Pet Shop Cozy Mysteries

Susie Gayle

Small town scandals abound in this fun and furry series, which revolves around a Pet Store, owned by amateur sleuth, Will Sullivan. Fast-paced and funny, this Cozy Mystery series is a rollicking ride for pet lovers!

A Splash Of Murder

The small coastal town of Seaview Rock has been buffeted by scandal and strife, but this time, the situation seems dire for pet shop owner, Will Sullivan. His girlfriend’s mother is coming back to town, which is a special kind of madness of its own, andsoon after she arrives, one-half ofa brother-sister pet grooming duo ends up dead in Will’s store, the Pet Shop Stop.

As Will’s list of suspects grows shorter by the minute, he can’t help but be suspicious of Sarah’smother, and he wonders if she’s just vindictive enough to be dangerous. It’s a family affair in this thrilling installment, but no matter what happens, Will is on the case, not just to solve a murder but to keep his friends, family, and pet shop safe, proving that loyalty hasn’t gone completely to the dogs.

Bark Once for Murder

Handsome and kind-hearted Will Sullivan owns a pet shop in an idyllic seaside town. Business is good, and he’s dating again for the first time since his divorce, but in the course of a single day, Will’s whole life turns upside-down. A corporate giant threatens to destroy his business, his ex-wife decides to move back to town, and worst of all, he discovers a deadbody. When Will’s girlfriend is arrested as asuspect, it’s up to Will, with the help of an adorably enthusiastic shelter dog, to uncover the identity of the killer, in a town where just about anyone could be a suspect.

Bark Twice for Murder

A freak winter storm hits the coastal Maine town of Seaview Rock, leaving a small yacht wrecked on the shore. Taking part in the rescue effort, pet shop owner Will Sullivan is shocked to find the body of a famous actress inside. At first it seems like the starlet’s death was just an accident, but as Will uncovers mysterious coincidences surrounding the odd event, it becomes evident to him that this was a well-concealed murder. The police are skeptical, reluctant to believe that such a terrible conspiracy took place, and to make matters worse, Will finds himself harassed by a Hollywood tabloid reporter bent on getting the full scoop of the starlet’s death in order to advance her own career.

Three Barks for Murder

In the small town of Seaview Rock, Maine, local pet shop owner, Will Sullivan, brings a shelter dog to the gracious home of one of the town’s wealthiest families, for what should just be a routine meet-and-greet. Things get more than a bit awkward when he finds his ex-wife Karen there…and the tense situation goes from bad to worse when a body is found in the shed. With only five possible suspects, Will is desperate to figure out who among them was the killer. Time is ticking as he puts himself in danger to clear not only his own name, but that of his girlfriend as well. Will he find the culprit in time?

A Basket of Murder

Life in the coastal Maine town of Seaview Rock seems idyllic until the death of a local mechanic leaves police with more questions than answers. Pet shop owner Will Sullivan is determined to stay out of this one, but his best friend Sammy begs him to investigate. Sammy is convinced it was no accident, and that he might be the killer’s next target—but he can’t say why. It’s up to Will to discover the nature of the mechanic’s death, while also figuring out his friend’s involvement…and trying to stay neutral in all of it himself. 

Five Mews for Murder

Life in Seaview Rock hasn’t quite been the same for pet shop owner Will Sullivan ever since he found out that his best friend Sammy is involved in a scheme to blackmail the town council. Worse still, he finds himself stuck with a pet rattlesnake that he can’t get rid of—and he hates snakes. When a fire breaks out at a local historic site and a town council member is found dead inside, Will takes it upon himself to investigate in the hopes that Sammy had nothing to do with it. Fearing the worst, Will has to try not to get any further involved with a secret that threatens to affect his entire town.

