[[ Audiobooks ]] Stay Calm and Collie On Author Lane Stone – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Stay Calm and Collie On Buckingham Pet Palace is known for treating dogs like royalty until murder dethrones its good reputation As owner of an upscale doggy daycare and spa, animal lover Sue Patrick pampers pooches for the most elite clients in Lewes, Delaware Surely she can survive a weeklong visit from Lady Anthea Fitzwalter, her well to do business partner from England But before Sue can serve her guest a spot of tea, she discovers than a spot of blood inside the company van and all over the driver s dead bodySomeone abandoned the van full of dogs at the Lewes ferry terminal and got away with murder, leaving Sue and Lady Anthea pawing for clues With a fundraising gala approaching and Buckingham Pet Palace facing scandal, can two very different women work together to fetch the culprit from a list of dodgy suspects or are they heading toward a proper disaster


10 thoughts on “Stay Calm and Collie On

  1. says:

    Sue Patrick loves her upscale Doggie Daycare and Spa, Buckingham Pet Palace Located in Lewes, Delaware the spa caters to dogs, offering grooming, boarding, daycare.all the doggie amenities Sue is excited because her business partner is travelling from England to visit the spa Unfortunately, just as Lady Anthea Fitzwalter is arriving, things suddenly turn bad The pet spa s van is discovered near the Lewes ferry terminal, with a load of dogs left abandoned inside Well, not exactly abandone Sue Patrick loves her upscale Doggie Daycare and Spa, Buckingham Pet Palace Located in Lewes, Delaware the spa caters to dogs, offering grooming, boarding, daycare.all the doggie amenities Sue is excited because her business partner is travelling from England to visit the spa Unfortunately, just as Lady Anthea Fitzwalter is arriving, things suddenly turn bad The pet spa s van is discovered near the Lewes ferry terminal, with a load of dogs left abandoned inside Well, not exactly abandoned.the corpse of the van s driver is inside as well Soon rumors start that the spa employee was dognapping the pampered pooches and was murdered before he could get away As customers dwindle at the dog spa, Sue and Lady Althea start investigating to find out who killed their driver and why The fate of their business venture is at stake Although not really very realistic, I thought the idea of the upscale doggie day care with a British flare was cute Cozies don t have to be realistic, so I just shut off that portion of my brain and enjoyed the story Sue is an intelligent and capable main character Lady Althea jumped right in to help and proved to be quite an asset The duo works well together I can t wait to see how their business partnership and friendship progresses The mystery moved along at a nice pace with plenty of suspects and sleuthing The background theme is cute and enjoyable, and doesn t overpower the mystery portion of the plot All in all, a very enjoyable, relaxing read It was a nice book to read on a cool, crisp autumn night with my dog on my lap of course The cover is cute as with most cozies This is a shorter cozy so I was able to read it easily in one day Nice start to a new series I will definitely be readingForinformation on the author and her books, check out her website I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own


  2. says:

    A jolly good cozy romp A debut I absolutely loved and found written with flair for pet lover s and mystery fans.Likeable protagonist, Sue Patrick, co owner of Buckingham Pet Palace a full service pet spa is a bit nervous about meeting her British partner, Lady Anthea Fitzwalter, for the first time Sue s pleasantly surprised to find that Anthea whose character has me picturing actress Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote is quite down to earth and hands on regarding any aspects of the pet A jolly good cozy romp A debut I absolutely loved and found written with flair for pet lover s and mystery fans.Likeable protagonist, Sue Patrick, co owner of Buckingham Pet Palace a full service pet spa is a bit nervous about meeting her British partner, Lady Anthea Fitzwalter, for the first time Sue s pleasantly surprised to find that Anthea whose character has me picturing actress Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote is quite down to earth and hands on regarding any aspects of the pet business she s not already familiar with The moment she arrives, however she s swept away with Sue as one of the employees appears to have absconded with 3 dogs, a company van, and gotten himself murdered Lady Anthea fits right in, and helps Sue search for clues as to what Henry was involved in that endangered some of their precious pet customers The mystery is very good I found this story hard to put down because Sue and Anthea are such entertaining lead characters The supporting cast fits the mystery well, also I chuckled out loud throughout the pages as the two ladies go about their business of sleuthing and pet pampering Amidst the clues and crime suspects, Lady Anthea s background story is slowly revealed, and she and Sue become fast friends Abby, Sue s standard schnauzer, is a smart cutie pie along with all the other pets in the story I eagerly look forward to reading book two.I voluntarily reviewed a digital ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley


