Have you read a mystery dog book? Braced for Murder is a mystery story that involves 2 K9 basset hounds. It all begins when a freelance reporter Beanie received a phone call about a basset hound named Calamity. Calamity was in a humane Animal Shelter. Beanie already has a rescue basset hound, Cruiser. Beanie along with Cruiser went to the shelter to save Calamity. The story gets mysterious when the shelter manager’s body was discovered in the CO chamber room. The adventure of Beanie along with her partner in crime Cruiser begins. Of course, Calamity plays a role too in their mystery adventure.
Questions arise in mind while reading the first few chapters. Does a kill shelter still exist? We don’t know any that exist and hope for all shelters to be no-kill.
Braced for Murder is written by Sue Owens Wright. Ms. Wright writes the award-winning Pet & People newspaper column and the Healthy Pet column for AKC Gazette. She is also a ten-time nominee for the coveted Maxwell, awarded annually by the Dog Writers Association of America to the best writer on the subject of dogs.
Braced For Murder is a must read for dog lovers that enjoys mysteries. Golden LOVE how Sue writes and describes Cruiser’s characteristics, it sure made us smile. Braced For Murder is a PAWsome weekend book to read. A book that had a sad mysterious beginning and ended very happily especially for Calamity.
Disclaimer: Golden Woofs:Sugar The Golden Retriever received an advance uncorrected proof copy of Braced For Murder and not compensated for this book review post.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
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urban hounds says
looks like a good read I h ave a book review on our site today as well
Sue at Talking Dogs says
Sounds like a fun read. Kill shelters certainly do (unfortunately) exist.
I love a good Mystery book and even better when it includes K9s!! Thanks for sharing … I’m going to check it out.
~Rebecca & Teach
Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning says
Who doesn’t love a good mystery! Sounds like a great read.
Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
Frankie and Ernie says
WE love a good MYSTERY read on our hill. THIS one sounds GRRRRRRRReat.
easy rider says
Wow that sounds really like THE book for me! Thanks for the review Sugar, I will write it on my wishlist. Have a golden saturday!
Sounds interesting and also a book about some long earred hounds. Nice review and we like that it has a happy ending.
joann stancer says
Great review. Have a great day.
Winston & Maynard Jack says
Is there a book about cats that you have read, Sug??
Molly The Wally says
We love a good mystery. Have a super Saturday Sugar.
Best wishes Molly
Oh, I LOVES MYSTERIES!! Ma’s gonna put this on her wishlist!!
Thanks for the review Sugar!!
Fun! I’ll have to check it out!
Terry Cramer says
I am so excited to read this. I love mysteries about Doggies. You all should also read the Susan Conant mysteries about Malamutes! And yes, there are so so many kill shelters with very few people scrambling frantically to save them with limited resources. New York City, for one. The city shelters are high kill. Also in Louisiana, there are many many high kill shelters. The only city that I know of that has achieved “no kill” is San Francisco.
-Terry, from MatildasJourney.com
Madi and Mom says
Happy Saturday Sugar and thank you for the great review… mom loves mysteries
Hugs madi your bfff
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Regrettably, as Terry points out in above comment, many kill shelters still exist. Some try to relocate as many animals to rescues or no kill shelters before their time expires. Unfortunately many shelters are understaffed and overwhelmed with homeless animals. With a shortage of funding, foster homes or sponsors for animals, overcrowding results in limits to the time an animal can be kept if a suitable home is not found.
Y’all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog
Brian Frum says
That really sounds good, Yep, there are hundreds of kill places ( we refuse to call them shelters). Ny City kills hundreds every week 🙁
BJ PUP says
Sounds like your post is something you should think about when you go for June Buggie’s food.
BJ PUP says
oop, I was thinking about Rumpydog’s blog. Sugar you look very cute reading your books.
Whoa….we were a little scared reading the title of the post!! Glad to hear that it is a book review! Sounds like an interesting read!!
xo Chloe and LadyBug
Two Cats and a Cattledog says
Thanks! Mom’s going to look for this. She’s a Mystery Buff.
Looks like a good one! I’ll have to check it out! Thanks!
This sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for telling us about it
Oooh! Sounds interesting. Someone gets killed at a kill shelter and it’s not an animal! Sadly, yes. Kill shelters still exist.