Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries

I take my three rescues to the dog park every day. It’s become the center of my social life. I’ve made terrific friends there, many of whom I have little in common with except for devotion to our dogs. The thing I like about meeting people at the park, you can see the love in them, and that makes it easier to look past our differences.

The adventures I create are my gift to the people who have given me so much over the years.

All eBooks are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Smashwords, Kobo and Sony. Audiobooks are available at Amazon, Audible and iTunes. Paperbacks are available at Amazon and Createspace.

Coming Summer 2014! SNEAK THIEF

A SHOT IN THE BARK (Free in eBook format)

Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one?

Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn’t, and neither does anyone else who frequents the Mount Airy Dog Park. But a violent death brings Detective Peter Dourson into the close-knit group, and he is convinced someone is not who they seem. As the investigation uncovers secrets, Lia struggles to cope with warring emotions and a killer watches.

(about 60,000 words)

Readers Say:

“I very rarely read a book cover to cover, but I’ll admit it was 6:30am this morning before I got to sleep.”
Stressed Student

“As a 20-year veteran of dog shows and dog training, mistakes about dogs irritate me but the author definitely got it right.”

“Definitely a light read right up the alley of those of us who are devoted to our dogs and have ever hung out at dog parks.”

“Every page left me wanting more and I found it hard to put down!”
Sandra M. Van Domelen

“I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants a mystery that is cute, but will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
E. L. Sapp

“. . . gently humorous, compassionate, and very close to being a cozy with a backbone.”
Shoshanna Hathaway

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Lia’s story continues . . .

Artist Lia Anderson is emerging from the trauma of the previous months with a new boyfriend, a new patron with an exciting project, and a new therapist to help her sort everything out. Life at the Mt. Airy Dog Park is returning to normal, and that suits Lia just fine. Then a message delivered by a stranger changes everything, starting her down a path that will ultimately have her fighting for her life.

(about 75,000 words)

Readers Say:

“. . . a top-notch murder thriller. . . a believable psycho killer, and an intricately plotted quest to find her and stop the murders.”
Alaska John

“Carol Ann Newsome is up there with the best story-tellers out there today.”

“I absolutely LOVE this book. The first book was just as good. I read
both of them in 2 days! . . . You will not be able to
put down your ereader!”
Michelle Merriman

“Hope she continues with “The Dog Park” series, as she makes you feel as you are one of the crowd.”

Maximum Security

It’s not like she’s going to do anything dangerous . . .

When Detective Peter Dourson arrests a nice stranger for the brutal murder of a dog park regular, he begs his girlfriend, artist Lia Anderson, to stay out of it. But her best patron takes the woman under her wing, and Renee insists her new friend needs help. Lia isn’t going to do much, just ask a few questions. Surely that won’t lead to trouble.

Besides, she’s got an escape-artist foster dog to deal with. Not to mention Peter’s desire for a commitment she’s not ready to make.

Lia’s dog park friends refuse to be left out in this romp of a mystery laced with humor, dogs, and love.

(about 70,000 words)

“I chose 5 stars because I couldn’t put the book down. I have read all of Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries. I am so hooked on them that I can not stop reading the book until I get to the end. C.A. Newsome’s books come to life while reading them. I started out on Book 1 of the Dog Park Mysteries and within 3 days I had read all the books she has written of the Dog Park Mysteries.”

ANTHOLOGIES (Free in eBook format)



MAXIMUM SECURITY – Coming in March, 2014!
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21 thoughts on “Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries”

  1. Just finished a Shot in the Bark. Greatly enjoyed it. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Thank you for an enjoyable read. Peg


  2. I so enjoyed your books!! I made the liver/corn bread recipe and my dogs love it. Now i want to make it again and can’t find the recipe. Please post it for my precious pups!!


  3. Puree a pound of liver (food processor or blender) add in a box of cornbread mix (you can add a little water if necessary), once it’s mixed, bake in a greased, square cake pan according to the directions on the box. That’s the quick version. The details are on page 217 (74%)of Drool Baby.


  4. Just left ya Five Stars on Kindle Amazon.
    Thanks for the story! Gonna follow Lia and all the puppies along the way!
    I must listen more closely to the folks in my own Dog Park lest there be a serial killer in our midst ,tee hee


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Mystery writer C.A. Newsome talks about dog park culture, peeling avocados and life.

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