Nov 21, 2014

Book Beginnings: A Dog Gone Murder by Elaine Viets

The Friday 56: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginnings at Rose City Reader.

A Dog Gone Murder
Book beginning:
"A dog can't talk," Amelia Marcus said. Her tween scorn should have melted the TV set.
"Sure he can," Josie Marcus said. "As soon as Uncle Bob shuts up, you'll hear him."
Page 56:
"I trust you and Palmer," she said. "I know you'll pick a good dress."
Book description:

New in the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series, from the Agatha and Anthony Award-winning author of the Dead End Job Mystery series.

Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is getting the dirt on doggy day-care centers, and discovers that one dog-loving local celebrity is really bad to the bone. Josie has been asked to investigate Uncle Bob’s Doggy Day Camp, known for its commercials featuring Uncle Bob liking dogs so much that he acts like one. But Josie soon learns how Uncle Bob acts when the cameras are off. Her mother’s new tenant, Franklin, who works for Uncle Bob, plans to quit after seeing the man’s true nature. But before he gets the chance, Bob is murdered, and Franklin goes from the doghouse to the big house.

Now it’s up to Josie to clear Franklin’s name. Her investigation reveals that Bob was more of a dog than anyone knew—and had been kicked out of his house for bad behavior. As she digs up new clues, Josie will have to catch the killer quickly, before any more trouble is unleashed. (goodreads)

Have you read any in this series?


  1. Once again, as my wife loves these cat and dog related mysteries I will send her the link to this one.

    I love it the quips about Bob acting like a dog!

  2. The cover and title are so much fun. Cozy mysteries are great. I love to save them for summer reading or when I just want to be entertained by something light and fun.

    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. I read Shop Till You Drop by Elaine Viets and enjoyed it, so I'm sure A Dog Gone Murder will be a fun story too. Thanks for featuring her latest book.
    My Friday post features a legal thriller: BODILY HARM.

  4. This one does sound like fun....thanks for sharing; and here's mine: “FINDING JAKE”

  5. You had me with the dogs! :-)
    Happy weekend!

  6. The beginning is a grabber and I love a good cozy. Can't resist them:)
    Here's my 56 -

  7. I read the first one in this series ages ago but for some reason I forgot about it. This one sounds like a good read!

  8. I haven't read any of this series, but I do have them in my TBR and they look great. I need more reading time! LOL


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