Throw the Texas Dog a Bone

Throw the Texas Dog a Bone

by Russ Hall


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940215723
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication date: 08/20/2016
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Russ Hall is author of over fifteen published fiction books, most in

hardback and subsequently published in mass market paperback by

Harlequin's Worldwide Mystery imprint and Leisure Books. He has also

co-authored numerous non-fiction books, most recently Do You Matter: How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company (Financial Times Press, 2009) with Richard Brunner, former head of design at Apple, Now You're Thinking (Financial Times Press, 2011), and Identity (Financial Times Press, 2012) with Stedman Graham, Oprah's companion.

His graduate degree is in creative writing. He has been a nonfiction editor for major publishing companies, ranging from HarperCollins (then Harper & Row), Simon & Schuster, to Pearson. He has lived in Columbus, OH, New Haven, CT, Boca Raton, FL, Chapel Hill, NC, and New York City. Moving to the Austin area from New York City in 1983.

He is a long-time member of the Mystery Writers of America, Western Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime. He is a frequent judge for writing organizations.

In 2011, he was awarded the Sage Award, by The Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation-a Texas award for the mentoring author who demonstrates an outstanding spirit of service in mentoring, sharing and leading others in the mystery writing community. In 1996, he won the Nancy Pickard Mystery Fiction Award for short fiction.

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Throw the Texas Dog a Bone (An Al Quinn Novel, #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Throw the Texas Dog a Bone is a great read!! Al is a fantastic character, the story revolves around an animal shelter, & the pup Tanner steals the show- perfect read. I look forward to reading the first 2 books in the series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are quirky and fun. The mystery is reflective of current events. The best part of the story is the hero, Al Quinn, adopting Tanner, a feisty little guy who barks at the bad guys.
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AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
4.5 *Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. When human bones are discovered in an animal shelter cremation oven Al Quinn, retired detective, gets called to the scene. Before he leaves he adopts Tanner, a dog that only had two days left before being euthanized. Before the day is done, Al realizes that Tanner, and this case, are nothing like they seem on the surface. I started reading this series before I started watching NCIS (I had to wait until it finally came to Netflix), but now I realize that Al is a lot like Gibbs. Badass, older, hot guys with a stubborn streak who have a penchant for getting to the truth and can usually take care of themselves and those around them. No wonder I love them both so much! With mystery, danger, action, great characters, motley crew, and Tanner the awesome dog what’s not to love about this book? Not much. The only sour note I have is Cam’s attitude at the end. It was really hard to swallow after her behavior the entire book. So…other than that, I love, love, love this addition to the Al Quinn series!
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Retired detective Al Quinn is back for a third run! Retired, but still working in order to train a new detective, he gets a call about some bones. Human bones are found at an animal shelter. During the course of his investigation, he adopts Tanner, a pup that's only days away from being euthanized. Quite a departure for Quinn. Basically a loner, he's now got his brother and his brother's nurse plus friend living in his home and now the dog. Not exactly how he figured he live out his retirement. The bones or bone fragments appear to belong to several different people. A search of the other animal shelters in the area show more bones.... most of them belonging to women. Add the new detective, an FBI agent and her team that's looking for a human trafficking ring plus a couple of burglars who are bound and determined to rip off Quinn and threaten his housemates ... including Tanner. You don't mess with a guy's dog! Full of humor, sass, and attitude, this romp through Texas is well-written with a mystery that will keep the reader engaged. There are many characters ... most of them quite quirky in their own way. A very entertaining read! Many thanks to the author / Red Adept Publishing, LLC / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.