The Long Paw of the Law

The Long Paw of the Law

by Diane Kelly

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ISBN-13: 9781250197351
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Series: Paw Enforcement Series , #7
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 20,546
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Diane Kelly is a former state assistant attorney general and tax adviser who spent much of her career fighting, or inadvertently working for, white-collar criminals. She is also a proud graduate of the Mansfield, Texas Citizens Police Academy. The first book in Diane's IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway series, Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure, received a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Book #2, Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte, won a Reviewers Choice award. Diane has combined her fascination with law enforcement and her love of animals in her K-9 cop Paw Enforcement series.

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The Long Paw of the Law 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 6 days ago
Poor plotting stupid dialogue, cartoon characters. Infantile writing level.
Bookaholic-mka 12 days ago
Seth loves Megan, Brigit loves Blast…sort of like double-dating except with human cops and canine cops. What an easy enjoyable read. Who drops a baby off at a fire station? In truth fire stations are safe places for many things with their 24 hour a day schedules and their kind and understanding firemen and women. Nonetheless, Megan thinks something is wrong or someone was wrong concerning this baby and why was the word “Help” stitched in the baby’s beautiful blanket? Megan can’t seem to let it go and Brigit seems to get a whiff of it now and then. While easy to read, this storyline contained very serious and frightening crime. One which has some definite twists and turns and surprises. Pretty well an easy to read page turner. Having a chapter that the POV is from the human cop and a chapter where the POV is from the dog is actually kind of cute. Who knew a dog could think such things? I sound like I’m making fun but I’m not. It was sweet to read. The characters were well-defined except for maybe Blast the canine male cop. We didn’t hear much about him except for his pesky male sniffing ways:). This is Book 7 in a series titled “A Paw Enforcement Novel”. While I think this could easily stand alone, all of Diane Kelly’s novels have good reviews. Check them out. Have a good bark. ***This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are definitely my own.
Anonymous 14 days ago
I love reading these novels . I worked for years in the neighborhoods Megan patrols. First at a hospital near where the compound was and then downtown at a hospital and lastly at TCU smack dab I b the muddle of Megan ' s territory . I also live in Granbury. So everything is so familiar just love Ms Kelly's novels because I can picture exactly where the people are when they travel throughout the Metropolex I cannot wait for the next ones to come out
VWilliams 17 days ago
Loved this book, the K-9 Brigit, and her capable handler, Texas officer Megan Luz. Meg's boyfriend, Seth, is a bomb squad technician and firefighter for the Ft. Worth Fire Department (and army reservist). Seth also has a service dog, a yellow Lab named Blast. It is on Seth's rotation that a baby is dropped off at the fire department, owing to the Texas Safe Haven Statute. As she's marveling at the newborn, however, she detects a hastily sewn in message in the baby's blankee, turning an abandoned baby into a crime that has yet to be determined, but one that Meg is determined to solve. The story is told in multiple POVs, one of them being Brigit's. Protagonist Megan fills another POV voice, while the antagonist fills the third. Discovering the "who" is not the problem--it's the crime itself that must be ascertained and properly finessed into conclusion. The author has done a very credible job of describing the cults that inhabit the southern area of the U.S. In this, the storyteller paints a composite leader in Father Emmanuel, who created his People of Peace compound. Cut off from society, living without electronics or knowledge of the outside world, the people live simply and self-contained. The author also throws in a sub-plot re burglaries. Author Kelly has included well-fleshed support characters and many laugh out loud moments including those with Seth's grandfather and Derek, the "Big Dick" Mackey. It's obvious Meg is on a detective track. She's well developed and even as this was my first book with this author and series, found an interesting history, life outside of the department, and keen intelligence. This novel grabbed my attention immediately, proceeded to bury me in succeeding pages impossible to put down. Really enjoyed the characters, the pace, the locale, the well-plotted storyline. I was given this ebook download by the publisher and NetGalley and was thrilled to have the opportunity to read and review. Difficult to part with, would absolutely love to follow any succeeding new novels in the series. Recommended for any who enjoy K-9 associated books, police procedurals, suspense, and sweet and easy pseudo cozy. 4.5/5
paytonpuppy 17 days ago
Forth Worth Police Officer Megan Lux and her K-9 Brigit are asked to report to the local fire station. Arriving at the station, Megan’s boyfriend Seth, a bomb squad tech with the fire department, hands her a wrapped blanket containing a newborn baby. The baby was turned in to the fire station as a “safe drop” by a man who said he was the baby’s father. Megan alerts dispatch to contact CPS and takes care of the baby until they arrive. As the CPS worker starts to leave with the baby, Megan notices something odd about the blanket. When she looks further, it appears that the word “HELP’ was stitched in to the blanket edge. Now they have more than an abandoned baby to investigate. Was the baby kidnapped? Where is the mother? Is the mother still alive and was that really the baby’s father? Megan and Brigit search for clues as to where the baby may have come from. As the investigation continues, Megan becomes suspicious of the religious sect located at the edge of town called the People of Peace. Another engaging mystery in the “Paw Enforcement” series by Ms. Kelly. Although this is book seven in the series, you can read this as a standalone and not feel lost. I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to give an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
Linda__ 17 days ago
Loved this book!!! This is my favorite Megan and Brigit so far. Megan is a police K-9 officer with dreams of making detective. When a baby is abandoned at a fire station, things feel off to her, so she enlists the help of her mentor, an experienced detective, who helps her pull the threads to find the truth. Brigit is Megan's K-9 that assists her with her investigation, putting her heart (and paws) into stopping the bad guys. This novel has a depth and complexity that surpasses the prior books in the series, making it my favorite thus far. Once I started reading, I literally could not put this book down. If you enjoy the genre, this one is a must read. The author is on my must read authors' list.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA 17 days ago
Texas police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit are back in one of my favorite cozy mystery series. In this installment Megan and Brigit are dealing with two cases. One is a string of burglaries and the other is a baby dropped off at the fire station. Megan is determined to find out why the baby’s blanket had the word help stitched on it. This story takes us on a twisted path and leads us to some dangerous places but Megan and Brigit are on the case. I really love this series and eagerly await each new installment. The Long Paw of the Law does not disappoint.