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The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club

The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club

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by Duncan Whitehead

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Little is what it seems to be in a leafy Savannah neighborhood as members of an afternoon cocktail and dog walking club mourn a neighbor’s death. Jealousies surface when friends vie for the widower running for mayor. An old woman with an infamous uncle plots to avenge a wrong. Memories haunt a once successful children’s writer. And a model has won the


Little is what it seems to be in a leafy Savannah neighborhood as members of an afternoon cocktail and dog walking club mourn a neighbor’s death. Jealousies surface when friends vie for the widower running for mayor. An old woman with an infamous uncle plots to avenge a wrong. Memories haunt a once successful children’s writer. And a model has won the trip of a lifetime.

But a killer lurks and secrets unfold, as does a web of deceit. Is anyone really who he or she seems to be? A mysterious South American, a young Italian count, and a charitable nephew add suspicion and intrigue, as do an enigmatic organization linked to organized crime, a handsome firefighter, and three widows with hidden agendas. What’s a retired accountant’s secret, and why did a former showgirl really have plastic surgery?

The plot thickens, the Georgia temperature rises, and someone is destined for an early unmarked grave. The truth contorts to a climax that leaves readers breathless.

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The life of Duncan Whitehead, winner of the 2013 Reader’s Favorite International Book Award and Gold Medalist, is as quirky as his works. Born in 1967, he served in the Royal Navy in embassies across South America and was an amateur boxer. He worked as a purser on some of the world’s largest super yachts and visited many exotic places. He’s also an instructor of English as a foreign language, fluent in Spanish, and a children’s soccer coach.

Duncan retired to Savannah, Georgia, to pursue his passion — writing. Mindful that we all harbor secrets and inspired by the locale’s odd characters, he wrote The Gordonston Ladies Walking Club, a dark comedic mystery.

In 2011, Duncan spent six months in Brazil before settling in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His interests include cooking, the Israeli self-defense art of Krav Maga, and Dim-Mak, a pressure-point martial art.

He has written over two thousand comedy news articles for US and UK websites, and The Reluctant Jesus, a comedic novel set in Manhattan.

