The Dog-Eared Diary: A Chrissy the Shih Tzu Mystery

The Dog-Eared Diary: A Chrissy the Shih Tzu Mystery

by Diane Wing

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Overview

In this second installment in the series, Chrissy digs up clues to help Autumn solve a historical disappearance and a modern-day murder mystery



Autumn Clarke is getting her life back to normal with the help of her extraordinary shih tzu, Chrissy, when the death of a local philanthropist reveals the man’s dark family secrets, as well as unexpected ties to Autumn. When Chrissy discovers a dog-eared diary in the dead man’s family home, Autumn discovers that things in the Clarke family are not quite as they seem. Can Autumn interpret the hidden clues in the dog-eared diary to crack the most puzzling disappearance in Knollwood history? Are the recent murders connected to the past? Is Chrissy more insightful than Autumn realized?



"I have fallen in love with Chrissy and Autumn and their continuing journey to health while finding themselves in the middle of a murder mystery adventure. My pre-teen daughter and I enjoyed reading The Dog-Eared Diary and then discussing the clues, plot twists, and characters."

--Antoinette Brickhaus, Maryland



"Through the relationship between Autumn and Chrissy, Wing also shows the importance of therapy animals and how much they can help those who need them. Add a sweet romance to the intrigue of the mystery and you've got a book that you won't want to put down."

-- Melissa Alvarez, Intuitive, animal communicator and author of Animal Frequency and Llewellyn's Little Book of Spirit Animals



"Diane Wing has created a wonderfully endearing little character in Chrissy the Shih Tzu. It really shines through that the author is a lover of animals and dogs. I can see these books quickly becoming a cherished addition to the cozy mystery genre."

--J. New, author of The Yellow Cottage Vintage Mysteries



Book #2 in the Chrissy the Shih Tzu Mysteries

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615994717
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Diane Wing, M.A. grew up in a household where her vivid imagination could thrive. Crafting short stories and poetry from an early age, writing remained part of her life throughout her 25-year corporate career. Her training in clinical psychology shows up in her characters' struggles and in her non-fiction books about energetic consciousness, tarot, and happiness. Diane seeks to help the reader find the flame of their own unique path sparked by her stories and insights for personal growth.
Diane is an avid reader, bibliophile, lover of trees and animals, and a lifelong learner. She and her husband are pet parents to a sweet little Shih Tzu.
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The Dog-Eared Diary: A Chrissy the Shih Tzu Mystery 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
wifetoalineman02 6 days ago
Cute, Cuddly but so smart Chrissy As much as I loved the first book, the second book is even better. Chrissy is not cute, cuddly but so smart. As a dog owner myself of two rat terriers, I could not even love more about my dogs. This book is not only for dog lovers but best if you are a fan of mystery genre. This is such a beautiful, heart-warming and full of suspense story. It is hard to put it down. It makes your heart beats so fast. Autumn and Chrissy's ability is beyond me. These two are inseparable. It is also a beautiful love story. The power to forgive is so amazing. Kindness will never out-powered than being greedy and hateful.
IsabelSamonte4 8 days ago
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an HONEST review. Autumn Clark and her adorable dog, Chrissy, are back with a new mystery to solve and just like the previous book the author did not disappoint. The story is filled with twists that caught me off guard and kept me entertained till the last part. But what I really appreciated in the story is the continuous growth of the characters. I also like that all the characters were very well characterized. They did not fell flat, which happens to a lot of secondary characters in other books. The author really made each character interesting and intriguing in a way that they have their own part of the story. I like how despite Autumn is dealing with post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorder with panic attacks, she is still strong and does not let her disorder takeover her life. She is inspirational in a way that even though she suffered a lot in the past, she is still very optimistic and has a very bright aura. Furthermore, the story was a bit slow in the beginning but after 50 pages the plot begins to be interesting. I like that even though there was a bit of romance in the book it did not disrupt the flow and feel of the book being a mystery book. The motive of the crime was also believable and that the suspects are very unlikely, which really entertained me because I really though another character was the killer. In addition, I love how the book shows the wonderful and magical experience of being a pet owner and the irreplaceable bond that comes with it. I also commend the author for highlighting mental illness and the importance of therapy in this novel. This was a perfect fall read and I definitely recommend this if you are looking for a quick and light mystery book.
IsabelSamonte4 8 days ago
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an HONEST review. Autumn Clark and her adorable dog, Chrissy, are back with a new mystery to solve and just like the previous book the author did not disappoint. The story is filled with twists that caught me off guard and kept me entertained till the last part. But what I really appreciated in the story is the continuous growth of the characters. I also like that all the characters were very well characterized. They did not fell flat, which happens to a lot of secondary characters in other books. The author really made each character interesting and intriguing in a way that they have their own part of the story. I like how despite Autumn is dealing with post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorder with panic attacks, she is still strong and does not let her disorder takeover her life. She is inspirational in a way that even though she suffered a lot in the past, she is still very optimistic and has a very bright aura. Furthermore, the story was a bit slow in the beginning but after 50 pages the plot begins to be interesting. I like that even though there was a bit of romance in the book it did not disrupt the flow and feel of the book being a mystery book. The motive of the crime was also believable and that the suspects are very unlikely, which really entertained me because I really though another character was the killer. In addition, I love how the book shows the wonderful and magical experience of being a pet owner and the irreplaceable bond that comes with it. I also commend the author for highlighting mental illness and the importance of therapy in this novel. This was a perfect fall read and I definitely recommend this if you are looking for a quick and light mystery book.
BookMomto6 12 days ago
Autumn and her shih tzu, Chrissy, are back for another mystery. You would not believe how Chrissy helps Autumn solve the mysteries in her home town. This mystery is surrounded by more than just the murders that happen. It has some family intrigue for Autumn who thought she was alone in the world since her parents' car crash. I am a huge dog lover so truly enjoy books that have pets in them. Chrissy is a cute little dog, whereas all of mine are rather large, and has been a support dog for Autumn during the eight months since her parents died. Autumn takes her everywhere with her. The two of them have a telepathic communication ability. It is the strangest thing but works well with them. Autumn finds out she has more family than she could have imagined when the local philanthropist becomes ill and tells her his family secrets before he dies, namely that Autumn is family whereas his sister is adopted. While the adopted part is a secret Autumn will have to keep, the family part makes Autumn the recipient of a huge inheritance. Pick up a copy of The Dog-Eared Diary and find out what diary it is and how Autumn ends up with more family in the end of the book than she had in the beginning. I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
ebookaddictsuk 13 days ago
Autumn Clarke and her lovable little dog Chrissy are back with a very interesting story this time around. When Oxnard Peabody passes away not only is it determined that it was murder but Autumn soon finds herself as the soul benefactor of the Peabody inheritance! It comes as shock to Autumn discovering that her lineage of being a Clarke was actually untrue and she is angry to find out that her father knew before he died in the car crash - Autumns world is fairly turned upside down, and I can wholeheartedly understand her hurt and anger towards her father, but she soon realises that he was sworn to secret regarding his lineage and she would only find out when the time was right due to stipulations in the inheritance. Oxnard sister Beatrice is also angry at being cut out of the will, as she thought she stood to inherit everything! Imagine her surprise to discover then when she lost her brother she gained a cousin she knew nothing about - and there was a very good reason why - which I am not going to spoil you will just need to read the book to find out that story! As it becomes more apparent that Oxnard was murdered the suspect pool looks towards Beatrice as being suspect number one and the housekeeper Greg a close second. The story has me hooked from the get go and I loved our interaction between Autumn and Chrissy and her little special ability. The story sends you a roller coaster ride as you try to piece it all together and when a body is found during the town festival the identity of which connects everything together, the story definitely keeps you on your toes. I cant wait to see what Diane Wing has in store for duo next!  5 stars
LynchburgMama 13 days ago
The bond between a gal and her dog is simply amazing and makes for a wonderful read! Chrissy, the Shih Tzu, provides an endless supply of comfort, companionship, and love for Autumn. Together, they face stress and anxiety; but it doesn't take long to add a twist of distraction by whipping the gal and her dog into a mystery. One murder changes everything Autumn thought she knew about her family and puts her in place as the owner of a mansion everyone wants. Chrissy is a lot of fun and the perfect best friend! I didn't read the first book in the series but I will be going back to check it out even though this can be a standalone. The friendship and connections, as well as the pace through the mystery made for a perfect rainy-day read! I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
Lisa_Bregant 15 days ago
The Dog-Eared Diary: A Chrissy the Shih Tzu Mystery is my first foray into the cozy mystery genre. I'm a dog obsessed dog mom and thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Dog-Eared Diary is a fun, fast-paced and entertaining mystery. It held my interest and I didn’t want to put it down. The characters were charming and I fell in love with little Chrissy the Shih Tzu immediately. Diane Wing portrayed the bond between Autumn and Chrissy realistically. Their relationship is a great example of the importance of the human and animal bond. I'm excited to dive into the first book in the series and anxiously awaiting more adventures with Autumn and Chrissy.
JulieGB 16 days ago
When a prominent businessman is murdered, Autumn discovers that she is, in fact, the next in line to inherit the Peabody fortune. Autumn suspects more than a couple of people of the murder, and with her surprise inheritance, she is put in more danger than ever before. But with the extraordinary power that her little companion Chrissy secretly welds, Autumn can solve the murder in no time at all. I love the combo of Autumn and Chrissy, and how they comfort each other. This had a great plot and I enjoyed the unexpected twists, and how everything unfolded. The rest of the characters fit in smoothly and helped to make this a very enjoyable read.
BookwormNM 20 days ago
I really enjoyed this mystery. It is one you could easily enjoy in one sitting and I love those kind of books. You will not want to put this one down. It keeps you interested easily with lots going on, but in no way confusing, just entertaining and fun, with twists and turns! I fell in love with Chrissy, the Shih Tzu and love how helpful she is to Autumn! I was bummed when it ended and look forward to another story in the series! I received a copy of this book through a book tour and have volunteered to share my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
ruthhill74 20 days ago
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine. This is the second book I've read from this particular series, and again, this author did not disappoint! This is a completely cozy mystery with nothing inappropriate nor any gratuitous violence included within the fast-paced fun mystery. And every reader will fall in love all over again with Crissy, the sharp and cute Shih Tzu. What I appreciate most about the author is the snappy way she tells this story. If you haven't read any other books in the series, not to worry. The author will get you up to snuff, and you will have no problem following the action. The book is easy to read but filled with action and fun. The mystery is a bit baffling at time, but ultimately, that's what you want. The author gives the readers just enough information to keep them on their toes, and I definitely plan on reading more in the series! I also love the fact that the supporting cast of characters is fleshed out. Sometimes in mysteries (and books in general), the characters who are not the main focus tend to fall flat. Not so in this book. Every person in the story had a purpose and a complete presence within the tale. I applaud the author for her use of so many clever writing devices within a rather brief cozy mystery. Nothing seemed contrived nor out-of-place. I hope that someone makes the decision to adapt these books to the screen because it would make one amazing mystery series!
vvolkman 7 months ago