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June 5, 2014

BRACED FOR MURDER by Sue Owens Wright


Introducing Calamity, Cruiser Canine Partner in Crime
Five Star Mystery Series.
Sue Owens Wright
Braced for Murder: Introducing Calamity, Cruiser's Canine Partner in Crime (Five Star Mystery Series)
  • Series: Five Star Mystery Series
  • Hardcover: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Five Star (June 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432826891
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432826895

When Beanie fosters a basset hound from Lakeside Shelter she s headed for calamity one way or another. Beanie and Cruiser hit the crime trail once again after a reviled shelter manager is discovered euthanized. Tahoe Animal Impoundment Liberation Society (TAILS) is prime suspect in her murder but there are others among Lake Tahoe s irate dog lovers.

Beanie seeks an adopter for crazy Calamity at the Basset Waddle but Calamity has other ideas. When Cruiser mysteriously vanishes at the Waddle Beanie stumbles into a trap intended to put an end to the investigation along with her and Cruiser. Cruiser and Calamity are braced for murder when they pair up to track a killer and save Beanie from a cruel death at the dog pound.

The author, Sue Owens Wright is a wonderful story teller. The author writes stories that don't lead you through a lot of twist and turns to find out who the culprit is. 
Ms. Wright makes her characters real, you could actually see yourself next to them an holding a conversation.  The book is just right for those readers who love basset hounds.  When the author bring in Calamity, it's like we have known calamity all our lives.
 I think the author took on a difficult book to write about. Using a dog as the main character. This book is a book for pure , light reading.   The characters were either lovable or hateable and not always who you thought  they were.
I was disappointed when the story ended.  I wanted more of Calamity.   KEEP WRITING Ms. Wright.  Your readers want more.

I was given a complimentary copy of BRACED FOR MURDER from the author, Ms. Sue Owens Wright for my personal view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 Dog Biscuits.
Sue Owens WrightSUE OWENS WRIGHT is an author of both fiction and non-fiction about dogs and writes the award winning PETS & THEIR PEOPLE newspaper column.  She is a ten-time nominee for the coveted Maxwell, awarded annually by the Dog Writers Association in America to the the best writer on the subject of dogs.  She has twice won the Maxwell Award and also earned special recognition from the HUMANE SOCIETY of the United States for her work.

She writes the popular Beanie and Cruiser Mystery Series for dog lovers, which includes the following novels: HOWLING BLOODY MURDER, SIRIUS ABOUT MURDER, EMBARKING ON MURDER  and the soon to be release BRACED FOR Murder (May 2013),  Her non fiction books include WHAT'S YOUR DOG'S IQ?, 150 ACTIVITIES FOR BORED DOGS and PEOPLE'S GUIDE TO PETS which she contributed chapters on dog care for Borders.


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