Dangerous Deeds: A Waterside Kennels Mystery
“If I’ve learned anything since settling here, it’s that land and family are the heart of the Ozarks. The legends, the history—it all comes back to the hills and the people, doesn’t it?”
After a turbulent summer, Maggie Porter just wants to run her kennel and enjoy a quiet life with her dogs and friends in Eagle Cove. With customers lining up for training sessions and her new Good Dog classes, the business is turning a profit and she’s optimistic about the future. That all changes when she’s faced with legal claims contesting her rights to property that’s been in the family for generations. When Maggie tries to prove ownership, she’s alarmed to discover the land deeds are missing from county records.
A lawsuit isn’t the only threat to Maggie’s business. Her refusal to support proposed “dangerous dog” breed legislation leads to a boycott and protest lines. When the lawyer leading the boycott turns up dead, suspicion turns to Waterside Kennels where everyone has motive and nobody has an alibi. Then the sheriff is sidelined and the investigation handed to someone with his own reason for pinning the murder on Maggie. In legal jeopardy and with suspicion hanging over them all, the future looks grim. Can Maggie unravel the web of deceit in time to save herself and everything she loves?
Dangerous Deeds is a tale of families, land, and greed that hits close to home and sets the scene for murder.