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Dogs Don't Lie (Pru Marlowe Pet Noir Series #1)

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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    Pittie Power

    I received a free e-galley of Dogs Don't Lie by Clea Simon from the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press.

    Dogs Don't Lie centers around the murder of Charles, owner of a pit bull named Lily (a.k.a. Tetris). The murder is staged to appear that Lily killed Charles. Animal psychic and behaviorist, Pru Marlowe, works as Lily's trainer and finds Charles' body during a routine training session. Recognizing Lily's innocence, Pru must search for the true murderer in order to get Lily off the hook for murder and save her from certain euthanasia.

    As a pit bull advocate, I was hooked right away. Simon did not disappoint in her portrayal of Lily as a sweet, loving dog that would never hurt anyone. Hooray to Simon for this portrayal of the breed!

    The story took many twists and turns with lots of suspects and animals thrown into the mix. Pru communicates with the animals in the story - cats, dogs, birds and a lovable ferret named Frank. While it may seem hokey for animals to "talk," Clea Simon handles the subject matter very well. I will definitely check out the next book in the Pru Marlowe series and also plan to check out Simon's Theda Krakow series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    A Good Mystery!

    I had the good fortune to receive recently an advance copy of this first title in the new Pet Noir series by Clea Simon. I found it an enjoyable and thought-provoking read. Pru Marlowe is working and training as an animal behaviorist in New York when her sensitivity to animals becomes the full-blown ability to communicate with them. When she begins to understand what her tabby cat Wallis is saying to her, she commits herself to a psychiatric hospital. They discharge her, she returns to the chatty tabby and flees to her small hometown in the Berkshires while she tries to come to terms with this new ability. She continues to work with animals there, taking a computer geek named Charles as a client. Charles has rescued a beautiful pitbull he names Tetris and he wants Pru to help him reassure the dog that she is safe with him. One morning Pru reports for a training session to find Charles savagely murdered and the dog is covered with blood. From there Pru races to save first the pitbull from immediate euthanasia and then herself, when the autopsy report indicates the wounds were not inflicted by the dog and she becomes a suspect. It's unfortunate that the talking animals, and there are many of them, are going to keep some from reading a good mystery. The plot unfolds briskly in a businesslike manner with suspicion cast on first one character, then another. The resolution comes from left field, revealing a culprit I didn't suspect but in hindsight the indications were there all along.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Very Entertaining Murder Mystery for Animal Lovers!

    Thoroughly enjoyed Clea Simon's DOGS DON'T LIE, a great murder mystery featuring an animal psychic, her feline "roommate" and an endearing pit bull accused of murder. It's a great read for anyone who loves animals and mystery.

    Can't wait for the next book in Ms. Simon's Pet Noir series!

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