Under the Dog Star (Rachel Goddard Mysteries)

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9781590588802: Under the Dog Star (Rachel Goddard Mysteries)

Something terrifying is happening to the dogs in the mountain community of Mason County, Virginia. “Missing Dog posters cover the waiting room walls at Dr. Rachel Goddard's veterinary clinic. A pack of feral canines roams at night, attacking livestock in a desperate search for food. Now a prominent physician, Gordon Hall, has been found dead, his throat torn open. Sheriff 's Department investigator Tom Bridger believes the killing was premeditated murder, with a trained attack dog as the weapon. But Dr. Hall's son insists that the pack killed his father, and he organizes a group of men to find and shoot the animals. Rachel and her friend Holly Turner make enemies by trying to move the pack to sanctuary. Tom, in love with Rachel, struggles to divide his time among the feral dog problem, the search for the dogfighting operation, and the hunt for Gordon Hall's killer. It's complicated by Hall's five rivalrous children and a multitude of suspects—human and canine

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Sandra Parshall grew up in South Carolina and has worked as a reporter on newspapers in South Carolina, West Virginia, and Baltimore. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, a long-time Washington journalist, and three cats.

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''Parshall's latest [Under the Dog Star] is more than equal to earlier series entries, with spine-chilling tension from cover to cover.'' --Kirkus Reviews

''Agatha-winner Parshall's well-paced if unsettling fourth mystery featuring Virginia veterinarian Rachel Goddard . . . Dog lovers may be disturbed by the depiction of animal cruelty and the all-too-real world of illegal dog fighting.'' --Publishers Weekly

Praise for Sandra Parshall's Broken Places (Rachel Goddard Mystery, Book 3):
''Excellent . . . A suspenseful tale distinguished by its sharp prose.'' -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
''Grips readers from the opening page with a suspenseful plot that will leave them breathless.'' --Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for Sandra Parshall's Broken Places (Rachel Goddard Mystery, Book 3):
''Excellent . . . A suspenseful tale distinguished by its sharp prose.'' -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
''Grips readers from the opening page with a suspenseful plot that will leave them breathless.'' --Library Journal (starred review)

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