  3. says:

    What a fun idea for a cozy mystery A pet daycare and spa with a royal theme, co owned by an American and a British Lady I really loved the unlikely seeming business partnership between Sue Patrick and Lady Anthea Fitzwalter from England This wasn t an easy mystery to figure out, so I just sat back, read and enjoyed the ride I knew I d never figure out who did it There were some great twists and plot turns, as well as some memorable characters and laugh out loud moments I enjoyed the sense What a fun idea for a cozy mystery A pet daycare and spa with a royal theme, co owned by an American and a British Lady I really loved the unlikely seeming business partnership between Sue Patrick and Lady Anthea Fitzwalter from England This wasn t an easy mystery to figure out, so I just sat back, read and enjoyed the ride I knew I d never figure out who did it There were some great twists and plot turns, as well as some memorable characters and laugh out loud moments I enjoyed the sense of humor throughout so much Hoping to drive inbusiness to the Buckingham Pet Palace, Sue Patrick was getting a visit from her business partner from England, Lady Anthea Fitzwalter just as her delivery driver went missing with three of her clients dogs he was supposed to deliver He showed up dead in her company van, and there was no shortage of suspects I liked it that the main character wasn t under suspicion, as is usually the case in a first of series cozy, a refreshing change The police chief was pretty nice too and seemed very tolerant of Sue and her little band of amateurs investigating Sue and Anthea made quite the team, along with Shelby and Dana, who were Pet Palace employees The showdown with the killer was great, and Anthea s quick thinking saved the day The gala with Lady Anthea as the special guest went great and showed that even royalty enjoys digging their feet into a beach sometimes I hope she stays around, as was hinted you ll find out if you read the last part of the last chapter , since I think she and the others all work well together Anthea was definitely a team player and didn t use her title as an excuse to get out of even the grunt work at the Pet Palace I m anxious to readin the series, see if Anthea stays for good and also see how if anything ever works out between the police chief and Sue, who seemed to be getting along pretty well.Just a fun note What I thought was really cool, is that Lewes, Delaware is a real place There are so many times when I read a book and the author will say it s based on a real place I looked up Lewes just for fun and there s even a Gilligan s pub there I may have found a new bucket list place to visit


  4. says:

    I received an advance copy of this ebook from a Goodreads giveaway, so thank you to Goodreads, the publisher, author, an whomever else makes these things possible I don t read very many cozy mysteries, so I can t tell you how this compares to other books in the genre, but I can say that it s a fun little escape from reality for dog lovers There are two reasons I m not usually drawn to cozy mysteries first, they always seem to be about cats or food and I mof a dog person and second, I received an advance copy of this ebook from a Goodreads giveaway, so thank you to Goodreads, the publisher, author, an whomever else makes these things possible I don t read very many cozy mysteries, so I can t tell you how this compares to other books in the genre, but I can say that it s a fun little escape from reality for dog lovers There are two reasons I m not usually drawn to cozy mysteries first, they always seem to be about cats or food and I mof a dog person and second, I have some absence of imagination when it comes to the general formula Like when I watch , people in these small towns are really gossipy about every little thing, but they move on with their lives super quickly after a brutal murder It s hard for me to get totally immersed in the recurring murders and amateur sleuthing, but it s still fun, and the dogs help because I m a sucker for any story about dogs and their people This book is mostly about the people, with the dogs being what brings them together, but it s enough of a connection even without making the dogs main characters.If you are a dog lover and you enjoy cozy mysteries, this looks to be a promising and clever new series


  5. says:

