This will be brief. I am supposed to be studying. Blech.
by Ellen O'Connell
5 stars - a true dog lover's mystery
OK, I love Rottweilers. Big, block heads, sweet dispositions, good watch dogs, what's not to like?
This book has Rottweilers in every chapter. Score! And not Rottweilers communicating telepathically, or doing extraordinary things, just Rottweilers being Rottweilers. What I really liked, is nothing is left out. If the heroine, Dianne Brennan has to go out, she lets you know that her foster dog, Millie, is in a crate with a Kong. Plus she always puts the dogs first and dog lovers will relate to how she defies both doctors and law enforcement to make sure her dogs are OK.
Yes, some scary parts, but... well, you won't be sorry.
Not only are the dogs in every chapter, but there is lots of information about showing, rescue, and training. As for the mystery itself? Well, let's just say it was good enough to keep things moving but didn't get in the way of what was, for me, the central theme of the book.... ROTTWEILERS!
This book is hard to find and I had to wait well over a year for one to show up in my library network. The author promises a sequel by the end of this year. Might actually buy that. I can't wait!
by Julie Hyzy
4 stars - safe and comforting
The third in the White House Chef mystery series. As with its predecessors, predictable, interesting, and no excess of mushy stuff. Very satisfying.