Friday, April 16, 2021

Annette Dashofy does ROCCO's Fast Five

 Meow, my guest today is USA Today bestselling author Annette Dashofy!

About Annette Dashofy


USA Today bestselling author Annette Dashofy has spent her entire life in rural Pennsylvania surrounded by cattle and horses. When she wasn't roaming the family's farm or playing in the barn, she could be found reading or writing. After high school, she spent five years as an EMT on the local ambulance service, dealing with everything from drunks passing out on the sidewalk to mangled bodies in car accidents. These days, she, her husband, and their spoiled cat, Kensi, live on property that was once part of her grandfather's dairy.

Her Zoe Chambers mystery series includes five Agatha Award nominees including CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE, BRIDGES BURNED, NO WAY HOME, CRY WOLF, and FAIR GAME, UNDER THE RADAR, and TIL DEATH.


E-Book; Release Date May 11, 2021

Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Veterinarian Jessie Cameron agrees to fill in for her mentor, Doc Lewis, at Riverview Racetrack so he can take a long-overdue vacation. When he’s tragically killed by one of his equine patients the night before he’s supposed to leave, Jessie quickly suspects the death is anything but accidental. Her search for the truth is thwarted by everyone from well-meaning friends to the police, including her soon-to-be-ex-husband. Undaunted, she discovers layers of illegal activities and deceit being perpetrated by the man she thought of as a father figure, creating a growing list of suspects with reason to want Doc dead. Too late, she realizes that her dogged quest for the truth has put her in the crosshairs of a devious killer desperate to silence her. Permanently.


Annette has written a taut, suspenseful tale that avid mystery readers will surely enjoy.  Veterinarian Jessie Cameron finds herself drawn into a murder inviestigation when she answers a call to check on a horse and finds her friend and mentor dead instead, stomped to death by the horse.  Jessie is convinced the death is far from an accident and sets out to prove it, much to the chagrin of the police and her ex. Jessie's quest for the truth puts her in danger, and Annette Dashofy has woven a skillful plot with plenty of twists and turns.  A must for mystery lovers! Four and a half paws!   


What is your favorite part of the day?

I'm definitely a morning person

Favorite song to sing in the shower?

None. I'm a horrible singer. Even my cat complains.

Favorite Movie?

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I mean, seriously. Robert Redford and Paul Newman? It doesn't get better than that.

What do you  like to do on a rainy day?

Read, of course!

 If you weren't a writer, what profession would you be in? 

I've already worked so many different jobs, this is hard. A friend once told me I should have been a veterinarian and I've often thought she might be right.

Thanks Annette!

Annette will give away a copy of DEATH BY EQUINE to one lucky commenter!

To enter, leave your name and email address in our comments section.  Comments without email will be disqualified. Winner chosen at random.  Contest ends midnight, April 26.



  1. I'm not a morning person, but I do know I shall enjoy this story.

    Mary Preston

  2. I am a person who likes to wake up at 8 and watch my Today show till maybe 9:30 and then get going I love the sound of this book and would love to read and review Rocco hope you are staying inside and not out in the April showers our kitty who goes out sometimes hates getting wet and he is so funny running inside with his paws wet. Although he will play with the water in the water bowl peggy clayton

  3. I find the author's last name fascinating. Something about it just tickles me.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  4. Annette is a new author to me. I really like the description of her new release and would love to read "Death by Equine". Thanks for your review, Rocco.
    Dianne Casey diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Hi! I also love Robert Redford and Paul Newman in movies! I would love to win Annette's book! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Wow a racetrack right where my dad used to take me when he got me on weekends from a wicked foster home. When my kids were growing up there was the same racetrack my dad took me to so I took them and we got to know several of the jockeys as they would have sat breakfast with one of them or more . It was so fun betting $2 on all long shots so fun now my son loves to go that racetrack is closed to of course houses sad but he goes by bus across the bridge to another and thinks of all the memories and has a good day relaxing and losing so little as betting so so little! Perfect book for me and wow so happy peggy clayton ptclayton2 @