K-9 Cop: Case# 1 - The Dreck Report

K-9 Cop: Case# 1 - The Dreck Report

by Erna Mueller

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ISBN-13: 9781480073326
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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K-9 Cop: Case# 1 - The Dreck Report 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
writermandy1984 More than 1 year ago
Case Number 1: The Dreck Report is a cute story about a police officer who is a “jerk” although a good police officer who dies while catching more bad guys. He is whisked to the gates of heaven where he is told he has no heart and can either enter the Jerk Redemption Program or return as his dog Pepper to help a family that is struggling to love and understand one another. Spencer, our jerky police officer, decides to return to earth as a dog but his primary concern is different from his mission which is to catch his killers. A surprise twist shows Spencer he truly is on his own to solve the crime, which centers around a toy company, and needs to bond with his family to do it as readers make their way through this mystery story. This book is the first in a series called K9 Cop. Overall, the story was well written and the characters were delightful! All the characters seemed to be very well developed and I felt like I really knew them. The story was multifaceted and interesting. There were several twists that I did not see coming that really added depth to the storyline. The subplots were amazing; I enjoyed reading about the baseball games with Spencer and Justin and the pet day at the school was hysterical. One of my favorite characters was Vicky, the older sister of one of the main characters Justin. Her motherly attitude with kickboxing skills and pink hair yet ever so responsible made a perfect contrast for her making her fun and relatable. She saved the day numerous times and I loved seeing her in action in my mind. The plot involves another dog that has a reincarnated spirit of a person trying to earn a heart and get into heaven who eventually comes to help our main character dog, Spencer. The other character’s from this dog’s story, the dog’s name is King, are comical and endearing however the author doesn’t write much about them after their initial chapter which seems like such a missed opportunity and also wasted writing. While admittedly the characters are secondary characters in this story the author makes the reader feel vested in them enough that I kept wondering where the development that was set up in their chapter was going to take the story and it turned out not really anywhere. If the author was planning on using them so limitedly the chapters developing them need not have been included. I wanted to see more happen for Cody after getting to know him. Instead we were left with a tiny blurp at the end of the book to wrap up Cody’s story. Meanwhile King’s story was never really wrapped up…he accomplished his mission but was still in his dog body. There were several mix ups in the book I struggled to understand what was going on at times and other things that just didn’t make sense for me. Some of the mix ups include positions of two of the bad guys T-Bone and Rex switching places and characteristics of some characters changing like from blonde hair to brown hair. It threw me to the point I caught myself rereading passages to make sure I knew what was happening at times. It wasn’t distracting to the book as a whole but I hope the author pays more attention to his details in future cases. I imagine as successful as Spencer and Justin were in this first case that the author will have many more to write. Now that Spencer has a heart and isn’t so much of a jerk and has some help navigating the world from someone with imposable thumbs that has a heart for adventure and just as smart as Spencer himself t
Paula_Stewart1 More than 1 year ago
Good Dog - Bad Boy K-9 Cop: Case # 1 The Dreck Report is an excellent story idea that unfolds in Seattle Washington. I enjoyed riding along with Lt. Spencer Watley, a seasoned, no-nonsense cop and his partner Sgt. Pepper, a German Sheppard named after the Beatles' song and was drawn in further when these two cops paths crossed with Justin Andrews, an extremely intelligent thirteen-year-old computer whiz with a gift for hacking and pranking the form an unlikely trio. To the surprise of everyone involved the three join forces to fight organized cyber criminals that electronically extort, steal, and sabotage on a grand scale. The high-tech team of criminals called the cyber killers is lead by a very dangerous and cunning cyber troll that just happens to be a woman. With so many unexpected twists and turns the author captives your attention and keeps it throughout the entire book. I loved this read; it brought back memories of my own childhood with my dog, Rex. The authors uncomplicated yet highly descriptive writing style stirred my senses and transported me back in time to my own childhood, a time of uncertainty and fear that the author describes eloquently. K-9 Cop: Case # 1 The Dreck Report is a beautifully written story of love, loss, and acceptance that is sprinkled with the life lessons we all encounter growing up. I only wish that I could have had the opportunity to read this story as a young boy. Wait, we are all young boys inside. I am so glad that I have had the chance to enjoy this book and look forward to more from this series.
Francine1440 More than 1 year ago
