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Product Details

  • Series: A Tripping Magazine Mystery (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312569157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312569150
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,288,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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 "A light and engaging tale with charming characters that will appeal to those outside of both mystery and canine genres."—Kirkus Reviews
 
"Allbritten's debut offers eccentric characters, a lively pace, and adorable tiny dogs."—Publishers Weekly
 
"Allbritten ... has created likable characters, an intriguing mystery, and a quaint setting."—Library Journal

From the Back Cover

“A treat for dog lovers, aficionados of the bizarre, and fans of unusual mysteries, all of whom just might sit up and beg Allbritten for her next entry.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

Tripping Magazine is a quirky low-budget magazine that reports on travel destinations for believers in the paranormal. A few fake ghosts away from throwing in the towel, the Tripping staff get the tip of a lifetime when they get a call from Charlotte Baskerville, the rich founder of a clothing company for small dogs. Charlotte thinks that her beloved Chihuahua, Petey, has come back from the dead, and she’s desperate for someone to come verify his appearances.

“Frightfully funny.” —Mystery Scene
 
The magazine’s three-person reporting team travels to Manitou Springs, Colorado, sure that the ghostly dog will be a work of fiction. But when they arrive, they see evidence of Petey with their own eyes. And he’s not just floating by—he’s howling advice and spelling out threats with tiny paw prints. Is the ghost real? Or is someone teaching a dead dog new tricks…like murder?

“Thoroughly enjoyable. Come! Sit! Read!”—Nancy Atherton, bestselling author of the Aunt Dimity mysteries

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Esri Allbritten lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Angel Joe, her cat, Musette La Plume, and her Chihuahua, Josie O. She enjoys discovering quirky, real-life towns and wreaking fictional havoc in them. A former copywriter of radio and TV ads, she enjoys singing and songwriting as her alter ego, Jenny Blossom. Visit her at http://esriallbritten.com

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I forgot to mention: It's really funny!
mystery lover
I was so tempted to skip to the end of the book to read the last chapter to find out early.
Nikki from NJ
The characters are engaging and funny, and the plot is entertaining and exciting.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Nikki from NJ on July 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Chihuahua of the Baskervilles kept my attention from the very beginning to the very end. I couldn't wait to get back to reading each time I had to put down the book because it was time for dinner, time to go to work, time to go to class, etc. I was excited to find out who was behind all the strange activities going on in the Baskerville's house. I was so tempted to skip to the end of the book to read the last chapter to find out early. But I held out on temptation and was glad that I waited. It made the anticipation and excitement through the novel so much better!

The book has an interesting group of characters from the staff of Tripping Magazine and Petey's Closet and the family and friends of Charlotte. They all have their own little quirks that create a picture in your mind of each eccentric character. I felt like I got to know each one as I read along. I found myself laughing throughout the novel because of the funny things they do and say. I loved that the characters were able to create a comic relief that made this novel different from the heavy seriousness of most other mystery novels.

This book is great for people who love mystery books, dogs, and love to laugh! It enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to see what Esri writes next! She has a great sense of humor and the book was enjoyable to follow along. I love her style of writing!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Scotty on October 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I thoroughly enjoyed this "first of a series" doggy mystery. The characters are interesting, the plot just fine and does keep you guessing, and the venue is different, Manitou Springs, CO. Anyone who likes animals, an author with a sense of humor, and learning something about the world of chihuahua fashionistas will have fun with this book. Enjoy.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Knapp on July 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This light-hearted summer read doesn't require a lot of the reader, and will suit fans of cozy mysteries looking for some animal-centered diversion. Charlotte, not in the best of health, has found a money-making niche with Petey's Closet - a high end clothing boutique for dressing tiny dogs. Her husband Thomas isn't thrilled with her success, her "idea person" Ellen seems a little jealous, her dog trainer has ideas far beyond doggie dresses, her niece drinks on the sly and her neighbor wants her as an investor. The appearance of a ghostly Chihuahua brings three coworkers (who turn into amateur sleuths) to Manitou Springs, to write up the events for a paranormal magazine.

There isn't much subtlety in the story and the characters are drawn with broad strokes and sometimes almost cartoonish humor. The intent of the story seems all in good fun, with casket races, a "pace coffin," various hauntings and near-misses where the amateur investigators are almost caught. Neatly tied up endings all around. Listed as part of the Tripping Magazine Mystery series, so expect to see more of this Scooby gang.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on July 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover
In Manitou Springs, Colorado, Charlotte Baskerville owns the successful dapper dog attire catalogue business, Petey's Closet. Charlotte is stunned when she sees the late Petey her beloved Chihuahua. Needing confirmation that she is not going mad, Charlotte contacts failing Tripping Magazine who write about the paranormal.

Hoping to save the periodical that is nearing bankruptcy, the three person team arrives in Manitou Springs, home of a macabre coffin race, to allegedly investigate the ghost of Petey. Angus MacGregor the chief warns his two new hires, photographer Suki Oota and writer Michael Abernathy that regardless they are covering a "real" ghost story. However, none of the somewhat skeptical trio anticipates paw warning as they see Petey too. They also begin to find proof that someone wants Charlotte dead. While encouraging keeping their potentially paying "patron" alive, Angus reminds his team not to lose sight of the money, which is Petey's ghost real or not is irrelevant.

With a nod to Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc. this amusing Colorado canine cozy caper is a fun frolic. The cast including the residents of Manitou Springs are an eccentric group whose antics add amusement and at times over the top of Pikes Peak to the story line. Readers who appreciate a dog-gone jocular mystery will enjoy the first Tripper Magazine investigation.

Harriet Klausner
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on July 8, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Given the title, I expected a heavy dose of whimsy and a lightheartedness, but was pleasantly surprised to find a much darker feel. Imagine Sherlock Holmes with a bit of modern sitcom-style humor mixed in. I could barely pry my eyes away from it to sleep at night!

The characters are entertaining, and the story line will keep you on your toes from one chapter to the next.

A fantastic read!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Heather Lynn Anderson on July 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This was a nice departure from the standard mystery book. The characters are engaging and funny, and the plot is entertaining and exciting. I loved this book and could hardly put it down! I can't wait to see what the author publishes next!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gail on October 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If Mystery books and Chihuahuas happen to be on your "a few of my favorite things" list, then this book is a must read! I enjoyed the story line, the plot, and the surprise ending! I could hardly wait to finish my daily chores, curl up with my Chihuahua, and slip into the setting of Charlotte Baskerville's large Victorian home, where the tapestry of this mystery begins to unravel.
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