In Dog We Trust [NOOK Book]

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After a bad divorce and a brief prison term for computer hacking, 42-year-old Steve Levitan has returned to his home town of Stewart’s Crossing and taken a part-time job as an adjunct professor of English at his alma mater, Eastern College. While walking around his gated community, he becomes friendly with his next-door neighbor, Caroline Kelly, and her golden retriever, Rochester.

When Caroline is shot and killed while walking Rochester, ...
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In Dog We Trust

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Overview

After a bad divorce and a brief prison term for computer hacking, 42-year-old Steve Levitan has returned to his home town of Stewart’s Crossing and taken a part-time job as an adjunct professor of English at his alma mater, Eastern College. While walking around his gated community, he becomes friendly with his next-door neighbor, Caroline Kelly, and her golden retriever, Rochester.

When Caroline is shot and killed while walking Rochester, Steve becomes the dog’s temporary guardian. Together, these two unlikely sleuths work to uncover the mystery behind Caroline’s death.
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Editorial Reviews

Carl Brookins
The novel is well written, smooth and interesting. It's always good when a crime novel teaches or reminds readers of information they should know. This story does that, without preaching or lapsing into lecturing. The classroom scenes and internal dialogues regarding student attitudes are authentic. For anyone who enjoys a jaundiced look at small college academic life, this novel is a pleasure to read on another level.
Everything about this novel smacks of a professional, polished approach.
Leslie Angel
I thoroughly enjoyed this book--the author has a nice sense of place, a great ear for dialogue, the characters are real and likeable, and the tension is just right. The dog helps solve the crimes, but not in an unbelievable or un-doglike way. I really hope the author writes a sequel; I'd like to visit with Steve and Rochester again.
Leslie Angel
I thoroughly enjoyed this book--the author has a nice sense of place, a great ear for dialogue, the characters are real and likeable, and the tension is just right. The dog helps solve the crimes, but not in an unbelievable or un-doglike way. I really hope the author writes a sequel; I'd like to visit with Steve and Rochester again.
Carl Brookins
The novel is well written, smooth and interesting. It's always good when a crime novel teaches or reminds readers of information they should know. This story does that, without preaching or lapsing into lecturing. The classroom scenes and internal dialogues regarding student attitudes are authentic. For anyone who enjoys a jaundiced look at small college academic life, this novel is a pleasure to read on another level. Everything about this novel smacks of a professional, polished approach.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011821943
  • Publisher: Neil Plakcy
  • Publication date: 10/8/2010
  • Series: Golden Retriever Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 314,744
  • File size: 311 KB

Meet the Author

Neil Plakcy is the author of the Mahu mystery series, about openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka. They are: Mahu, Mahu Surfer, Mahu Fire, Mahu Vice, Mahu Men, and Mahu Blood (2011).

He also writes the Have Body, Will Guard adventure romance series, Three Wrong Turns in the Desert, Dancing with the Tide and Teach Me Tonight (2011).

His other books are the Golden Retriever Mysteries In Dog We Trust and The Kingdom of Dog, as well as the novels GayLife.com, Mi Amor, and The Outhouse Gang and and the novella The Guardian Angel of South Beach.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

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    Have not read it looks like good book eapecially if you like dogs

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    Posted January 12, 2013

    Rosie Marie Layman

    Best book ever.....

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  • Posted September 5, 2010

    DOGGONE GOOD FICTION

    Steve Levitan is a convicted felon. Through a lapse in internal discipline, he did a little computer hacking and soon found himself in prison. Released on parole, he returns to his home, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, where he obtains a position as a part time faculty, teaching English at a local college. His marriage fell apart, which is another factor setting up everything that follows, murder, car chases, odd and interesting characters, such as a sort of hard guy named Santiago, Steve's parole officer, and a couple of cops, one of whom is a long-time school buddy of Steve. Then there is the dog. Who names their dog Rochester? The dog belonged to a dead woman, and dog and Steve bond almost immediately, although both seem to have serious issues with authority. Without revealing too much, this is a very "now" detective novel, delving into computer and other crime. How closely do you reads your credit card statements? The novel is well written, smooth and interesting. It's always good when a crime novel teaches or reminds readers of information they should know. This story does that, without preaching or lapsing into lecturing. The classroom scenes and internal dialogues regarding student attitudes are authentic. For anyone who enjoys a jaundiced look at small college academic life, this novel is a pleasure to read on another level. Everything about this novel smacks of a professional, polished approach. The writing is smooth, the characters well developed, and they stay in character. The plot has been carefully laid out and proceeds at a good pace. It's conclusion is satisfying. Then there's the dog, Rochester. Dog lovers will be pleased to know that the author refrains from anthropomorphizing the dog. Undeniably talented, Rochester is helpful throughout the novel, but only in naturally occurring, that is, doggy ways. "In Dog We Trust" is a completely enjoyable way to spend a reading afternoon.

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