It isn’t “happy trails” when 40-something Elsie MacBean - Beanie to her friends who’ve tasted her volcanic vegetarian chili - and her basset hound, Cruiser, discover the remains of Tallis Corporation’s CEO Chick Robson on a hiking trail near Cave Rock.
Cave Rock, sacred ground to the Washoe Indians, is the proposed construction site for fabulous Cave Rock Resort and Casino, which promises to boost South Lake Tahoe’s sagging economy. When Washoe tribal leaders Dan Silvernail and Sonseah Little Feather stage a protest to save Cave Rock and take a stand against Tallis, half-Washoe Beanie is caught between a rock and a hard place. Meanwhile, Tallis' ranks dwindle as the body count rises.
When mayor-wannabe Sheriff Stoddard puts Deputy Skip Cassidy under the gun to collar a suspect or lose his job, Skip enlists the help of Tahoe Times stringer Beanie and Scoop Doggy Dog Cruiser to sniff out the perp.
But baffling crime scene evidence and Beanie’s chilling sightings of a spectral creature leave everyone mystified as to the killer's identity. Finally, it's up to Beanie and her trusty bow-wow to hold their own powwow and corner the murderer before Tahoe goes completely to the dogs.
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Author Sue Owens Wright wouldn’t be bothered at all if you said her literary career is going to the dogs. She adores dogs and loves writing about them. Her pup fiction, creative non-fiction and doggerel have appeared in Dog Fancy; Byline; Good Dog!; Dogs International; and Pets, Part of the Family among others.
Sue makes her debut as a mystery novelist and cover illustrator with HOWLING BLOODY MURDER, the first book in a series that features¾you guessed it¾a dog; namely, a basset hound. Bassets are something the author knows a lot about. She’s had six, five of which were rescued from pounds and shelters. She’s also hosted an annual basset hound picnic in Northern California, where she lives with her husband and two bassets, Daisy and Bubba Gump.
Sue is a senior columnist for Comstock’s Business magazine, which nominated her for the American Legion Auxiliary “Heart of America” Award. She studied fiction writing at Trinity College and University Galway in Ireland and University College London in England. She is a member of The Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Dog Writers Association of America, PEO International, and Sisters in Crime.Review:
"Author Sue Owens Wright paints landscapes with her words and leaves you positively panting for Beanie's and Cruiser's next adventure!" -- Judi Becker, Editor Good Dog! magazine
"Beanie and Cruiser make a welcome addition to the ranks of dog loving detectives." -- Laurien Berenson, author of The Melanie Travis Mysteries
"Sure to please fans of the doggie mystery." -- Rhys Bowen, author of the Constable Evans Mysteries
"Wright's delightful first novel is a book you won't put down. It's a romp!" -- John Dufresne, author of Louisiana Power & Light, Love Warps the Mind a Little, and The Way That Water Enters Stone
A page turner of a mystery that will make your hair stand on end. Rating: 5 out of 5 TRENCHCOATS -- SG Pickett, Gotta Write Now Online Review, October 20, 2001
Mystery fans and dog lovers alike should try this first offering by Author Sue Owens Wright. You won't be disappointed. -- Mary V. Welk, BookBrowser, January 2002
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