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Marked Fur Murder

(Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Deirdre "Foxtrot" Lancaster is fed up with all the goings-on at wacky billionaire Zelda Zoransky's mansion. Running around like a chicken with her head cut off, she's got a laundry-list of things to do. ZZ is hosting yet another one of her famous salons. Her nutty guests have more than their fair share of odd requests and strange demands. And now, friend Ben's estranged si ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 2015 by St. Martin's Press
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Diane ~Firefly~
I really do enjoy these books, but they sometimes get a bit esoteric.

What I enjoyed:
* The setting, it is one of the more unique ones - a rich eccentric who has fashionable salons in current day as well as practically her own zoo and is next door to one of the biggest pet cemeteries.
* Foxtrot (although it is still weird she goes by that name). She is the perfect assistant as she can solve just about any crisis - including murder.
* Whiskey and Tango are in great form as always.

What could have been
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Dharia Scarab
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
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Casceil
Apr 13, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoy this series, but the earlier books were better than this one. The author seems to be trying a little too hard now. This plot felt contrived.
Valerie
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love the development of the characters from book to book, and how the murder investigation is woven around that.
Kristen
I love this series! One of my very favourites and at book 3 I still love it as much as with the first book.

This is a wonderful combination of cozy mystery, a little paranormal twist, great characters, very well-conceived and clever plots, and a LOT of terrific one-liners and laugh-out-loud humour.

This series is perfect if you enjoy any or all of the above components, and want something light, fun easy-to-read and entertaining.

Foxtrot is a super character. She's smart and resourceful, she can dea
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Henriette
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was a little uncertain regarding this book. As with the last one this is more urban fantasy than actually a mystery. They spend most of the time hunting a mythological snake. This is one of those books where you can’t decide whether the explanation is really a supernatural one or something mundane. The conclusion was nicely done though.

Since the story was the book’s weakness I would’ve given less stars if the humour wasn’t top-notch again. Most of the conversations between tango and whiskey m
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Leslie
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Once again Foxtrot and her assistants, Whiskey and Tango are busy solving a mystery or two or three. The murder mystery begins with the death of Anna, Ben's sister, who was also a Thunderbird. Is someone targeting Thunderbirds? It seems likely when Ben is shot by a crossbow. Sightings of a colorful extremely large snake add another mystery for the team. Marbles placed on cat headstones in the graveyard is one more puzzle to solve. Foxtrot and friends race around a bit, but eventually figure it ...more
Carla
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fully enjoyed this book. The back and forth between Whiskey and Tango is more than worth the read. I see furred friends in both of them.
The murder of a Thunderbird -- electrocution in a swimming pool -- and finding the murderer is well written and believable as are the excursions into the Thunderscape. I did not see the ID of the killer until shortly before the unveil.

If for no other reason, check out this book for the interplay between humans, ghosts, gods, and animals. You will like that as
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Jackie
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first in the series I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well written, and still funny and goofy.
Erica Locke
Feb 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Sorry, but this book just wasn't my cup of tea.
Vilia
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Backchatting Books 

Deirdre "Foxtrot" Lancaster makes her living tending to the needs of ZZ, an eccentric billionaire. In her off-time, such as it is, she acts as a caretaker of a nearby pet cemetery which doubles as a supernatural animal crossroads. Anna, her boyfriend's sister, is murdered in ZZ's pool and Foxtrot decides to investigate as she's worried that whoever targeted Anna might come after Ben next.

Anna and Ben are Thunderbirds and have the ability to

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Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Marked Fur Murder is the third mystery in Dixie Lyle’s unusual paranormal cozy series featuring personal assistant Foxtrot and her supernatural animal companions, Whiskey and Tango. (Yes, their initials are indeed WTF.)

This time around, murder hits close to home: the victim, Anna, is the sister of Foxtrot’s boyfriend Ben. Like Ben, Anna is – or rather, was – a Thunderbird, able to sense and control the weather. It appears that an ancient enemy may be trying to eliminate the Thunderbirds. Throw i
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Barb (Boxermommyreads)
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
This series is a pretty steady 4 star read for me. Actually, I'm so pleased I'm participating in a "Read a Series in a Month" challenge which has prompted me to finally get around to reading them. In this installment, Foxtrot once again is smack dab in the middle of a mystery along with her paranormal sidekicks. ZZ has a new crew of individuals staying at her mansion and Foxtrot's boyfriend Ben's sister has been found dead. Now very few people know it but Ben and his sister are members of a dyin ...more
Sarah
Apr 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
I love paranormal books, but I have to be able to suspend disbelief by falling into a decent plot and getting caught up in the characters. This series, at least in this book, has gotten a bit outlandish (and by a bit, I mean absolutely crazy wack-a-doodle!).

Cast of characters in this book:
-Foxtrot, seemingly normal PA. Can see and interact with spirit animals.
-Sidekick 1: Whiskey, ghost dog who can change shape at will.
-Sidekick 2: Tango, reincarnated pet cat from Foxtrot's childhood, who speaks
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Doward Wilson
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoy dogs, cats, animals in general, ghosts, fantasy, the paranormal, a little romance and a fascinating murder mystery, read this series. This is Book#3 and I recommend reading them in order, as the characters continue to grow and develop with each book. Deirdre "Foxtrot" Lancaster is the assistant to wealthy, Zelda Zoransky on her private estate and zoo. Foxtrot runs the estate with help from her dog and cat companions. Zelda throws parties with a wide mix of quests from differing back ...more
Charlene
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Nothing like starting with the third book in a series. Took awhile to get into the story, because I was obviously in the middle of some story lines. Native American and Australian Aboriginal myths come to life along with beloved pets and the rainbow bridge. The keeper of the crossroads works as a private assistant to an heiress still living in the sixties. A quirky cast of characters -- a psychotic writer with imaginary friends, a rock star, a conman, etcetera. Keep the story moving and the myst ...more
Kai Hunter
in my opinion this one is much better than the 2nd book in the series. The story opens with the murder of a minor established character. Though this one is a lot more focused than the 2nd book Foxtrot has to work her way through a believable number of red herrings and then watch her boyfriend get eaten by a giant rainbow spirit snake. Don't you hate it when that happens? I'm enjoying the characters more and more, but would like to see more interaction with established characters.
Carol Stanley-Snow
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Now...this was a cute, humorous read. Kitties, dogs, ghost animals and a keeper of the Pet Cemetary.
Oh...then there's the murder of a Thunderbird!

A decent mystery with some paranormal thrown in...a fun read.
Jenni Schell
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this series, but this book took me a bit longer to get into than the first two. Once I got into the book, it flew by. I love Foxtrot and the way she interacts with the everyone and everything. I look forward to the next mystery to come.
Melody
Jul 21, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm new to this series. The characters are interesting, the story is full of interesting mythologies but the plot seemed a little contrived and all the elements don't quote flow. However I will be looking for some more books in the series.
Stephanie
Aug 29, 2016 marked it as abandoned
I can't finish this book when I pretty much figured out who committed the murder. And upon checking and seeing that I was correct in my guess and getting the answer of why, I didn't see a point in reading it through.

I enjoyed the first two in this series much more.
D Nichols
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Couldn't finish book. When I read the first one, I had trouble finishing it too so I decided to give the author a second chance. Not worth it.
Ellen
Jan 21, 2016 added it
Loved it.
michele mims
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

I love supernatural books that animals. Dixon's companions are fun and so much like the real thing. Sometimes I think she used my cat as reference.
Ming
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
charming
Nancy Haddock
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hubby and I are both into this series. Lots of twists, great characters!
Becky
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 continues keeping the interest in Foxtrot, Whiskey, and Tango's unusual adventures! Hooray!
Trish
I really like this series. One of my favourite paranormal cozy sets, with laugh out loud humour.
Ruby
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. lovers of fantasy, mystery, and the supernatural will devour this fun fun trio of detectives
Elaine
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love the W,T,F series. not a believer in the paranormal but these characters are great especially the snarky remarks from Tango and Whiskey. looking for a fun read pick up this book
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Dixie Lyle loves animals, mysteries, books, reading, words, bad puns (are there any other kind?) and once had a torrid summer romance with an entire library. Did I mention the books? Oh, and definitely doesn't believe in the supernatural. Nope, not me. Hey, what was that sound? Where's that spooky green glow coming from? Oh, hello, didn't see you standing there in the corner, what with you being a ...more

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