A Dog About Town

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Random House Publishing Group, May 29, 2007 - Fiction - 288 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

Contents

TITLE PAGE
DANGER AT THE BULL MOOSE DOG
A TREE SLOTH TELLS A WORRISOME TALE
A DIVERSION INTO DANTE
A KILLER IS REVEALED
EPILOGUE
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J. F. Englert, a writer of fiction and nonfiction for both book and screen, lives in Manhattan with his wife, P. Englert, daughter, C. Englert, and dog, R. Englert.


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