The Lost Great Dane

The Lost Great Dane

by B. L. Blair

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BN ID: 2940153712499
Publisher: B. L. Blair
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: Lost and Found Pets , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 81,165
File size: 356 KB

About the Author

B. L. Blair writes mystery/romance stories. Like most authors, she has been writing most of her life and has dozens of books started. She just needs the time to finish them. She is the author of the Holton Romance Series, the Leah Norwood Mysteries, and the Lost and Found Pets Novellas. She loves reading books, writing books, and traveling wherever and as often as time and money allows. She is currently working on her latest book set in Texas, where she lives with her family.

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The Lost Great Dane 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Peggy Hyndman More than 1 year ago
The Lost Great Dane is the debut novella in A Lost and Found Pets series and is an excellent start to B. L. Blair’s new series. I love Ms. Blair’s writing style and she has once again succeeded in writing a wonderfully crafted whodunit that kept my interest throughout the entire story. This is a well-plotted mystery with a cast of well-developed, realistic, and likeable characters. The story has enough twists and turns to keep the reader involved. I highly recommend this fast-paced book for all readers who enjoy a good mystery. I am looking forward to reading the next installment in this series. Alexandra ‘Alex’ Prescott used to be a private investigator but she grew tired of working divorce and insurance fraud cases, so she decided to combine her PI skills and love of animals and opened Lost and Found Pets. Alex’s services include the use of her German Shepard, Hero, who is a trained search and rescue dog. While searching for Mr. Fluffy, a lost cat, Alex and Hero happened upon a thirsty, hungry, and injured Great Dane. Alex asks Craig Burns, a local vet who offers his services to Alex pro bono, to examine the Great Dane’s injuries and determine if he has been microchipped. Warren Caldwell contacts Lost and Found Pets to find his lost dog and Alex goes to his home to interview him and obtain information about his dog. While Alex is lacking in social skills, she has a talent of reading people and receives bad vibes from Mr. Caldwell and isn’t comfortable with his responses regarding his dog who she learns is a Great Dane. She reluctantly agrees to search for his dog but quickly finds herself in danger. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Easy reading good plot enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad writing. Plot was pretty conventional. I've read enough of these romance mysteries that the plot line was familiar after the first chapter. The book needed more story, more development to be a really successful read It was too short to be a book and too long to be a short story. I liked the first half but the last half was disappointing. Average read.
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
I love that Alex was a PI searching for pets - not people. While searching for a lost cat, Alex found a great dane. He didn't have any tags and was in pretty rough shape. She couldn't just leave him so she took him home. That was just the beginning of a mystery that Alex was getting herself into and she didn't even know it. The local vet had been giving his services free to Alex so she took the dog to him for a check-up. While examining the dog he found it was microchipped. Meanwhile, Warren Caldwell reached out to Lost and Found Pets to find his lost dog. But when Alex interviewed him at his home she got a bad feeling about him. Many of his responses about his missing dog (a great dane) didn't sound right to her but she agreed to search for the dog anyway. It wasn't long before Alex was in great danger. This book was not what I expected from the title. It's much better and more interesting than I thought a lost dog story would be. I liked the characters and storyline of this mystery. The drama and light romance in this quick read kept my interest right to the end. I really liked this book and am glad I got a copy in exchange for my honest review. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Lost and Found Pets series.
carisa More than 1 year ago
So I have mixed feelings on this story. Overall, I love it. I love mysteries that involve animals. I happen to know quite a bit about animal rescue and tracking dogs. In fact, a friend with a tracker dog helped me confirm that a kitty someone had seen in their yard was mine. I got him back and all but I won't go into all that. I'm just saying this author either already knew what she was talking about or did great research. Likely the first as she drops in good info for the reader who is less acquainted with the process. At first, I wondered if the whole book would be a lot of explaining but it didn't turn out that way at all. The storyline itself was great, the characters defined and the ones who were supposed to be lovable were. I enjoyed it immensely. Okay... for the part that bugs me. I won't leave any spoilers but there is this one part concerning Alex's romantic interest that I wish was written differently. Either she react differently or his story go differently. It bugs me that the guy doesn't really seem all THAT sorry or even really thinks he's wrong. Hopefully this issue is resolved in the next book in the series. Also, I honestly do not feel like the covers for the books do the series justice. Animals are adorable so that automatically gives the covers some appeal. But this series really needs a cozy mystery feel to it. They look too nonfiction and with the great writing and fun story, a different look would do wonders. Disclaimer: I was offered a complimentary copy of this book due to previous books I've read with no obligation to review.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Lost Great Dane - A Lost and Found Pets Novella - Book 1 Author: B. L. Blair Published: 12-1-2016 Publisher: B. L. Blair Pages: 88 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Animals; Cozy Mystery; ISBN: 13: 9781944639006 ASIN: B01LMA4Z52 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4.25 I received a copy of "The Lost Great Dane" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Description From the Publisher: The Lost Great Dane is the first novella in the Lost and Found Pets series. Alexandra Prescott opened Lost and Found Pets because she loves animals. Reuniting pet and owner is more than just a job. While searching for a lost cat, Alex finds a weak and injured Great Dane. The dog has no collar, no tags, and no microchip. And the only person looking for him is a man who might have murdered his own wife. Within 24 hours, Alex has a hunted dog, a cryptic message, and a hitman on her tail. She realizes the only way out of this mess is to solve the mystery of the lost Great Dane. My Review of "The Lost Great Dane" This may be a short novella, but it is long on enjoyment. With great characters, descriptive writing style and drama jumping off the pages, B. L. Blair has a winner for the start of her new series. All a reader could want in a short mystery. Great for the bus ride, waiting in the doctor's office of a quick beach read. My rating for "The Lost Great Dane" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
LoveToRead1963 More than 1 year ago
Fun book. I liked the characters and the premise of a private investigator for finding lost pets is different. I enjoyed it.
GLIcenogle More than 1 year ago
I really don't like writing reviews. I don't want to give anything away or just repeat the synopsis that is listed above. But I am off to find my next read and it will be something by B.L. Blair! I hope she continues the Lost Pets series and features a Doberman Pinscher in one! I received a free copy of this novella in exchange for my honest review.