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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (262 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sparkle Abbey Narrator: Frances Fuller Publisher: BelleBooks Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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In posh Laguna Beach, murder has gone to the dogs.

When Caro Lamont, former psychologist turned pet therapist, makes a house call to help Kevin Blackstone with his two misbehaving German shepherds, she expects frantic dogs; she expects a frantic dog owner; she even expects frantic neighbors. What she doesn't expect is that two hours later the police will find Kevin dead, his dogs impounded; and that as the last person to see Kevin alive (well, except for the killer) she is suddenly a person of interest, at least according to Homicide Detective Judd Malone.

Detective Judd Malone scanned my living room, his baby blues taking in my overstuffed couch, easy chairs and crowded bookshelves. My cats, Thelma and Louise, perched in the window sill, replete with tuna. Each opened an eye and then, unimpressed, went back to their beauty sleep. Dogbert climbed from his doggie bed, trotted over for a sniff, but then also dismissed Malone and went back to his nap.

Can I get you something to drink? I asked.

Some hospitality is automatic. Even when you have an unannounced guest. Even a guest who might arrest you. He shook his head and continued his scan.

Well, then. What can I help you with, Detective?

I understand you visited Kevin Blackstone today?

Yes, I did. I'm the behavioral counselor for his German shepherds. What about Kevin? I had a really bad feeling about this.

Malone arched a brow. Kevin Blackstone is dead.

Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of two mystery authors (Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter). They are friends and neighbors as well as co-writers of the Pampered Pets Mystery Series. The pen name was created by combining the names of their rescue pets - Sparkle (Mary Lee's cat) and Abbey (Anita's dog). They reside in central Iowa, but if they could write anywhere, you would find them on the beach with their laptops and depending on the time of day either an iced tea or a mar... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 2/16/2014

    " Cute story about a woman, a pet therapist, who questions a neighbor's death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanie Jackson | 2/16/2014

    " Enjoyable cozy read. I liked the characters and the plot made sense. Part of a series which is always a plus for me. I loved the dogs! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil Plakcy | 2/13/2014

    " What a clever, cute book! I really enjoyed this one, especially all the insights into dog behavior. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/10/2014

    " A very enjoyable book. I liked the main character, Caro, as she seems to put herself in the wrong place at the right times. Its a series that I will have to follow up with. Caro has a lot to do yet, especially with her love life and her dog business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharelle | 2/7/2014

    " A fun kick-off for a mystery series. Eager to pick up the second one, GET FLUFFY. DESPERATE HOUSEDOGS gives an evocative rendering of Laguna Beach. The narrative voice is perfect: resonates of the classics, yet is fresh and particular. Nicely plotted. Laugh-out-loud funny in places. A thoroughly entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jac | 1/28/2014

    " I liked it. It was a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Cothern | 1/17/2014

    " it was cute for sure and i want to read the next one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen Willey | 1/9/2014

    " Decent book. The writing was just okay and it was mostly predictable, but entertaining nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 12/17/2013

    " Nice light quick read mystery for the crazy dog owners out there, me included. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 12/11/2013

    " The dogs are all acting out of character. When an owner is murdered, Caro looks for a murderer since she is suspected of being it. Lively tale. Good mystery. Likable heroine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy | 11/23/2013

    " light and fluffy. perfect weekend read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitzi | 10/17/2013

    " Quick, fun vacation read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 3/17/2013

    " A California canine cozy with Texas Spice. The perfect read for dog lovers, mystery lovers, and any gal who's ever loved a gaudy piece of jewelry. Fast-paced and fun with a satisfying ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NVTony | 2/6/2013

    " This was a dog filled adventure which is truly fun. Enough mystery to keep you guessing right up to the end. Cannot say enough for the twists which kept me laughing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 12/12/2012

    " Light, enjoyable read! Just what I like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Constance | 12/8/2012

    " Better than I thought it would be! I downloaded this book as a freebie for Kindle and really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernee | 11/26/2012

    " cute but not mind boggling mystery "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bert | 11/23/2012

    " Loved this book, so funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jakenv | 10/29/2012

    " Still laughing at some of the antics but serious mystery fans will have a good read. Ever wonder how southern belles handle a murder? This is your chance to learn. Found once started had to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 6/20/2012

    " Cute book about a pet psychologist/ therapist who stumbles on/ onto a murder investigation. Good light reading. "

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