Who let the dogs out Evildoers beware Four of mystery fiction s top storytellers are setting the hounds on your trail in an incomparable quartet of crime stories with a canine edge Man s and woman s best friends take the lead in this phenomenal collection of tales tense and surprising, humorous and thrilling New York Times bestselling author J.A Jance s spellbindiWho let the dogs out Evildoers beware Four of mystery fiction s top storytellers are setting the hounds on your trail in an incomparable quartet of crime stories with a canine edge Man s and woman s best friends take the lead in this phenomenal collection of tales tense and surprising, humorous and thrilling New York Times bestselling author J.A Jance s spellbinding saga of a scam busting septuagenarian and her two golden retrievers Anthony Award winner Virginia Lanier s pureblood thriller featuring bloodhounds and bloody murder Chassie West s suspenseful stunner about a life saving German shepherd and a ghastly forgotten crime rising star Lee Charles Kelley s edge of your seat yarn that pits an ex cop kennel owner and a yappy toy poodle against a craven killer.
Bark M For Murder Who let the dogs out Evildoers beware Four of mystery fiction s top storytellers are setting the hounds on your trail in an incomparable quartet of crime stories with a canine edge Man s and woman s b
This is pure airport reading to me. Which is where I read it. And I still didn't like it very much. The stories just weren't very engrossing. The best was the one by Virginia Lanier about a woman who comes to consciousness in the back seat of a car, hanging over a bridge. She has amnesia and is rescued by a dog and follows him home. As her memory comes back, she begins to wonder about who she is, who the dog's handler really is and what is going on. Are you gripped? No, me neither. I should have [...]
There are lots of appealing canine characters in these four short cozy mysteries.
4 Short Stories: Bark M for Murder!1. Red Shirt and Black Jacket, Virginia Lanier - bloodhounds in this story.2. Nightmare in Nowhere, Chassie West - a shepherd in this story.3. The French Poodle Connection, Lee Charles Kelley - you guessed it - a French poodle in this story.4. The Case of the London Cabbie, J.A. Janice - 2 golden retrievers in this story.
Odd, I keep saying I don’t like short stories and yet I keep finding myself reading collections of them. Since there were only four stories in the collection they were more the length of novellas, allowing me more time to connect with the characters and figure out who they are. “Red Shirt and Black Jacket” is a no-frills sort of story. Tracking dog shows up, tracking dog tracks down the bad guy, bad guy is taken away, tracking dog joyously slobbers over everyone. The only interesting infor [...]
Four stories, each including dogs.Red Shirt and Black Jacket by Virginia Lanier - 5 stars - really enjoyed the characters and the information about blood hounds. This story didn't just have dogs peripherally in it, the hounds were the binding part of it, and it was well written.Nightmare in Nowhere by Chassie West - 3.5 stars - liked the dog more than the people. Thought the story was a little weak, as was the male character. Female character was interesting, always like strong female characters [...]
As with most anthologies, there are good and and not quite as good, but this one was overall a fun read. Each story featured dogs in some way. Virginia Lanier's story had police bloodhounds on the trail of a murderer. Chassie West's offering was a retired police detective whose retired police dog rescues an amnesiac woman from a car crash at the river in a storm, who turns out to have killers out to get her. Lee Charles Kelley's novella was a rather convoluted story involving a serial killer, st [...]
This should prove to be a fun collection of short mystery fiction, based on Dogs. Overall this was good, the canine characters were mostly background noise though. An exception was Chassie West's "Nightmare in Nowhere". Her character, a GSD named Duke, was a star character who rescued the good guys more than once.
Not a bad collection of dog-themed mysteries. The J.A. Jance story was by far the best. I can do without Lee Charles Kelley--his character isa bit of an egomaniac/James Bond wannabe. But overall, an enjoyable read for mystery lovers and dog lovers.
Great read!All stories great mysteries. All different but intriguing. I have read JA Jance & Virginia Lanier for years. The other two authors wrote stories that make me want to read their other works.
Cool book. I like the different aurthors!
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This is four different authors with four stories involving dogs. All are fun reads although I guess I was leaning towards Lanier's series because they take place locally.
Four short mystery stories all featuring dogs.
a nice collection of stories!
Liked all of these mysteries involving dogs,but some more than others. I especially like the one by Chassie West so I'll have to add her books to my reading list.
Great storiesGreat collection of stories and a wonderful collection of authors Part of the authors I had not read before but enjoyed very much.
Use of police dogs
A fun read!
Very good would like to read more stories by these authors.
4 Fun short storiesAll good authors each with a fun short story including a dog or two easy reads but keep you interested.
A collection of four dog-related stories. Nothing special here.
Love the J.A. Jance story best!
I liked this book but the story by Virginia Lanier was just too short for me.
Good stories, all four.
I liked it. J. A. Jance is one of my favorite authors anyway - now I have a few more to check out!
Training pays.All were entertaining and the dogs performed as only they can. These tails show they are people's best friend and companion.