Unleashed: A Kate Turner, DVM Mystery

Poisoned Pen. Aug. 2015. 266p. ISBN 9781464203947. $26.95; pap. ISBN 9781464203961. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781464203978. M
Dr. Kate Turner is happy to fill in for a veterinarian in Oak Falls, NY, who is on a yearlong sabbatical. But she is devastated when her friend, artist Claire Birnham, is found dead. First the police think it's suicide, but then they arrest the mentally challenged young man who works at Kate's clinic. Kate knows Eugene would never hurt anyone, especially Claire, since he adores her tiny Cairn terrier, Toto. Who would want to kill Claire, who was on the verge of moving to Manhattan with its thriving art scene? Was it Gilda, the selfish gallery owner? Or Claire's violent ex-boyfriend?
VERDICT Brady's sophomore effort (after Muzzled) is an appealing mix of murder and medicine. Kate is an amiable heroine with lots of spunk. Not willing to leave well enough alone, she joins the list of cozy amateur sleuths such as Laura Childs's Theodosia Browning and Jane Cleland's Josie Prescott.
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