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Killing Trail

(2015)
(The first book in the Timber Creek K-9 Mystery series)
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'Winning heroine . . . strong debut . . . a realistic view of how a K-9 team works, treating Robo as an important character, but never stooping to anthropomorphism. And it's impossible not to fall in love with Robo.' Publishers Weekly

A young girl is found dead in the mountains near Timber Creek, Colorado. Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small town in Margarat Mizushima's first K-9 mystery, Killing Trail.

With the help of Cole Walker, local veterinarian and a single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before the murderer claims another victim. But the more Mattie investigates, the more she realizes how many secrets her hometown holds. And the key may be Cole's daughter, who knows more than she's saying.

The murder was just the beginning, and if Mattie isn’t careful, she and Robo could be next. Suspenseful and smart, Killing Trail is an explosive crime thriller from debut author Margaret Mizushima.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A terrific debut with a refreshing detective duo--Deputy Mattie Lu Cobb and Robo, her K-9 partner! Margaret Mizushima has crafted a compelling and savvy mystery that explores the big secrets in a small western town. I was cheering on Mattie and Robo every step of the way." - Margaret Coel

"Margaret Mizushima's KILLING TRAIL introduces a fine new crime-fighting team, Mattie Lu Cobb and her partner, Robo, who happens to be a dog. They're put to the test in Timber Creek, a small town in Colorado, and the result is a satisfying mystery with a couple of cops you're going to be glad to meet. Check it out." - Bill Crider

"Compelling characters, both human and canine, make KILLING TRAIL a standout first novel. Officer Mattie Cobb battles external danger and her own troubled past as she and her K-9 partner race to catch a killer. Mattie is both caring and relentless, and everyone should have a partner like Robo." - Bonnie Hearn Hill

"No scent is too fine and no clue too subtle for the sharp cop combo of Mattie Cobb and the unforgettable K-9 Robo. The liars and schemers of Timber Creek don t stand a chance against this tight, determined duo. With plenty of outdoor action, comparing Margaret Mizushima to Nevada Barr and C.J. Box is aptand on the nose." - Mark Stevens

"Killing Trail is a well-crafted mystery with heart-pounding action and strong, three dimensional characters. Read the first chapter, then try to walk away. Killing Trail draws you in and doesn't let go." - David Thurlo


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Used availability for Margaret Mizushima's Killing Trail

Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Killing Trail (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
ISBN: 1-62899-962-4 / 978-1-62899-962-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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1739 : USA Hardback
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Title: Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
ISBN: 1-62953-381-5 / 978-1-62953-381-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
ISBN: 1-64385-561-1 / 978-1-64385-561-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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1838 : USA Paperback
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Title: Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
ISBN: 1-62953-486-2 / 978-1-62953-486-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Killing Trail Lib/E: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
ISBN: 1-5047-2284-1 / 978-1-5047-2284-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery (Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
ISBN: 1-5047-2288-4 / 978-1-5047-2288-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery (Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
ISBN: 1-5047-2285-X / 978-1-5047-2285-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Killing Trail
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
Publisher: Bello
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May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Killing Trail (A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery)
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
Publisher: Bello
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
Author(s): Margaret Mizushima
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA