Stud Rites: A Dog Lover's Mystery

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Doubleday, 1996 - Fiction - 269 pages
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Set during an Alaskan Malamute National Specialty Show, Susan Conant's latest foray into the competitive world of purebred dogs proves lethal for the judge, who is found bludgeoned to death by a blunt object whose design is as tasteless as the murder itself. And who might benefit from the judge's death? Many, as it turns out - from the woman who has inherited his job to the organizer of the show to the handler whose dog now has a good chance of winning. Dog's Life writer Holly Winter is, of course, on the scene with two dogs entered in the competition. She knows who had access to the murder weapon. But it is a former lover, now working for a firm that specializes in canine reproductive technology, who unwittingly puts her on the trail of the killer.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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. Detective/journalist Holly Winter covers ... Read full review

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Holly Winter, the dog owner who writes for Dog's Life magazine, once again embroils herself in a murder case. When someone kills a dog-show judge, Holly, unfortunately, knows which competitors had access to the murder weapon. This should be a crowd pleaser. Read full review


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Susan Conant lives in Newton, MA.

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