Synopses & Reviews
Holly Winter, the malamute trainer, knows shes not the only Holly Winter in her town, but it would be so much nicer if the other woman calling herself Holly Winter didn't turn up dead. Holly number one and her prize-winning pups will have to bring the case to heel on their own--before a killer sniffs them out.
"In Conant's entertaining 18th Dog Lover's mystery (after 2006's Gaits of Heaven), Holly Winter, Massachusetts malamute trainer and dog columnist, goes searching for a missing dog, a Siberian husky named Strike, and instead finds a woman's corpse. In the victim's possession are personal papers belonging to Holly and another Cambridge-area Holly Winter, suggesting the woman may have been indulging in a little identity theft. Even stranger, when Holly finally finds Strike, she turns out to be a rare blue Alaskan malamute with Holly's name and phone number on her tag. The two living Holly Winters must deal with their mutual dislike as they hurl into a hair-raising conflict connected to a crooked former dog breeder who'll stop at nothing to get what he wants. Conant includes a lot of insider doggy details and lovingly depicts Holly's interactions with her malamutes, Kimi, Rowdy and young pup Sammy. Sammy and Rowdy's courageous defense of Holly when the killer catches up to her will have dog lovers cheering." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Susan Conant is a three-time recipient of the Maxwell Award for Fiction Writing given by the Dog Writers' Association of America. She lives with her husband, two cats, and two Alaskan malamutes.