Putting on the Dog (Reigning Cats and Dogs Series #2)

Putting on the Dog (Reigning Cats and Dogs Series #2)

by Cynthia Baxter
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Putting on the Dog (Reigning Cats and Dogs Series #2) by Cynthia Baxter

A charity dog show has Jessica hitting the road with her faithful one-eyed Dalmatian, Lou, and her tailless Westie, Max, for the palatial summer estates of Long Island's fabled East End. When she arrives, the posh seaside community is crawling with stars eager to take best in show for their beloved pooches. But it's murder most tacky when a celebrity photographer is felled by a giant ice sculpture at a $500-a-plate fund-raiser.

Unable to resis the scent of the hunt, Jess is soon investigating a casting director's dream of potential suspects. But if Jess isn't careful, she just might become the next victim of a killer determined to prove she's barking up the wrong tree.

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ISBN-13: 9780553586428
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/31/2004
Series: Reigning Cats and Dogs Series , #2
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 823,179
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Baxter is a native of Long Island, New York. She is the author of the Reigning Cats & Dogs mystery series, featuring vet-turned-sleuth Jessie Popper, and the Murder Packs a Suitcase mystery series, featuring travel writer Mallory Marlowe. Baxter currently resides on the North Shore, where she is at work on her next mysteries in both series.

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Putting on the Dog (Reigning Cats and Dogs Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
During the month of June, Jessica does a favor for a fellow veterinarian by managing the ¿Ask the Vet¿ booth at the society fundraiser to raise money for the SPCA in the Bromptoms, a rich enclave on Long Island. Since her office is a large trailer, she will also treat pets as well as offer advice. She is staying at the guest house of famous movie star Shawn Elliot who shows that he is interested in her even though her boyfriend Nick, a private investigator is staying with her.---- She also meets paparazzi Devon Barnet the most hated person attending the fundraising because he has no ethics, stalking the celebrities to take embarrassing photos of them to sell to the tabloids. When an ice sculpture falls on and kills Devon, the police conclude it is an accident, but Jessica thinks it is murder. The ice sculpture was held to the gazebo with strong wire and she doesn¿t believe that the wire could come loose by a dog bumping into it. She starts her own investigation to prove someone got away with murder and she intends to find out who it is.---- Jessica is PUTTING ON THE DOG, especially her own pets who she loves beyond measure and are an integral part of the plot. She has a tailess Welter and a one eyed Dalmatian who she lavishes with love; this endears her to any readers who has an animal companion. The mystery is simple but hard to crack because the victim had so many enemies with a motive to kill him. Cynthia Baxter knows how to write a good who-done-it complete with red herrings and enough twists and turns to keep the reader¿s interest.---- Harriet Klausner
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"It's only useless if you don't try," she says quietly before padding into the forest.*Autumnpaw*