Dog-Gone Dead: A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery
by Jackie Layton

About Dog-Gone Dead

Dog-Gone Dead: A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (June 26, 2020)
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-10: 1611949882
ISBN-13: 978-1611949889
Digital ASIN: B089N9R12V

Who’d have thought mulch could cause such a stink?


Low Country dog walker Andi Grace Scott is happy to score some free mulch from one of her brother’s landscaping jobs—until she discovers the dead body buried beneath the bark.


Worse, her brother’s landscaping tools were used to commit the murder. Once the police arrest her brother and seem happy to have “caught their man,” Andi Grace has no choice but to track down the real killer. She’ll risk everything to prove her brother’s innocence. Even if it means turning over every rock in town.


If you love small-town coastal life, dogs, and strong heroines, you’ll love Dog-Gone Dead.


Interview with the Author

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What initially got you interested in writing? I have always enjoyed reading, and by the time I was a teenager, I began to imagine how I’d write books differently. I didn’t really allow myself to start writing until my youngest son was a senior in high school.

What genres do you write in? I write cozy mysteries.

What drew you to writing these specific genres? I started out writing romances and romantic suspense, but the moment an editor suggested cozy mysteries I just knew I wanted to try. I love reading and writing cozy mysteries.

How did you break into the field? My agent Dawn Dowdle helped me get my first contract. She’s so smart and energetic, and she’s a great encourager.

What do you want readers to take away from reading your works? I want readers to enjoy their time at Heyward Beach. I hope they enjoy the characters so much that they can’t wait to read the next book. 2020 has been such a challenging year, I’d love for readers to pick up my books and escape the stress of everyday life for a little while.

What do you find most rewarding about writing? I love how writing connects me with readers, and it’s a way to meet amazing bookstore owners, bloggers, and podcasters.

What do you find most challenging about writing? Marketing is the hardest part.

What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field? Write the best story you can before you pitch it to agents. Join groups like Sisters in Crime where you can take classes and meet other authors.

What type of books do you enjoy reading? I enjoy cozy mysteries, mysteries, romantic suspense and romances.

Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you? I’ve always loved visiting the beach, but I’ve never been the person who lays out to get a perfect tan. I used to play games with kids and play in the water on boogey boards. Even though I cracked ribs on one beach vacation, and I got a hook stuck in my foot on another vacation which landed me in the emergency room, I still love going to the beach.

What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work? It’s easy to find me on social media.

Twitter: @Joyfuljel

About Jackie Layton

Former Kentucky pharmacist Jackie Layton loves her new life in the Low Country. When she’s not writing, Jackie enjoys walks on the beach, bike rides and collecting shells. The first two books in Jackie’s Low Country Dog Walker Mystery series are Bite the Dust and Dog-Gone Dead. Jackie always enjoys hearing from readers.

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  1. Jackie Layton

    Thanks so much for interviewing me!

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