the idea of the town as being a pet get-away for the owners and their pets and how each business caters to it and the events that are held during the holiday are for both the owner and their pets. I thought it was kind of cute and original.The addition of the history of the killing in the hotel that was talked about through the book also added to the spookiness and to the overall enjoyment of the book. I liked following Holly as she discovered pieces by pieces some of the hidden facts about the story while trying to figure out who murdered the poor woman Mallory as she turns up dead by "drowning."The mystery itself was interesting, even if some elements of the story I felt like I read in a book last month. Both stories had similarities, taking place in a Inn, murder close to Halloween, ghost hunting crew staying in the Inn, and the mystery of the ghosts that are suddenly appearing everywhere. Thought I do admit, parts of the book did give my the chills!Still, fun, exciting. Would have been even better during Halloween! I got a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.

  • Fred
    2019-04-06 14:19

    The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer is the second book in the Paws and Claws Mystery series.This was another enjoyable visit to the Sugar Maple Inn in the pet friendly community of Wagtail, Virginia. Halloween will soon be here and the staff at the Sugar Maple is busy with decoration at the inn and in the community as well. Most all of the rooms are taken up by the Apparition Apprehenders, a group of ghost hunters who are there to try and capture the ghost that might inhabit Wagtail. But then, when Holly finds the body of Mallory Gooley, a friend of one of the Appreneders in a mineral spring near the inn. In addition to wanting the murderer brought to justice, Holly want to protect the reputation of inn and Wagtail from bad publicity, she sets off, with the help of some the staff, to find out who the culprit is.The residents of Wagtail and the staff of Sugar Maple Inn are back to help Holly sort through the many suspects, once again. The author does a wonderful job of reintroducing this enjoyable and believable cast of characters. Even Aunt Birdie, who is somewhat cantankerous, is a joy to read about. One wants to give her a good shake.Holly ex boyfriend has also shown up to try and woo her back. But the breakup is too recent for her at the moment. Besides, she is too busy still flirting with Holmes Richard.Of course all the dogs and cats in this series are just adorable and Davis does an excellent job of portraying them. I certainly wish we were more pet friendly in the here.Recipes for both human and pets are included.Looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Ian
    2019-03-31 20:31

    Welcome to Howloween in Wagtail, Where spooky things are afoot!In the second book of the Paws and Claws mysteries, finds Holly Miller just moved back to Wagtail to take up shared running of The Sugar Maple Inn with her grandmother (Oma) Liesel Miller. With the Inn full up with ghost hunters to record sighting at the allegedly haunted creepy old Wagtail Springs Hotel, making a fly-on-the-walk ghost sighting programme.When Holly finds a young woman floating in the spring in the gazebo, the doctor pronounces 'death by drowning', but Holly and Dave, the sheriff are convinced it was murder!With her terrier Trixie and her cat Twinkletoes, they start to sniff out the clues to the identity of the killer...before she become the next victim!Love this fun series and can't wait to read more! With a great set of characters, well plotted and written, it a must read series.If you like the review and would like to read reviews on other books I have made, visit my blog at www.finalchapterreadersgroup.wordpres... like, comment and follow.

  • Amanda
    2019-04-08 19:22

    I absolutely love this series. The first book was great, but the second book was amazing. I loved the mystery, there were so many twist and turns through out the telling. At one time, there were so many plot twists, that I just stopped trying to figure it all out and just went along with the ride. And what an amazing ride it was. I would never have came up with that ending. The pets where the main characters in this story as they were in the first book. Trixie, Twinkletoes, and Gingersnap were adorable. The newer pets, Casper, Mrs. Mewer, and GloryB, were just as adorable. I hope they well be included in the next book. As for the human characters, Holly Miller has really became a great character. I didn't have any issues with her in this book like I did in the first book. I really hope, Oma, Holmes, and Rose have a bigger role in the next book, it didn't seem, like they had a lot of time in this book as they did in the first book. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the future.