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The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
KittyMuseBookReviews More than 1 year ago
At first pass, the neighborhood of Gordonston, only a stone’s throw from Savannah, Georgia, seems like the perfect place to live. Lovely old homes, nice yards, and a park in the center for running the dogs and passing the day–what an idyllic setting. But while the dogs play together at one end, the Gordonston Ladies’ Dog-Walking Club (total members: three) catfight at the other, hissing and spitting behind their genteel Southern manners. Replace the park with a shark tank, and you wouldn’t be far from the truth. Behind the well-constructed façades of the good neighbors of Gordonston lie sinister thoughts and devious plans. I won’t go into any of them here; suffice it to say that almost every inhabitant of Gordonston is in danger of losing his or her life–at the financial hand of those they trust the most. There are those who have the motive and the financial means to get rid of those who stand in the way of their ambitions. The question is–who will survive who? This is by far the most intriguing murder mystery I have ever read. Instead of a “whodunit”, it’s more like a “who’s gonna get it, and why”. Mr. Whitehead weaves a tale as intricate as a spider’s web–and ten times more captivating. Twists and trysts, turns and red herrings, are sprinkled throughout the story. Characters come to life under his crafting, and they are all very real–and very unforgettable. But what will really be worth the wait for the reader is the unveiling of the hired killer–and even more so, of the one who hired this assassin. The reader is kept guessing until the very end. And that, my friends, is what makes a good murder mystery.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite "The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club" opens in the early pre-dawn hours as an assassin quietly smokes a menthol cigarette after he finishes digging a shallow grave. The Gordonston Park is perfect for such clandestine activities as it is open only to the privileged residents of that neighborhood. During the daylight hours, the Gordonston residents take their canine companions for a romp under the watchful and somewhat jaundiced eyes of the Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club, an elite trio of older women who are lamenting the final hours of their fourth member, the only one of the group who is not a widow. Two of them have already contemplated life with the soon-to-be widower, and the dog-park friendship between them is starting to feel frayed. I was intrigued by the title of this book as I have on many occasions been under the scrutiny of dog-walker cliques and seen first-hand the stresses and strains those friendships suffer and inflict upon others. Duncan Whitehead gives the reader a startlingly realistic view of the Dog Walking Club, and the world-view they seem to share. He also serves up a smashing mystery and black comedy at the same time. There are plots and subplots, and it is a delight to untangle the good clues away from the ones that lead nowhere. The competition between Carla and Cindy is spot-on and a riot to watch. What seems to be a cozy mystery has some very sharp, sinister and funny edges. This is a very entertaining book and should be on any dog owner's list, and anyone else who likes their mysteries dark and wickedly funny.  
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
This is without a doubt one of the oddest crime fiction novels I’ve read. The pacing is very slow for about the first half of the book and the scenes shift constantly from one character to another. Savannah, one of the loveliest cities I’ve ever seen, is the setting but actually plays little part and the story could easily take place in any town with a similar southern ambience. The characters, primarily a small group of unattached women and a soon-to-be-unattached man, along with a pair of younger couples and an older man, are a bit run of the mill at first but, as the early part of the story unfolds, the reader begins to get a taste of what they might really be like under the surface. All in all, the first half is a slow read with not a whole lot to hold the reader’s attention and yet… Suddenly, things begin to happen and this tale of murder becomes something like a comedy of manners with characters pointing mental fingers, jumping to conclusions and making very rash but determined decisions. The reader has to pay attention because the rapidly shifting scenes make it a little difficult at times to recognize the character whose thoughts we’re intercepting. The beauty of the plot is that we don’t know until the end who is going to be taken out of the picture, who is meant for that open grave waiting in the park where they all walk their dogs. Best of all is the final reveal so, if you’re a sneak peeker, DON’T DO IT! You’ll mess up the whole thing if you look at the end before you get there, trust me. Mr. Whitehead is a clever writer and has a way with words. Apparently, The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club is the first of a trilogy and I’m looking forward to seeing what the author has in store for us next.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite Carla Zipp, Cindy Mopper and Heidi Launer Marsh are members of the Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club along with Thelma Miller who now lies dying of throat cancer. The only requirements for this club are having a dog to walk in the park each afternoon and being willing to sit afterwards at a park picnic table and enjoy a cocktail. Thelma dies and leaves behind her husband, Elliott, whom the Dog Walking Club ladies aspire to woo and wed. Elliot is known for his published children's stories and years ago, as a young man, he frequented a local restaurant, La Casa Grande, in Argentina. There he met the very elderly Senor Kurtze who shared with Elliot his stories of wizards, dragons, witches and magical forests. He also gives Elliot a signed copy of a book he had written some time before. Elliott kept that book as he typed out each of Senor Kurtze's children's stories and mailed them to his then-fiance Thelma who read them to her boys. Elliott returned to Georgia, married Thelma, and published Kurtze's stories as his own. The stories brought Elliott and Thelma a lot of money and thus several years passed. Now with Thelma's death, Carla and Cindy bake pies for Elliott but Heidi has other plans in the back of her mind. Heidi's lineage is Austrian and she clearly remembers a favorite uncle telling her the very same stories. She also remembers that uncle's rise to power in Germany. And she has murder on her mind. But the Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club have other issues to deal with: an elderly black man walks his dog in the park and doesn't pick up the dog's leavings. "The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club" is a delightful mystery that hints all sorts of things, including a connection to Adolf Hitler. The characters of Heidi, Carla, Cindy, Elliott and their neighbors, the younger Doug and Veronia and Kelly and Tom as well as "The Director" are all well-created, believable and even a bit amusing. As a murder is carried out, the corpse is buried in the park where those Gordonston ladies walk their dogs and drink. Author Duncan Whitehead has created a mystery with amusing subplots that no one should miss.
ReadersFavorite5 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite The "Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club" is a thriller set in the picture perfect Savannah neighborhood of Gordonston. It is a twenty chapter book that revolves around the lives of the members of the Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Cub, a group of women who are fond of cocktails and dogs. The members are Heidi, Cindy, Carla and Thelma. Heidi is the club's leader and she is a domineering eighty years old woman while Cindy is your typical suburban housewife. On the other hand, Carla is a former showgirl in Las Vegas while Thelma is cancer stricken. As the story continues, the plot becomes quite complicated with Cindy and Carla fighting over Elliot, the recently widowed husband of Thelma, and it is revealed that all these respectable ladies have their own dirty secrets. In addition, there is a contract killer in their midst and the identity of the killer's employer becomes a puzzle. We are then presented with a host of other interesting characters that muddle the mystery even more. Duncan Whitehead successfully weaves a story that is full of interesting characters, and whose lives are intertwined in a plot that is full of twists and turns. His narrative lets us peek into the minds of the members of the Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club that is not as perfect as it looks from the outside. The story opens with a hint of mystery and murder, effectively setting the flair of the narrative, and there is no let up after this. The other characters involved in the story make the whole scene more interesting. They are very effective in making the mixture of intrigue and mystery go up to the next level. Also, the reader is transported from Gordonston to Argentina and Paris because of the author's descriptive style. And it is to the credit of this excellent writing style that one can easily get carried away in this highly intriguing thriller. 
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Brenda Casto for Readers' Favorite Secrets abound in the tiny neighborhood of Gordonston, an affluent neighborhood outside Savannah. The four members of the Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club have been meeting for the last ten years in the neighboring dog walking park. While their dogs romp and play, they share cocktails and the latest gossip. When one of their members Thelma Miller passes away from throat cancer, we start to see the secrets that the other three members have been hiding. Two members are hot for Thelma's husband, and hope to snag him, while the other one holds a deep hatred for him. In addition to the ladies we also meet several neighbors that use the dog park, and each one has something to hide, whether it is an affair that they don't want revealed or perhaps it is a secret job no one knows about. One thing is for certain: the residents of Gordonston will do anything to protect their secrets even if it means murder!  I loved the way Mr. Whitehead presents this story. In the first chapter he opens with someone digging a hole, which firmly hooked me because I knew a murder was going to be committed. But I couldn't figure out who would be killed or even who the murderer would be. "The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club" provides the reader with an interesting cast of characters, all of whom seem to be honest, upstanding citizens, but once their stories are revealed they are anything but that. Instead we learn of the dirty little secrets that they have kept hidden. Duncan Whitehead creates several interesting characters but does a fantastic job of making each one unique so that I never had to wonder who I was reading about. In addition to well-crafted characters, the author also provides a fast moving plot filled with mystery, suspense and intrigue along with several twists that left me breathless with anticipation as to what might happen next. All I can say about the ending is that I never guessed who would be revealed as the hit man or the Director. A real page turner that is perfect for anyone who enjoys a story filled with secrets, mystery and devious characters. Even though I loved the ending I can only hope that Mr. Whitehead will continue this story with a sequel; after all there are three more jobs to be completed! On a scale of one to five I would give this book a six because it is just that good!
TraceyMadeley More than 1 year ago
