If you love pets and mysteries, you'll fall in love with the Pampered Pet Mystery Series by Sparkle Abbey (aka Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter). With delightful characters, priceless pets and tony Laguna Beach, CA as the setting, you're in for a treat.
The first book in the series, "Desperate Housedogs," introduces Caro Lamont. She's feisty and determined and finds herself in a little bit of a pickle - a murder investigation. You can read my review here.
Volume two, "Get Fluffy," focuses on Caro's cousin Melinda Langston. She's every bit as wacky as Caro and just as prone to trouble. You'll find that review here.
The two books bring murder and family relationships into humorous focus. Great summer reading!