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A Nose for Justice (Mags Rogers Series #1)

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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When Wall Street tanked, many people lost their jobs including broker Magdalene "Mags" Rogers. Broke and disillusioned she returns home to her great-Aunt Magdalene "Jeep" Reed who owns the 10,000 acre ranch Wings in Nevada. She has bought more land and water rights to...
When Wall Street tanked, many people lost their jobs including broker Magdalene "Mags" Rogers. Broke and disillusioned she returns home to her great-Aunt Magdalene "Jeep" Reed who owns the 10,000 acre ranch Wings in Nevada. She has bought more land and water rights to other property in order to stop more mansions from being built that would use up the water and destroy the ecosystem.

On the day that Mags comes home, someone ignites a pipe bomb to blow up property belonging to SSRM (Silver State resource management); responsible for seeing that there is enough water to supply the citizens of the state. A man concerned with Nevada's water supply is found murdered in a hotel room. Not long after that another pump is blown up. An SSRM top official is killed. Some people who bought small plots in the Mini Mansion complex Horseshoe Estates are killed and one person is on the run. Others refuse to talk while the police begin to realize all these events are linked. Jeep and Mags becomes involved when a corpse is found on their property. They help the police with background information while their dogs can't make their humans understand their concerns.

Baxter who belongs to Mags and King who owns Jeep have interesting amusing conversations with each other as each believes they are the top dog except when it comes to the safety of their two women. As the canines argue over who is the lead, ironically much of book involves human reed on a scale of The Treasure of the Sierra Madres. This is the first book in Rita Mae Brown's new series and readers who enjoy the author's Miss Murphy capers will love A Nose for Justice as the human and canine cast is strong and the whodunit exciting.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on August 10, 2010

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I didn't mind the water rights theme. My state is highly populat

I didn't mind the water rights theme. My state is highly populated and growth oriented with an apparent disregard for the water supply. so it was of interest to me.

I have read 19 Sneaky Pie and 4 Hunt Series and never did I expect Ms Brown to use the dogs in that mann...
I didn't mind the water rights theme. My state is highly populated and growth oriented with an apparent disregard for the water supply. so it was of interest to me.

I have read 19 Sneaky Pie and 4 Hunt Series and never did I expect Ms Brown to use the dogs in that manner! I was literally stunned. I perceived it as, if you will pardon the expression, overkill.

I will not pass on my copy to my friends and will not purchase any more of this series. Too bad, but I personnally think it was too far out of character from Ms Brown's normally compassionate portrayal of animals in her books!

I would NOT recommend this book, in fact I am throwing it away!

posted by 2290219 on March 27, 2012

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  • Posted August 10, 2010

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    A winner

    When Wall Street tanked, many people lost their jobs including broker Magdalene "Mags" Rogers. Broke and disillusioned she returns home to her great-Aunt Magdalene "Jeep" Reed who owns the 10,000 acre ranch Wings in Nevada. She has bought more land and water rights to other property in order to stop more mansions from being built that would use up the water and destroy the ecosystem.

    On the day that Mags comes home, someone ignites a pipe bomb to blow up property belonging to SSRM (Silver State resource management); responsible for seeing that there is enough water to supply the citizens of the state. A man concerned with Nevada's water supply is found murdered in a hotel room. Not long after that another pump is blown up. An SSRM top official is killed. Some people who bought small plots in the Mini Mansion complex Horseshoe Estates are killed and one person is on the run. Others refuse to talk while the police begin to realize all these events are linked. Jeep and Mags becomes involved when a corpse is found on their property. They help the police with background information while their dogs can't make their humans understand their concerns.

    Baxter who belongs to Mags and King who owns Jeep have interesting amusing conversations with each other as each believes they are the top dog except when it comes to the safety of their two women. As the canines argue over who is the lead, ironically much of book involves human reed on a scale of The Treasure of the Sierra Madres. This is the first book in Rita Mae Brown's new series and readers who enjoy the author's Miss Murphy capers will love A Nose for Justice as the human and canine cast is strong and the whodunit exciting.

    Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    Very enjoyable - particularly for the animal lovers

    If you have enjoyed any of Ms. Brown's fox hunting series, it is very likely you will enjoy this one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

    Very enjoyable reading

    Easy to read, entertaining. Looks as though we have a new set of friends with this series.

    I have been a fan of the Mrs. Murphy series for yeats. I expect I will enjoy the same reading with this set.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2010

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    First in a Great New Series

    Rita Mae Brown spins a great mystery in this first book in a new series. The characters live on the pages from the canine heroes, King, Jeep's four year old shepherd mix and Baxter, Mags' 3 year old wire-haired dachshund, to the many supporting and main characters. Born in 1924, Magdalene, "Jeep," Reed has done a lot of living. Shaped in the northern Nevada that she loves, Jeep has always made her own way, from serving as a Women Airforce Service Pilot to making millions in gold and silver as well as in salvage. She welcomes home her namesake and great-niece, Mags, a refugee from Wall Street who used her own funds to help some of her clients who lost everything. She disinherited Catherine Rogers, Mags' sister, when she tried to get Jeep to disinherit her adopted son, Enrique Salaberry. Jeep resembles Sister from Brown's Outfoxed series with her common sense, knowledge of both history and human nature, and work ethic. The main plot revolves around water rights and real estate. Soon after Mags arrives, a pipe bomb explodes at pump number 19 in Red Rock Valley. Deputy Sheriff Pete Meadows and Officer Lonnie Parrish investigate there and also at Wings Ranch when Jeep calls that they've found the long buried skeleton of a Russian in the barn they're renovating. While it takes a lot of time and words to explain the complex water issue in Nevada, it is well worth the reading for both the sake of the story as well as for your own knowledge. Brown manages to show how important water rights, the environment, real estate speculation, and politics are ti life in the western United States while furthering her story. As the first in a series, there is plenty of foreshadowing for the next novel as Catherine calls social services to report elder abuse at Wings Ranch after Mags refuses to try to influence Jeep to change her will. I'm looking forward to the next novel!

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