The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. Newsome

The Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. Newsome

A Shot in the Bark Book 1 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) NewsomeA Shot in the Bark: A Dog Park Mystery
Book 1 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) Newsome

PUBLISHED: November 18, 2013, rated by readers:★★★★★ 4.1 with more than 9,069 ratings as of this post date

A grieving artist, a smitten detective, a devious killer: You never know who you’ll meet at the dog park.

Would you recognize a killer if you talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn’t. Neither do her friends at the Mount Airy Dog Park. When the apparent suicide of Lia’s deadbeat boyfriend draws the attention of Detective Peter Dourson, he decides to adopt the dead man’s dog to infiltrate the tight group he’s certain conceals Luthor Morrissey’s killer. As his investigation uncovers secrets, a grieving Lia fights her growing attraction to the laid-back detective. Meanwhile, Luthor’s killer lurks, desperate to stay ahead of the investigation—no matter who has to die…

If you like believable characters, a multi-layered plot, and a compelling sense of humor with your intrigue, pick up this can’t-put-down whodunit for a romp through the dog park with Lia and the gang.

This extended edition includes new and expanded scenes.

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Drool Baby Book 2 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) NewsomeDrool Baby: A Dog Park Mystery
Book 2 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) Newsome

PUBLISHED: November 20, 2013, rated by readers:★★★★★ 4.4 with more than 1,021 ratings as of this post date

Who can you trust when everything you believe is wrong?

Artist Lia Anderson survived the murder of her boyfriend and betrayal by a friend, emerging from trauma with a hunky new detective beau, an exciting commission, and a straight-talking therapist to help her sort everything out. When a disturbing message raises questions about Luthor’s death, Detective Peter Dourson launches a clandestine investigation into the closed case. Lia copes by refusing to accept that her world is still not safe. Neither of them realize digging for the truth will place her in the crosshairs of a killer increasingly out of control.

This book concludes the storyline begun in A Shot in the Bark.

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Maximum Security, A Dog Park Mystery by C. A. NewsomeMaximum Security: A Dog Park Mystery
Book 3 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) Newsome

PUBLISHED: November 19, 2013, rated by readers:★★★★★ 4.4 with more than 590 ratings as of this post date

Lia is torn between loyalties when her best patron befriends a murder suspect.

Lia Anderson’s escape-artist foster dog shows up with a human femur, sending Detective Peter Dourson on a hunt that ends with an ironclad case against Kitty, the dead man’s high school sweetheart. Lia shouldn’t have skin in this game, but she helped Peter apprehend Kitty and now she feels responsible. Worse, she believes Kitty may be innocent. When Lia’s best patron takes up Kitty’s cause, the pressure is on for the dog park gang to uncover the truth.

Curl up with Maximum Security, a romp of a mystery laced with humor, dogs, and love.

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Sneak Thief: A Dog Park Mystery, Book 4 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) NewsomeSneak Thief: A Dog Park Mystery
Book 4 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) Newsome

PUBLISHED: April 7, 2015, rated by readers:★★★★★ 4.4 with more than 436 ratings as of this post date

Lia’s kindness to an orphaned beagle draws the attention of an obsessed killer…

Lia’s new friend Desiree has a secret admirer, one who leaves her tiny figurines sculpted from twisted aluminum foil. Lia worries about the man’s intentions but the pint-sized sex pot brushes off Lia’s concerns. When Desiree is murdered, Lia not only winds up with the woman’s kleptomaniac beagle, she also inherits Desiree’s stalker. On the outs with Peter and with the police on the wrong track, Lia will have to rely on her wits and her friends if she wants to stay alive.

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Muddy Mouth: A Dog Park Mystery, Book 5 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) NewsomeMuddy Mouth: A Dog Park Mystery
Book 5 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) Newsome

PUBLISHED: March 2, 2016, rated by readers:★★★★★ 4.4 with more than 384 ratings as of this post date

A Fourth of July parade, 89 feral cats, and a missing author. It’s nothing Lia and her schnauzer can’t handle.

While the dog park gang trains their fur-babies to participate in Northside’s famously eccentric Fourth of July parade, starving artist Lia Anderson is building a float commissioned by Fiber and Snark, the cat-rescuing knitting club managing the career of local best-selling author Lucas Cross. Then Lucas disappears at a book convention, someone attacks Lucas’s accountant, and Lia is the only one the ladies of Fiber and Snark trust to discover the truth while protecting a secret no one suspects they have.

It’s the dog park gang to the rescue. But can they find Lucas before somebody winds up dead?

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Fur Boys: A Dog Park Mystery, Book 6 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) NewsomeFur Boys: A Dog Park Mystery
Book 6 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) Newsome

PUBLISHED: June 13, 2017, rated by readers:★★★★★ 4.3 with more than 242 ratings as of this post date

There’s no end to the drama when Lia stumbles on a dead diva.

Talented, charismatic Dr. Geoffrey Lawrence has manipulated students and staff at Hopewell Music Conservatory for years, destroying lives and careers at whim. No one knows this better than Hannah Kleemeyer, the school admin who plays nanny for the professor’s trio of adorable dogs.

Lia’s mural commission at Hopewell and her friendship with Hannah place her at the center of the drama when the Machiavellian voice professor is murdered, drama heightened by the theatrical tendencies of the suspects and further complicated by the terms of the professor’s will.

The solution to Lawrence’s murder lies with his many victims, but the detectives assigned to the case are more suited to rousting gang-bangers than eliciting shameful secrets. Meanwhile, a mysterious informant is determined to involve Lia’s beau, Detective Peter Dourson. It’s a case Peter can’t touch now that Cincinnati has created a centralized unit to handle homicides. With Peter hamstrung by departmental politics and the assigned detectives barking up the wrong tree, it will take Lia and the dog park gang to unravel the truth.

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Swamp Monster: A Dog Park Mystery, Book 7 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) NewsomeSwamp Monster: A Dog Park Mystery
Book 7 of The Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries by C. A. (Carol Ann) Newsome

PUBLISHED: January 10, 2021, rated by readers:★★★★★ 4.5 with more than 80 ratings as of this post date

Old bones land Detective Peter Dourson up a creek without a paddle.

Human remains surface on the banks of Cincinnati’s Mill Creek, sparking a media circus. It’s a case Detective Peter Dourson shouldn’t have, with attention he doesn’t want—even before his former fiancée arrives to fan the flames.

Starving artist Lia Anderson has her own problems. Her new puppy is on a mission to destroy everything she owns, and a ditsy new client is driving her crazy. Worse, Peter’s ex wants to rekindle their relationship.

When the bones are tied to dark rumors from 1940, past becomes present. It will take Lia and the Dog Park Gang to prevent history from repeating itself.

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