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A dog with extraordinary abilities goes missing and two men are sent to retrieve her. One is a detective in need of redemption, the other is a hired assassin. Their paths soon meet during their search, in this innovative, science-based thriller.
Harry is a man still mourning the loss of his beloved girlfriend, Imogen, who left him suddenly without a word. He’s also the owner of a plump, poetry-loving Lab, Randolph. Like most Manhattan dogs, Randolph spends his days sifting through a world of scents, his owner’s neuroses, and an overcrowded doggy run at the American Museum of Natural History. But now a bereft Harry has drifted into a circle of would-be occultists. Which might not be so bad if one of them wasn’t also a murderer.
Another missing dog-this time a blue malamute- is somehow tied into this tangled web. With her husband Steve away on a camping trip and her other human housemates otherwise occupied, Holly and her prize-winning pups will have to bring the case to heel on their own-before a killer sniffs them out.
Four of today's finest mystery writers--J.A. Jance, Virginia Lanier, Chassie West, and Lee Charles Kelley--deliver this collection of stories featuring favorite sleuths and clever canines, with each author's unique style enriching this fantastic compilation.
When Melanie receives a letter telling her that her Standard Poodle, Faith, is one of five finalists competing to be spokesdog for Chow Down dog food, she's mystified--until her nine-year-old son Davey admits to entering the contest. Melanie and Faith travel to New York for the reception only to find that for some dog lovers, winning is a deadly serious matter.
When Holly Winter awakens clinging to a boulder on the side of a cliff, she doesn't even recognize her own beloved Malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi, much less remember their names - or her own. When there is another fall, this time fatal, she has all she can do to figure out what's going on without giving away her own loss of memory.
Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital on a remote search and rescue mission. When a man arrives with his wounded black Lab, Ned, she has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror and destruction. With a lightning-fast pace, unforgettable characters, and gut-wrenching action, "Dark Summer" is compelling new terrain for this master storyteller.
Jessie Arnold, with her beloved lead husky, Tank, agrees to pick up her contractor's new motorhome in Idaho and drive it up the Alaska Highway. Along the way, Jessie picks up Patrick, a runaway teenager, not knowing that he has a murderous and deadly secret.
Jo Beth Sidden raises and trains bloodhounds for search-and-rescue missions in the Okeefenokee Swamp. She is used to dealing with lost kids, prison escapes, snakes, bugs, macho deputies, and her abusive ex-husband. But now she is suspected of murder and has to choose between betraying a friend and proving her innocence.
Professional dog walker Ellie Engleman doesn't know much about the ins and outs of dog shows. But when one handler is killed, Ellie will learn that it's a dog-eat-dog world. Especially since the killer might now have it out for her. She and her sometime boyfriend, Detective Sam Ryder, will have to dig up the truth faster than a speeding bulldog...
The dog days of summer are anything but boring when the Harrington County Dog Show comes to Copper Mill. Proud pooches and their owners will stop at nothing to take home "Best in Show." Renee Lambert is in for a serious shock when her pup Kisses is dognapped!
Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of "Dog on It," who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator. Chet might have flunked out of police school ("I'd been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn't remember exactly, although blood was involved"), but he's a detective through and through.
As Melanie learns, it's a dog's life at the Pine Ridge Canine Care Center-and life is good. The dogs are living large with a team of groomers and handlers at their bark and call. Everyone seems blissfully happy. Everyone canine, that is. For Melanie soon discovers there are some simmering resentments among the Pine Ridge staff and when Steve Pine, the center's charming, good-looking co-owner, is found shot to death on the floor of his office, there's no shortage of suspects. His sister Candy stands to inherit their lucrative doggie day care operation. His neighbor, Adam Busch, still blames Steve for paving the way for the other businesses that now exist in the once quiet, all-residential town. And then there's Lila Harrington, the disgruntled client who wanted to sue Steve following an embarrassing "incident" involving a Shih Tzu and a Beagle mix. And lastly, the string of female customers Steve bedded and jilted. But which of these suspects was desperate enough to commit murder?
Legal investigator, Sara Townley, hopes her next assignment is a simple case of stolen identity. She seems to have picked up a sidekick: a big, black Labrador who shows up at every turn. And since her only lead is growing cold in the morgue, maybe following the dog’s nose isn’t such a bad idea…
Maxie McNabb and her Miniature Dachshund, Stretch, are just back from their latest adventure when a murder shatters the quiet in their hometown of Homer, Alaska. Now it's up to Maxie to find the killer -- a search that leads her to a place called "the end of the road."
Holly Winter has a contract to write the text for a book of photographs commemorating the legendary Morris and Essex Dog Shows. When a murder occurs, the circumstances convince Holly that she must find the answers before she becomes the next victim. Holly is assisted, as usual, by her Malamutes Rowdy and Kimi.
Josie Marcus has been hired to check out a big pet store's involvement with puppy mills. When an employee who had clued her into the mills' existence turns up dead, Josie realizes that sinking her teeth into this case could mean getting bitten back.
Although Lydia was always an expert matchmaker, she never had to play Cupid while trapped in the body of a dog! But if she wants a chance to rest in peace, Lydia must figure out a way to find her friend Amy a new husband - and pray that woman's best friend can spot true love.
No one can separate defense attorney Andy Carpenter from his golden retriever, Tara, and she returns his affection, standing loyally beside him through every investigation, no matter how dangerous or puzzling-and he is about to be confronted with one of his most difficult cases yet.
A vampire novel gone to the dogs! Introducing Glory Templeton, a seventeen year old rebel spirited girl on a crusade to save the world and her sidekick, Hallelujah, the new wonder woman of the canine crowd.
After professional dog-walker Ellie Engleman and her terrier-mix Rudy find a corpse in Central Park, Ellie becomes a prime suspect of murder. When it turns out Rudy is the sole beneficiary of the victim's inheritance, Ellie, Rudy, and Detective Sam Ryder follow a trail of clues.
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—and perk up her ears to find a killer.
Between teaching, mothering and prepping her Poodle for the next show, Melanie Travis barely has time to pencil in some Christmas festivities. Especially once she finds herself making a list of suspects - and checking it twice - when murder comes home for the holidays...
Skye Donovan just landed her first big shoot--calendar photos for The Pet Place, a national chain of pet stores--but when the owner of the doggie talent, Frank Johnson, is killed, Skye's life is thrown into chaos.
At loose ends because she is unable to race her dogs this season due to an injury, Jessie Arnold heads to Five Finger Light Island to help friends restore an old lighthouse. Once on the island, Jessie's idyllic getaway turns deadly as a body is found, a woman disappears, and an extensive search of the tiny island fails to find her.
"This is a zany, fast-paced, well-written mystery by two very talented writers who combine their gifts under the name of Evelyn David…a page-turning mystery that begs to be read at one sitting. Well developed characters, a tight plot, and power-punched verbiage make this mystery a delightful read. Even when you think the mystery is solved, the ending has just one more final, amusing and exciting twist. Can't wait for the sequel." - Reviewed by Sherlock Bones, Astra Publishers
Andy Carpenter gains possession of an adorable Bernese puppy whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he will do whatever it takes to insure that this little pup doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But Andy prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom. Tara, a golden retriever, is clearly smarter than half the lawyers who clog the courts of Passaic County. However, just as it seems Andy has everything figured out, his dad, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed . . . and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall.
A lyrical, engrossing tale by the author of "Watership Down." A remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes, Snitter and Rowf. Fugitives from the horrors of an animal research center who escape into the isolation, and terror, of the wilderness.
Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another Golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before.
In this fifth installment of the popular Dixie Hemingway mystery series, a young girl is missing. Lieutenant Guidry, the detective with whom Dixie has an on-again, off-again relationship, is trying to find the girl because she may be a material witness to a murder.
Witty, sexy, suspenseful and hilarious! Molly O'Malley, Dimitri Valentino and the Australian Shepherd, Talisman, are the unforgettable characters in Devin O'Branagan's new suspenseful yarn set in the shark tank of real estate.
Koontz delivers suspense for all seasons with a transcendent thriller--a heart-gripping tour de force featuring a dedicated dog rescuer, a very special golden retriever she saves, and the murderous adversaries they must face together.
For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home.
The second book of an irresistible series narrated by a lovable and wise dog. In this Chet and Bernie mystery, Chet gets a glimpse of the dog show world turned deadly. With genuine suspense and intrigue, combined with humor and insight into the special bond between man and dog, Thereby Hangs a Tail will have everyone talking.
Ingeniously framed for a July 4th murder, Maine kennel owner Jack Field must solve the killing to win his freedom--even though everyone from a powerful tycoon to a passel of pro assassins wants Jack and his doggie pals dead.
Emma Rogers has a nice life. She has a wonderful family, the two best friends in the world, a champion Newfoundland name Cole who is her constant companion, a successful business, and a lovely home. But some unknown person or persons are watching her and disturbing her well-ordered life. Before long, matters escalate and Emma and Cole find themselves in real danger!
With a new Afterword by the author, this classic Koontz title--one of his most popular and acclaimed novels--features stunning new cover art. Two genetically altered life forms break loose from a top-secret government lab. One is "Einstein, " a friendly dog. The other--The Outsider--is a deadly hybrid.
Coming right up — a fourth rollicking round of Whiskey Mattimoe! Summer brings some new and familiar faces to her quirky Michigan town. But the doggy poop really hits the fan when Whiskey's felonious Afghan hound discovers a murder scene on the shore of Lake Michigan. If it wasn't the riptide that killed Twyla Rendel, Whiskey's high-risk tenant, who did?
After an absence of ten years and despite her misgivings, Vivian Thorne allows her best friend, Brian Santiago, to convince her to enter her puppy at the week long Collie Club of America National Specialty. Soon they find themselves unlikely sleuths on the dangerous trail of a killer.