The Case of the Homeless Pup: A Paul Manziuk & Jacquie Ryan Novella

Genre: Mystery

For Fans Of

Agatha Christie, Louise Penny, Dorothy Sayers, Georgette Heyer, P. D. James, Peter Robinson...

Book Summary

A stray puppy. A human skull. A cold missing person case...

Student veterinarian Evan McEwan finds much more than he expected when he goes deep into the brush of Toronto’s Don Valley after a stray puppy.

While Evan continues his search for the pup, the homicide detectives Publishers Weekly called “captivating” sift through the past to determine whose skull it is and how it got there.

Meanwhile, families with missing loved ones anxiously seek information and curious reporters try to get a scoop.

This book is a novella (40,000 words) whereas the full-length novels are at least 125,000 words each. It takes place after Glitter of Diamonds and before Shadow of a Butterfly; however, you could read it at any time.

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"This story is lighthearted and a unique, heartwarming murder mystery, if there could be such a thing. It twists into an family matter, proving that gossip and innuendos cause problems." Amazon review

"What I liked about the book is the way the author brought us along through theories and questions concerning the skull and bones that the pup led a passing jogger to. It felt like I was 'there' with the detectives as they questioned suspects and tried to find out who and why someone may have murdered a young husband and father. I also liked the way personal lives of the detectives were slowly introduced into the story so that we will want to follow them in future books. Not an action thriller nor a page turner, just a solid enjoyable 'who done it.'"

About the Author

I'm the author of the Paul Manziuk and Jacquie Ryan mysteries as well as a number of short stories. I write primarily in the "whodunnit" style of the classic Golden Age mystery writers.

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