To Die Fur (A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Mystery)

By Dixie Lyle

Deirdre "Foxtrot" Lancaster is again. With depended on partners Whiskey and Tango, she's at the prowl for a brand-new predator...

Deirdre has her fingers complete, as traditional. operating as a Jill-of-all-trades for a zany billionaire like Zelda Zoransky capability the day-by-day grind is in the direction of a juggling act, and this week isn't any exception-especially while her facet task is directing non secular site visitors in Zelda's puppy cemetery. With ZZ web hosting a celebration for the various world's wealthiest animal creditors and an extraordinary albino liger named Augustus in place of abode on the deepest zoo, Foxtrot is prepared for difficulty to take a massive chunk out of her schedule...

TO DIE FUR

She does not need to wait lengthy. The half-ton significant cat is lifeless, and there is a houseful of colourful suspects, each wackier than the subsequent. but when they have been all bidding to shop for him, who would need Augustus lifeless? With assistance from Tango's tom cat telepathy and Whiskey the dogs shapeshifter, Foxtrot learns that there is even more to Augustus than meets the attention. Now they simply need to sniff out a killer sooner than any longer fur flies...

"A pleasant, humorous [series] choked with eccentric and colourful characters, be they people, animals or spirits. Dixie Lyle will entertain the reader web page after page!"-Leann Sweeney, New York occasions bestselling writer of the Cats in hassle mysteries

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Towards the graveyard, after all. I regarded down at the place Caroline was once doing her top to get his center going back. “Don’t,” I acknowledged. “He’s long gone. ” She stopped what she used to be doing, then set free a scream of natural frustration and pounded on Augustus’s physique. She did it a couple of extra occasions, then broke down in tears. i used to be crying, too. after which some other person joined in. Ever pay attention a cat cry? It’s the saddest, such a lot heart-wrenching sound on the planet. It’s natural distress and loneliness and agony, and you’ll just do approximately whatever to make it cease. That’s what Tango appeared like; she should have been close by. I couldn’t inform if Caroline heard it, too, or if it was once simply in my head. whilst I had myself lower than keep an eye on, I pulled out my cellphone and known as ZZ. after which I took the blacklight and commenced a sluggish, methodical seek of each inch of flooring within the enclosure and round it, simply because I meant to capture whoever had performed this and cause them to pay. Whiskey paced round the open air of the fence, sniffing the floor. Tango’s keening hadn’t lasted lengthy; i assumed she may have chased after Augustus’s ghost. Neither Whiskey nor i discovered anything—no tracks, no spots within the fence the place a person may have lower their manner in. i ended and stared on the black, rocky top of the unreal mountain crag the waterfall flowed out of, set right into a tall concrete wall, and attempted to determine how an individual may have approached the enclosure with out being obvious by means of both Shondra’s cameras or Tango. [I’m no longer identifying up any scents except visitors, employees, or residents,] Whiskey mentioned. [I feel any of them can have positioned the antifreeze within the pool. ] “How? it should have taken a good volume to infect a pool this measurement, and that’s no longer precisely effortless to do with out being spotted. sooner than the cameras have been put in, not one of the visitors used to be on my own with Augustus; both Caroline or i used to be regularly current. And in a while, the cameras may have noticed an individual dumping chemical compounds into the pool. ” [Perhaps they won entry to the plumbing? ] I shook my head. “It’s a self-contained approach, like an immense model of these little water fountains that take a seat in your table. Pumps are contained in the crag. If the water begins to run low, you best it up with a hose. ” [Maybe we must always money the hose. ] We did, yet came upon not anything. If anyone had crammed the hose with antifreeze, even though, i used to be lovely certain not less than a bit might have dribbled out close to the faucet or in different places, and that i couldn’t locate any hint of antifreeze anyplace yet contained in the enclosure. ZZ arrived whereas i used to be nonetheless taking a look round. She went to speak to Caroline first, then knelt in brief and touched Augustus’s mane. I knew ZZ good adequate to go away her on my own until eventually she was once prepared. “Foxtrot,” ZZ acknowledged after a minute. “Come right here, please. ” I came visiting. Whiskey, as continually, got here with me. “Caroline says the poison was once within the pool,” ZZ acknowledged. She used the brisk, business-like tone that intended she used to be very, very, dissatisfied and suffering to maintain it in fee. “Yes,” I stated. “I do not know the way it obtained there. but. ” She nodded. “All correct.

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