Not a Creature Was Purring (Paws & Claws Mystery #5) by Krista Davis

Not a Creature Was Purring (Paws & Claws Mystery #5)

Santa Claws is coming to town and checking his list for a murderer--as the New York Times bestselling Paws & Claws Mysteries continue... Inn owner Holly Miller finds it ruff staying cheerful over the holidays when the dead body of a beloved businessman turns up in the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, Virginia. Inspired by her German heritage, Holly's grandmother has arranged for Wagtail to have a Christkindl Market packed with goodies and decora...

Details Not a Creature Was Purring (Paws & Claws Mystery #5)

TitleNot a Creature Was Purring (Paws & Claws Mystery #5)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Holiday, Christmas, Animals, Dogs

Reviews Not a Creature Was Purring (Paws & Claws Mystery #5)

  • Linda
    Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, Virginia is all booked up for the Christmas holidays. When Dale Thackleberry’s body is discovered inside of an inflatable Grinch by the corpse-sniffing Jack Russell terrier, Trixie; Holly Miller and her grandma Oma (the inn owners) wonder if someone in the pet clothes manufacturer’s quarrelsome family decided Dale was a Grinch and made sure he’d never see another Christmas morning. Holly’s precious pets, Twinkl...
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsWelcome to Wagtail, Virginia! The perfect escape for dogs, cats, and their persons! That is until one of the Sugar Maple Inn’s guests ends up dead.The town is celebrating the holidays with a Christkindl Market. Food and gifts can be found in several kiosks around the green. The homes are all decorated too. Some with the usual holiday fare but there is one who has taken the decorations to new heights, including some holiday ...
  • Lisa Ks Book Reviews
    Author Krista Davis doesn’t disappoint with her new Paws & Claws Mystery. NOT A CREATURE WAS PURRING was such a fun holiday mystery. Krista Davis packed a lot into this 289 page book. This story had some many things going on. Including recipes for people and pets! Author Davis introduced a new tradition to me, Christkindl Market/Christkindlmarkt or Christmas Market, which started in Germany. They originated with the celebration of Christmas dur...
  • Betty
    I normally don't read books with a Christmas theme, however, this is one of the series, I like. It was true to form. Wagtail village was decked out in Christmas decorations and Santa's elves were getting all their Christmas wishes. The Thackleberry are gathering to celebrate Christmas at the Sugar Maple Inn. The family is honoring Norma Jean and her Fiance, Holmes before the spring wedding. Trixi found the Dale Thackleberry dead in the collapse c...
  • Amy
    A charming Christmas cozy! The author paints a vivid and detailed picture of Wagtail, West Virginia--a resort town where Holly and her family run an inn specially designed for dogs and cats. I felt like I was seeing all the decorations, eating the sumptuous foods, and personally meeting all of the guests. The book also marks Holmes' return home to announce his engagement to Norma Jeane, of the wealthy Thackleberry family where both of their famil...
  • Fred
    Not A Creature Was Purring is the fifth book in the A Paws And Claws Mystery series.I wish my Westie and I lived in Wagtail, Va. It’s a beautiful little community with friendly residents, a nice assortment of shops and eateries and best of all, pets are welcomed everywhere.Christmas is just around the corner and Holly Miller is looking for to her first Christmas since returning to Wagtail. But, on the downside for Holly, her old boyfriend is al...
  • NicoleG
    Another fun mystery in the Paws and Claws series! The only disappointment is that Wagtail is not a real place! I would definitely want to live there!!
  • April Schilling
    I received this book in the mail today from Amazon and started reading it as soon as I opened it. Five hours later and I finished it. I loved it! Such a great series and this latest book did not disappoint at all!
  • QNPoohBear
    It’s Christmas in Wagtail and Holly is thrilled to be one of the elves helping the less fortunate townspeople. One Grinch threatens to ruin Christmas for everyone and Holly’s Aunt Bridie is at the center of it. She’s also busy hosting the Thackleberry family, owners of a dog clothing manufacturing company. While Trixie enjoys being an ambassador of the brand and patriarch Dale Thackleberry is happy to play Santa Claus, unfortunately, one of...
