Bad-Mouthed by Susan Kroupa
Genre Cozy Mystery
(Doodlebugged Mysteries, #4)
Number of Pages 175 (approximately)
Who knew chasing a rat in the middle of a Christmas pageant could cause so much trouble? Certainly not Doodle, the obedience-impaired labradoodle who works for “the boss,” Josh Hunter of Hunter Bed Bug Detection, nor Molly, the boss’s ten-year-old daughter. But then Doodle’s the first to admit he doesn’t quite get Christmas.
Doodle’s antics during the pageant draw the attention of a popular video-blogger, who asks to do a feature his on sniffer-dog skills. But when the blog airs, pretty much the opposite of what Molly and the boss expected, the boss’s phone rings off the hook with distraught customers who think Doodle’s bed bug “finds” can’t be trusted. Molly, searching for a way to set things right, befriends the blogger’s son, a boy alienated from his mother who wants only to go live with his father.
Throw in a handful of threatening letters, some lost dogs, and a devastating fire, and Molly and Doodle have their hands—well, in Doodle’s case, his paws—full finding out just who’s been naughty and who’s been nice.
A charming cozy for all seasons and for dog lovers of all ages.
Susan J. Kroupa is the award-winning author of the Doodlebugged mysteries, which have been called, “. . . the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and laugh-out-loud doggy observations” by best-selling author Virginia Smith, and which feature Doodle, the irrepressible canine narrator of the series.
She is also a dog lover, currently owned by a 70 pound labradoodle whose superpower is bringing home dead possums and raccoons, and who just happens to be the inspiration for some of Doodle’s more obedience-challenged behavior.
She now lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwestern Virginia, where she’s busy taking photos and writing the next Doodlebugged mystery. You can see samples of both on her webpage
Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/susankroupa
My review: Bad-Mouthed by Susan Kroupa
This is the fourth book I believe in the Doodlebugged Mysteries series. The first one I have read. It is cute and charming. The story is told from the dog Doodle side. I think it was aimed for young kids, but I still enjoyed reading it. Lots of dog information. I had no idea that dogs could be trained to search for bed bugs. Which Doodle does do for his boss.
The mystery is about a blog review that twisted things and wrote lies that effected a lot of different companies. There was another mystery too. Molly Hunter is ten years old but she and her friends decide to find proof and save her father's business Hunter Bed Bug Detection. The internet can really help or hurt a business fast.
Doodle is a labradoodle. He starts the story telling how while on stage for Christmas program being a black sheep smells a rat and chases it and brings it back to the stage and gives it to Molly. Doodle is proud of himself, but Molly was kicked off the stage with him and the boss Joss Hunter is mad.
Molly is bright caring and a good friend. Her father raised her by himself mostly. Her mother has just recently come back into the picture.
I liked all the information about training a dog to obey. Also how much work it is to train a working dog his job.
Bad-Mouthed his a fast read. It is full of drama, dogs and their training. It is also a clean read.
I was given Bad-Mouthed to read so I could give a honest review and be part of it's blog tour.
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