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Death in Show by Judi McCoy

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Cover art: Death in Show Reviewer: Wendy Rucci
Title: Death in Show - 3rd in the Dog Walker Mystery series
Author: Judi McCoy
Publisher: Obsidian
ISBN-13: 978-0-451-23048-5
Release Date: June 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day, New York
Overall Rating: 3.5
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None/Mild
Violent Content Rating: None/Minimal
Judi's Website/Blog: www.judimccoy.com


Ellie is not your average sleuth or dog walker. Ellie has her own special way of communicating with the dogs she handles. Although Ellie "talks to" her dogs and is able to communicate with them, Ellie keeps her ability to do this from others. She doesn’t want them to think she is crazy.

One of Ellie’s special dogs is Lulu, a Havanese who is being walked at the Javits Convention Center. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the man who is supposed to walk Lulu during the competition is murdered while out walking the dog. Ellie is then asked to walk Lulu in the competition and she immediately gets placed in danger.

Ellie’s some time boyfriend Detective Sam Ryder is asked to investigate and immediately tries to get Ellie uninvolved in the whole process. However, Ellie is determined to find the culprit and continually frustrates Sam in the process.

This is an entertaining light mystery, which is a little slow but keeps your interest. It will particularly interest readers who enjoy mysteries involving canines. The most interesting part of this mystery for me involves trying to figure out the motive for the murder and the method used to commit it.

Wendy

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