Tracking Game: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery

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Crooked Lane Books
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About the Author

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. She serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime, Pikes Peak Writers, and Women Writing the West. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. She can be found on Facebook/AuthorMargaretMizushima, Twitter @margmizu, Instagram at margmizu, and her website at


Praise for Tracking Game:
"Mizushima has a gift when it comes to crafting immersive settings...She also makes both the human and animal characters feel authentic."
--Associated Press

"Mizushima's take on small-town policing feels authentic and series fans will be thrilled to see Cole and Mattie getting closer."
--Publishers Weekly

"Whether one likes stories about conflict or relationships, there's something for everybody in Mizushima's fine novel."

"Part family drama, part animal-infused mystery, part ongoing exploration of the troubled heroine's psyche."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Compelling and twisty... Fans of Western mysteries as well as those featuring dogs will enjoy this latest entry in the series."
--Library Journal

"An inherently fascinating 'whodunnit' style mystery...[A] riveting read from cover to cover."
--Midwest Book Review

"Mizushima has created another compelling mystery...The vivid Colorado setting adds the perfect touch, making Tracking Game sure to appeal to fans of Margaret Coel or Nevada Barr."
--Shelf Awareness

"I am a big fan of this series."
--Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

"Full of suspense, I read this page turner in a matter of hours and will read it again."
--Kings River Life

"A mystery you won't be able to put aside."
--Manhattan Book Review

"Mattie and her K-9 Robo are back, and they make a team to be reckoned with...A fasinating mystery in a rugged landscape...I can't wait for the next adventure from these dynamic partnerships."
--Anne Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author of the Manuelito, Chee, Leaphorn mysteries

"Tracking Game [is] Margaret Mizushima's most compelling Timber Creek K-9 mystery yet."
--Scott Graham, National Outdoor Award-winning author of Arches Enemy

"Tracking Game crackles with high tension, a fascinating plot, and a new development in the ongoing mystery of Mattie Cobb's family background."
--Pat Stoltey, author of Colorado Book Award finalist Wishing Caswell Dead

"A thrilling mystery with terrific twists and a wonderful cast of characters...I couldn't put this book down!"
--Barbara Nickless, Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestselling author of Ambush

Praise for the Timber Creek K-9 mysteries:
"Mizushima's classic police procedural adds a fresh angle involving the work of K-9s...Sue Henry fans will love."
--Library Journal starred review, Debut of the Month

"The interactions between Mattie and Robo will tug the heartstrings of every dog lover...Mizushima's debut reflects both her skill as a suspense writer and her respect for animals."
--Booklist starred review

"Check it out."
--Bill Crider, Anthony Award-winning author of Between the Living and the Dead

"A compelling and savvy mystery that explores the big secrets in a small western town. I was cheering Mattie and Robo every step of the way."
--Maragret Coel, New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Fell from the Sky

"Characters become so real they feel like friends. Mizushima's sleight of hand as a genre writer (she's particularly adept at red herrings) only makes this fine series that much more enjoyable."
--Mystery Scene

"Suspenseful and engaging, keeping readers on edge the entire way through this third Timber Creek K-9 Mystery."
--RT Book Reviews Top Pick

"Another thrilling adventure with Mattie and Robo."
--Red Carpet Crash