Trouble at the Animal Shelter

  • by Dianne Harman
  • Narrated by Erin deWard
  • 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mike, the sheriff of Beaver County, Oregon and his wife Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, have just returned from a fly fishing trip to Cuba. On the drive home from the airport Mike gets a call informing him that the owner of Doggie Love Kennel, where they had boarded their dogs when they were in Cuba, has been murdered. To make matters worse, all of the dogs in the kennel, including Rebel and Lady, have been released and are running loose in the surrounding area. They immediately begin to search for their dogs as well as trying to determine who killed Mary Barnes.
They have plenty of suspects to choose from: the druggie kennel employee; the owner of the award winning Yorkie that was impregnated while staying at the kennel; the disgruntled head of the Pit Bull Sanctuary who was instructed by the owner of the kennel to get his pit bulls off of the property within 24 hours; the impoverished woman whose property is next to the luxurious kennel and is jealous of the dogs being boarded there; the kennel manager; and her husband who has anger issues. Will Mike and Kelly find the killer before the killer comes after them? And what about the dog named Skyy? Is she cute enough to make Mike rethink his decision to only have two dogs? Can she worm her way into his heart?
This is the ninth book in the best-selling Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series. Find out more at


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Customer Reviews

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Thanks for keeping me guessing.

Very well done for such a short listen. I didn't solve the mystery before the characters. Good character development for an ensemble cast with a few leads. I am more of a cat person but grew up with both cats and dogs. I really like the use of the dogs and their personalities. nice resolution with the dogs as well. Good stand alone story.
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Such a great series!!

I love the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series by Dianne Harman! Trouble at the Animal Shelter was again narrated by Erin deWard, and she did a fabulous job! The only problem is that I've listened to all of the available audiobooks by Dianne Harman on Audible. What's a girl supposed to do now?!? I tried to stretch this one out so it would last longer, but I loved it so much that I'm afraid my plan didn't work too well. :-( I highly recommend this audiobook to lovers of cozy mysteries, as well as to dog lovers everywhere! Lucky for me, I am both.

Each book in the series is a stand alone, full mystery, so in reality, you could read/listen to just this book and enjoy it....BUT, in my opinion, you should start at the beginning. Starting with Book 1 will make your listening experience that much more enjoyable. Each series by Dianne Harman is so well-written. While I love all of them, The Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series is my absolute favorite. I feel like I know the characters, including the dogs, so is because of them (and the gorgeous setting) that I keep coming back for more! With each new release, I cannot wait to hear about the new case to be solved! I love how Kelly - and the dogs - always make sure to put their "two cents" in to Kelly's Sheriff husband, Mike, and how he is ever-so-loving and patient with her! Also, everyone in town makes an appearance in each of the books, so you always have the feeling of friends nearby. I own all of Dianne Harman's audiobooks and almost all of the books in each series in digital form. If you have not read/listened to her work, you are in for a treat, and I'm confident that you, too, will want to also be the proud owner of each book. Keep up the great work, Dianne!

Erin deWard is so awesome! I love her as the narrator of each of the books. Her familiar voice makes me feel right at home. She is consistent with her tone and the female/male voices are played out well. Her speed is good, making the entire book enjoyable and easy to listen to! Fantastic job, Erin!

I rate this audiobook the same as all the others by Dianne Harman, narrated by Erin deWard...5/5 stars! The very first cozy mystery I ever read/listened to was Book 1 in this series (Kelly's Koffee Shop). After that, I was hooked, and I still am today! So, thank you ladies, for exposing me to the world of Cozy Mysteries! You keep me laughing, smiling, guessing through to the end every single time. I'm already looking forward to the next audiobook patiently as I possibly can, anyway.

Thank you for reading my review. I hope it was helpful to you. :-)
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- tarafarah7: Tara Brown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2017
  • Publisher: Dianne Harman