Synopses & Reviews
First in the brand-new Anna Hopkins dogwalking mystery series: an intriguing new departure for award-winning YA writer Annie Dalton.
Anna Hopkins' daily walk through Oxford's picturesque Port Meadow is rudely interrupted one autumn morning when her white German Shepherd, Bonnie, unearths a bloodsoaked body in the undergrowth. For Anna it's a double shock: she'd met the victim previously. Naomi Evans was a professional researcher who had told Anna she was working on a book about a famous Welsh poet, and who offered to help Anna trace Bonnie's original owner.
From her conversations with Naomi, Anna is convinced that she was not the random victim of a psychopathic serial killer, as the police believe. She was targeted because of what she knew. With the official investigation heading in the wrong direction entirely, Anna teams up with fellow dogwalkers Isadora Salzman and Tansy Lavelle to discover the truth.
"Dalton's adult mystery debut is filled with amusing characters" Kirkus Reviews
When her white German Shepherd unearths a body in the undergrowth during their daily walk through Oxford's picturesque Port Meadow, Anna Hopkins has a double shock: she'd met the victim before. Convinced that Naomi Evans was not the random victim of a serial killer as the police believe, Anna teams up with fellow dogwalkers to discover the truth.
About the Author
Annie Dalton is the author of more than thirty novels for children and young adults, including the Agent Angel series. She has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She lives in Norfolk in a cottage with a ruined castle at the bottom of her garden, with her three cats and a dog called Riley.