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Fashion Faux Paw: A Dog Walker Mystery Kindle Edition
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All royalties earned from Hounding the Pavement, her first novel in the dog walker series, will go to Best Friends in Kanab, UT, the largest no-kill shelter in the US. Judi is an avid animal activist and will do anything she can to promote canine welfare. If you're holding a rescue event, contact her to see how she can help.
She teaches the yearly two day 'aspiring author' course at the Romantic Times convention and speaks to writing groups across the country. A retired women's gymnastic judge, she resides on Virginia's peaceful eastern shore with her husband and three pocket pooches. Rudy, the star of the dog walker series, passed away, but he lives on in her heart and in her novels. In her spare time, she raises orchids and dreams of seeing Ellie, Rudy, and the dogs they walk on television or the big screen.
Judi promises to personally answer every query. You can reach her via her website: www.judimccoy.com or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Customer Reviews
Ellie Engleman is hired with her 'little man', Rudy, to care for models dogs. The dogs are even going to be in the fashion show. This is no small event, it is the annual Fashion Week. Normally, Ellie wears her own fashion, however, even she can not avoid getting caught up in all the back-stage craziness.
One of the despised fashion designers suddenly drops dead from anaphylactic shock. There are too many suspects. Ellie gets asked to investigate and this begins the chaotic romp with Rudy's comments to find the killer. Boyfriend, Sam is not happy.
This book truly gave you the feel of being backstage at this type of event. The humor is well placed and echos what I was thinking. I love the premise of Ellie being able to talk with the dogs. I do weary of her 'need' to hide talking with them though. I don't know a true animal lover that doesn't speak with their four footed or two, in the case of birds, family.
This is a fun cozy murder mystery. One note, personally, Ms. McCoy passed away recently. I'm so very saddened by this passing as I kept seeing her talents grow and she was so kind as to share them with us readers. R.I.P.
With the author's passing, her voice will be sorely missed by this reader.
"Fashion Faux Paw" is a fun mystery, and the unique part about the book and the entire Dog Walker series is Ellie's ability to actually have conversations with the dogs she takes care of. Her dog Rudy isn't just her pet, but one of her best friends. Rudy may appear cute and cuddly, but he is also extremely intelligent, observant, opinionated, and has a hilariously sarcastic sense of humor. Rudy is an important character and an integral part of the book. Ellie and Rudy make a great team and the way they communicate is fun and actually comes across as believable!
While Ellie and Rudy's friendship is the heart of the book, Ellie also has a good friend Vivian who is thrilled to experience part of Fashion Week through Ellie's invitation. She doesn't play a large role in the book, but is an entertaining character when she does appear.Read more ›
One designer Lilah Perry insults Ellie so quickly after their introductions, she belongs in the Guinness Book of Records for speediest derision. However, Ellie realizes that offensive Lilah lashes out at everyone. Lilah and Ellie receive gift baskets that include perfume strips. The mean spirited designer goes to talk to the "important" people, but begins to choke. Someone recognizes the symptoms of Anaphylactic Shock and asks if anyone has an Epipen. Ellie retrieves an Epipen from Lilah's bag, but the gizmo is empty. The police discover peanut oil was an ingredient of the perfume strip that Lilah wore and declare the death a homicide. They soon arrest Jeffrey King, brother of designer Kitty King. Elle is fond of the young woman so when Kitty and others plead with her to investigate she does. Finding someone who did not loathe the victim is like finding a needle in a haystack so Ellie seeks whose motive could lead to murder.
The heroine and her Yorkie Rudy are adorable especially when they communicate as their humorous discussions reduce the tension when Ellie and her canine companion posse begin sleuthing. Also adding an element of humanizing Ellie is her strong romance with Sam the homicide detective as they have a lot in common. Although the reason Ellie investigates is a paradoxical sub-genre default, fans will enjoy the latest Dog Walker amateur sleuth (see Till Death Do Us Bark, Begging for Trouble and Death In Show) as this is an entertaining canine cozy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am sorry to say I just learned that Ms McCoy died in 2012 and this is the last book in the "Dog Walker Mystery Series. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Reader of the Pack
As a fitting last chapter in the life of Judi McCoy, this book is a winner. As a cozy mystery with a touch of magic in the mind connection between Ellie and her canine friend,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Abi 1
I enjoy Judith McCoy's writing style and the conversations with Rudy who is a very wise companion as are.most dogs.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this series! From Book 1, I was hooked and now that I have finished Book 6 I am searching for the next one! Where is Ellie taking us next? Is Sam a keeper? Read morePublished 16 months ago by Martha
Very sad to hear of the author’s passing. This was one of my favorite series (I actually kept the books rather than trade or donate them) and I was looking forward to more.Published on November 18, 2013 by LovesBooks
I enjoyed this book as I have the other five. Judi McCoy is an easy author to read and enjoy. She does understand the minds of doglovers.Published on August 26, 2013 by Cheryll
Book fulfilled by Amazon..best way, new condition, very happy with product. I haven't read it yet but looking forward to it.Published on August 6, 2013 by Dominique