New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of Desperate Housedogs

Desperate Housedogs

(2011)
(The first book in the Pampered Pets Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
In posh Laguna Beach, murder has gone to the dogs. "You'll be howling with laughter!" Kathy Bacus, author of Calamity Jayne

When Caro Lamont, former psychologist turned pet therapist makes a house call to help Kevin Blackstone with his two misbehaving German Shepherd dogs, she expects frantic dogs, she expects a frantic dog owner, she even expects frantic neighbors. What she doesn't expect is that two hours later the police will find Kevin dead, his dogs impounded; and that as the last person to see Kevin alive (well, except for the killer) she is suddenly a person of interest, at least according to Homicide Detective Judd Malone. Detective Judd Malone scanned my living room, his baby blues taking in my overstuffed couch, easy chairs and crowded bookshelves. My cats, Thelma and Louise, perched in the window sill, replete with tuna. Each opened an eye and then, unimpressed, went back to their beauty sleep. Dogbert climbed from his doggie bed, trotted over for a sniff, but then also dismissed Malone and went back to his nap.

"Can I get you something to drink?" I asked.

Some hospitality is automatic. Even when you have an unannounced guest. Even a guest who might arrest you. He shook his head and continued his scan.

"Well, then. What can I help you with, Detective?"

"I understand you visited Kevin Blackstone today?"

"Yes, I did. I'm the behavioral counselor for his German shepherds. What about Kevin?" I had a really bad feeling about this.

Malone arched a brow. "Kevin Blackstone is dead."


Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"You'll be howling with laughter!" - Kathleen Bacus


Similar books by other authors

thumb
Mission Impawsible
(Paws and Claws Mystery, book 4)
Krista Davis
thumb
Bearly Departed
(Teddy Bear Mystery, book 1)
Meg Macy
thumb
Pancakes and Corpses
(Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery, book 1)
Agatha Frost
thumb
Frankencat
(Whales and Tails Mystery, book 13)
Kathi Daley

Used availability for Sparkle Abbey's Desperate Housedogs

Hardback Editions

November 2012 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Desperate Housedogs (A Pampered Pets Mystery)
Author(s): Sparkle Abbey
ISBN: 1-4104-5278-6 / 978-1-4104-5278-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Desperate Housedogs: Pampered Pets Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Sparkle Abbey
ISBN: 1-61194-050-8 / 978-1-61194-050-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Desperate Housedogs
Author(s): Sparkle Abbey
Publisher: Belle Books, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


June 2012 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Desperate Housedogs
Author(s): Sparkle Abbey
Publisher: Belle Books, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Desperate Housedogs
Author(s): Sparkle Abbey
Publisher: Belle Books, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Desperate Housedogs (The Pampered Pets Series)
Author(s): Sparkle Abbey
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA