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Desperate Housedogs: Pampered Pets Mystery Series, Book 1 Paperback – October 14, 2011
A medical examiner with a nightmare past must stop a killer who strikes too close to home. Learn More
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1) When the detective got bit after Caro - it's worded perfectly - I laughed out loud! (there are more than a few of those in the book - the laugh out loud parts)
2) I love the premise and that the books will tag team the cousins - a fun idea and executed perfectly via the brooch!
3) The authors descriptions are excellent; I feel like I've now been to Laguna, and met those crazy people!
Give this book a shot; you'll be glad you did!
In spite of the major stumbles (children who have one birth parent in common are HALF siblings, not STEP siblings; Texas HAS 367 miles of beautiful gulf coastline--the heroine could NOT have grown up in land-locked Texas. Maybe Oklahoma?) and even with the minor ones (used cajones instead of cojones, used poured when pored was meant, used armature racer when I think amateur is the word meant) I still liked the story but I thought the dog psychiatrist was EXTREMELY dense about the actions of the dogs in far too many instances. I sure wouldn't trust her with my dog.
I am hoping that someone takes the time to read the next books for both context and story and fills the potholes so I can really read with enjoyment.
A few hours later, Homicide Detective Judd Malone arrives at Caro's home to question her as the last known person to have seen Kevin alive. She asks him about the dogs who he says are upset locked out on the patio awaiting transportation to the Animal Shelter. Stunned Caro proves her innocence but as a second order effect inadvertently leads to the arrest of her best friend, former movie star Diana Knight who relishes the limelight just in time for the Fur Ball annual animal rescue fundraiser. Realizing ditzy Di thrives on the PR; Caro investigates upsetting barking Detective Malone.
Though out of the amateur sleuth script, this is a fun lighthearted murder investigation starring a former Texas psychologist who turned from people to animals as the latters' bites are easier to cope with. Caro is a wonderful detective who conducts her inquiries with the help of the barking canine crowd. Sub-genre fans will enjoy her antics as she sets out to prove her BFF is innocent while the cop tells her to stay out of the investigation or stay in jail with Di.
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Enough already with the brooch! Caro is going on and on for the whole book about it and the end of the book is not the end of it either! Read more
This was a great fun read. The series with the two cousins fighting over an ugly brooch is a hoot. The mystery was fun to try to figure out and the author didn't disappoint in the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Geagon
This is the first book I've read of this series. I loved it. This book is funny, had me guessing until the end, and great characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Lopez
Based in Laguna Beach, this mystery is a bit too obvious. Also I'm NOT into clothes and shoes like the Orange County crowd, but I did enjoy the over the top dogs.Published 3 months ago by Susie Davidson
I love stories that include animals, especially if they live. No bad language or immorality other than murder, lying and fur balls.Published 3 months ago by Cando
Caro is a disgraced human psychologist reborn as an animal psychologist. She is snoopy and can't keep out of the business of others, so gets herself in trouble. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is a good story that makes sense and has good character development. I'm hoping that it is one of a series.Published 4 months ago by tully Lynn
Okay, I confess, I wasn’t at all interested in the Pampered Pets Mysteries based solely on the pen name used by the authors. Sparkle Abbey? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers