Saturday, June 13, 2015

Enjoyable Mystery (with dogs)- Hot Dog (A Melanie Travis Mystery Book 9)

I recently finished reading "Hot Dog" - A Melanie Travis Mystery (Book 9). I read another (Gone with the Woof) in the series and liked it so much I got this one. This is precedes the other, and there's a lot of character development in it. You really get to know Melanie, her ex, her son, her quirky aunts, her boyfriend and supporting characters, plus a good bit of info about what's involved with showing dogs. 

The book is easy to read, and a good mystery and story, that will keep you guessing until the end. Of course, being a Dachshund dad, I enjoying having a dachshund to read about,too- and part of the mystery involves him. If  you're looking for an enjoyable mystery that involves dogs- this is one to get   I look forward to reading more in the series. Rob

BOOK SUMMARY: In an effort to escape tail-chasing males--namely her ex-husband Bob and boyfriend Sam--Melanie Travis opts to track down the elusive owner of Dox, an adorable Dachshund who's about to be put on the block at a charity auction. But the more Melanie discovers about the pup's background, the messier the case gets. It seems Dox is part of a divorced couple's emotional tug-o-war. . .

As if tiptoeing through the minefield of a broken marriage isn't nerve-wracking enough, there's also Melanie's stalker--or stalkers--to deal with. The obvious pair is a pesky local TV crew who figure Melanie's nose for trouble will lead them to the next Big Story. But what's truly frightening is the presence of someone far more sinister. Someone who's gotten into Melanie's house at night, and stolen her wallet. Someone who's dognapped Dox. With doggy abduction and her son's safety on her mind, Melanie's determination grows. Soon, it looks like her life may be the next thing up for auction. . .




Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next