A Dark Comic Read The story centres round a square where the well to do residents, mostly single and widowed, exercise their dogs. From this vantage point they watch the comings and goings of their neighbours. For me Cindy and Carla seem interchangeable as characters. Heidi is the most interesting, but her family background strains credibility for me. This begs the question, what is the dividing line between fiction and fantasy? Fiction by it's nature is not real, but can we blur the boundaries and alter history in order to make a fictional point? Forrest Gump turned up at many of the seminal moments in American history, but the chances of one person being present at all those moments is highly unlikely. Yet it is probably one of the most loved films of all time. From a political standpoint I would have liked to see Heidi's views exposed and developed sooner in the book. To see how her politics conflicted with other people and the American way of life. Would her right wing views be treated with more tolerance than left wing, socialist views?Elliott, as a young man, encountering a stranger in a restaurant is perfectly possible. The man telling him stories that he would later pass off as his own is plagiarism, but perfectly possible, if ethically objectionable. Who that man was is a bit of a problem, as historically he would have been dead long ago. Again this begs the question, how far can we stretch history?Doug and Veronica are a married couple with a little girl. She works and he is unemployed. He represents the psychological struggle and guilt which men face, when due to circumstances, they are out of work. For an older generation there is something culturally objectionable to a wife going out to work and leaving her husband to look after the baby.Kelly and Tom as the perfect young couple are interesting, due to their lack of intellectual depth. They represent the cultural obsession with beauty over substance. As well as the gullibility of some people, to believe they can create and sustain a credible fictional persona. In that sense the reader will undoubtedly feel sorry for Kelly and her need to create such a delusion, even if they believe, as a couple, they are the authors of their own destruction.The writer talks about the violence of everyday life and the conclusion of the book reflects this. However I find the characters motives for revenge and violent retribution disturbing. Would anyone pay such a large amount of money to have someone killed? I guess that depends how much money you have to spend and the value you put on a human life.This is obviously an intellectual writer who likes to weave controversy into his work in order to promote debate, Although this novel may raise more questions than it answers, it is nevertheless an entertaining read.
SophieSansregret More than 1 year ago
This book reminds me of when artwork was being restored in the Sistine Chapel. You've spent your entire life having a vision of what the Sistine Chapel looked like and then slowly, as the original colours and detail emerge, that vision is forever changed. Gordonston is not unlike this process. Although the first images, in glorious medias res, are of a burial--surreptitious as it should be when someone's been murdered--the locale and key members of the tale are defined. Then with great care, the layer over each character is revealed to show its true face. This is an excellent story. The characters are clearly drawn if not from persons known to the author, then persons known to each one of us readers. The story is palimpsestic, it is the story of layers as well as connectivity. And at times, one might think things are too convenient or too close for comfort, but I believe we all know such small world stories. As one reads one cannot help but ask where one's own tragic flaw will lead. This is a mystery (peppered with wry humour) of classical proportions. One misdeed, uncorrected, or one impetuous gesture (Oedipus, did you really have to cut that man down at the crossroads?) and one's fate is sealed. Starting a book knowing someone is doomed is always a good and terrible thing. Reading a book realizing that each of us have often been steps away from doom is scary but exciting. We like to think we know better than that, would react better than that, but we don't always, do we? I know I don't. This book is larger-than-life while being sutured into reality. Would someone really put a hit on someone else for the insult of... well, I'll leave it to the reader. Perhaps. Any quick glance at a newspaper will tell you that yes, grudges do grow exponentially over 20+ years, yes, jealously can foster a rage blinding enough to.... and yes, perhaps that nice little old lady down the street has a secret room in her house which no one enters, not even the dog. Tension. Humour. A tightly woven web pulling the characters in before they know it. Innocent white lies and misunderstandings... that's the path the the everlasting barbecue. You've been warned. Now pick up after your dog, alright? Really. Always pick up after your dog. My only lament with this excellent book is that it ended; but I've been reassured by the author, Duncan Whitehead, that there is another in the works as well as a third novel, disconnected from this series.
AngelJK More than 1 year ago
One of the best dark comedy mysteries I have ever read! I love Agatha Christie, and it was inevitable to enjoy this novel. Mystery, secrets, hidden agendas, deceit, danger, and an amazing cast of intriguing characters – each one with secrets of his own – build a fascinating mystery plot. I loved every minute of it – or rather every page of it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Movie just waiting to be made - like a soap opera in novel form!  Very good! 
