Chattering Chipmunks Book Cover Chattering Chipmunks
Cozy Corgi Mysteries, Book 18
Mildred Abbott
Cozy Culinary Mystery
Independently published
August 28, 2020

Scandal is rampant in Estes Park, and this time even the chipmunks are talking about it…

Summer is on its way, and so is Winifred Page’s birthday. While her corgi, Watson, naps in the sunshine and dreams of delicious pastry crumbs at the Cozy Corgi Bookshop and Bakery, Leo—Fred’s park ranger boyfriend—plans a surprise each night to extend the celebration.

During an evening picnic in the mountains, Fred and Leo glance up at the soft pink glow of the sky… just in time to witness a murder. As Fred and Watson slip into sleuth mode, along with their personal park ranger guide, the spiraling trails and twists and turns of the case prove daunting, as figuring out who they saw die is as complex as the motive.

To solve the mystery, they’ll have to leave the safety of the shops of Elkhorn Avenue and hike the peaks of the mountain…

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Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz 

Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

We are immersed in a special birthday for our Fred. Leo has decided to celebrate her day and run it into a Birthday week. We begin with a beautiful picnic, watching the sunset. What could be more romantic?

As the two get comfy on a blanket with their favorite Watson at their side, Fred and Leo stop short, watching the cable car in the distance and gaze at someone possibly leaping? Being pushed? definitely falling for sure to their death?

This book is a complete turn- around, with the murder taking place almost on page one.  This was something different from our author.  But from then on, Mildred Abbott had us working overtime trying to find was it a murder?, who was murdered? Find the body and only then figure out why?  Then who?

As always I adore this series, and must say I and our doggy assistant Watson did have trouble going up and down the mountain on that car. I always hated them myself. New  residents had center stage this time, as well as old friends being interviewed.  Winifred had plenty to investigate and we followed her lead.. 

As always I will be waiting for the next story.

(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for perfect orange cinnamon rolls.)