An Escape Goat has a small town feel with several animals and a mystery or two to solve. Relax as they do yoga poses and feel your stress levels decrease.


The Description

A Zen Goat Mystery: Book 1
Publication Date: March 12, 2024

After finding long-lost family through a DNA test, Callie heads to Bobwhite Hollow, New Hampshire, to meet a great-uncle she never knew existed. Charmed by the village and more than half in love with her new family, she decides to stay and open a goat yoga studio and retreat space.

When retreat guest Angilene Claudson turns up dead with a wine glass shattered at her side and Callie’s favorite goat lapping up the spill, the death is written off as an accidental overdose. But when the goat gets sick, Callie’s gut tells her it wasn’t an accident at all. With her new business on the line and a possible murderer staying in the guesthouse, Callie sets to work to uncover the truth and keep her family safe.

The Review

An Escape Goat is part of the Zen Goat Mystery series by Janna Rollins. Set on a family farm in New Hampshire, there are beautiful scenic descriptions, goats, and a retreat gone wrong. And when there’s a dead body found, is it murder or a death by natural causes, or maybe even an accidental overdose?

We are introduced to the characters and get to know them a little at a time. Several of those on the first-ever retreat are difficult to like, and many are just plain mean. The goats are adorable and play a role. Callie, the yoga instructor, has allergies when on the farm and around the goats, making things difficult.

Many stories are told and woven together nicely. The murder and an assault are front and center, and Callie plays amateur sleuth, much to others’ chagrin. There are twists and turns until the whodunnit is solved, which gives nice closure. The ending has a twist, and I look forward to meeting up with Callie and the others to see what they get involved in next.

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About The Author

When Janna Rollins isn’t writing, she likes to thumb through New England-based magazines and drool over the pictures. She has a love for red barns, goats, and genealogy. Janna can be found showing her socially awkward side on Facebook or sharing pictures of her tiny one-acre farm on Instagram. She is a member of Sister In Crime, and also writes the Hometown Hardware Mystery series as Paula Charles. Janna lives in Southwestern Washington with her husband and a whole menagerie of furry and feathered critters.


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JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 41 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister in the fall of 2019 and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at JoAnne currently reviews for - and which is on hiatus. Previously she reviewed for which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!



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An Escape Goat has a small town feel with several animals and a mystery or two to solve. Relax as they do yoga poses and feel your stress levels decrease.4-STAR REVIEW: AN ESCAPE GOAT by Janna Rollins