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A Biscuit, a Casket

(Pawsitively Organic Mysteries #2)

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The small town of Frog Ledge, Connecticut, has wholeheartedly embraced Kristan "Stan" Connor's new business--preparing quality organic treats for dogs and cats. On a healthy diet, the animals may live longer. . .but one local farmer won't be so lucky.

As Halloween approaches, Stan is asked to cater a doggie costume party hosted by the Happy Cow Dairy Farm. Part of a local c
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Paperback, 311 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2014)
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Amanda
I love this idea for a series. It was a great follow up from book one. The mystery and story between Stan and all the characters animal and human, were great. But I loved the pets the most in this series. I feel very close to this series, one reason is because, I work with animals at a boarding facility. I know a lot of people and pets, that reminds me of these characters in the book. The place I work at, has birthday parties for regulars that come in for doggy day camp all the time. They make a ...more
Linda
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
It's fall in New England, and Halloween festivities are being held nightly. Stan Connor, owner of Pawsitively Organic Gourmet Pet Food, bakes healthy, organic food and treats for canines and felines. Her business is branching out to catering parties for pampered dogs. Stan, and bar owner, Jake, have a growing attraction for each other, and Jake's sister is a local state trooper. When a gruesome murder occurs in a corn maze at a neighbors, and the farm owner himself is the corpse, Stan finds hers ...more
QNPoohBear
Stan is doing well with her new organic pet food business. Orders are coming in so fat she had to hire Jake's sister Brenna as her assistant. It's almost Halloween and Stan has been asked to cater a doggie costume party at the Happy Cow Dairy Farm. When she arrives, the farm owner Emmalee Hoffman is frazzled with running the farm and a special Halloween corn maze. Her husband is nowhere to be found. Before the doggie party even starts, Hal Hoffman is found dead in the corn maze with a sickle thr ...more
Randee
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2017-wom
This is the second in a series that features a young, corporate type who got out of the rat race, moved to a small farming town in Connecticut, called Frog Ledge, and has started her own business of making organic, healthy treats and food for cats and dogs. Like most cozies, there is a cast of recurring eccentric neighbors and town folk. Stan (short for Kristan) has 2 dogs and a cat. Most of the people in Frog Ledge have dogs, cats, alpacas and cows; so there is a reoccurring cast of animal char ...more
Dizzy
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in the Pawsitively Organic mystery series. It stars Kristan "Stan" Connors, who has recently moved to Frog Ledge, CT and started selling her organic, homemade animal treats and meals. In this book, Halloween is around the corner and Stan is helping her friends with the annual haunted corn maze. Before the maze even starts, the owner of the local dairy farm is found stabbed to death among the corn! Stan sets out to find the culprit, especially when the farmer's teenage son is ...more
Moondance
The chainsaw appeared out of nowhere, its wide arc narrowly missing the top of Stan Connor's head.

It's almost Halloween in Frog Ledge, Connecticut. Kristan "Stan" Connor's Pawsitively Organic pet food business has grown to catering parties for the residents' spoiled pets. The Happy Cow Dairy Farm is the setting for Benny's birthday party. It is also hosting a huge corn maze to supplement the farm's bottom line. The afternoon gets off to a bad start when the owner of the farm, Hal Hoffman. is fou
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Sarah
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The fabulous Liz Mugavero has written another great edition to her Gourmet Pet Food Mystery series. I have been eagerly anticipating the follow up to her debut, Kneading to Die since I finished it last year. I also received a free copy of this via NetGalley.

It's almost Halloween in Frog Ledge, CT and the town is waiting to jump into all of the fall festivities, including a corn maze at one of the local dairy farms. Little did everyone know that the man who owned the farm, Hal Hoffman would be f
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Mary Brown
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Biscuit, A Casket (A Pawsitively Organic Mystery) by Liz Mugavero is the second book in the series and it is fantastic. I read the first book in the series and I cannot decide which one I like better, they are both really good.

Stan Connor has moved to Frog Ledge, Connecticut, and is working at opening a new business. She makes healthy organic treats and dinners for animals and she is getting a positive response from the community. She is asked to cater a doggie costume party at Halloween time
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Barb
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Just finished the 2nd instalment in Liz Mugavero's Pawsitively Organic series, and I loved it. Stan (short for Kristan) is swamped with her new business: preparing treats and healthy meals for dogs and cats in her adopted small town. Her latest, a doggy birthday party being held at a neighbor's dairy farm, is interrupted by the discovery of the farmer's body, brutally murdered and left in the corn maze. Stan offers to help the widow sort through the mess of paperwork he left behind, and begins t ...more
Kirsti
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The second book in the series, and we're really starting to see Stan grow as a character and feel more comfortable in Frog Ledge. There's a host of other interesting characters becoming a part of her life, including but not exclusive to Jake, the sexy bartender. I'm super happy that she adopted not just Scruffy, but Henry too. Every animal has their part to play in this murder mystery.

