Saturday, May 31, 2008

#18 A Dog About Town by J.F. Englert

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

Are you sick of all those mysteries series which feature that snotty feline breed? Are you a canine lover like me? Well if so, then make way for Randolph! He's a fully cognizant—if a little pudgy—Black Labrador dog with a taste for fine literature and a nose for crime. He and his owner, Harry, have found themselves in the middle of a string of murders. If Randolph is going to help Harry steer clear of trouble, he must find a way to communicate everything that his nose is telling him. The solution will crack you up!

I enjoyed this cute new cozy mystery series which prominently features a dog instead of the usual cat. Randolph is a thinking—though not necessarily talking—dog, and the story is written from his first person point of view. This took a few seconds to get used to, being inside the head of a dog, but once there and settled it, I found it quite comfy. :P This is the first book of the Bull Moose Dog Run Mystery Series, and I look forward to reading more about Randolph and Harry in future books.

BookCrossing journal page for this book


Randolph said...

Hi Cherie,

I'm helping get the word out the second novel in this series--A Dog Among Diplomats, which was just released April 29.

In A Dog Among Diplomats, Randolph finds himself on the trail of a new murder case--this time, one with ties to the U.N.

Glad to hear you liked the first book. A Dog About Town was recognized with the 2007 fiction award from The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA).

If you send me your mailing address, I'd be happy to send you a review copy of A Dog Among Diplomats!