This cozy concerns a country vet/private detective who is called on to investigate a murder at a dairy farm. There is the usual pool of quirky suspects, but I enjoyed this book because of its slapstick, LOL humor.
Apparently The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat is the third in a series of mysteries featuring Dr. McKenzie, but the "cast of character" at the beginning of the book allows those new to the series to enjoy it.
When a randy milk inspector is found dead in 400 gallons of goat milk, veterinarian Austin McKenzie and his wife Madeline will have to cull a killer from a herd of suspects. And along the way, the vet might just save some bleating hearts.
This mystery is about a DVM and his wife (and a menagerie of assistants and friends) who run a PI business as well as treat their animal clientle. I loved the goat dairy setting of this mystery. Though, in my opinion there were too many characters and too many subplots going on at one time. Overall, a good book, but, the story was a bit scattered at times. Perhaps, if I had liked the main character better I would've liked this one more. At times the Dr. was very patronizing & pretentious- in other words an arrogant old fart! So, I doubt I'd read this one again.