The Finders

Elvira, Vira for short, barely survives carbon monoxide poisoning by a vicious owner as a puppy. At the kennel, she is adopted by Mace. Mace trains Vira to be a Human Remains Detection dog. On Vira’s first case, she finds the body of the victim of a serial killer. SheContinue Reading

Dogs vs. Ice Cream

Dogs vs. Ice Cream is a great palate (or eyeball) cleanser after a particular harsh thriller read. A professional photographer takes pictures of dogs eating (and sometimes glaring at) ice cream cones. Each pic lists the dog’s name, breed and age. You can clearly see some of the dog’s personalityContinue Reading

Bark of Night

Bark of Night had me with the cute French Bulldog on the cover. But I stayed for the hatred of veggies and pronounced love of dogs evident in this conflicted defense lawyer protagonist’s cozy mystery. Truman, a healthy French Bulldog, is brought into a vet clinic to be euthanized. TheContinue Reading

A Dead Man and Doggie Delights

Spend an afternoon reading A Dead Man and Doggie Delights and you won’t be disappointed by this captivating cozy mystery, the first in a new series. Maggie is risking it all on opening a ba(r)kery and cafe with her best friend, Jamie, in a small town in Colorado. She movesContinue Reading

Death by Dog Show

Death by Dog Show is a cozy mystery set in a dog show that, unfortunately, disappointed this reader. Perri Morgan sells leather pet products and attends the Big E Dog Show with her friend Babette, who has a dog in the show, to further her business. The first night, PerriContinue Reading

Bird, Bath and Beyond

Light and easy cozy mystery set in the world of talent agent, Kay, who provides animal actors to television and film productions. Bird, Bath and Beyond is a nice afternoon’s entertainment with no graphic violence or language. Celebrity parrot, Barney, is the sole witness to the death of television star,Continue Reading

Laugh-out-loud funny book! The book is the story of the author’s two dogs pictured as two middle age men. It doesn’t sound funny but it is totally hilarious!  I’m sure the people at work were wondering why I was first giggling and then laughing out loud at some of theContinue Reading