By Susan Conant
Holly Winter's lifestyles goes to the canines, yet that is simply effective along with her. She's a feisty, 30-something dog-lover, and her services within the breeding, education, and taking care of dogs is only one of her inbred abilities. She's additionally a grand champion at monitoring down criminals of the two-legged sort. while a puppy proprietor is murdered at a coaching consultation, Holly enlists the victim's titanic Malamute to discover the killer.
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It was new ammunition. And anybody who knew anything about wolves or dogs could see what was going on with them, which was a classic leadership struggle to see who was top dog, one alpha against the other. Sometimes they were practically growling at each other. ” “No. He did more than that. He taunted her. He goaded her. Like about the goldens. Goldens really are easy to train, so he’d say, oh, that he’d heard about a nice litter of Akita pups, or he’d tell her about some Irish terrier. He had an Irish terrier himself then.
I’ve often had the feeling that a human puppy must have been a surprise to Buck and Marissa. They must have been stunned when I began to utter words. Buck still considers speech to be some peculiarly advanced form of barking. , which, in case you hadn’t guessed, is an obedience title, Companion Dog. A. in journalism, I was Marissa’s fifth Utility Dog. Buck was proud of me then, and he’s still proud of me, partly, I suspect, because I’m thirty years old and haven’t yet developed canine hip dysplasia.
To my shame, I’d forgotten the matter that was foremost on Ray’s mind, not Dr. Stanton’s murder but the fun match we’d scheduled for next week. To undo my guilt, I offered to have the meeting at my house, and Ray accepted. As soon as I hung up, I heard Kevin at the door. “How ya doing, Holly? ” At the sound of his voice, someone dropped belly-up onto the linoleum, eyes closed in expectant bliss. Not I. “This is a temporary foster home,” I said. “Come in. ” “Everything. ” He stooped over, scratched Rowdy’s furry chest, rubbed him under the chin, and said it again in his talking-to-dogs voice.
A New Leash on Death by Susan Conant