A Little Yellow Dog: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
by Walter Mosley
Working as a janitor at Sojourner Truth Junior High School, Easy is asked to care for a small dog owned by the attractive Idabell Holland, a teacher at the school. When Idabell's husband is murdered, Easy finds himself mixed up with a gang of criminals. Idabell and Easy fall into a sexual liaison, but in the wake of it, Idabell is found stabbed to death in the passenger seat of Easy's car. While at first Easy thinks the murders are a "simple falling out of thieves," a surprising twist reveals the truth.
Brute strength : a dog lover's mystery
by Susan Conant
When Dog's Life columnist Holly Winter rejects applicants who want to adopt homeless dogs, she makes a lot of enemies. In dogs Holly trusts, and the dogs she trusts most are her beloved malamutes, Rowdy, Kimi and Sammy. but right now she could use a human friend. Lately, it seems wherever she turns, things go wrong: an anonymous call turns vicious, her husband is keeping secrets, and acquaintances die under mysterious circumstances. Then Holly's own life is threatened. Can the brute strength of Rowdy, Kimi, and Sammy protect her?
Fashion Faux Paw: A Dog Walker Mystery
by Judi McCoy
It's Fashion Week in New York and Ellie's in charge of the dogs' modeling outfits that match their mommy-models for a fashion competition. But before the first round closes, one of the designers drops dead of anaphylactic shock, her EpiPen useless because someone has emptied it.
Gaits of Heaven: A Dog Lover's Mystery
by Susan Conant
Soon after Holly agrees to housebreak Dolfo, a golden Aussie huskapoo, for Ted and Eumie Green, quirky therapists as much in need of therapy as their patients, Holly finds Eumie dead of a drug overdose on one of her visits to their home. While the death appears to be an accident, Eumie's daughter from her first marriage, a reclusive, overweight Harvard coed, suspects murder. Ted's moody teenage son from his earlier marriage cares little that his stepmother has died.
Halloween hijinks : a Zoe Donovan mystery
by Kathi Daley
Animal control officer Zoe Donovan finds a dead body in the basement of a haunted house just two days before Halloween. With the help of her best friends, Levi and Ellie, and her dog Charlie, she delves into a mystery as complex and multilayered as the feelings she develops for her ex-nemesis Zak Zimmerman.
Hounding the Pavement: A Dog Walker Mystery
by Judi McCoy
Ellie Engleman, the newest dog-walker on Manhattan's Upper East Side, has a talent -- she can hear what her canine clientele is thinking. So when a dog's owner turns up dead, Ellie must bone up on her sleuthing to find a killer.
Murder strikes a pose : a downward dog mystery
by Tracy Weber
Kate Davidson is not the best yoga instructor in the world, but she definitely has her heart in the right place. She is having a hard time getting over the death of her father and has shut herself off in many ways. When a homeless man (George) and his noisy dog start selling papers outside her studio she seeks a solution because she does not want to make them move. As she gets to know George and the dog (Bella) she finds that she is really beginning to like both of them. Then one day she stumbles across George's body. Determined to prove that George's murder was not a random act of violence, she decides to take on the case, and the dog. I really enjoyed this book. Kate is fun and I sympathize with her struggle to live the yoga path. Bella, the dog, is fun and a great companion for Kate. I also like her friends and the charming pet shop owner who is falling for Kate as fast as she is falling for him. Looking forward to more adventures with Kate and Bella.