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Bark If It’s Murder

(Dog Club Mystery #3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  261 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Lilly Echosby just witnessed a murder on a pet cam. Or did she?
When a last-minute opportunity arises to accompany her boss to an art auction in Atlanta, Lilly throws some money at the problem of where to board her toy poodle Aggie (short for Agatha Christie). Posh Pet Haven offers the most luxurious canine accommodations in all of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The place even
Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Lyrical Press
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Lily Echosby is enjoying her move to Chattanooga, TN and her job as temporary accountant at the Museum of Art. When said job requires she travel out of town overnight, Lilly boards her precious toy poodle, Aggie, at the posh doggie day care center, Pet Haven Pet Resort, owned by Keri Lynn and Dallas Simpson. One special amenity offered by Pet Haven is online access to a videocam by which Lilly can personally check on live views of Aggie. She never expects to witness a murder then have no one bel ...more
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Lilly Echosby has been enjoying her temporary accounting job at the art museum. She jumps at the chance to go with her boss to Atlanta for an art auction. She just needs to find someone to care for Aggie, her toy poodle. After a friend recommends Pet Haven Lilly decides to give the place a try. On arrival, she sees it is an elite pet care facility with themed rooms and pet cams that can be accessed by the pet’s families.

Relaxing in her hotel room, almost as nice as Aggie’s acc
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The 3rd book of the Dog Club Mysteries Lilly Echosby will encounter dog shows, Doggy Day Care, Pet Cam, luxurious dog kennel, identify theft, art auctions, trust issues, and romance.
Lilly and Aggie, her toy poodle are living in a hotel and looking for a house to buy. Her employer offers a chance for Lilly to go with her to an art auction. Lilly boards Aggie at Posh Pet Haven which provides a Pet Cam for owners to see the furbabies while they are traveling. Lilly opens her Pet Cam and sees Aggie
Miss W Book Reviews
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bark If It's Murder is Book 3 in the Dog Club Mystery Series. I LOVE this series! This is a stand alone, but I think you will have more reading enjoyment if you read them all.

I love Lilly and Aggie. I totally loved the plot. Witnessing a murder through a pet cam! I just got a pet cam for my kitties and this was a clever and creative plot.

I love the characters and the mystery was great. I had no clue who had done it.

The author has a fantastic ability for bringing the page to life. I will look fo
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cozy-mystery
Bark If It's Murder by V.M. Burns was a great addition to this cozy series. I confess I love this series and never miss a chance to read Ms. Burns' books.

Lilly is adjusting to her new home in Tennessee and loves her temporary accounting position, being close to her best friend, Dixie, and her poodle Aggie. In this book we get to know her son, David, better as he comes to visit while on a forced hiatus from his acting role due to plumbing issues in the theater. Ms. Burns is a master at developing
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Lilly Echo by has moved out of the home she was renting and is currently residing in a hotel with her miniature poodle, Aggie (named for her favorite author Agatha Christie}. Dixie, Lilly’s best friend, has persuaded her dog obedience class to help at a dog show where she is judging the Poodle category. Lilly and her classmates are dismayed when they find out they are on the “clean-up” team. Thankfully they get breaks where they can wander around the event. While doing so, she and Monica Jill co ...more
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bark If It’s Murder is the third book in the Dog Club Mystery series.

Lilly Echosby is settling in well after her move to Chattanooga, Tenn. Lilly volunteers at a dog expo that the Eastern Tennessee Dog Club is sponsoring and stops by the tent for the Pet Haven Resort and Doggie Day Care and is rather surprised by the luxurious appointments that are offered for the pets. When her boss, Linda Kay, invites her at the last moment to join her and her husband for a trip to antique auction in Atlanta,
Jessica Robbins
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

I so love this series!! This one just makes it even better in my opinion. We catch back up with Lilly as she is surprised with a work trip that will make it necessary to board sweet little Aggi. A new doggy daycare/spa has come to the area becoming all the rage in a short amount time. After hearing about it a lot and talking to the owners at a dog show she decides to place Aggi there. A perk is it comes
Heidi Burkhart
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Burns is a new author for me. I couldn’t resist the cover, which had an adorable Westie in it. As I enjoy mysteries I decided to give it a try. The story was entertaining and kept my interest. I will look forward to reading more of the author’s books.
Jerri Cachero
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book in the Dog Club series! Lily is on the trail of a murderer but first, she has to find the body!

When Lily boards Aggie in a posh pet care facility, she never dreams she'll be on the trail of a murderer. A doggie cam let's nervous owners see their pets, in the luxury surroundings and while Lily's watching the lovable Aggie, the camera switches to a terrifying sight - a murder in progress. When Lily sounds the alarm and Red investigates, there's no body, no clues and no murde
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
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RO G'ma
Bark If It’s Murder is the third book in V. M. Burns’ A Dog Club Mystery series. The storyline is well-plotted, and the well-developed characters are affable. The story flows at a steady pace, with humorous moments and an interesting mystery with enough twists and red herrings to keep the reader engaged and guessing.

Deciding to make a fresh start after the death of her husband, Albert, Lilly Ann Echosby and her toy poodle, Aggie, moved from Lighthouse Dunes, Indiana to Chattanooga, Tennessee, wh
Mary Brown
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bark If It’s Murder
Dog Club Mystery, Book #3
V. M. Burns
5 Stars


Lilly Echosby just witnessed a murder on a pet cam. Or did she?

