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Brute Strength : A Dog Lover's Mystery
by Susan Conant Details
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?
Dial C for Chihuahua
by Waverly Curtis Details
Pepe may have soft white fur, big brown eyes, and mucho attitude - but he's no furry fashion fad. Pepe is different. Pepe can talk - even if his new owner, Geri Sullivan, seems to be the only person who can understand him. When Geri takes on her first assignment for a quirky investigator named Jimmy G and stumbles over a Seattle millionaire's corpse, Pepe proves to be worth his weight in liver treats.
Dog On It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery
by Spencer Quinn Details
Introducing two-legged Bernie and his four-legged pal Chet -- a canine with a penchant for solving mysteries -- their first case is to track down a teenager who's out way past curfew.
Drop Dead on Recall
by Sheila W. Boneham Details
Animal photographer Janet McPhail becomes a suspect when an animal handler drops dead at a dog show, but when she begins to investigate the crime on her own she finds herself in danger of becoming the next victim.
Fashion Faux Paw: A Dog Walker Mystery
by Judi McCoy Details
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.
Halloween Hijinks : A Zoe Donovan Mystery
by Kathi Daley Details
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 Details
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 Details
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.
Murder, She Barked
by Krista Davis Details
Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but loveable Jack Russell Terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain. But someone in this friendly town is bad to the bone. One of the employees at the inn has been killed in a hit-and-run accident, which is looking anything but accidental. Now Holly and her furry companions will have to nose out the murderer before someone else gets muzzled.
The Big Chihuahua
by Waverly Curtis Details
P.I. Geri Sullivan and her talking chihuahua Pepe are always hungry to sink their teeth into a new case. So if helping a hapless husband win back his wayward wife means sneaking into a cult of dog-worshipers, porque no?
Updated 09/12/2014
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