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Till Death Do Us Bark (Dog Walker Mystery Series #5)

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Fun Read

    Ellie Engleman has a job any canine lover would, well, kill for. She's a professional dog walker in Manhattan. But Ellie doesn't just walk dogs. She talks to them, too. Okay, I admit that may not seem unusual. Don't lots of us do that? The difference is that the dogs talk back to Ellie, particularly her "main man," Rudy, a Yorkiepoo with a smart mouth who's fiercely protective of his mistress.
    In "Till Death Do Us Bark," the latest book in the Dog Walker mystery series, Ellie and Rudy are invited by BFF (and very bad driver) Vivian to attend a family wedding in the posh Hamptons. But before the bride-Viv's sister-can say her wedding vows, the groom is found dead, which does put a damper on the festivities. Suspects crop up all over the place, including some members of Viv's own family, a weird and grumpy group of wealthy artistic types.
    Viv begs Ellie and Rudy to investigate and find out the truth about her almost-brother-in-law and why he died. Of course, Rudy has a distinct advantage because people will say anything in front of a dog, even reveal their darkest secrets.
    Ellie and her canine sidekick are a formidable detective team. "Till Death Do Us Bark" is a fun read and a warning to all us dog lovers to be careful what we talk about in front of our pups!

    Reviewed by Susan Santangelo, author of "Moving Can Be Murder" for Suspense Magazine

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Enjoyed the book, annoyed at the editing

    I liked the mystery and characters well enough. However, as a fluent spanish speaker, I'm annoyed by the spanish-speaking characters. The spanish was not only grammatically incorrect many, many times, but no self-respecting Hispanic would speak like that. We might interject a word here or there, but not to an almost illiterate extent. This was obviously done using google translate. Also, the spanish languae varies widely. Her dialect was not Mexican. I know itshouldn't matter, but it would have been a thoughtful detail to havevconsidered. Couldn't the author find one real human to have helped her?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    A Good and Fun Read

    With Viv's family at the forefront, it was fun watching Viv's relationship with her family as she worked together with Ellie and the dogs to prove a person's innocence. The banter between Ellie and her canine friends is just as entertaining as the conversations she has with her human friends. This was another good story in this likeable series.

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  • Posted May 22, 2012

    I so enjoy this series, it's different and charming, fun but als

    I so enjoy this series, it's different and charming, fun but also dark. I mean a dog walker who can talk to her charges and solves crime? What's not to like right? Poor Ellie can't even go on vacation without something happening that she must take care of. Love the voice of both human and canine characters. The case is complicated by a wedding party, a very large list of suspects and family drama. But it gets more complicated when she meets the locals. A bit of a love triangle between her and the new cop in town. That man is sure hot and I know she loves Sam, but I think he could give him a run for his money. Interesting case, nice solve, good read.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Great series for both cozy lovers and dog lovers!

    Judi McCoy's Till Death Do Us Bark was my book choice for today. Professional dog walker and amateur sleuth Ellie Engleman gets a much needed break when she heads to the Hamptons with her best friend Viv to attend Viv's sister Arlene's wedding. Even better their dogs Rudy and Twink are also invited. But a relaxing vacation is not to be. A murder means they will be holding a wake instead of a funeral and Ellie is brought into the investigation when the housekeeper's son is suspected of the crime.

    The investigation turns up family drama and an epidemic of drug use among the well-to-do. Rudy and Tink (a.k.a. Mr. T) are a riot as usual and they are joined by a parrot who heard more than he should have in helping Ellie with the case.

    Enjoyed the banter between the dogs and Ellie (who can hear their thoughts) and found the addition of a new mysterious man who seems to have more than a professional interest in Ellie interesting. Don't forget to check out the other books in the Dog Walker Mystery series as well.

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