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Alexander Rigby for Readers' Favorite "The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club" by Duncan Whitehead is the kind of novel that keeps the surprises coming, page after page. It is full of many characters, all of them memorable in their own right. The dog walking club that gives the book its title serves as a kind of anchor that binds all of the various stories of the novel together. In particular, the two characters I found the most interesting were Kelly and Elliott. The novel starts with the death of Elliott’s wife, Thelma, and progresses fast from there as lies, secrets and betrayals are exposed. Elliott himself has a rather large secret to cover up from his past, while Kelly’s indiscretion unfolds in the pages of the novel as she finds herself becoming romantically involved with a man in Paris who, as it happens, is not her husband.  I enjoyed this book because there were many parts of it that were unexpected, and even though these plot points came as a surprise, I could tell that Whitehead had purposely planned them that way, so they made sense in the context of his story. Having just recently visited Savannah myself, I thought he adequately described the atmosphere and how the people in Gordonston behave. Some of the characters he created reminded me of people I met on my trip to the state of Georgia. All in all, this was a well-thought-out novel. Whitehead has been successful in intricately weaving multiple storylines together for a well-written, dramatic tale.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
This book reminded me of Desperate Housewives a little. Women fighting over their deceased friends husband shortly after her death, also things going on in their neighbors lives and homes. I love a story with a hit man and wonderful locales. I think the storyline was good, but the characters were great, you could almost see what they were thinking. I enjoyed this book immensely.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Fiona Ingram for Readers' Favorite When Thelma Miller dies, everything changes in the leafy Savannah neighborhood of Gordonston. Her three closest friends and fellow members of her afternoon cocktail club (aka Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club) gather to mourn the death and lament the life of their neighbor but already the dynamics of their once close relationship have changed. Gordonston is a typical gated community, where all is amity and tranquility, and the only thing that mars this idyllic existence is the ONE person who does not ‘scoop the poop’ after walking his dog. Thelma’s death unleashes a relentless juggernaut of revenge that crashes into these once-peaceful lives. Old sins cast long shadows and ancient histories are revealed in an intertwined web of deception. A killer lurks in the wings and is it anyone we may guess it to be? Hearts beat faster, passions surge, and dark secrets spill over and threaten to destroy the harmony. Age is no barrier to desire. Wwhen the chips are down, the resident widows will do anything to secure the affections of the newly widowed Elliot Miller who has political prospects. Added to this overriding theme are the various ambitions of a motley assortment of characters, from the mysterious European gentleman in South America, the young Italian count in Paris and a charitable and kind hearted nephew recently arrived from India, the lovely Kelly (who could even be a model) and her handsome fire-fighter husband, and the Englishman (who seems suspicious) and his young daughter, to a mysterious killer with links to organized crime. Who is destined for an early-unmarked grave in the wooded park that centers the tree-lined avenues of Gordonston?  This is an absolutely hilarious cozy murder mystery with a kick. A chilling beginning develops into a full-blown saga of intrigue, deceit, and vengeance as petty rivalries escalate and various players set wheels in motion to accomplish their ambitions. With an unerring eye, Duncan Whitehead homes in on the tiny details that make each character unique. His darkly comic style is reminiscent of Alexander McCall Smith’s writing, with a dry, tongue-in-cheek touch. Seemingly unrelated people and events are drawn into a deadly entanglement that keeps the reader glued to the pages until the denouement that surprises. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more from this author. Recommended.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE GORDONSTON LADIES DOG WALKING CLUB by Duncan Whitehead is an interesting contemporary/mystery set in Savannah,Georgia. With secrets,mystery,organized crime,dogs,widows,a bit of revenge, all with a bit of dark humor included you will find yourself drawn into this story. While, it starts out a little slow,it picks up nicely and you find yourself emerged in a complex,but interesting plot with engaging characters,and a few twists and turns included you will not see coming. An interesting take on mystery,with a mixture of humor and dark satire. If you enjoy a bit of Desperate Housewife,as well as a Dog Lovers dream you will enjoy this title. A cast of characters, some quiet sinister,others larger than life,and some sweet, you find that all is not as it seems in Gordonston. A good read. Received for an honest review from the publisher and The Cadence Group. ***February 22 is National Dog Walking Day. Leading up to this "holiday," THE GORDONSTON LADIES DOG WALKING CLUB eBook will be on $ .99 promo from February 14 through February 22.*** RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction Reviews
JodyJ More than 1 year ago
The Gordonston Ladies Dog Waling Club was definitely full of mystery and suspense. I love how the book introduces each character and what their lives are like day to day. It gives you a glimpse into their lives, which I enjoyed knowing who was who and how they lived. The book will take you to Gordonston Park where all of the neighbors in this upscale neighborhood in Savannah Georgia gathered to walk their dogs, jog and of course, the women of the dog-walking club are having their cocktail hour at the picnic table as they did every day at the same time in this historic wrought iron surrounded park. I love how this book took me to this park and how I pictured every detail of the very exclusive park, and how the old-fashioned Georgia homes looked. This book does start out a bit slow but it definitely picks up, and then you are hooked. I recommend this debut novel by Whitehead to everyone who likes a book where you can take yourself there, and the suspense of which done it, and then you are shocked when you learn who was actually involved. I would like to thank Rebecca at The Cadence Group for giving me the opportunity to read and review Duncan's debut novel.