Pugs Thugs and Murder

Pet shop owner and hesitant novice investigator Will Sullivan is headed south, for the warm sunny beaches of North Carolina. With his girlfriend Sarah, his dog Rowdy, and their three-pawed kitten Basket, they hope to escape the troubles of Seaview Rock, even if just for a little while, swapping it for the charming shore-side town of Angler Cove. But soon after arriving, Rowdy digs up a human bone from the sand of their private stretch of beach.What was supposed to be a romantic getaway becomes an exploration into a three-year-old cold case involving twin cops, jilted lovers, and one chubby pug.

A Hiss of Murder

Back from vacation, pet shop owner Will Sullivan and his girlfriend Sarah return to their hometown of Seaview Rock, Maine. Will has a brand-new resolve to definitively extricate himself from a blackmail plot between his best friend, Sammy Barstow, and the Seaview Rock town council, which will be tricky but has to happen for his safety and sanity.

 

Not even back for a full day, Will discovers that his ex-wife, Karen, is missing, and that just prior to her disappearance, she’d been asking way too many questions about certain council members. To make matter worse, an extremely venomous snake, Petunia, has escaped from Will’s shop, threatening not only lives, but his livelihood as well.

A Woof of Murder

With the blackmail scandal over and behind him, life in Seaview Rock is pretty good for pet shop owner Will Sullivan—that is, until a town council member is struck by a car in broad daylight, and Will is given reason to believe it was no accident. He and his friends will have to find the culprit, while at the same time trying to keep their secret under wraps, one that would shake the town to its very core. To make matters even more challenging, Sarah’s family is in town for a visit—an overly critical mother and a younger brother with a criminal history. No matter what happens, one thing is for sure: life in Seaview Rock will never be the same.

Puzzles, Puggles, and Murder

More than a year after a blackmail scandal rocked the coastal Maine town of Seaview Rock, life is finally returning to normal for pet shop owner Will Sullivan, and it’s brought with it some changes. Not only has Will just passed the licensing exam to become a Private Investigator, but he’s also got his first case: finding a missing terrier with an impressive pedigree. When a man dies under mysterious circumstances at a party, Will decides to investigate—not only because he doesn’t believe it was an accident, but because he’s certain that the deceased wasn’t the intended target, and someone close to him might be in grave danger.

Ruffed Up Murder

The small town of Seaview Rock has always prided itself on being particularly charming and idyllic, but when a farmer threatens to sell his land to a sprawling mega-store, it may mark the beginning of the end for the seaside burg. The town council convenes to try to hammer out a solution, but the problem is solved, in a most gruesome way, when the farmer is murdered. Local pet shop owner/private investigator Will Sullivan finds himself a suspect, after having the misfortune to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Amid an already-heavy caseload of missing pets, Will must clear not only his own name, but that of his girlfriend Sarah and her younger brother Dennis, by finding the murderer in a town where everyone has a motive.

Cheep Shot Murder

The quaint and historic town of Seaview Rock is dangerously divided. On one side, pet shop owner Will Sullivan, his friends, and the town council struggleto expose a heinous murderer. On the other side, the mayor and a small group of vindictive locals will do anything to keep their town the way it is, even if it involves an intricate coverup. His PI license suspended, Will must enlist the help of all of his friends to solve the murder, while at the same time evading authorities and investigating a twenty-year-old disappearance that may prove to be an essential piece of the puzzle.

A Splash of Murder

The small coastal town of Seaview Rock has been buffeted by scandal and strife, but this time, the situation seems dire for pet shop owner, Will Sullivan. His girlfriend’s mother is coming back to town, which is a special kind of madness of its own, andsoon after she arrives, one-half ofa brother-sister pet grooming duo ends up dead in Will’s store, the Pet Shop Stop.

 

As Will’s list of suspects grows shorter by the minute, he can’t help but be suspicious of Sarah’smother, and he wonders if she’s just vindictive enough to be dangerous. It’s a family affair in this thrilling installment, but no matter what happens, Will is on the case, not just to solve a murder but to keep his friends, family, and pet shop safe, proving that loyalty hasn’t gone completely to the dogs.