"For amateur sleuth and animal lovers"
Dog psychologist Allie Babcock practices in Boulder
Colorado, a city that is very tolerant of unusual
professions. People are so willing to have Allie help
their pets behave properly and responsibly that her
business is actually making a profit. She insists on
working with the owners and their animals which is why her
results are so spectacular.
Her latest case involves Ken Culberson, an eccentric elder
man, who needs his irresponsible golden retriever to
properly function in the world. Allie isn't too sure of
Ken's sanity but she can't resist the challenge of re-
training a dog that has been taught to behave badly. When
Ken is murdered, Allie becomes the guardian of Maggie who
is the beneficiary of a vast estate. The dog psychologist
has to find, according to the terms of the will, a proper
home for Maggie but somebody is willing to kill her to
prevent her from doing it.
Amateur sleuth and animal lovers will enjoy reading about
Allie Babcock and the trouble she gets into because of her
love of dogs. She is an admirable woman who stands by her
beliefs even though they may cost her life. Her latest
tale is fun as Allie tries to do the right thing for her
canine client while simply trying to remain alive. Leslie
O'Kane captures her spirit and heart while giving readers a
great mystery in GIVE THE DOG A BONE.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 2, 2002