Book Review

Book Review | No Bones – Annie Bassett

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No Bones
Dead & Buried Mysteries #1
by Annie Bassett & Mandy Broughton
Publisher: Cypress Professional Group
Release Date: November 14, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Purchased
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Reviewed by Crystal

Ruby Nash’s life has gone to the dogs. Since her husband passed, her once-thriving canine search and rescue business has hit the end of its leash. When her mother, Donna, asks for help investigating her fiance, Cecil’s, disappearance, Ruby leaves no bone unturned, roaming outside the boundaries of the law. But she’s caught faster than a three-legged cat at a dog show. With her tail tucked firmly between her legs, she and her remaining cadaver dog, a Weimaraner named Sasha, return to her tiny hometown of Dead & Buried. It’s a Texas speed trap with more buried secrets than citizens.

Determined to help her mother find the truth about Cecil’s disappearance, Ruby and Sasha begin an investigation of Dead & Buried’s crazy characters, digging up more trouble than a dog full of fleas. But without a body, it’s devilishly hard to pin down the murderer. Can she find Cecil and get out of the doghouse alive? More importantly, can she keep from eating too much pie on the job?

No Bones is a barking good time. Full of Texas sass, small town charm, and plenty of downhome cooking, the Dead & Buried Mysteries are cozies with bite. Dog bite. 



Okay……time to review here……and it’s a bit dicey here as I did something I rarely do when reading a book.  I took all my “rules” (for lack of a better word) and tossed them by the wayside.  Why, you ask?  Because usually if a book doesn’t come right out and GRAB me, I don’t stick with it.

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That being said, No Bones and I had to get to know each other slowly, step by step.  There is a lot going on at the beginning of the story (really, almost first half) and most of that was real DOWNER stuff.  Watching a train wreck would have been happier than what was going on in this story.  That being said, I pushed past that and became entranced with the tale, the characters (both human and canine) and found myself engrossed, turning the pages in curiosity.  What will happen next?  Who will Ruby end up with?  What about Sasha & Bert?    And what really happened to Donna’s fiance?

Get it??  See what I mean??

IMG_20180508_192709_490000.pngSo I’m asking you, awesome readers out there, to do what I did.  Let the book do a slow introduction, maybe a dance or two, and let yourself be drawn in.  I wasn’t disappointed, and I don’t think you will be either.

By the way…….I’m buying the next book. And that truly says it all, dontcha think?? Fall down the Rabbit Hole with me, okay?? As always, thanks for reading!



22 thoughts on “Book Review | No Bones – Annie Bassett”

    1. Absolutely!!!!!
      I’m big on covers……I never used to be. While I may not completely “judge a book by its cover” a canine on the cover will always turn my head.
      When our beloved Golden, Yoda, passed away, I was in a bad way. But it was also at that time I discovered one of my favorite authors, David Rosenfelt (the Andy Carpenter series).

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