"Canine amateur sleuth"
In Lee, New Hampshire Anne O'Hara owns the Thurston Tavern
a bed and breakfast antiques store. Ex-prison guard dog
Claudius, a Husky German Shepherd mixed breed, in turn owns
Anne. In the few months they've been together they have
solved two murder investigations and made the husky
acquaintance of the new detective in town Gus Jackson.
Anne's closest friend Cary hires her to locate the man who
broke into her car and stole her jacket with her
grandfather's medal pinned to it. Claudius finds the perp,
dead in the middle of a frozen lake. When they go to
retrieve the jacket and medal, Anne finds a miniature that
was stolen from the nearby Fox Hill prep school. The dead
perp's sister is killed shortly there after and Anne
believes all these acts are linked, including the death of
an elderly teacher shortly after the robbery in the
school. Annie decides to do a little investigating,
aggravating Gus while getting herself in deep trouble.
It's too bad that dogs don't read because Claudius is a
credit to his species and would make canines very proud.
His human is a terrific person who knows that no matter how
hard she tries to hide it from herself, Claudius rules the
roost. The mystery is lighthearted fun that will appeal to
amateur sleuth lovers everywhere as Ann Campbell's latest
novel stars a well-matched sleuthing duo.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2002