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Indie Saturday – Author Shannon Esposito on “Karma’s A Bitch (A Pet Psychic Mystery)”

Today, we have author Shannon Esposito featured on the blog’s ‘Indie Saturday‘ for her cozy murder mystery “Karma’s A Bitch (A Pet Psychic Mystery)“. It’s hard to resist this mystery about a sleuthing  duo composed of an adopted mastiff called Karma and her reluctant pet psychic owner Darwin Winters.


Shannon Esposito writes :

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my cozy mystery, Karma’s A Bitch (A Pet Psychic Mystery) with you here on Indie Saturday!

I am really fond of this book for a number of reasons. I had just finished writing a darker mystery about a serial killer on Anna Maria Island called The Monarch and, although I still felt the need to write something, I just couldn’t dive into writing the next book in that series yet. So, my daughter suggested I write something just for fun.

At that time I was spending the mornings at the local dog park with our new puppy and decided it would be a lot of fun to write a cozy murder mystery centered around a dog. That’s how Karma, the hundred and fifty pound toothless mastiff, was born. The next piece of the puzzle to fall into place was the setting.

A few weekends later, we visited St. Pete here in Florida and I was smitten. If you’ve never visited St. Pete, I highly recommend you do so. It’s one of the most charming cities I’ve ever been to. I walked around there, watching the people, visiting the museums, restaurants and parks and knew it was the perfect place for Karma to solve a murder.

Here’s the plot:

Darwin Winters, reluctant pet psychic, is determined to leave her family’s paranormal past behind and lead a normal life. So she strikes out on her own and opens up a new pet boutique in St. Pete, Florida. When a local homeless man she befriends is found dead, and the police assume it’s a suicide, Darwin has no choice but to use her gift to help collar the killer.

She adopts his grieving mastiff, Karma —and with the dog’s help— tries to piece together the events of that fatal night. Accepting the visions is one thing, but can she solve the mystery without revealing her powers to the jaded, yet drool-worthy, detective in charge of the case?

Or will the killer put an end to her psychic sleuthing and bury the truth for good?

Darwin is such a loveable character. Because of her sheltered life so far, she sees everything through a naive and fresh filter. She’s sweet and trusting and gets herself into a very dangerous situation because of these qualities. She and Karma, with all their shortcomings, still make a formidable pair while they try to solve the murder.

I hope your readers will enjoy reading about Darwin and Karma’s adventure as much as I enjoyed writing about them.

And yes, I’m currently working on the second book in the Pet Psychic series. A black cat gets Darwin involved in a murder-by-rattlesnake case just in time for Halloween!

Shannon Esposito lives in a magical gulf coast town with fluorescent sunsets, purple dragonflies and the occasional backyard alligator. Her mysteries transport readers to Florida without the hefty price of airfare. Although she knew from the age of five she wanted to be a writer, she briefly entertained the idea of being a scientist, until she found out it involved math, which gives her hives.

She shares this little corner of paradise with her husband, twin boys and dogs. If she’s not writing, you’ll find her coddling one of the above, hiding with a book or daydreaming with her toes in the sand.


Karma’s A Bitch (A Pet Psychic Mystery) by Shannon Esposito (misterio press) is available at Amazon in Kindle format. Check out her Amazon author’s page for a listing of all her books!

To learn more about Shannon Esposito, follow Shannon on her website: murderinparadise.com, Twitter: @soesposito, Facebook: S.O.EspositoBooks. Shannon also runs a blog: Shannon Esposito’s Blog. Drop by and say hi to her!

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Read an embedded sample of “Karma’s A Bitch” after the jump!


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