By Lee Charles Kelley
Meet Jack box: Dog's ally "Ex-cop Jack box deserted ny to run a dogs kennel within the rustic Maine woods. yet homicide and mayhem nonetheless appear to hound him at any place he is going ... Jack's a puppy coach and a behavioral expert -- let alone the "main squeeze" of clever and attractive, part-time medical expert, Jamie Cutter. That's why he's status in a secluded cabin by means of alike on an icy December night, with Allison DeMarco mendacity lifeless on her kitchen flooring, and her high-strung Airedale, Ginger, going ape within the nook. You can't educate an previous puppy -- or cop -- new methods, so this murder has Jack hooked ... particularly considering that terrible Ginger appears to be like the single witness! In an international of misbehaving mutts and pesky purebreeds, a killer could be ready to make Jack, Jamie, and their puppy-pals roll over and play dead.
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That true? ” “No,” I laughed and walked over to where Flynn and Kirby stood, “it happened just like I told you. ” “Because there’s always some short-term memory loss— about thirty seconds’ to ﬁve minutes’—when the brain suffers a concussion. ” Kirby was indignant. ” “That’s right. ” To Flynn I said: “You know those murder stories where the private eye gets sapped, and describes the whole thing in gory detail? ‘A black pool suddenly spread at my feet . . ’ It could never happen like that. No one ever remembers getting knocked out.
Nice ﬂowers. ” “They’re amaryllis,” she said with a glint of satisfaction in her eye. ” I agreed. 20 L EE C HARLES K ELLEY As we walked up to the house she told me that she’d ordered a tie-line and it had just arrived via UPS—would I mind helping her hook it up? I told her that a tie-line wasn’t a good idea: that being left out in the open would constantly stimulate Ginger’s hunting instincts, but because she was tied up she’d be unable to act on them successfully. As a result she might become frustrated, aggressive, or just plain depressed.
They’re designed to keep a dog under control while giving her about twenty yards or so of imaginary freedom. And Allison, like a lot of Mainers, has no fence around her yard to keep a dog in: her property begins with a ﬂower bed at the edge of the highway and ends where the waters of the lake lap up against an old, unused wooden dock. The ﬁrst time I’d met Allison was in early summer. She was in the garden, wearing gloves and overalls, her dark hair tied back under a red bandanna. The blue delphiniums and pink hollyhocks that clung to the side of the house were all in bloom, though not yet at full height, and the air was thick with no-see-ums and mosquitoes: one of the problems with living so close to a lake, I guess.
A Nose for Murder (Jack and Jamie, Book 1) by Lee Charles Kelley