Monday, April 13, 2015

Blog Tour: The Deadly Dog Show by Jerold Last

The Deadly Dog Show
(Roger and Suzanne South American Mystery Series Book 6)

Cozy Mystery
Self Published
Print Length: 252 pages
Publisher: Amazon (July 19, 2013)

The sixth book in the popular Roger and Suzanne mystery series finds Roger and Bruce hired to go undercover impersonating the owner and handler of a Champion German Shorthaired Pointer named Juliet to investigate certain irregularities that might be occurring at dog shows in California. To complicate this case the bodies of dead judges start popping up and Suzanne picks up a mysterious stalker sending her most unwelcome gifts. Throw in drug cartels and corrupt cops and it sounds like a typical job for our detective couple.
The Deadly Dog Show can be read as a stand-alone novel.

About This Author
The author is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. Jerry writes mystery stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no cussing but feature tougher protagonists and darker worlds than most cozies. Jerry knows the real world of dog shows from his own experience and that of his wife, Elaine, who breeds and shows prize-winning German Shorthair Pointer dogs. The cover photo is the author’s own dog Jolie (Grand Champion V. D. Nacht’s Classic Beaujolais, SH). Elaine provided technical advice for The Deadly Dog Show and editing for all of his books.
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Twitter: @Jerold Last

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My  review:  The Deadly Dog Show by Jerold Last

3 stars

My first book in the series.  Great details of the dogs, dog show background for me that has no experience in that world. This is a Private Investigator mystery.
The story starts out slow as they give us the facts of the case and all the information so they can go undercover in the dog show circuit.

The main characters are a interesting bunch.  Roger was a lawyer, then cop and now a P.I.  He now lives in California.
Suzanne his wife is very smart, a Professor of Biochemistry.  She is also good at defending herself.
Bruce a navy seal is now a professional nanny.  Also he is part time detective and now dog trainer.
Vincent his now partner in agency. He is ex-CIA agent and Professor.
They all highly skilled, and work together well.

I can understand a little about the choices Roger and Vincent made towards the end, but don't agree with it.  But as I don't have their experiences and understanding of that world really can't judge it.

Makes you want to go to a dog show world and see one of the shows,

This has a lot of violence, murder, drugs and hard to know who is the guilty ones till it is revealed.

I was given this ebook to read so that I could give a honest review and be part of The Deadly Dog Show Blog tour.

Tour Participants
April 13 – Babs Book Bistro – Spotlight/Showcase, Giveaway
April 14 – readalot – Review, Giveaway
April 15 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post, Giveaway
April 16 – Bea’s Book Nook – Review, Giveaway
April 17 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – Spotlight/Showcase, Giveaway
April 18 – Melina’s Book Blog – Guest Post, Giveaway
April 19 – Queen of All She Reads – Guest Post
April 20 – Back Porchervations – Review, Giveaway
April 21 – View from the Birdhouse – Spotlight/Showcase, Giveaway
April 22 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post
April 23 – Beppe DM Books Blog – Spotlight/Showcase, Giveaway
April 24 – Latte’ Da! – Guest Post, Giveaway
April 25 – deal sharing aunt – Spotlight/Showcase
April 26 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Guest Post

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