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Delilah doolittle and the purloined pooch (Pet Detective Mystery Series) Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Series: Pet Detective Mystery Series (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; 1ST edition (October 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425159639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425159637
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,012,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By James on January 30, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Delilah Doolittle was new to me with this title. I found her career choice to be quite unique and of great interest. What I expected to be glossed over as a gimmick turned out to be a fascinating way to spend one's time. The plot twisted and led me along to a good conclusion full of danger and intrigue. I hurried to order the other titles in this series and look forward to them.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 28, 1997
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am a fan of mystery stories since childhood. Would love to hear the author read this aloud on Books on Tape. Think her whimsical sayings would be the ultimate in her English accent! Looking forward to her next book! Hurry out with it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Ray VINE VOICE on October 26, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Delilah Doolittle is a British lady living in Southern California, and trying to make a living as a pet detective. As she is working on finding an award-winning German shepard, she stumbles across a sinister conspiracy involving blackmail, shock collars, and even murder!

As any cozy fan might predict, local law enforcement fails to take her seriously so she is forced to investigate the cases of missing dogs and murders on her own. With the help of a quirky best friend, a fellow Brit with a sketchy past, and her faithful dog Watson, Delilah slowly unravels the truth.

This book is a pretty typical cozy, but some of the dialogue is snappy and the human and canine characters are appealing enough to hook dog lovers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 4fabfelines VINE VOICE on February 17, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Dee is a perky British lady and her friends make the book fun and entertaining. I have just ordered the rest of the series.
Really look forward to reading the rest of the books. I recommend these highly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 3, 1997
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Where else but in California could one find an elderly English lady
make a living as a pet detective. Delilah Doolittle and her assistant,
Watson the Doberman, have been hired to locate a missing German Shepherd,
Herbert Fitzgherbert. Delilah and Watson start their investigation in
Fitzherbert's home where they find a human corpse wearing an electric dog
collar.

Though she will continue her hunt for the missing canine, Delilah
promises the police that she will stay out of their investigation of the
murdered human. However, Delilah quickly realizes that Herbert's trail
leaves her assisting the reluctant law enforcement officials. As she gets
closer to locating Herbert, Delilah also gets closer to identifying the
killer since both cases are linked.

DELILAH DOOLITTLE AND THE PURLOINED POOCH is a humorous pet detective
mystery that will be enjoyed by dog lovers and fans of Ace Ventura (even if
Delilah is only a ten of hearts). Patricia Guiver shows that she has
talent in her debut novel, but allows her heroine to be a bit too long
winded (I presume that a few more bows from Watson would have helped) and
the story line to simple for who-done-it purists.

Harriet Klausner

Painted Rock
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mackie on April 4, 2006
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Delightfully original, with sly humor and an abundance of fun characters. Almost *too* cozy for my taste, I sometimes felt as if I'd stumbled into a series written fifty years ago, but that didn't lessen my enjoyment of the story. The ending was a bit over the top, with the protagonist doing something incredibly stupid that put her in danger, only to have her rescue come across as similarly implausible. The book is a fun, light read, and I look forward to more in the series.
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