Woof at the Door
Author: Laura Morrigan [Website]
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Series: Call of the Wilde Mystery, Bk 1
Length: 295 pages
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book?:
It was overdue, my hold for the 2nd book had just come in at the library, and I was in the mood.
I didn't read the blurbs ahead of time, so I was surprised by a line on the 2nd page, "Like Dr. Dolittle and Ace Ventura, I can, and do, talk to animals." First, I read the Dr. Dolittle books as a child, so this line brought a fond-memory induced smile to my face. But second, she talks to animals! And solves mysteries! (Oh the little things that thrill me.) Now I recently had a dog ghost that talked, but this is all animals. Like in Tamora Pierce's YA fantasy books. Suffice it to say I'm very happy with this aspect.
Anyway, Grace is called in to help with a supposedly vicious Doberman whose owner was just murdered. Not only does Grace calm him, but she realizes he's the only witness. But he's freaked out and not sharing clearly, and once he does how can she possibly tell anyone? No one will believe her... or will they?
I zipped right through this and the 2nd book, A Tiger's Tale, after it.