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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.
Patti Sherlock's working relationship with her Border Collie, Duncan, got her through the ups and downs of sixteen years on a sheep farm in Idaho. Patti's life on the farm is a reflection of beginnings and endings, and the cycle of seasons in all of our lives.
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.
Rylee Monroe, a dogwalker in Charleston's wealthiest neighborhood, never feared the streets at night. But now a thief is terrorizing the area. Reporter Logan Woods must choose: Chase the girl, the story, or plunge into the shadows after the villain who threatens everything?
Lily Tyler's very interested in her sexy new neighbor, private jet pilot Brady Cole. Brady could really go for Lily, too! The fire that's generated whenever they're together isn't just chemical...it's nuclear! Light adult romance - great summer reading!
Creel and Kelley offer an unparalleled resource for breed owners and devotees as well as a celebration of this home-grown hunter and companion, truly a dog for all seasons. Their heavily illustrated revised and updated edition also includes the breed standard, lists of award-winning dogs and owners, and a comprehensive bibliography of the breed.
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.
Based on a beloved 10-part series in the San Francisco Chronicle, "Come Back, Como" is a tender and hilarious story of one man's uncommonly rich experience with a dog who wants nothing whatsoever to do with him.
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.
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!
The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Antiques Roadshow Primer" delivers a love story about a revolving cast of beloved and not-so-beloved dogs(Jack Russells, among others), a wondrous 42-year marriage, and the homes that housed them all.
As a hunter, retriever and guard dog, Seaman was a valuable member of the expedition risking his life many times. A clever way to introduce one to the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and to demonstrate the value of dogs in establishing our great country. (Target age group 8 and up.)
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?
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.
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.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" comes his first illustrated novel for children -- a heartwarming and humorous ode to the unconditional and lasting love we and our pets share. Full color. Target Age - 8 to 12 years.
Born to a loving and educated New England family, Rachel Page Elliott, known to all as Pagey, was encouraged to develop her interests and talents wherever they would lead her. And lead her they did, to a life-long fascination with animals, first to horses, then to dogs. Each passion created adventures and opportunities that make her life story so fascinating.
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.
Megan moves to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to take over her estranged father's veterinary practice now that he's retired. Then it's the old story: girl meets dog...girl and dog meet guy...guy loses girl, gets dog... Or will there be a new twist to this puppy tale?
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.
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Humorous and deeply moving, Izzy & Lenore is a story of a man confronting his past, embracing the blessings of his current life, and rediscovering the meaning of friendship, family, and faith. Katz shares an uplifting tale of love, compassion, and the rich and complex relationships between dogs and their humans.
Since its original publication over 70 years ago, Terhune's classic has touched countless readers. Lad is based upon one of Terhune's many collies. Illustrated. Target age - 10 to 14 years. A great book to read the kids to sleep.
Now including a wonderful new photo insert chronicling Merle’s life, this national bestseller explores the relationship between humans and dogs. How would dogs live if they were free? Would they stay with their human friends?
"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.
31 delightful stories and seven poems about the companion animals with whom we share our lives, beginning with a light-hearted spoof about a vet's waiting room on a busy Saturday morning and ending with a poignant celebration of an old dog's 16th birthday.
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.
Red Dog Rising is the riveting true story of Jeff Schettler and his police K-9, Ronin, a bloodhound involved in hundreds of searches. They were manhunters trained by the best. However, it is more than a tale of adventure; it is an exploration of trailing dogs.
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.
"Scent of the Missing" is the story of Susannah and Puzzle's adventures together, and of the close relationship they forge as they search for the lost. Along the way Susannah and Puzzle learn to read the clues in the field, and in each other, to accomplish together the critical work neither could do alone, and to unravel the mystery of the human/canine bond.
Written by one of the world’s best dog trainers, Shaping Success gives an excellent explanation of the theory behind animal learning as Susan Garrett trains a high-energy Border Collie puppy to be an agility champion. Buzzy’s story both entertains and demonstrates how to apply some of the most up-to-date dog training methods in the real world. Clicker training!
From the front lines of modern medicine, "Tell Me Where It Hurts" is a fascinating insider portrait of a veterinarian, his furry patients, and the blend of old-fashioned instincts and cutting-edge technology that defines pet care in the 21st century.
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
"Christy Tillery French excels at creating very human characters, intense
action, provocative storylines, and sizzling romance." —Midwest Book
Protection specialist Natasha Chamberlain doesn’t think there is danger connected with protecting champion show dog, Chumley. But a death threat regarding his participation in an upcoming event proves her wrong. (This book is written for an adult audience and is not appropriate for children.)
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.
Albert Payson Terhune was the most famous, the most productive, and the highest-paid writer of dog stories who ever lived. Terhune, his wife, his beautiful Sunnybank estate, and the legendary collies he wrote about have remained shining memories for the writer’s millions of loyal fans, who still make pilgrimages to Sunnybank.
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.
Great insight for anyone working with service dogs. In a series of beautifully textured stories, the author takes the reader on a fascinating journey as she travels with Teela, her lively "golden dog," through airports, city streets, and southwest desert landscapes, exploring these surroundings with changed sight.
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!$26.50
From a pioneering guide dog organization comes this work that introduces readers to a group of extraordinary people who, thanks to their guide dogs, flourish in a world that assumes the ability to see.
A fascinating tale of an 800-mile trip with a canine partner sharing the beauty and the adventures of Alaska.
Ned gives you insight as to the magic lure of Alaska - the history, the wildlife, and the adventure of daily living.
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 Winston turns his life upside down, Hilmar's attempts to return his world to normal disclose some surprising truths about the relationship between man and dog. This charming and irreverent book has much to tell us about the weaknesses of both species, and ultimately their strengths, too.
Take a lively, amusing romp through nine decades of German Shepherd Dog films–beginning with the first German Shepherd movie star of 1921 and ending with recent releases. Jordan Taylor profiles 101 movies starring German Shepherd dogs representing 17 countries.
Whether you are trying to decide if a film is appropriate for your children or looking for a great read, Wonder Dogs is sure to enchant both dog lovers and film lovers alike.