A Dog about Town

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Dell, 2007 - Fiction - 271 pages
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Harry is a man still mourning the loss of his beloved girlfriend, Imogen, who left him suddenly without a word. He's also the owner of a plump, poetry-loving Lab, Randolph. Like most Manhattan dogs, Randolph spends his days sifting through a world of scents, his owner's neuroses, and an overcrowded doggy run at the American Museum of Natural History. But now a bereft Harry has drifted into a circle of would-be occultists. Which might not be so bad if one of them wasn't also a murderer.

But which one? With 100,000 times the smelling power of a human being, Randolph can quickly detect the scents of guilt, anxiety, and avarice--and he has no lack of suspects, from a seductive con woman to an uncouth professor of the decorative arts. Now, to protect his hapless owner's life, Randolph might have to do the unthinkable--and start training Harry to catch a killer....

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User Review  - stacey2112 - LibraryThing

I loved this book! If you can get past the ridiculous concept of detective dog, it's actually an intelligent,, well written mystery. Plus, I love dogs! Really it's probably a 41/2. Read full review

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User Review  - Rayaowen - LibraryThing

This is terrific! Appealing characters, both dog and man. Wonderfully witty, with so many clever observations. Here's one I especially liked about the need to take risks: " There are times in life ... Read full review


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Jonathan Englert is the author of the nonfiction book, The Collar: A Year of Striving and Faith inside a Catholic Seminary, and he has also written for the New York Times. He lives in New York City with his family and is at work on his second Harry and Randolph mystery.

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