When a last-minute opportunity arises to accompany her boss to an art auction in Atlanta, Lilly throws some money at the problem of where to board her toy poodle Aggie (short for Agatha Christie). Posh Pet Haven offers the most luxurious canine accommodations in all of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The place even provides pet cams so anxious owners can check in on thei
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the first book in this series I have loved this series. Three books (so far) and every single one is a winner. Full disclosure - I grew up with poodles and I adore them. So that was the hook that got my attention right out of the gate. The humans are winners, too. Lilly and her BFF Dixie are very well developed and are women I would like to know. Lilly has a sweet toy poodle named Aggie and Dixie trains standard poodles. Now Lilly is in the process of buying a house in Chattanooga, TN, star ...more
I just love this series and even though it might sound corny to say that each book is even better than the last, it's true. Lilly and her friend Dixie are two people who I would absolutely enjoy having as friends. Either one of them would do anything for their family or friends, and as Lilly always shows when she investigates, she likes to help even those people that she doesn't know well. I liked the new character of BJ too, she was such fun and what a hoot! A great addition to the dog club! I ...more
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bark If It's Murder by V. M. Burns is the 3rd book in the Dog Club Mystery, and another wonderful addition. I have enjoyed this author's Mystery Bookshop series, and the other books in Dog Club Mystery series. Ms. Burns is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Lilly Echosby move to Florida after her husband left her. Lilly's has a toy poodle is named Agatha Christie, and she can be a handful. Good thing Lilly best friend, Dixie, trains dogs. Lilly has an opportunity to go to an art action ...more
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This third book in the series is by far my favourite!
A first rate mystery that kept me entertained and guessing (incorrectly!). The story was well written and engaging from start to finish.
The characters are really enjoyable and I look forward to reading the next in the series!
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of the book.
Lisa Morin
This is a cute addition to the series.
I enjoyed the characters and the story was interesting and well written.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for approving me to read an advanced copy of the book.
Phylis Carpenter
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun and informative book. I learned a lot about dog shows that I didn't know and I loved the characters in the book. In this book it touches on dogs, romance and murder. It is action packed from the beginning and keeps you on the edge of your seat through the whole book.

It is centered around a place called Pet Haven where you can take your dogs for a mani/pedicure, a massage and board them while you are away on business. They also have a web cam that you can see your dogs and what the
Marylou Willis
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so happy I found this series. I was blessed to have won a copy of the newest book from Goodreads. I love the characters and the mystery was good. I highly recommend this book and the other two in the series.
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars
Bark If Its Murder is the newest book in the Dog Club mystery series by V.M. Burns. I was drawn in from the very first page. Burns knows how to write stories and characters that are easy to fall in love with, root for or hate! I was thoroughly amused by the antics of those trying to figure out who was murdered and who did it. I was so sure I had figured it all out and I was so wrong. I love it when an author writes a mystery that keeps me guessing until the very end.
I so highly recommend
Cindy M.
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quick Read

Believable characters, interesting twist and turns. Read it all in the same day. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Terrific read with a twisty plot and logical but surprise ending. Love Aggie and all the other K9 characters as well as the various people working together to get to the truth.
Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for this arc.
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: won, 2019
This is the third book in the series and the first I have read. I won a copy of this book from Goodreads. I have read Wed, Read & Dead, and Read Herring Hunt a different series by the author.

M.s Burns does a wonderful job with the story. It is well-crafted, lots of possible suspects, and fantastic characters. There is plenty going on in this book.

I liked the twists, turns, and reveals throughout the book. Kept me interested. In fact, I have checked out number one in the series from the library
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book! Love that the whole dog training group helped out in their own way to put the pieces together. Didn't see the ending coming. Fun read!
Bobbie Kirkland
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of BARK IF IT’S MURDER (Book 3 of the Dog Club Mysteries) by V.M. Burns in exchange for an honest review. Lilly Echosby is an accountant who has recently realized her dream of owning a dog. Devoted to the little creature, Lilly participates in a dog-training group and even volunteers, on behalf of the local dog shelter, for poop scooping duties at a locally-held dog show. At the dog show, Lilly makes some new connections that come in handy when she gets a last-minute chanc ...more
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For a short pleasant mystery, this one is a winner. Lilly is a good “detective”; and Aggie a cute toy poodle. Dog lovers will love this series!
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
When Lilly heads out of town to attend an art auction with her boss she boards Aggie at the posh Pet Haven in town. Since it’s the first time she is away from Aggie, she takes advantage of the pet cam to check in on Aggie before turning in for the night. But the connection is acting up and the camera switches to an outside area in the resort and Lilly sees a woman murdered. She calls her boyfriend Red, who is in law enforcement, and the police find nothing. But Lilly is certain she saw a murder ...more
Pam Frederick
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An enjoyable read especially for a dog lover.
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kept interest throughout
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V.M. Burns was born in Northwestern Indiana and spent many years in
Southwestern Michigan on the Lake Michigan shoreline. She is a lover of dogs,
British historic cozies, and scones with clotted cream. After many years in the
Midwest she went in search of milder winters and currently lives in Eastern
Tennessee with her poodles. Her debut novel, The Plot is Murder was nominated for a 2017 Agatha Award

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