When Solely a Canine Guide Will Do: 9 Nice Books by Canine Lovers for Canine Lovers!


In Partnership with Kensington Books

By Mary Feliz, writer of Cliff Hanger: A Maggie McDonald Thriller

Whether or not you’re kicking again within the shade with a e-book and a frosty class of iced tea or ready out a warmth wave by having fun with the A/C, there are occasions when solely a canine e-book will do. Fortunately, there are a myriad of authors who love canines as a lot as all of us do.

Whereas this checklist solely scrapes the floor, listed below are just a few of my favorites:


Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt

A part of an ongoing sequence that includes lawyer/detective Andy Carpenter, his golden retriever, and an ever-changing parade of different canines. Rosenfelt guarantees the golden, Tara, won’t ever die.  

Killing Path by Margaret Mizushima

Guide one of many Timber Creek Ok-9 Thriller Collection introduces Colorado police officer Mattie Cobb and her Ok-9 associate Robo and supplies an in-depth have a look at the complexities of the human-canine group.

A View to Die For by Richard Houston

Guide one within the sequence combines the story of an bizarre man with that of a rare canine as Jacob Martin and his golden retriever journey from Colorado to the Ozarks to resolve a homicide that has landed Jake’s sister in a jail cell.

Canine on It by Spencer Quinn

A human/canine detective duo with a twist. The narrator is Chet, non-public investigator Bernie Little’s mixed-breed associate. Chet flunked out of Ok-9 college, which he blames on the distractions posed by a number of cats. In his various profession, he delivers his first-person (first-dog?) account with biting wit. A New York Occasions best-selling sequence.

The White Shepherd by Annie Dalton

Followers of British tv mysteries couldn’t be faulted had been they to worry early morning walks with their canines, who all the time appear to be sniffing out murdered corpses. However the human/canine pairs then vanish, by no means to be heard from once more. Annie Dalton’s Oxford Canine Walker’s sequence focuses on white German Shepherd Bonnie who discovers a physique within the undergrowth. Bonnie and her particular person, Anna Hopkins, group up with fellow dogwalkers to comply with up their discovery set the police’s wayward investigation straight.

Burning Man by Alan Russell

One other first-in-series providing, Burning Man introduces Los Angeles cop Michael Gideon and his associate Sirius. Whereas this e-book is grittier than the others, and consists of grisly flashbacks of the episode during which Gideon suffered life-threatening and life-changing burns, the shut relationship growing between Sirius and his particular person make the e-book price studying. Whereas belief points bother them, their survival will depend on their skill to beat them.

Handle to Die For by Mary Feliz

That includes a golden retriever, Belle, Handle to Die For is the primary e-book in my Maggie McDonald Thriller sequence. Although the sequence focuses on skilled organizer Maggie McDonald and her efforts to carry order to chaos for her shoppers, her California city, and life together with her household, the books additionally embrace a big selection of canine associates.


A Good Man with a Canine by Kate Flora and Roger Guay

Flora and Guay weave a fancy story revealing the real-life experiences of a sport backyard and his Ok-9 companions. From monitoring hostile poachers to looking for victims of violent crimes their work is backdropped by the distant and chilling great thing about Maine’s distant woodlands.

Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt

The true and sometimes hilarious story of writer Rosenfelt’s real-life journey in shifting his household from Southern California to Maine. The problem? His household consists of twenty-five rescue canines. An NPR Finest Guide of 2013.


Mary Feliz writes the Maggie McDonald Collection of cozy mysteries that includes an expert organizer turned beginner detective and her sidekick golden retriever in California’s San Francisco Bay Space. Cliff Hanger, the fifth e-book within the sequence, releases July 16 from Kensington Publishing. Handle to Die For, the primary installment within the sequence, was named a Finest Guide of 2017 by Kirkus Evaluations. A resident of Northern California for many years, she now lives on Monterey Bay, having fun with the realm’s myriad pure treasures. She attends organizing conferences in her character’s stead, however Maggie’s abilities depart her within the mud. Go to Mary Feliz at www.MaryFeliz.com.

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