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book The start of another fun cozy mystery series involving pets, this time around dogs and one boarding kennel in particular, Buckingham Pet Palace From the beginning I liked Sue and the unlikely Anthea who has a mystery of her own going on and the chemistry they had solving murders together They ve been business partners, but now it s so muchand hopefully will develop into a beautiful friendship later on.I was kind Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book The start of another fun cozy mystery series involving pets, this time around dogs and one boarding kennel in particular, Buckingham Pet Palace From the beginning I liked Sue and the unlikely Anthea who has a mystery of her own going on and the chemistry they had solving murders together They ve been business partners, but now it s so muchand hopefully will develop into a beautiful friendship later on.I was kind of thrown a little by the pacing, and because of Sue s unknown feelings at the moment the romance wasn t clear Obviously this sets up for the rest of the series, but Sue is a bit of an enigma I felt like at times the plot raced around in circles and we weren t getting anywhere, which was frustrating when trying to solve a mystery.Overall I though this was a solid beginning and I enjoyed it, but not as much as other first books in cozy series Three stars


  6. says:

    This is a fun, colorful debut Lane Stone has created an enjoyable cozy mystery, filled with murder, intrigue and a cast of likeable characters.Sue Patrick owns Buckingham Pet Palace and she devotes her time to pampering pets Sue owns the business with her partner, Lady Anthea Fitzwalter, who happens to be in town for a week.When Sue receives a phone call from the chief of police, things quickly fall into a downward spiral.She can t afford to lose customers and she and Lady Anthea decide to inv This is a fun, colorful debut Lane Stone has created an enjoyable cozy mystery, filled with murder, intrigue and a cast of likeable characters.Sue Patrick owns Buckingham Pet Palace and she devotes her time to pampering pets Sue owns the business with her partner, Lady Anthea Fitzwalter, who happens to be in town for a week.When Sue receives a phone call from the chief of police, things quickly fall into a downward spiral.She can t afford to lose customers and she and Lady Anthea decide to investigate the mystery on their own.I really did enjoy this book It was fast paced and well written.The story captured my interest from the very beginning, and as a pet parent, I enjoyed reading about the her love of pets.I m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.I voluntarily read an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley


  7. says:

    I liked this a lot A dog kennels and posh daycare centre is snowed under with trouble The co owner, a titled widow, is visiting from England when the van delivering dogs home gets abandoned at the ferry terminal between Delaware and Canada Many complications ensue and dogs are of course removed by owners after all, three dogs were left locked in the van on a hot day, not to mention the driver was murdered Our narrator is the American half of the business, a busy lady who cares about pets a I liked this a lot A dog kennels and posh daycare centre is snowed under with trouble The co owner, a titled widow, is visiting from England when the van delivering dogs home gets abandoned at the ferry terminal between Delaware and Canada Many complications ensue and dogs are of course removed by owners after all, three dogs were left locked in the van on a hot day, not to mention the driver was murdered Our narrator is the American half of the business, a busy lady who cares about pets and her reputation This is an enjoyable cosy mystery with nice contrast and a lively outlook I was sent an ARC through Fresh Fiction This is an unbiased review


  8. says:

    Stay Calm and Collie On is the first book in Lane Stone s Pet Palace Mystery series The storyline is well plotted and the well developed characters are delightful I found the mystery to be interesting, with lots of red herrings and twists and turns, mixed with laugh aloud humor There is a good mix of character background, furry friends, mystery, multiple suspects, action, and some flirting going on in this evenly paced whodunit I m looking forward to readingbooks in this series.Sue Pat Stay Calm and Collie On is the first book in Lane Stone s Pet Palace Mystery series The storyline is well plotted and the well developed characters are delightful I found the mystery to be interesting, with lots of red herrings and twists and turns, mixed with laugh aloud humor There is a good mix of character background, furry friends, mystery, multiple suspects, action, and some flirting going on in this evenly paced whodunit I m looking forward to readingbooks in this series.Sue Patrick is the owner of an upscale doggy daycare and spa, Buckingham Pet Palace, which is located in the seaside town of Lewes, Delaware She partnered with Lady Anthea Fitzwalter of England two years ago, through Global She, an international organization of female small business owners Sue is able to use Lady Anthea s likeness, name, and reputation to help promote Buckingham Pet Palace and in return, Lady Anthea receives a percentage of the profits Sue has never met Lady Anthea because all their transactions were made online Lady Anthea is visiting the states just in time for Buckingham s Pet Parent Appreciation Gala and Sue is nervous because they ve never met and she wants to impress her Shortly after Lady Anthea s arrival, they start receiving calls from three upset pet parents whose pets haven t returned home after spending the day at Buckingham s They are unsuccessful in their attempts to contact their driver, Henry Cannon, and then John Turner, the new sheriff of Lewes, calls to inform them Buckingham s van has been found, driverless, with unhappy dogs locked inside When Sue and Lady Anthea arrive and unlock the van, they find Henry They re concerned about the future of Buckingham s since Henry was found murdered in their company van and rumors quickly spread that he was taking the dogs across the Canadian border to sell them Lady Anthea turns out to be a warm and caring woman and she and Sue immediately hit it off, and they team up to try to save their business and find out who murdered Henry.I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it


