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The Deadly Dog Show (Roger and Suzanne South American Mystery Series Book 6) Kindle Edition
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This is the latest of the Roger and Suzanne Mysteries and also the longest. This is necessary though as there is a lot of story and ground to cover. Once again, although it is the latest in the series it does work well as a standalone with no previous knowledge of the books before it, but to get a sense of the characters I would recommend reading them in order. This time the world of Dog Shows is at the forefront. It is an interesting subject, one I am interested in, and so got into the story right away. The pace was unrelenting, and I found myself page turning like a mad woman. The whodunnit aspect was well played out, and I was quite surprised when the culprit was revealed - the mark of a good thriller in my mind. Well done Jerry, another belter! Here's hoping there are more.
I received a complimentary copy oft his book in exchange for my honest review.
The characters are easy to relate to and my particular favourite is Bruce, the nanny.
An easy, enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more in the series.
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As a narrator, Roger leans heavily on description, with much of the dialogue following that formula for consistency, and some of his wry observations are true gems. In particular, don't miss the descriptions of the different board members of the AKC, which are very clever with several laugh-out-loud bits.
Mystery lovers will appreciate the homage paid to Robert B. Parker's Spenser series, with Bowman talking to a woman who wants to hire him but can't give specifics a la the opening of many Spenser novels, and the Pearl the Wonder Dog breed selected to be the canine star of the book.
Dog lovers, especially those who know anything about show dogs, and those who like their mysteries more cerebral than noir--although be ready for a surprising bit of raw action towards the end--will enjoy this book.
The descriptions of Juliet and her interactions with other dogs and humans were delightful. It's obvious this book was written with love for dogs and a passion for the GSP breed. I loved the information on training and care of dogs, though it seemed a little stilted at times. The dialogue could have been more natural. And it would have been best not to try to write southern dialect. As a southerner, I often find that offensive, as it makes us sound ignorant and slow-witted. And the contraction y'all is for 'you all.' it is not used when addressing a single person. (we actually use the word 'you' for that!)
All in all, a fun book, especially for dog lovers and the 'dog show crowd.' I always wondered what some of those judges are thinking ... Who knew?
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