Rapid Rodent Response by Max Parrott #bookreviewRapid Rodent Response by Max Parrott
on March 23, 2023
Genres: Cozy Mystery
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A squeaky-clean murder, a little furry witness…

For such a small town, Hummings Hollow is rife with danger and intrigue—especially for forty-year-old Angela Atkinson who despite her busy schedule can’t seem to keep her nose out of a good mystery; it doesn’t help that her faithful sidekick Ruff McPaw has an equally good nose for danger.

When a middle school janitor is found dead in a school supply closet, Angela must juggle her hobby farm, barista job, and well-meaning community of friends and family as she seeks out answers. When a classroom pet turns up with what might be the key to solving the whole case, Angela feels that the killer is close at hand—but there’s more to this clue than meets the eye.

From a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that seems more like a high school clique than anything else to possible motives that feel shaky at best, Angela and Ruff have plenty to investigate before the middle school’s Valentine’s Day dance marks the murderer’s final escape from the swift paw of justice…

Rapid Rodent Response is the second book in the Ruff McPaw Mysteries series. If you adore intriguing cozy mysteries with beautiful small towns and a really adorable dog, then you won’t want to miss out on Angela and Ruff's fun and unforgettable cases.

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My Thoughts

This is my first Max Parrott book, and it isn’t going to be my last. His writing is solid, and Angela and Ruff McPaw are excellent characters. At various points throughout the book, I found myself laughing aloud. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend it to all cozy readers.

I would like to thank Booksirens and Max for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.


About Max Parrott

Max Parrott is a dog trainer who lives with his beloved golden retriever… who just so happens to be named Luffy. Even though Luffy doesn’t help Max solve crimes, he does help him stay amused.

The inseparable duo often enjoy big long walks down the canal where Max reminisces about Luffy’s one shot at fame – a close second in Musical Chairs for dogs one wintry Christmas Eve.

When he’s not writing cozy mysteries and taking Luffy on long walks, he’s e-mailing his avid fans. Make sure to sign up to his newsletter to receive the latest updates and a free novella.