A Dog Gone Murder

A Dog Gone Murder

Paperback - 2014
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Penguin Putnam
New in the national bestselling Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series, from the Agatha and Anthony Award-winning author of the Dead End Job Mystery series.

Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is getting the dirt on doggy day-care centers, and discovers that one dog-loving local celebrity is really bad to the bone.

Josie has been asked to investigate Uncle Bob’s Doggy Day Camp, known for its commercials featuring Uncle Bob liking dogs so much that he acts like one. But Josie soon learns how Uncle Bob acts when the cameras are off. Her mother’s new tenant, Franklin, who works for Uncle Bob, plans to quit after seeing the man’s true nature. But before he gets the chance, Bob is murdered, and Franklin goes from the doghouse to the big house.
 
Now it’s up to Josie to clear Franklin’s name. Her investigation reveals that Bob was more of a dog than anyone knew—and had been kicked out of his house for bad behavior. As she digs up new clues, Josie will have to catch the killer quickly, before any more trouble is unleashed.

Includes Shopping Tips!

Random House, Inc.
New in the national bestselling Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series, from the Agatha and Anthony Award-winning author of the Dead End Job Mystery series.

Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is getting the dirt on doggy day-care centers, and discovers that one dog-loving local celebrity is really bad to the bone.

Josie has been asked to investigate Uncle Bob’s Doggy Day Camp, known for its commercials featuring Uncle Bob liking dogs so much that he acts like one. But Josie soon learns how Uncle Bob acts when the cameras are off. Her mother’s new tenant, Franklin, who works for Uncle Bob, plans to quit after seeing the man’s true nature. But before he gets the chance, Bob is murdered, and Franklin goes from the doghouse to the big house.

Now it’s up to Josie to clear Franklin’s name. Her investigation reveals that Bob was more of a dog than anyone knew—and had been kicked out of his house for bad behavior. As she digs up new clues, Josie will have to catch the killer quickly, before any more trouble is unleashed.

Includes Shopping Tips!


Baker & Taylor
Asked to investigate Uncle Bob's Doggy Day Camp, mystery shopper Josie Marcus must instead prove the innocence of her mother's new tenant when he is accused of murdering Uncle Bob, a man who was constantly in the doghouse due to his bad behavior. Includes fun shopping tips. By the author of Fixing to Die. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, New York : Obsidian, [2014]
ISBN: 9780451465986
0451465989
Branch Call Number: Mystery Viets Pbk
Characteristics: xi, 290 pages ; 18 cm

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blue_dog_2471 Jun 29, 2015

It is a very good book but not much of it is about dogs and that's what I expected it to be about. But it was still vey well written.

LaughingOne Apr 15, 2015

I enjoy this mystery shopper series and I'm glad that Josie can be a bit less desperate in terms of what assignments she takes on. This one, reviewing three dog care camps, has some interesting things that have to be considered when looking for a place to take your dog. There are always "shopping" tips at the end of the book, too, which is useful if you are shopping for something similar. This is a quick, fun read.

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