Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 120 pages
Release Date: November 30, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries spin-off series
Source: eGalley from NetGalley.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Oberon the Irish wolfhound is off to Portland to smell all the things with canine companions wolfhound Orlaith and Boston terrier Starbuck, and, of course, his human, ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan. The first complication is an unmistakable sign of sinister agendas afoot: a squirrel atop the train. But an even more ominous situation is in store when the trio plus Atticus stumble across a murder upon arrival at the station. They recognize Detective Gabriela Ibarra, who’s there to investigate. But they also recognize the body—or rather that the body is a doppelganger for Atticus himself. The police, hampered by human senses of smell and a decided lack of canine intuition, obviously can’t handle this alone. Not with Atticus likely in danger. Oberon knows it’s time to investigate once more—for justice! For gravy! And possibly greasy tacos!
Alongside his faithful Druid, Oberon and the other loyal hounds navigate by nose through Portland to find a bear-shifter friend with intel, delicious clues at the victim’s home, and more squirrels. Always more squirrels!
But will our hungry band of heroes be able to identify the culprit before someone else is murdered? Will there be mystery meat in gravy as a reward or tragedy in store for the world’s (or at least the Pacific Northwest’s) greatest dog detective.”
This is the second Oberon Mystery novella. This was a quick read and a fun little mystery featuring the characters from the Iron Druid Chronicles. It was fun to revisit that world and watch as Oberon helped solve a mystery.
What starts as chasing a peculiar squirrel, changes into something more sinister when an Atticus look-a-like is found dead in the train station. Now Oberon and crew need to help Atticus find the killer and unravel the mystery behind this murder.
Overall this is a quick but entertaining mystery. I think fans of the Iron Druid Chronicles will enjoy this.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– New Release Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge