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About the Author: Richard Audry

Richard Audry is the pen name of D R Martin As Richard Audry, he is the author of the the King Harald Canine Cozy mystery series and the Mary MacDougall Historical mystery series Under his own name he has written the Johnny Graphic middle grade ghost adventure series, the Marta Hjelm mystery, Smoking Ruin, and two books of literary commentary Travis McGee Me and Four Science Fiction Ma



10 thoughts on “The Karma of King Harald (King Harald Mysteries #1)

  1. says:

    Dogs possess around 220 million scent receptors in their nose as opposed to me I only have 5 million King Harald, a mutt of suspicious lineage, uses every one of his 220 million receptors sniffing out blood in little New Bergen Then he kindly lets the boss, his boss, Andy Skyberg, do the legwork to find out the how and why of the displaced blood New Bergen is a quiet little God fearing village where the very colorful residents can document their Swedish and Norwegian heritage much accurately than King Harald who is clearly a mutt Andy, whose wife ran away with a Pilates coach, is doing his best to start over wanting only the love of a good woman and a faithful dog or a faithful woman and the love of a good dog Either way, Andy is content working for his sister in the best restaurant in town and in his downtime, paint A simple life without any drama, thank you very much Nice guy Andy just wants no complications but it seems such a life is always just out of his grasp because of these well, these, these murders where King Harald shows up at the crime scene which, of course, drags Andy into the mix The center of the trouble seems to be New Bergen native and old college date Trudi Bock, a New Ager who is bringing new ideas to the city whether the old biddies want it or not And, gasp, selling those devil worship crystals to the young Oh, my And of course, all these troublesome killings are due to Trudi s new ideas Small town quirky characters bounce around Beaver Tail County with some reeking chaos that only King Harald s snout can find and sniff out Andy s help, of course, comes in handy but Andy s juggling his deputy sheriff girlfriend while fending off Trudi, trying to locate a lost ebelskiver recipe and trying to find out who is reeking havoc in New Bergen Tapped as A Canine Cozy, The Karma of King Harald is a fun, really fun read Plenty of well placed laughs even around the bloody parts.


  2. says:

    Dollycas s ThoughtsKing Herald, part Chesapeake and part moose is an adorable character and famous for making some interesting discoveries He climbs over his fence and rambles around town and has found a dead body of an iguana His boss Andy Skyberg wishes he would stick to chasing squirrels Andy has come back to New Bergen after his divorce He spends his days working at his sister s restaurant and trying to kick his artistic painting abilities into something he can live off of He is dating Deputy Sheriff Cass Conlin but his old girlfriend Trudi would like to take her place We also meet Andy s Aunt Bev and she is quite a character herself That is just in the first few chapters there is so much King Harald has stolen my heart I especially like the chapters told from, his point of view His supporting characters are pretty eccentric which is perfect for a cozy mystery They are so unique and wonderfully written.We are never really told where New Bergen is located but residents travel to the cities and Wisconsin, ebelskiver and rosemaling are a big thing there, so Minnesota is my assumption It sounds like quite a place and no one gets too excited about a big burly dog traveling about town by himself Everyone knows where he belongs and many just send him or take him home Sounds like a nice relaxed place aside from a murder or two.Richard Audry drew me right into Andy and Harald s story and it was a very entertaining read A very captivating canine cozy with a just the right amount of humor and plenty of intricate shifts that keeps us readers on our toes The story flows well I do hope we get to know Andy a little bit better in book 2 It seems like his failure in past relationships has him in a bit of a rut and he is living in his sister s shadow He needs to bloom a little .All in all a nice debut for this series Moving on to King Harald s Heist.


  3. says:

    The Karma of King Harald by Richard AudryThe First Canine Cozy MysteryKing Harald is a lovable big mutt who has a penchant for escaping his yard and wandering about town Andy Skyberg, King Harald s Boss is a laid back man looking for peace surrounded by a cast of unique and, most definitely not laid back, characters including his Deputy Sheriff girlfriend, former sweetheart turned current new age store owner, and a mean spirited church leader, who once saved Andy s life King Harald makes a delightful, for him, yet horrendous, for everyone else, discovery Murder, threats, and religious intolerance are just the beginning while the search for a missing recipe leads to than Andy could have possibly imagined Andy is continually shocked by the nasty goings on in what used to be a peaceful little town I personally found the first crime to be quite disturbing, as it s a particular nightmare of mine Andy tries to find peace and calm in the ongoing chaos surrounding him, never really intending to become so involved in the criminal activity brought to the forefront by his dog Just as King Harald takes meandering walks, the mystery is a meandering stroll through New Bergen The action starts during one of King Harald s solitary excursions with a most dreadful discovery which is the start of the mystery But lots of time passes with twists as seemingly unrelated, yet interesting, paths are taken and explored We have what appears to be federal agents spying on a cranky old socialist and a search for a long lost recipe as well as the various suspects and all of their many motives Yet the roads all meet at an amazing juncture and we re left with a satisfying conclusion.I am completely enamoured of good natured King Harald Audry s descriptions of this wonderful dog are spot on giving us deep characterization as well as meaningful views and commentary I certainly wouldn t mind having some ebelskivers and a Biberschwanz Pilsner with Andy and sharing some Slim Jims with King Harald FTC Disclosure The publisher sent me a copy of this book in the hopes I would review it.


  4. says:

    Big, ginger and pretty hairy, the affable King Harold seems to have developed a penchant for finding trouble rather than causing it A typical day may include chasing a pesky squirrel, a cold bath or hitting the jackpot and being able to rummage around a few rubbish bags which hold a smorgasbord of cold hamburgers, pizzaBut much to his owner s, Andy Anders Skyberg chagrin, the friendly mutts discovery of a dead iguana is a step too far However, the death of Adonis isn t his fault Adonis owner Trudi Bock a new age, tree hugging, crystal hanging Eleanorian doesn t think so and is livid.Unbeknownst to Harold, he has uncovered a hate crime With Andy s girlfriend, Sheriff Cass Conlin taking charge and keeping an eye on Turdi, who is keen to rekindle the romance with Harold s owner, Andy is suddenly catapulted into a world of murder, federal agents, arson, God fearing woman, slander and a pesky ebelskiver recipe that his sister is after Who is behind the ousting of the bohemian Trudi from the New Bergen town And will Andy ever get that quiet life he s after With its assortment of eccentric characters, humor and canine antics, this murder mystery is an engaging read Anders is a laid back person but with Harold sniffing out danger crime he s unlikely to get any peace The subplots of hunting down recipes, rosemaling and conspiracy theories add to a well thought out novel And the easy going style of the authors writing makes this story a definite page turner.Unsure of how a dog gets involved in crime, I quickly found out and found Harold and his master a great duo The descriptions from Harold s point of view is perfect you can imagine that s how a dog would think The mystery itself is very good which will make any avid fan of this genre guessing until the final few chapters A book for those who love dogs or not A recommended read.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author to review The opinions expressed are my own and I am not required to give a positive critique.


  5. says:

    After Andy Skyberg loses his wife and his job in the big city, he is content to return to his hometown and work in his twin sister s restaurant, that is, until his dog King Harald starts discovering one crime after another in formerly peaceful New Bergen Worse yet, most of the crimes seem to be aimed at Andy s old flame Trudi Bock, the owner of Karma Kubbyhole, and Trudi seems than willing to rekindle that old flame, which causes Andy no end of trouble with his current girlfriend, Deputy Sheriff Cass Conlin It seems a lot of people have grudges against Trudi, including Brenda Erickson, whose family sold their farm to Trudi instead of to her, Dick Schaefer, the assistant high school principal, who blames Trudi for his daughter s interest in Wicca, Mrs.Runestrand and her cohort of righteous religious ladies who want to rid the town of pagans, and Jerry Dittbrenner, whose pig farming practices were the subject of a complaint by Trudi and other animal welfare activists In between following up King Harald s crime scene discoveries, Andy still has time to help his sister track down an old recipe for ebelskiver, admire his Aunt Bev s rosemal art work,and go fishing with his friend Thorstein Veblen Hofdahl, but as the bodies pile up he begins to wonder whether anyone is safe in his peaceful little town.You gotta like an author whose list of credits includes the dog who posed for the picture on the cover of his book This debut is a nice cozy set in a little town apparently somewhere near the Twin Cities Think Lilian Jackson Braun with a Scandinavian accent and a dog instead of cats.


  6. says:

    Protagonist Andy Skyberg, recently divorced and seeking the amity of traditional small town living has returned to his seemingly bucolic home town Assisting his twin sister in her caf allows him the freedom to pursue not only Deputy Sheriff Cass Conlin but also his avocation as a painter He, in turn, is being pursued by old college sweetheart and thrice married New Age guru Trudi Bock, who has set up shop in New Bergen much to the chagrin of a few of the town folk The supporting characters in the piece are an eclectic group who have long standing relationships and a plethora of opinions about each other and feel no compunction about expressing their feelings Needless to say that the social dynamic in the town of New Bergen is such, that the easy, peaceful, laid back life Andy envisioned waxes and wanes much like the moon.His dog King Harald is a gregarious wanderer possessed of an insatiable curiosity and a nose for trouble With a likable protagonist and a dog that actually behaves like a dog as he sniffs out murder and mayhem, THE KARMA OF KING HARALD presents a quick read that is as entertaining as it is satisfying What could have been as cloying as one of those teen idol lines of perfume is instead a well done, smoothly paced, and engaging cozy mystery.Just as the real King Harald of Norway is described as charming, warm and sympathetic by his people, so too are these qualities abundant in Richard Audry s furry, four footed detective and his trusty owner sidekick If your looking for a light hearted way to being the New Year, this book should be at the top of your reading list.


  7. says:

    My only criticism of this book and the reason why I gave it three stars instead of four , is that I couldn t figure out where in the world the story took place I flipped back a couple of times to see if I could find a reference, but couldn t The fictional town of New Bergen has a Norwegian flavor, but still had the feeling it was in the Americas This may not be a big deal to most readers, but I like books to be anchored to a geographical area, even fictional onesit helps me form a three dimensional picture of where the story is taking place YMMV.Cozy mysteries are fun, but there s nothing fun than a cozy mystery with a dog who helps solve the crime Richard Audry s The Karma of King Harald is just such a mystery.Anders Skyberg is a low key artist who has moved from the city back to New Bergen, the town of his childhood He helps his sister with her restaurant, fishes, and daydreams about the next painting he is going to do If it weren t for his dog, Andy might be invisible, but King Harald is larger than life Harald is always taking off on his doggie excursions, which begin to take a mysterious turn Harald uncovers one mystery after another in the sleepy town, all read the rest of the review HERE.


  8. says:

    Richard Audry s The Karma of King Harald will take its place on the shelves of those who love Lilian Jackson Braun and Susan Conant for their cozy mysteries and companion animal antics.The story begins with the titular King Harald, a rescue dog of uncertain heritage, finding what turns out to be the first in a series of clues to string of crimes happening in the fictional town of New Bergen my best guess that this is somewhere in Minnesota, based on a number of indicators Harald keeps showing up in the right place or the wrong place to find new clues and that puts his owner, Andy Skyberg, in the perfect position to be a person of interest in the cases.Further complicating matters is the fact that his lady friend, Cass, is the deputy sheriff who is investigating the cases and the target of a great many of the crimes is his former lady friend, Trudy.Complications galore, of course and a rather surprising whodunnit1 I read a great many mysteries, and the surest way to get five stars from me is to surprise me with the reveal Audry accomplished that with aplomb.This is an entertaining cozy mystery peopled with great characters and a very nice dog What could anyone ask


  9. says:

    Review THE KARMA OF KING HARALD King Harald Mysteries 1 I ll read anything containing dogs, fiction or non fiction and cats, and wildlife Particularly impressive in Richard Audry s King Harald Series is his valuation of Harald, the oversize mixed breed with a mind and nose of his own Harald is no cartoon cutout, no two dimensional standby, no figurehead canine Harald is a character in his own right, who rates his own special scenes of which he is the undeniable star Additionally, Harald is characterized from inside out he s canine, yes but he is also a character in the narrative and a participant in the story line.I also enjoyed the author s delineation of small town life, with its foibles and generosities, grudges and blessings The characters are vivid and realistic The one surprise for me is that I found some aspects a little edgy for a cozy there are some instances of offstage animal cruelty and terrorizing acts However, this did not detract from my enjoyment, and I found this a re reader.


  10. says:

    I enjoyed reading, The Karma of King Harald by Richard Audry A Canine Cozy mystery, I was curious about this book after reading the back cover Throw into this mix one legendary but lost ebelskiver recipe made me want to read it Being Danish, I know that ebelskivers are basically small round pancakes made on the stove in a special pan The book itself revolves around the life of Andy Skyberg and his curious mutt King Harald King Harald seems to be able to sniff out crime and then Andy has to figure out what s going on If you like cozy mysteries, give this book a try I think you ll like it.


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