Search Results: "Susan Conant"


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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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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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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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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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CREATURE DISCOMFORTS by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2000

"Readers will have to figure out whether the killer is one of the infatuated dog owners or the dog-kicking suspect Holly dubs an 'insufferable bitch.'"
When she comes to after a tumble from the side of Dorr Mountain, in Maine's Acadia National Park, Holly Winter can't remember how she got there, or what she does for a living, or where she lives, or what her name is, but she's not too addled to note the careful breeding and grooming of Rowdy and Kimi, the two Alaskan Malamutes she doesn't yet recognize as hers. 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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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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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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BLOODLINES by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 21, 1992

"Certainly not Conant's readers, who- -with ears up and alert eye—eagerly await her next."
The real, tragic fact of puppy mills—breeding operations for the sale of pedigreed puppies to (mainly) pet shops, where breeding dogs in cages, in often wretched conditions, bear litter after litter—is the background for Conant's sixth dog-centered mystery (Gone to the Dogs, p. 571), which—in spite of the target subject- -is, again, lively, funny, and (to dog people) absolute Premium. 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 >