To Kill a Labrador: A Marcia Banks and Buddy Mystery Prequel

· The Marcia Banks and Buddy Cozy Mysteries Book 1 · misterio press LLC
190 reviews

About this ebook

Marcia Banks has an unusual first name (pronounced Mar-see-a, not Marsha) and an unusual vocation—she trains service dogs for combat veterans with PTSD. This prequel tells the story of how her first trainee, a Black Labrador service dog named Buddy, ends up back with her. And in the process, she picks up an unusual avocation…amateur sleuth.

When Buddy's owner, a disabled Marine, is accused of murdering his wife, Marcia is called in to dog-sit, and she is outraged to discover that the small town is presuming the veteran guilty until proven innocent. With Buddy's help, she tries to uncover the real killer. Even after the hunky local sheriff politely tells her to butt out, Marcia keeps poking around. Until the killer finally pokes back.

The Marcia Banks and Buddy Mystery Series:

To Kill a Labrador

Arsenic and Young Lacy

Call of the Woof

A Mayfair Christmas Carol

Patches in the Rye

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If you like books by Annie Bassett, B.R. Snow, and Mary Hiker, you may also enjoy the Marcia Banks and Buddy Mystery series!

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190 reviews
Margaret Barnard
October 11, 2019
Mystery set in Florida... Involves a veteran with PTSD and the trainer of his service dog.
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Cindrelle Jasmine Bantog
July 19, 2022
Best book about dog i ever read. I really love Buddy and Lacy, and Marcia and her hunk- Will Haines- looks so cute together. Not to mention when he called her nose 'pretty freckled nose'. This book is well writen and i can say that it's too short, 'cause i always find a book too short if it isn't boring.
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Boomba Boota
April 14, 2024
Loved this book. I loved the characters and I loved the dogs. Great, clever story. I didn't want to put this book down. Awesome book!
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About the author

In her youth, Kassandra Lamb had to decide between her two greatest passions, writing and psychology. Being partial to food, heat and electricity, she opted to study psychology. Now that she's retired from her career as a psychotherapist, she can focus on creating an alternate universe in which her protagonist, Kate Huntington, is always the kind, generous and insightful person that Kassandra wishes she was herself.

She has recently launched a new series, the Marcia Banks and Buddy cozy mysteries, in which Marcia (pronounced Mar-see-a, not Marsha) trains service dogs for combat veterans and solves mysteries in her spare time, with the assistance of her black Lab sidekick, Buddy.

When Kassandra's not at her computer, transported in mind and spirit into the world of her characters, she physically lives in Florida, with her husband and her dog.

Kassandra was born in Baltimore and lived in Maryland for the first 50 years of her life. Like Kate Huntington, she was a specialist in trauma recovery for two decades. She also taught psychology at Towson University.

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