  9. says:

    Stay Calm and Collie On by Lane Stone was a great beginning to what I hope is a new series.Sue Patrick was a strong and independent protagonist that I really liked Her attitude toward relationships piqued my interest and I hope that there will belight shed on this as this series I hope continues Her partner, Lady Anthea Fitzwalter was also likeable and surprised me as she jumped into the action with Sue The picturesque setting in this small town of Lewes, Delaware was unique for me Stay Calm and Collie On by Lane Stone was a great beginning to what I hope is a new series.Sue Patrick was a strong and independent protagonist that I really liked Her attitude toward relationships piqued my interest and I hope that there will belight shed on this as this series I hope continues Her partner, Lady Anthea Fitzwalter was also likeable and surprised me as she jumped into the action with Sue The picturesque setting in this small town of Lewes, Delaware was unique for me I don t believe that I have ever read a book set in Delaware Ms Lane s descriptive writing of the town made me feel at home Sue s best friend,Shelby and the other staff members at the Buckingham Pet Palace were charming and added to the plot as they all seemed to be involved in ferreting out the murderer John Turner, the new sheriff of Lewes is intriguing I liked that he listened to Sue and Lady Fitzwalter when they came across clues to aid his investigation The plot moved swiftly with twists, turns and several suspects With unique characters, humor and a well plotted mystery, I actually read this book in an afternoon because I was totally engaged in the story.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Lyrical Underground via NetGalley All of the above opinions are my own


  10. says:

    Stay Calm and Collie On by Lane Stone is the first book in A Pet Palace Mystery series Sue Patrick co owns Buckingham Pet Palace with Lady Anthea Fitzwalter Sue has been busy getting everything ready for Lady Anthea s visit including a Pet Parent Appreciation Gala a doggy gala Soon after Lady Anthea arrives, Sue gets a call from the police stating the Buckingham Pet Palace van has been found abandoned at the Lewes Ferry Terminal Henry Cannon was driving the dogs home and only one made it t Stay Calm and Collie On by Lane Stone is the first book in A Pet Palace Mystery series Sue Patrick co owns Buckingham Pet Palace with Lady Anthea Fitzwalter Sue has been busy getting everything ready for Lady Anthea s visit including a Pet Parent Appreciation Gala a doggy gala Soon after Lady Anthea arrives, Sue gets a call from the police stating the Buckingham Pet Palace van has been found abandoned at the Lewes Ferry Terminal Henry Cannon was driving the dogs home and only one made it to its destination Sue and Lady Anthea arrive and discovers Henry dead in the back of the van along with the dogs Business takes an immediate nosedive when rumors abound that the dogs were being smuggled out of the country Sue and Lady Anthea realize they need to sniff out the killer or their new business venture will be over before its begun Stay Calm and Collie On did not feel like a finished novel It seemed like a rough draft in need of polishing and some rewriting I thought the story had a decent pace, but I felt some key details are missing We are not given enough information on Sue Patrick Readers are given details on the business and how she came to be in contact with Lady Anthea I wanted to knowabout Sue I found outabout the gala than about Sue The story lacked focus It jumped around reminded me of a dog twirling in circles chasing its tail Plus, did we need so many references to surfing and Elvis Presley The mystery is not complicated and the killer can be deduced early in the book The suspect list is extremely small I just wantedsubstance and less fluff There are some cute scenes with dogs and humorous dialogue For readers who enjoy light, humorous cozy mysteries with emphasis on cozy , then pick up a copy of Stay Calm and Collie On I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book The comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own


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