Ed. By J.A. Jance
J. A. Jance, Virginia Lanier, Chassie West, and Lee Charles Kelley all contribute stories where canines take the lead in solving crimes.
CRIME CONANT S
Journalist Holly Winter and her Alaskan Malamute, Rowdy, become involved with a group of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts when they try to solve a murder that also involves a psychic and elderly residents of a nursing home.
Ed. By Jill Morgan
Lovable crime busting canines and sleuthing cats are the detectives in this collection of 11 mysteries written by award winning authors.
CRIME HAMMOND G
Scots Kennel owners John and Beth Cunningham investigate a fatal hit and run accident that leaves a cocker spaniel pup abandoned. Soon another spaniel puppy is found at the scene of a killing in a nearby town. The Cunninghams must figure out if the spaniels play a part in the cases.
CRIME BAXTER C
Veterinarian Jessica Popper, Lou, her one-eyed Dalmation, and Max, her tailless Westie, stumble upon a corpse buried in the woods. When Max digs up a dead canary next to the body, Jessica realizes that the corpse was clearly someone who was ready to “sing.” The three of them wend their way through a menagerie of suspects to identify the killer.
CRIME QUINN S
Chet is a dog who failed obedience school, doesn’t remember not to bark, doesn’t know why he has a choke collar on and doesn’t know why he feels a breeze when he wags his tail. Nonetheless, he is loyal to his owner, a P.I. named Bernie. The two of them investigate a missing teenage girl who has a father that might have a less than stellar personality.
Carol Lea Benjamin
CRIME BENJAMIN C
Sleuth Rachel Alexander lives in Greenwich Village with her beloved pit bull, Dashiell. When a wealthy couple hires Rachel to investigate the death of their daughter who jumped out of a window, Rachel and Dashiell go undercover as Rachel assumes the dead woman’s identity.
CRIME HENRY S
Maxie McNabb and her miniature dachshund, Stretch, become involved in a mystery of a tourist who apparently committed suicide. Teaming up with state Trooper Alan Nelson, Maxie begins to investigate the tourist’s past only to come up against a stone wall of lies, deceit, and false identities.
CRIME BERENSON L
Melanie Travis is a dog trainer who also has a job in a private school tutoring children with special needs. When a murder occurs, the school’s image is threatened and it’s up to Melanie and her show poodle, Faith, to solve the crime.
Rita Mae Brown
CRIME BROWN R
A murder from the past continues to haunt the present as a two-hundred year old corpse is unearthed in a restored slave cabin. Harry, the tiger cat Mrs. Murphy, and the Welsh Corgi Tucker have fun with the mystery until people that they know start dying. They begin to wonder if connections exist between the murders and the long-buried body.
CRIME ROSENFEL D
Attorney Andy Carpenter loves his golden retriever, Tara. He takes on a case where he manages to successfully appeal another Golden Retriever’s death sentence. He now finds that this same dog is a key witness to a murder and that he has to convince a jury to take the “word” of a dog as official testimony.