#Review Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass
(An Exotic Pet-Sitter Mystery) by Heather Day Gilbert
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Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass
(An Exotic Pet-Sitter Mystery)
by Heather Day Gilbert
About the Book
Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass (An Exotic Pet-Sitter Mystery)
1st in Series
Lyrical Underground (June 25, 2019)
Paperback: 192 pages
Digital ASIN: B07HVYQ9XZ
When exotic pet-sitter Belinda Blake moves into a carriage house in tony Greenwich, Connecticut, she’s hoping to find some new clients. Instead she discovers a corpse in the garden—and a knack for solving murders . . .
Pet-sitter Belinda Blake doesn’t rattle easily, but move-in day has been eventful, to say the least. The python in her care tried to slither to freedom—just as she met Stone Carrington V, her landlords’ disarmingly handsome son. With the constrictor back in its cage, she heads out to the garden, only to discover a designer shoe poking out of the boxwood hedge—attached to a woman’s dead body.
The victim, Margo Fenton, was a Carrington family friend, and no one in their circle seems above suspicion. Between client trips to Manhattan and visits to her family in upstate New York, Belinda begins to put the pieces together. But though she’s falling for Stone’s numerous charms, Belinda wonders if she’s cozying up to a killer. And soon, daily contact with a deadly reptile might be the least dangerous part of her life . . .
Belinda Blake is a pet sitter with a difference, she looks after exotic pets, and she is currently looking after a ball python in her new residence. She has just moved into the carriage house attached to a McMansion belonging to the Carrington’s, when things take a deadly turn. The body of a woman turn up dead in her flowerbeds!
Soon she becomes involved with helping Stone Carrington V to help him discover why the woman was killed – they connected really well despite being from two different worlds (money wise) and part of me did wonder if he did have something to do with the murder but when yet an other body turn up, in Belinda’s flowerbed again no less, I had my doubts and began to really ponder who it could have been.
This was a great start to this series and it was a good clean and times lighthearted read despite the murders! I have to admit the twist and turns kept me on my toes and I really did not see the actual culprit coming!
I look forward to reading from our exotic pet sitter!
About the Author
Heather Day Gilbert, an ECPA Christy award finalist and Grace award winner, writes contemporary mysteries and Viking historicals. Her novels feature small towns, family relationships, and women who aren’t afraid to protect those they love. Like Belinda Blake, Heather plays video games, although so far she hasn’t done any exotic pet-sitting or hunted any murderers. Find out more on HeatherDayGilbert.com.
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