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A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
BY MARGARET MIZUSHIMA
November 2019 Top Pick, Library Reads
Two brutal murders, a menacing band of poachers, and a fearsome creature on the loose in the mountains plunge Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo into a sinister vortex.
An explosion outside a community dance sends Mattie Cobb and Cole Walker reeling into the night, where they discover a burning van and beside it the body of outfitter Nate Fletcher. But the explosion didn’t kill Nate–it was two gunshots to the heart.
The investigation leads them to the home of rancher Doyle Redman, whose daughter is Nate’s widow, and the object of one of their suspect’s affection. But before they can make an arrest, they receive an emergency call from a man who’s been shot in the mountains. Mattie and Robo rush to the scene, only to be confronted by the ominous growl of a wild predator.
As new players emerge on the scene, Mattie begins to understand the true danger that’s enveloping Timber Creek. They journey into the cold, misty mountains to track the animal–but discover something even more deadly in Tracking Game, the fifth installment in Margaret’s Timber Creek K-9 Mystery series.
It’s crazy to think that the fifth episode in my Timber Creek K-9 mysteries is being released today—November 12, 2019! It seems like only yesterday when we launched the first in the series, Killing Trail; and now only a few years later, we’re looking at book five.
Titled Tracking Game, this edition continues the story of protagonists Deputy Mattie Cobb, her patrol dog Robo, and veterinarian Cole Walker as they investigate the death of a local rancher. The case leads them into the Colorado wilderness where they must track a killer as well as a fearsome predator that is threatening their community.
I invite you to join Mattie, Robo, and Cole in their latest adventure, one that draws Mattie and Cole closer together than ever before. And German shepherd Robo is in top form as he teams up with a Rhodesian ridgeback named Moose to track the bad guys. Please come along for the ride.
Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. Active within the writing community, Margaret serves on the board for the Rocky Mountain chapter of Mystery Writers of America and was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals.
Links to Margaret’s Website, blog, books, etc.
Thanks, Margaret, for sharing your book with us!
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