  • Sallee
    2019-03-27 20:13

    Holly Miller has returned home to the town of Wagtail to the Sugar Maple Inn leaving her big city life behind. She is learning to help manage the inn so her grandmother can have more time for herself now that she is older. Sugar Maple Inn is unique as is the town of Wagtail as pets are welcome in all establishments and are catered to at the inn. The town really does it up big for Halloween with everyone, pets included, dressed in costume and enjoying the events. At this time, the inn is also hosting a group of paranormal investigators who are going to shoot a pilot for a TV show at the historic abandoned Wagtail Springs Hotel. When a girl is found dead in the hotel's gazebo that holds a spring pool, it is called an accident. Holly is not too sure it was an accident as it eerily mimics a death that occurred many years ago at the hotel. Holly finds herself right in he middle surrounded by possible suspects. Fast paced with plenty of action, it was an enjoyable read.

  • Terri Crossley
    2019-04-23 17:12

    This is the second book in the Paws & Claws mysteries and it was even better than the first! Halloween is coming to Wagtail and the town is bursting with festivities for everyone! The big excitement this year is a group of ghost hunters are coming to town to film some episodes for their new show! With ghosts, missing diamonds, mysterious men, and murder this book has it all! Holly , Trixie, and Twinkletoes will have to work extra hard to find the killer and try not to become the next victim! I won this book in a contest and was asked to give a fair and honest review! I highly recommend this series and I can't wait to see what happens in Wagtail next!

  • Sandie Laughner
    2019-04-21 19:04

    I loved this book!! I couldn't put it down!! Such a great cast of characters, beautiful setting, adorable furry babies, food, and a murder!! Krista Davis sure knows how to keep me guessing, right to the very end!! :)This is the second book in the Paws and Claws mystery series by Ms Davis. If you love kitties and dogs, cozy mysteries, and a great storyline, then Wagtail, VA is the place for you!! I could live there!! :)

  • Mystereity Reviews
    2019-04-08 19:26

    Better than the first book, much more fluid, readable and enjoyable.  Great plots, more character development and mercifully, no TSTL moments.  I almost didn't want this book to end, I was enjoying it so much.  Looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Lisa Morin
    2019-04-07 16:24

    Exciting Halloween MysteryI really enjoyed this Howloween mystery! Pampered pets, ghost hunters, quirky guests and ghosts will tickle your funny bone in this cozy mystery.

  • Laura
    2019-04-17 22:15

    This was a most delightful read!! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the story, I somehow lost track of this series and hadn't read this-#2 am glad I discovered this series again!

  • Mayda
    2019-04-20 20:04

    Holly has settled in as part owner of her grandmother’s inn. Living in a town that is geared towards vacationers with cats and dogs is wonderful, but when a TV series doing a special about ghosts comes to town, a series of unfortunate events is set in motion. Holly has to separate the fake from the real to catch the murderer. This is the second installment in this series, and the second is even better than the first. The characters are likable, especially the four-footed variety, and the story is engrossing. Delightful entertainment.

  • Kristie
    2019-03-26 19:13

    Wagtail is celebrating Howloween! Holly is now living in Wagtail permanently to help her grandmother run the inn. A group of ghost hunters is staying there to film a pilot episode in town about ghosts. Evidently, Wagtail is full of them. Lots of chaos with the ghost hunters when one of the people with them dies and then Holly’s old boyfriend, Ben, shows up! He was a lot more fun in this book. Will he stay in Wagtail? I really enjoyed the two mysteries going on and was shocked at what happened with one of the townspeople. Everything worked out in the end. Looking forward to seeing what happens next as Holly takes on more responsibility at the inn.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-23 15:31

    I absolutely adore this series! The setting is simply wonderful, and I wish Wagtail was real. The Halloween setting and ghostly activity added a nice additional element to the mystery. The mystery was nice, although in the end it felt a little overcomplicated and hard to follow.