Search Results: "Susan Conant"


BOOK REVIEW

BRUTE STRENGTH by Susan Conant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The thin mystery takes second place to loads of information about dogs certain to appeal to those who love them."
Malamutes rule—at least in the life of one amateur sleuth. Read full book review >

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ALL SHOTS by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Second-drawer Conant is still a dog-lover's delight that reveals everything you want to know about Alaskan Malamutes."
Identity theft, drug dealing and murder—what's going on in Cambridge, Mass.? Read full book review >

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STUD RITES by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"But, meanwhile, Conant risks losing mystery readers who might like warm puppies okay but who think happiness requires a wider worldview and a lighter wit."
The ninth in a series (Black Ribbon, 1995, etc.) directed toward passionate dog fanciers—and if the audience seems a narrow one, meditate on the number nine. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED FLEA by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2002

"Meantime, though, sheer bliss awaits the dedicated dog-lover."
Yet another in the stories featuring Cambridge-dweller and dog journalist Holly Winter, "the only landlord in Cambridge . . . who won't rent to you unless you have at least one pet," and her ribbon-winning Alaskan Malamutes Rowdy and Kimi. Read full book review >

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GONE TO THE DOGS by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1992

"Stay."
The first hardcover Conant mystery, custom-groomed for dog people, whose devotion to the canine goes beyond that of mere dog lovers—dog people are those ``who can discuss impacted anal sacs [at a party] without gagging on their Brie.'' The sleuth here is Holly Winter, in a mystery plot one shouldn't worry too much about. Read full book review >

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EVIL BREEDING by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 1999

In plunging author/dog-breeder Holly Winter (The Barker Street Regulars, 1998, etc.) into the star-crossed household of R. Robert Motherway as part of her research into the fabled Morris and Essex Dog Shows—mounted through the 1930s by Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, mother of Motherway's old friend—Conant may have invented a new genre: the canine historical mystery. Read full book review >

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THE BARKER STREET REGULARS by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

The Barker Street Regulars ($21.95; Mar. 1; 272 pp.; 0-385-48668-5): That's right: Conant's trademark Malamutes (Stud Rites, 1996, etc.) meet Sherlock Holmes, or the next thing to him, when Rowdy works as a therapy dog for a family so taken with the great man's adventures that they've managed to spawn both a murder and an animal-psychic fraud. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL APPETITE by Susan Conant
Released: April 9, 1997

"But there are human beings here and some very welcome human drama as our author slips her leash."
Conant, who has delighted dog-lovers in the first nine volumes of this specialty series perhaps to the point of alienating everyone else, displays in entry ten an invigorating diversification of interest. Read full book review >

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RUFFLY SPEAKING by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 1994

What's the matter with Morris Lamb's house off Cambridge's Brattle Street? Read full book review >

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GAITS OF HEAVEN by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Conant's amusing and informative tale of noble dogs and ignoble humans has something for both dog devotees and mystery-lovers."
Trainer/writer Holly Winter learns yet more reasons why dogs make better friends than people. Read full book review >

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THE DOGFATHER by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"For canophiles, a must."
The first thing to know about freelance canine reporter/sleuth Holly Winter (The Wicked Flea, 2002, etc.) is that she sees no happenstance in dog being "god" spelled backwards. Read full book review >

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BLACK RIBBON by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Mystery close to zero, character interest ditto, a complete collapse of narrative tension once nasty Eva gets crushed under an overturned agility track—in other words, nothing to get in the way of Conant's latest rapturous paean to Humankind's Best Friend."
If you've read any of Conant's earlier dogolatrous mysteries (Ruffly Speaking, 1994, etc.), you know perfectly well whether this one is your meat; if you haven't, be warned that the author's most fervent acknowledgments are reserved for her two Alaskan malamutes. Read full book review >