A Shot in the Bark (A Dog Park Mystery)

A Shot in the Bark (A Dog Park Mystery)

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by C. A. Newsome
     
 

Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one?

Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn't, and neither does anyone else who frequents the Mount Airy Dog Park. When Lia's boyfriend, Luthor, dies violently, Detective Peter Dourson is assigned to the case.

Peter penetrates the close-knit group of dog lovers with the help of Viola, the dead

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Overview

Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one?

Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn't, and neither does anyone else who frequents the Mount Airy Dog Park. When Lia's boyfriend, Luthor, dies violently, Detective Peter Dourson is assigned to the case.

Peter penetrates the close-knit group of dog lovers with the help of Viola, the dead man's dog. The more he learns, the more he is convinced that someone is not who they seem.

As the investigation uncovers Luthor's secrets, Lia struggles to make sense of her feelings about Luthor and her growing attraction to Peter.

Meanwhile, a killer hides in plain sight and anyone can become a target.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045479288
Publisher:
C. A. Newsome
Publication date:
11/26/2013
Series:
Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,668
File size:
461 KB

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Meet the Author

C. A. (Carol Ann) Newsome writes the Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries, a series of fun, romantic suspense/mystery novels which are inspired by and centered around her mornings at the Mount Airy Dog Park with her trio of rescues (rowdy hooligans). A life-long lover of fiction, Carol turned to books and audiobooks during her decade-long recovery from a head injury that occurred when she and her bike were struck by a car. Years of immersing herself in popular fiction lead to imagining the book she wanted to read, and wondering if she could actually write it. She is also an artist with an M.F.A. from the University of Cincinnati. You'll see portraits of some of her favorite four-footed friends on the covers of her books. She enjoys creating community-based public artworks. As an artist, she is best known for her New Leaf Global Good-Will Guerrilla Art Project. Her other interests include astrology, raw food and all forms of psychic phenomena. She likes to sing to her dogs. The dogs are the only ones who like to listen.

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A Shot in the Bark 3.9 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 90 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 180 page book was free. The over view was interesting. I did not read the other review. It looked like a plot spoiler and it was solicited. The book was well edited. There was some ho- hum sex. Murder(s), which had a dab of blood and good, some other violence but not too bad, wiccans, no christian religion, no cursing, drug use or animal abuse. There some unneeded details, which did not pertain to the story. The author has a fetish for VanDam ( The Rock) especially in the Pacifer, and I enjoyed the movie references. The ending was a cliff hanger. Now I will have to purchase book two. I don't really mind, as I did enjoy this novel. It had some lovable dogs, which acted like real canines, likable characters and a very puzzleing whodunit. For ages 16 and up. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a great read but the ending left much to be desired--you never get the answer to the "who done it" but I'm guessing a sequel is in the making.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Several seniors take their dogs to the same dog park every day and become involved in their own lives, There is a murder that keeps you guessing.
meem800 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story, it was a great mix of suspense and romance.
dancing22 More than 1 year ago
Thought it started out way too confusing with all the people and dogs. Did not finish because I just didn't get where it was going Sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll never look at the dog park the same
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit sappy but enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Would loved for Peter to have arrested the real killer. That would have earned five stars. "Dog Park" series is a keeper. vlh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, interesting, and a whodoneit !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i dont think the author knows who dun it....
Observantgrandmother More than 1 year ago
Cute idea, not particularly well-written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ehhh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story with several plot twists
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Anonymous 3 months ago
There's a killer amongst the group of friends who regularly go to the dog park. Two of their friends have been murdered but the deaths were made to look like a suicide and an accident. Who could it be?
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KGpets More than 1 year ago
I was a disappointed in this book when I first started reading. It's a little rough around the edges with an occasional awkward turn of phrase that gives the reader a little jolt. But once I got into the book the story was a delight, and it kept me guessing to the end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author obviously owns (or is owned by) and understands dogs. This was also a decent mystery with a surprise twist at the end. I enjoyed this book immensely.
twbnjb More than 1 year ago
good read.....and looking to read the sequels that are already available to find out who done it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creative dog fun and frolic, good characters