gaele More than 1 year ago
In a cleverly twisted plot, there are 4 possible victims, and yet only one suspect, so far.  With an eye for lush imagery and a tongue in cheek sense of the absurdities of suburban living, the satire is intermingled throughout the story, aiding in the reader’s enjoyment of the characters and the plots that are set against them.  With distrust and suspicion, friendships and romantic entanglements are revealed, and are slowly unravelling as the plot thickens, with several twists that were unique and very reminiscent of playing the game of Clue as a child.  Thoroughly entertaining, the pacing improves as the book moves on to a conclusion that certainly leaves room open for one, or more, murders.  I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review during my Indies Rock promotion on I am, Indeed.  I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
dianneharman More than 1 year ago
I've read everything this author has written and he has becomes of my favorites. This book is dark humor at its best and not to be missed. I think that struck me most of all in reading the book was his ability to capture humanity at its worst and at its best. I can't recommend it highly enough. If I could I'd give it six stars!
StevieT More than 1 year ago
Dastardly deeds abound and a killer is on the loose in this thrilling sequel to The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club. I dare you to try it! Highly recommended.
SheilaDeeth 5 months ago
Cross Pushing Up Daisies with James Bond and you might get something like the Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club by Duncan Whitehead. Not that there are any paranormal aspects to this novel, but the voice reminds me consistently of Pushing Daisies’ slightly detached narration and amusing implausibility. There’s a murderer hiding in the trees of a high-class park. But the reader won’t be told until the end who is going to die. Meanwhile sweet old ladies plot violence, foolish young ones make dangerous mistakes, a widower tries to pick up the pieces, and the past, both recent and old, haunts everyone in its different ways. Well-sprinkled clues allow the reader to rush ahead and guess, confirm, deny and change their mind, all in the space of a few passing pages. There’s a satisfying delight in trying to work out how or why someone might die, and then in wondering how one neighborhood can be so fraught with killing. But perhaps the dogs are innocent—the dogs are certainly sweet. At the end, for all my happy guesswork, the author still had new surprises in store. But they’re well-planned and offer their own inevitability. Plus they open doors to inevitable sequels which I’m eager to read. A fun, light-hearted romp through very civilized murder and mayhem and very dark lives, Gordonston Ladies is highly recommended. Disclosure: I borrowed it and I voluntarily offer my honest review
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This is not a cozy mystery although the title of the book may seem like it is. This is a story about a small community in the South with some rather unique characters--all with secrets that they are hiding. There is a dog walking park in Gordonston--to be used only by the residents. Four women have joined into a club and meet every day to allow their dogs to play and to drink and to GOSSIP! The one major thorn in their collective sides is an older gentleman who walks his dog in the park but doesn't use a "poopa scoopa". One of the members has just died and left behind a handsome widow who is about to run for mayor. None of the remaining ladies are married and let the back stabbing begin. They are not the only ones desperate to hide secrets. As the story unfolds more and more is revealed about several of the other residents--and you will find yourself totally involved. This book picks up steam the more you read!! There is a murder--but who did it and why will make you reel. And will there be others? You and I both will have to read the rest of the series to find out. The ending is great--but my lips (and fingers) are sealed!!
Bill_Nelson More than 1 year ago
Something special. This book is already a classic. The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club by Duncan Whitehead is a smart and humorous read that has enough suspense and cleverness to keep you turning pages. I loved the quirky characters and having been to Savannah, the setting was great too. Recommended – this is a don’t miss. 
DennisWaller More than 1 year ago
This number one best seller was recommended to me by a friend who knew I would like it. After giving this book a read, I can certainly see why Duncan Whitehead has a winner here. Masterfully written with style and charm, this is an enchanting read with a great plot and a storyline that while hard to put into words, is still well executed. The premise is different and I love the setting. An engaging read that held my attention and left me wondering how much of this is really fiction. I only state that because how believable aspects are in this tale. An excellent look into human nature and one that is intriguing as in what we perceived to be real or another way of putting it, the way we view "appearances" in not being what they really are. Overall, Well done and this is one that I now can recommend. Thanks,
Caribbeandreamn More than 1 year ago
Mr. Whitehead is one of my favorite authors. His stories always make me laugh out loud! This is a really good book. I warn you---don't read it in public, because you WILL laugh out loud. A definite winner. 
Talleyrand More than 1 year ago
Great read.  Wonderful writing. Recommended to cozy mystery fans.
ChocolateandCabernet More than 1 year ago
This well written mystery blends intrigue with humor and will keep you guessing until the end. It is wonderfully entertaining, written with a unique style and memorable characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it.