  • RebeccaS
    What a fun holiday mystery. This book made me so happy and really helped with my Christmas spirit. This is the first book I've read in this series, but it won't be the last. Krista Davis is quickly becoming one of my must read authors.Holly Miller owns a special Inn in a special town. Wagtown is the most pet-friendly place you will ever see. The Inn caters to guests who want to travel with their furry friends and even serve cat and dog specialtie...
  • Karen
    I loved Not a Creature Was Purring, this was a great holiday read from a much loved and treasured series I read by Krista Davis. This mystery had all the things you love about the holidays and everything you love and hate about family gatherings. It was warm, felt genuine and still over the top enough to keep you engaged and entertained. I would love to spend time in Wagtail year round, but Christmas time seems just that much more special, and co...
  • Crittermom
    Santa Claws has delivered up a mystery that is certain to delight animal lovers and mystery lovers alike.  The newest mystery in Krista Davis’s bestselling Paws & Claws series is a wonderful holiday themed treat that serves up pets and corpses aplenty.  Wagtail, Virginia is a pet lover’s dream - a town devoted to pampering humans and their beloved pets, where there is no such thing as “no pets allowed”.  In this installment, Christmas ...
  • leslye
    With the season upon us, I thought I'd jump in and read some holiday books, and spending Christmas in Wagtail, Virginia was such a great place to start. ... So much fun!! This fifth book in the Paws & Claws series is my favorite so far. From the gorgeous cover art (that includes our favorite duo, Trixie and Twinkletoes)... to the mystery reveal at the end, the pages just seemed to turn themselves!As if Wagtail wasn't charming enough already, addi...
  • Cat Tutt
    I couldn't wait until the holidays to read this one, and I'm kind of bummed that I didn't because it was full of Christmas cheer! Sometimes a book is set at the holidays, but it isn't really all that holiday oriented... not the case with this one! It adds so much ambiance, to have the season brought into it so completely. I think potentially my favorite thing about it was imagining all the pups and kitties in their holiday finery.The mystery was ...
  • Amanda
    As if Wagtail wasn't charming enough, this fifth book in the series is set around Christmas, adding all the magic of the holidays to the pet-friendly Sugar Maple Inn and its small mountain town. Holly, co-owner of the inn with her grandmother, is tasked with catering to the family of her friend Holmes' fiance, a wealthy, eclectic, demanding brood. With her strong feelings for Holmes and some crimes around town, and Holly isn't having the most rel...
  • Marla Bradeen
    NOT A CREATURE WAS PURRING is an adorable book. With a likable heroine, a slew of unique characters, and several entertaining pets, the story is one that kept me entertained from beginning to end. Cozy mystery fans looking for a light, holiday read will find this book fits the bill.Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway.
  • Toni (T.C.) LoTempio
    Best of the bunch so far! Loved the mystery and also the interaction between Holly, Holmes and Norma Jeanne, Holmes' fiancée. Fingers crossed there are more to come.
  • Tari
    Holly Miller is spending her first Christmas in Wagtail and it's everything she remembered and more. Her grandma has even set up a German-inspired Christkindl market for vendors to sell their goodies and Christmas decorations. But Holly's happy mood takes a sharp downturn when she finds out that her childhood pal and long time wanna be boyfriend, Holmes Richardson, is bringing his finacee, Norma Jeanne, home--and they'll be staying at Sugar Maple...
  • Kimmie
    "Not a Creature Was Purring" by Krista Davis is an excellent addition to the Paws & Claws Mystery series! As always, the characters are well-drawn and believable; this is especially evident in this book due to the number of new characters/guests at the inn. Had they not all been incredibly distinctive, it could have been tricky keeping everyone straight. The reader is treated to a more in-depth characterization of Aunt Birdie; I'd love to see a f...
  • Kristina
