Right from the Gecko (Reigning Cats and Dogs Series #5)

Right from the Gecko (Reigning Cats and Dogs Series #5)

by Cynthia Baxter
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Right from the Gecko (Reigning Cats and Dogs Series #5) by Cynthia Baxter

Surf’s up . . . and so are the stakes when veterinarian and amateur sleuth Jessica Popper escapes to the land of hula, hibiscus, and geckos for a professional conference. The last time she and boyfriend Nick Burby touched down on the island of Hawaii, Nick caused a volcanic eruption when he unexpectedly popped The Question to commitment-phobic Jess. But this trip proves just as dangerous when Jess befriends an ambitious young reporter whose body later washes up on the sand . . . and someone thinks Jess holds the clue to the killer’s motive.

There’s no end of suspects among the exotic flora and fauna, from the victim’s journalistic rivals and a mystery boyfriend to an eccentric beachcomber and a governor’s aide with ties to a controversial biotech firm bringing progress to paradise. One of them is a killer with the chameleon-like ability to stay hidden—and if Jessica doesn’t uncover hula-dunnit in time, she’ll be saying aloha . . . permanently.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553588446
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Series: Reigning Cats and Dogs Series , #5
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 799,938
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(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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Right from the Gecko (Reigning Cats and Dogs Series #5) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is so captavating and really on going in many ways. I am glad jess said yes i will marry you to nick and found moose a new home... i kind of read ahead because i got this book at a shop. So i will start on book number one till i am done with the whole series and read this book again as book number 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only got about a quarter of the way through the book so far and I'm ready to give up. The characters are bland and the plot is weak because it's very unbelieveable that Jessie's boyfriend and the police detective don't believe she is in danger. How could they not?!! Since I paid for the book I may picked it up again if I have absolutely nothing else to read. I know I wont buy another of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Streampaw the med app. Walks in and grabs some freashkill
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The two sisters walk in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes u can b Thundertalon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Warriors Den is a large cave to the side of camp. -Bearstar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Series. Love the characters, two legged and four legged!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got done reading this mystery. I love the way she makes the last few chapters so captivating, you just can't put the book down.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Eighteen months have passed since Brookside University School of Law student Nick Burby proposed to commitment phobic veterinarian Jessica Popper and she said no though they still seeing one another exclusively. However, they are now returning to the scene of the crime, make that proposal, as they leave Long Island for Maui for her to attend the American Veterinary Medical Association¿s annual conference and for them to share some romantic interludes. --- However their retreat is disturbed when the corpse of reporter Marnie Burton washes on the beach near Jessie. Having met the journalist the day before and as always curious when it comes to bodies, Jessica looks close at the deceased while someone observes her doing so and worries that the Long Islander might have found a clue especially when the vet begins making inquiries that lead her to a biotech firm. --- Though the latest Jessica Popper whodunit is not reigning cats and dogs, fans of a strong amateur sleuth tale will enjoy the heroine¿s return to Hawaii in which her biggest fear is that Nick will ask the ¿Question¿ even when someone wants to end her inquiry. The cast is solid even with just one supporting feline as so many two legged beasts make prime suspects. Though some purists might object to the lack of the four-legged secondary characters, Cynthia Baxter provides a strong mystery RIGHT FROM THE GECKO. --- Harriet Klausner