Spencer is a cop and not a very pleasant one either. He may be good at his job but he is pricklier than a cactus. After a case gone wrong, he finds himself in the body of a purebred Briard dog named Pepper who also happens to be his K-9 partner in life whom he loved with all his heart. Spencer has to do some good on earth and learn a few lessons in order to move on to the good place in the afterlife. He’s not particularly happy with his assignment to help out a particularly dysfunctional family but really has no choice. Meanwhile, he also wants to solve the case that caused his own death. All of this makes for an entertaining read. The writing doesn’t always flow smoothly but it reads much like a cross between a hard boiled mystery and a cozy whodunit. The characters are interesting and although there is a little bit of violence there is nothing overly graphic. Spencer having to deal with being a dog is quite funny and there are a few twists I wasn’t expecting, in particular one involving King, a German shepherd also inhabited by a human. I loved the bad guys who were the perfect stereotype of a hard boiled mystery’s criminals. This was a fun book to read and written purely for entertainment. I read this using the digital format on my ereader and it formatted well. The cover is cute and fit the book’s story line.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Francine Zane for Readers' Favorite In K-9 Cop: Case #1 – The Dreck Report by Erna Mueller, a selfish cop named Spencer comes up short when it is time to get into heaven. In order to make the cut, he must return to earth as a dog and help troubled boy Justin Andrews and his family pick up the pieces after the death of the boy’s mother. Meanwhile, Spencer must solve his own murder and come to terms with his relationship with his own father. Erna Mueller does a terrific job with both the character development of canine Spencer and his human companions. In K-9 Cop: Case #1 – The Dreck Report, Mueller mixes mystery with humor as she allows the canine Spencer to retain many of his human habits, such as his addiction to coffee, when he comes back as a dog. Through patience and creative means, he manages to convey to Justin just how special a pet he really is. I enjoyed how Spencer came back from death to help the boy, but the boy does just as much to help the cop. In the end, their relationship is not the one-sided affair so often depicted in books. K-9 Cop will appeal to readers from the really young to the really old. It is the perfect audio book for sharing with the family, and it fills a real need for good boy-driven mysteries where a disability does not hinder a character from becoming a hero.
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UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
A great read for kids of all ages! Full of action, fast paces and easy to follow. Would make a great book for any kids Christmas list! *Received for an honest review*
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Being a dog lover, this book intrigued me and I was not disappointed, almost like a very entertaining movie, and like a movie you won’t be able to put this one down until your finished. Wait until you meet precocious Justin Andrew, and find out why he is deep trouble at school…walking in with all the condolences bouquets. Then you meet the obnoxious police detective Spencer Watley, and find out what these two have in common. The book is a great read, aimed at teen readers; I enjoyed it as an adult, reminding me a bit of a Disney Shaggy Dog type movie. There are some hard losses, and murders, and some really great chuckles. Will Spencer redeem himself with the J.R.P. program? Then we have hoodlums who want to kill a dog, now who would want to do such a thing? Greed is the answer, and while it is serious, it is rather funny as the dog is able to out smart them. Will Spencer get what he wants or what he deserves, will Justin our young smart friend over come his injuries? You are about to find the answers to these and other questions, with a turn of these pages. I loved it! I received this book through Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
I love the cover and the storyline, a dead cop has to come back as a dog to redeem himself. I thought this would be a winner. I wasn’t wrong. K-9 is a fun and easy read for young and old alike. Who doesn’t like a feel good story? Justin is very bright and bored by school. His mother passed away and he misses her so much. His father doesn’t understand him. Even though his sister does, he is often left to his own devices. We can only guess at the quests he will create for himself and the trouble he will get into. Justin attends St Ignatius High School and fights against the constraints placed on him. I hate the thought that his curiosity and fire for life could be crushed by the strict school rules that get him in trouble for his juvenile pranks. Meanwhile, in Chinatown, Lieutenant Spencer Whatley and Pepper were taking down a robbery. All clues lead back to an old case, which Spencer is determined to solve for his dad, who was killed while working it. Spencer is focused and driven. He emulated his father and became like a Pit Bull with a bone. It does not go well for Spencer. K-9 takes a fun and whimsical turn, and a smile began to spread across my face. I thought this was going to be a fun and light read that would have me chuckling as I joined the adventure to capture the Cyber Killers and I was so right. Spencer is a “Copzilla” to children. He’s flippant, arrogant and saying he’s a jerk is putting it mildly. I laughed out loud, when Justin and Spencer meet. Well done, Erna! I love it! I love the spunky kid that is Justin. I can picture the scene in my mind…but I’m not telling. You will need to read the K-9 Cop to find out. It is well worth the time. When Spencer swallows the chip the criminals are looking for, it puts him and Justin in grave danger. I love that Spencer is turned away from Heaven and must go through the Jerk Redemption Program. See, what goes around does come around. :-) Show and tell day at school is a real hoot. The kids and their pets make for a hilarious event. Now I know why dogs hate mailmen. LOL K-9 is sad, tragic, funny, motivating, enlightening, cute, sweet – so many emotions came to the surface as I read along. I cracked up at the skunk. OMG, what a fantastic touch. I love happy ever after endings and in a book like K-9 Cop, I feet the ending, or should I say beginning, is everything I could ask for and more. I read from beginning to end in one sitting. K-9 is a super fun read and a fantastic adventure with heavenly influence. I can hardly wait for the next adventure with Justin and Pepper, and their new friends, Cody and King. I received this ARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome break from all the super drama reads. I loved how light hearted and fun this book was! It had some fun action adventure thrown in to keep things interested. I found myself giggling at the imagery many times throughout the story. Just a fun story with some feel-good moments. Definite mood lifter :D