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Laying Down the Paw

Laying Down the Paw

A Paw Enforcement Novel (Volume 3)

Diane Kelly

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Police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner are back-with a vengeance.

When a raging tornado hits Forth Worth, Megan's squad car is flipped over-and her devoted police dog, Brigit, is not amused. But that's not all that's upside-down. The streets are littered with looters-and members of a violent street gang-and no local business is safe. It's time to get back on all fours and see that the job of protecting the public is done.

But Megan, outmanned and outgunned, has no choice but to let the gang members get away. Later, when she learns that one of them is a suspect in an unsolved murder case, Megan is determined to see that justice is served. But will she end up in the doghouse? Her investigation has her and Brigit barking up the wrong tree at every turn. Meanwhile, a killer's on the loose....who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

"Kelly's writing is smart and laugh-out-loud funny."-Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author



Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz

At nine thirty on Sunday morning, I sat at the card table in the kitchen in my tiny studio apartment with a pen in my hand, circling or drawing an...

Praise for Laying Down the Paw

“Funny and acerbic, the perfect read for lovers of Janet Evanovich.” —Librarian and Reviewer on Diane Kelly's Paw Enforcement series

“Humor, romance, and surprising LOL moments. What more can you ask for?” —Romance and Beyond on Diane Kelly's Paw Enforcement series

“Fabulously fun and funny!” —Book Babe on Diane Kelly's Paw Enforcement series

“An engaging read that I could not put down. I look forward to the next adventure of Megan and Brigit!” —SOS Aloha on Paw Enforcement

“Sparkling with surprises. Just like a tequila sunrise. You never know which way is up or out!” —Romance Junkies on Paw and Order

"Complex and touching, Laying Down the Paw has a heart the size of Texas." — Mystery Scene


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Diane Kelly

Diane Kelly is a former CPA and tax attorney, who had several brushes with white-collar criminals during her career. When she realized her experiences made excellent fodder for novels, her fingers hit the keyboard and thus began her Special Agent Tara Holloway romantic mystery series. A recipient of the 2009 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements, she has received more than two dozen RWA chapter awards. Diane's fiction, tax, and humor pieces have appeared in True Love Magazine, Writer's Digest Yearbook, Romance Writers Report, Byline Magazine, and other publications. She is also a proud graduate of the Mansfield, Texas Citizen Police Academy.

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