    Not a Creature was Purring by Krista Davis is the fifth book in the A Paws and Claws Mystery series. Holly Miller is looking forward to Christmas in Wagtail, Virginia with her Oma and large circle of friends. Then Holly discovers that Holmes Richardson has brought his fiancé, Norma Jeanne Blume along with her extended family home for the holiday. Holly was hoping Holmes would realize Norma Jeanne was not the right woman for him and see that the ...
  • Doward Wilson
    The business owners and residents of Wagtail, Virginia are gearing up for a wonderful Christmas season. Inspired by her German ancestry, Holly's grandmother is planning on featuring a Christkindl Market on the grounds of the Sugar Maple Inn, which they co-own and run. The inn is booked and business is booming for all the merchants who are happily participating in the market and festivities. Staying at the inn is the Thackleberry family, who have ...
  • K.A. Davis
    NOT A CREATURE WAS PURRING, book 5 in the Paws and Claws Mystery series by Krista Davis, has to be my favorite book so far! Set in adorable Wagtail, Virginia during the Christmas holiday, the setting sets the scene for getting the reader in the mood for holiday cheer. Even though I read an advance copy in autumn, I was ready to trim my tree and deck my halls. Holly Miller is an engaging protagonist. I love how she jumps in to tend to both human a...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: a Creature Was Purring is every bit as precious as the cover indicates. From smooth writing, to appealing series characters (including pets), to the town of Wagtail itself, this story is all that a cozy mystery should be and Krista Davis is fast becoming a go-to author for me.Christmas is simply magical in Wagtail, Virginia – just like in a Hallmark movie – and the setting is beautifull...
  • Sue Ross
    Good to be backIt's always good to come back to visit Wagtail. This time is especially wonderful because it's Christmastime. Everything is lite up and people are happy until the Thackleberry clan come to town. Who knew that one family could cause so much pain, not only for each other, but for Holly and her family! There are moments of laughter, tears of joy and sadness. there are also shouts on hurray! Krista Davis writes in a way that lets me fe...
  • Daniele
    4.5 starsOne of my best books of the year, NOT A CREATURE WAS PURRING will definitely put readers in the holiday spirit. Davis masterfully combines pets, murder, mystery, and family drama with a magical Christmas backdrop worthy of Currier and Ives. There are funny moments - how horribly magnificent is a forty-five foot tall Grinch lit up in a resident's yard? - as well as poignant (I hope Heaven is like Wagtail, too, Mr. Huckle), infuriating, an...
  • Yvonne Taylor
    This book was GREAT!! Had me going back and forth on who the murderer was?! Holmes has his handful with Norman Jeanne and her crazy family, when they all visit Wagtail, Virginia. Holly is trying her best to be supportive to Holmes and his engagement to her, but things are really tough. There is a murder, (or two) with Trixie finding bodies.... Can Holly help Dave find the murderer before there are any more bodies? This book is full of quirky char...
  • Nicole
    What a wonderful return to Wagtail! It's Christmas, and Holly's friend Holmes has brought his fiancee home to spend the holidays with his family. Norma Jean (NJ) and her family are staying at the Sugar Maple Inn, which is a difficult enough situation for Holly (who wants to be more than friends with Holmes), but when the family patriarch is murdered and his wife is found dead soon after, things quickly go from bad to worse, especially since Holly...
  • Bridget Vollmer
    I absolutely adore this series! I wish I could live in Wagtail.
  • Dawn Halverson
    Not a Creature Was Purring is the fifth book in Krista Davis’s wonderful series, “Paws and Claws Mysteries.” All of the citizens in Wagtail, Virginia, even citizens of the furry kind, are excited about the holiday season, and the town is beautifully dressed up with brightly colored holiday lights and decorations. Holly Miller, co-owner of the Silver Maple Inn with her Oma, is especially filled with the holiday spirit because it is her first...
  • FangirlNation
    It is Christmas in Wagtail, and Holly Miller is busy getting ready for her first celebration of the holiday in Not a Creature Was Purring by Krista Davis. A few days before Christmas, Holly’s Oma, which is German for grandmother, and her best friend, Rose, break the news to Holly that the Thackleberry family are coming to Wagtail for Christmas. Not sure what ominous warning this entails, Holly is taken aback to learn that they are the family of...