Book Review: To Fetch A Villain

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Old dogs and new tricks abound in To Fetch a Villain – Four Fun “Tails” of Scandal and Murder by Maria Hudgins, @teresainge7 , Jayne Ormerod, @HeatherWeidner1

About The Book

About The Book:

Old dogs and new tricks abound in TO FETCH A VILLAIN, the third installment in the Mutt Mysteries series. This collection of four novellas illustrates why dogs are our best friends and the perfect companions for digging up clues, solving crimes, and bringing villains to justice. Let sleeping dogs lie? Not when the MUTTS are on the case.

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My Thoughts

This is collection of four novellas that are barking sensations. They offer enjoyable mini mysteries featuring great amateur sleuths paired up with funky, smart, and adorable canine sidekicks. While the human characters are well developed and imaginative, it is the “mutts’ that steal the stories and honestly who would want it any other way.

Although each of the stories was far too short for my taste, that is a personal quirk. All were well written, quick paced, and showcase a wonderful variety that can be read in a single sitting. They are stories I would gladly revisit again


About The Authors

Maria Hudgins

Maria Hudgins is a mystery writer and a former high school science teacher. She is the author of the Dotsy Lamb Travel Mysteries, the Lacy Glass Archaeology Mysteries and several published short stories. Her favorite things are traveling, reading, dogs, and cats. She lives in Hampton, Virginia with her cat, Lulu.


Teresa Inge

Teresa Inge grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Today, she doesn’t carry a rod like her idol, but she hotrods. She is president of Sisters in Crime Mystery by the Sea Chapter and author of short mysteries in Virginia is for Mysteries, 50 Shades of Cabernet, Coastal Crimes: Mysteries by the Sea, andMurder by the Glass.

She resides in Southeastern Virginia with her husband and two dogs, Luke and Lena.

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Jayne Ormerod

Jayne Ormerod grew up in a small Ohio town and attended a small-town Ohio college. Upon earning her accountancy degree, she became a CIA (that’s not a sexy spy thing, but a Certified Internal Auditor). She married a naval officer, and off they sailed to see the world. After nineteen moves, they, along with their two rescue dogs Tiller and Scout, settled in a cottage by the Chesapeake Bay. Jayne writes cozy mysteries about small towns with beach settings. You can read more about Jayne and her many publications at www.JayneOrmerod.com.


Heather Weidner

Heather Weidner writes the Delanie Fitzgerald mystery series (Secret Lives and Private Eyes, The Tulip Shirt Murders, and Glitter, Glam, and Contraband). Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, and Deadly Southern Charm. Her novellas appear in The Mutt Mysteries series (To Fetch a ThiefTo Fetch a Scoundrel, and To Fetch a Villain). Her new cozy series, the Jules Keene Glamping Mysteries, launches October 2021.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia, Sisters in Crime – Chessie, Guppies, International Thriller Writers, and James River Writers.

Originally from Virginia Beach, Heather has been a mystery fan since Scooby-Doo and Nancy Drew. She lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers. Through the years, she has been a cop’s kid, technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, and IT manager.


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4 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the review. I agree, too short! But it’s like a Thanksgiving buffet…you get a little taste of four writing styles! Wishing you and your readers a very happy Turkey Day!

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  2. Thanks for showcasing mystery authors. Dogs and Mysteries? We love our dogs, and we can see our own canines in some of these stories. Check out the entire Mutt Mysteries series, and find you new favorite author!

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