Also has recipes included in the back for some of the animal treats Stan bakes- the only thing I bake are fail c
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Nicky
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This is a really solid follow up to her first book, which I enjoyed. The characters are all very likable, and I'm enjoying dabbling into romance with Jake. He's even more likable in this book since he's not as much of a one-dimensional character as in the first book. One of the bad situations that Stan put herself in made me stop and say "really??", but I guess it could happen on accident. I love the animals in this series as well, being a pet owner myself. The mystery was good and I had the sus ...more
Betty
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Witches, ghosts, black cats, spiders and vampires are everywhere as Forg Ledge prepares to celebrate Halloween. Stan Conner is at Happy Cow Farms to cater a doggy birthday for Benny a Fox terrier. A scream is heard coming from the corn maze. There is the body of Hal Hofferman with an object through his chest with blood everywhere. Stan is pushed to help sort out the clinical records of the dairy farm. As the police have decided Emmalee kill her husband, Stan decides to help clear Em's name.II If ...more
Michelle
Stan is slightly less annoying in this book. But not by much. At least the ridiculous theme song nonsense from the first book went away, and she wasn't doing quite as much "ooh, look at what I'm wearing" during this one.

This series is ok, but not great. The story was fine--it's a cozy mystery, so how bad can it be? The small town setting is cute. I like Jake, I think, but we don't get a lot of insights into him. We spend more time with his cop sister who clearly is as annoyed with Stan as I am.
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Georgiann Hennelly
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As Halloween approaches Stan is asked to cater a Doggy costume party. The party will behoted by the Happy Cow Dairy which is part of a local co-op. The Happy Cow specializes in dairy products. Hal and Emmalee the owners have started opening the property for parties and they have a Haunted corn maze. But when Hal,s lifeless body is found in the maze Emmalee is the number one suspect Seems Hal had plenty of enemies from shady business associates to bitter family members. Stan needs to find out the ...more
Wendy
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book because although it had many of the traditional cozy themes, it was still interesting and fun. this book gives fleshed out the character of Stan even more by introducing her mother, plus showing how she is building her pet food business and romance with Jake. A good quick read.
❂ Jennifer
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, cozy-mystery, arc
A strong follow up to the first book, Kneading to Die.

Full review is here: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/821948...
Tracy Weber
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A fun romp of a mystery with likeable characters
Joanna Warrens
Apr 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: may-2014
This was poorly written and flat out boring. I was seriously disappointed. I usually like cozies and I am not particular. I can't say much more because I have already forgotten all about it.
Deborah
I enjoyed the book, but the main character's belief that "farms" must be abusing their animals is annoying. Most farm animals are actually better treated than some people!
Kristie
Halloween time has arrived in Frog Ledge and Stan’s new business is catering a dog birthday/costume party at the nearby farm. Right before the party starts, a murder occurs in the corn maze. Stan helps out at the farm office while trying to figure out the murderer, as always there was no shortage of suspects! The victim was not well liked in some circles of their small town. During Stan’s sleuthing and working on her new business, her mom shows up and we get to see what she thinks of Stan’s new ...more
Elaine Roberson
I really enjoyed reading about Stan and her friends in Frog Ledge, Connecticut. This is the second book in the Pawsitively Organic Mystery series. Stan has begun a new business - preparing organic treats for cats and dogs. As Halloween approaches, Stan is asked to cater a doggie costume party hosted by the Happy Cow Dairy Farm. But disaster strikes when Hal in found murdered in the corn maze. The police suspect his wife, but Stan is sure that Em is innocent. Interesting characters and an engagin ...more
Jeanie Harper
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a new series for me.

It took me home, to the farm, reading about what is done for cows, cleaning, milking etc. But when the owner shows up dead in the cornfield in a corn maze, the suspects are galore,.

Stan has a wonderful business with dog, cat, and basic animal treats and feed, that is all home made and her cookies recipe is in the back of the book.

Hosting a doggie party is something else.

Good read, and the culprit wasn't revealed until the last chapter.
Deborah Almada
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am loving this series. I really like Stan and her furry roommates, this series gets better with each books as we get to know the characters of Frog Leap, can't wait to read the next book .
Kristin
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have
Really enjoyed the second book in the series. Enjoying the backstory to everyone's character and the developing relationships that are coming about. Interesting murder and mystery. Good ending. Very enjoyable!
Rebecca
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
If this series keeps up as it started, I'm looking forward to each and every book. The heroine is fun, funny, and clever, and the animals are adorable! AND the mysteries are well-written enough that I don't figure it out by the fourth chapter!
CONNIE
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very entertaining.
Amy
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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PAM
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good murder mystery series

Lots of action, twists, interesting characters, dogs and cats. Looking forward to the next installment in the series and what will happen next.
Ronda
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this series. I expect to see it on Hallmark Channel soon. We foster homeless pets and make homemade food so I feel such a kinship to the series protagonist.
Sapphyria
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Here is the link to my review of Book 1, Kneading to Die:
http://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com/201...

Warning: Book 1 spoilers are bound to happen....

This series is fantastic! I love how Liz M. incorporates the importance of both adopting and/or rescuing animals. I also love how she supports all dogs and indicates that breed discrimination is disgraceful. Anyone that agrees with breed discrimination should be ashamed of themselves. My favorite quote on this topic can be found on pg. 10: "Every dog
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