by E.J. Cochrane
Dog walker-turned murder investigator Matilda “Maddie” Smithwick is stressed out. Thankfully her best friend, Dottie, has the perfect solution—three days of parties to celebrate…Dottie. Maddie finds herself on a private island off the coast of Maine where the body count is high, and the clues are scarce. And when Dottie “volunteers” Maddie to investigate the murders, all relaxation flies out the window.
Hampered by distrustful island inhabitants and their incessant bickering, not to mention a best friend who sees no reason to let a slew of murders stop her partying, Maddie is beyond frustrated. But if anyone can find a murderer amidst a raging storm and power outage, a one-sided pillow fight, a fashion show complete with a chase in couture, a moonlight kiss, and lots of dogs—Maddie can.
Hounded is the third book in the Matilda Smithwick Mystery Series.