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Posted June 23, 2012
Posted June 23, 2012
Dale Kinsall, DVM, is trying to leave his past in Ohio behind as he and his beagle pup, Sully, make the big move to Arizona. The fire in Ohio has left him with horrible memories and damage to his lungs. He is hoping the dry desert air remedies both.
When he arrives at his new clinic he meets his very unique staff and some fairly odd clients. Everyone's tongues are wagging about a murder. Dale finds himself right in the middle of the investigation as Sully leads him right to a second victim on their very first walk around the area.
It soon becomes clear that Dale, the clinic, and his new friends are being targeted. Dale feels he must have done something to someone but it's hard to solve a mystery when you aren't really sure what the mystery even is. Everyone around him soon learns that just like Sully, Dale too has a Nose For Trouble.
I had not read the previous version of this story so I am one of the brand new readers the author mentions in the Foreword. I appreciate the Beagle greetings and truly enjoyed the ride. We already have two dogs or after reading this I would be out shopping for my own Sully. He stole my heart and my dogs are nowhere near as smart.
Durgin has created wonderful characters and put them into a great mystery but Sully is the star. Careful, you will find yourself laughing out loud to some of his antics. Writing from a dog's point of view even part of the time can't easy but sure is fun to read!
All the characters have plenty of room to evolve in future installments so I hope the next one in the series is re-released and there are more stories to follow! Want that doggy head out the window bliss, pick up this book today!!
Posted May 8, 2012
I love feel-good stories and this one fit the bill in this amusing whodunit that kept me guessing throughout most of the drama. Dale is very likeable as is Sully as they traverse their new home after being thrust in a murder mystery. This is a delightful read about a man and his dog with murder thrown in for good measure.
Posted May 7, 2012
Far more delightful than any cookie cutter mystery, Nose for Trouble transports you to dusty, dry Flagstaff, Arizona. The characters are so real that you feel like they are neighbors, including Sully the beagle. It is amazing how well Durgin shows Sully’s thoughts, and how Sully leads his person, Dr. Dale straight into trouble. Durgin keeps you on the edge of your seat with tight plotting and a wicked sense of humor until the very last page.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 7, 2007
A fast, fun book. Dale Kinsall and his beagle, Sully, are an entertaining duo who become tangled up in a series of mysterious deaths. The supporting characters provide a lot of humor to make this story a very enjoyable read. Recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 10, 2006
I really liked Doranna Durgin's NOSE FOR TROUBLE. The story has just the right amount of humor, an adorable beagle, and characters just odd enough to remind you of some of your more eccentric friends. I was also really taken by the setting--the high deserts of northern Arizona, an area I've come to really love for its beauty and majestic views. In reading the story I can really see areas I know around Flagstaff. This mystery will keep you guessing and still offer a satisfying resolution. Buy two, and give one to a friend!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 7, 2006
I like mysteries. I like animals. What could be better than BOTH in one book? I've been a fan of Durgin's for a while (if you like dog-related stories, check out her contemporary fantasy, A Feral Darkness), but this is her first straight-up mystery. I love her fantasy and action-romance books, but some authors don't translate well to new genres. I'm happy to say, Durgin's gift for characterization and well-paced storytelling comes through in the mystery genre as well. The main characters are well realized, and the secondary characters aren't given short shrift. Their interactions ring true, but don't distract from the story. And, although clues abound, it still kept me guessing and interested right to the very end. She also *gets* how dogs think. At least, based on my dogs, she does. Dogs are not little people - they have different interests and instincts - and Durgin doesn't make the mistake of pretending they are. But the few passages that purport to be the thoughts of the beagle 'Sully' ring true to this long-time dog owner. Overall this is just a fun book, a fast read, and an intriquing mystery. With Beagle.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 18, 2005
A Nose for Trouble does it all. With Beagle! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The setting and characters are skillfully developed and believeable. The mystery kept me turning pages madly, when I wasn't giggling. But what really caught my heartstrings were the interactions between the main character and his dog. Nothing sappy, everything real. Written by someone who knows dogs and people, and brings out the best in both. Read. Buy for friends. Wait impatiently for Durgin's next!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 24, 2013
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Posted April 25, 2012
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