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Playing Possum: The Latest Release by Dane McCaslin

Playing PossumPlaying Possum is the latest of Dane McCaslin’s 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mystery, out now with Lyrical Press.

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Playing Possum by Dane McCaslin

Playing PossumThe 2 Sisters Pet Valet Service is purring along, thanks to the entrepreneurial talents of retired schoolteacher Gwen Franklin and her bestie and business partner, Nora Goldstein. But when the fur starts to fly, they become partners in crime detecting as well . . .

At Nora’s request, Gwen is happy to accompany her to a meeting with ex-hubby #3’s lawyer. Much to Nora’s surprise—and dismay—she’s been named executor of said ex’s will. The fact that the man has been missing for years and was just declared legally dead only makes an already complicated process more so. And besides, is he really dead? What’s not a surprise is that Nora’s twin ex-stepchildren are pressing for access to their father’s dry cleaning fortune . . .

With Gwen’s assist, it’s time for Nora to do a little digging. It turns out that the twins’ catering business is failing—and that their dad’s business was laundering more than clothing. Soon, Gwen and Nora are infiltrating a long list of dirty deeds, including fraud and illegal gains. And the perpetrators are all too close to home.

The police may want Gwen and Nora to stick to their own line of work, but the pair are determined to make sure the truth comes out in the wash—before someone ends up in the discard bin .

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Playing Possum (The 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lyrical Press (October 5, 2021)
Number of Pages: 300 (approx.)
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08SJ2VFHP

The Interview with Playing Possum Lead Characters Gwen Franklin and Nora Goldstein

Hi Gwen and Nora, Great to have you on my blog today to talk to us about your latest adventure, Playing Possum. Tell us how the two of you became friends?

Gwen: We met in kindergarten, so it’s been quite a while since we’re both 50-something now.

Nora: Speak for yourself, Sis! I’m still in my prime.

Gwen, you were looking forward to a quiet retirement, but Nora had other plans, why did you go along with the dog-walking and pet-sitting service idea?

You clearly don’t know Nora! When she gets an idea, it’s easier to go along with it. Trust me – I’ve been doing this for over four decades now.

Playing Possum isn’t the first time you’ve gotten sucked into a little sleuthing. Are you finding it easier to launch into an investigation? How did you stumble into this one?

Nora: I’d better answer this one since it was my ex who caused all the ruckus. My third ex, God rest his penny-pinching heart, had the guts to have me named as his will’s executor. Once I got over that little shock, it went downhill from there.

Gwen: I’ll say it did! We ended up in Seattle, of all places, trying to figure out what Nora’s stepson and his wife were up to.

Nora, you have a terrible track record with men. Do you still believe in happily ever after?

I sure do! I’m always on the lookout for the next ex-Prince Charming.

Gwen: She’s nothing if not tenacious, I’ll say that for her. She hasn’t changed since kinder.

Nora: That’s why we’re still best pals, right?

Gwen <eyeroll>

Tell us something your author doesn’t know about you.

Gwen: I think she’d be mighty surprised to learn that I’ve always wanted to live somewhere a lot less rainy than my native Portland. She seems to think I love it here.

Nora: Well, I do love it here, but I’m game for a new adventure. I’m thinking a cruise. With gorgeous pool boys.

Gwen: You just never stop, do you?

Nora: Nope! Gotta keep in practice.

What would you like us to know about your author?

Nora: She’s crazy about anything having to do with Agatha Christie. It gets a bit tiresome sometimes, to be honest.

Gwen: I find her love of Dame Agatha’s writings endearing. That’s something we have in common.

Nora <rolls eyes>

What are you up to next?

Nora: I’ve got my eye on a fun little river cruise. With the Columbia River so close by, I don’t know why we haven’t done this before.

Gwen: As long as it comes without another dead body, I’m game. <sighs> I keep wondering when my retirement is going to get any easier.

Great to have you both join us! Looking forward to your next adventure!

Dane McCaslin: Author of Playing Possum

Playing PossumDane McCaslin began a life-long love of mysteries at a very young age. She bypassed Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden and went straight for Agatha Christie, thanks to her mother’s library books.

Dane is retired from a twenty-plus-year career in teaching high school and college English, and she uses her newfound freedom to read for pleasure, write mysteries, and smell the roses.

To learn more about Dane, click on her name, photo, or any of the following links: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GoodReads & BookBub


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Visit all the stops along the Playing Possum Great Escapes Book Tour!

Playing Possum

September 27 – Author Elena Taylor’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

September 27 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST

September 27 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

September 28 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

September 28 – Baroness’ Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT


September 29 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

September 29 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – GUEST POST

September 30 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

September 30 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

September 30 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW*, GUEST POST

October 1 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

October 1 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 2 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 2 – Laura’s Interests – CHARACTER GUEST POST

October 3 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 3 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, GUEST POST

October 4 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT  

October 4 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

Elena Taylor is the author of All We Buried, available now in print, e-book, and audio book format at all your favorite bookstores and on-line retailers.

For more information on All We Buriedclick on the link here to visit the home page.

Silver Falchion Award Finalist, Best Investigator 2020

Foreword INDIE Award Finalist, Best Mystery 2020

Elena Hartwell

Author and developmental editor.

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