Sheila Webster Boneham
Midnight Ink Books
October 8, 2012 / ISBN: 0738733067
by Cheryl Green
Janet MacPhail, a 50ish photographer, has taken her dog Jay to the
local dog obedience trial. While waiting for her turn, she sees
Abigail Dorn working with her Border Collie, Pip. Before you know
it, Abigail falls flat on her face. The EpiPen that is used on her
does not seem to be working. Good thing the EMTs and the ambulance
showed up. Being a good-hearted person, Janet agrees to take Pip
home with her and even packs up the remains of Abigail’s breakfast
and takes the tote bag home too. Janet throws the emptied food containers
in the dishwasher to have everything set for when she returns Pip
to Abigail. Everyone thinks that Abigail was stung by a bee. So
it is a great shock to find out that Abigail is dead.
Janet just can’t keep her snout –I mean nose out of
the investigation. Especially after Detective Jo Stevens has started
using her as an expert witness. But when Jay, her Australian Shepard,
appears to be poisoned and Leo, her orange tabby, goes missing,
this case has just become very personal.
Things to ponder: Why is there a Yugo following Janet? Is Tom Saunders
just a hunky nice guy that wants to get to know Janet better ……
or could he be involved in Abigail’s death? Was Greg Dorn
having an affair with another competitor?
If you are an animal lover who enjoys mysteries – then this
is the book for you. And not only because there are red herrings
included. You get a glimpse into the world of competitive dog trials
and dog breeding. It is a real pager-turner and it kept me guessing
until the end. I love finding a new author and series that I enjoy.
The only downfall I found is waiting for the next book.