A Shot in the Bark: A Dog Park Mystery by C. A. Newsome

By C. A. Newsome

Artist Lia Anderson loves to commence on a daily basis with a visit to the Mount ethereal puppy Park along with her rescues. Then her boyfriend's physique turns up, bringing the eye of Detective Peter Dourson. Lia struggles with grief and her starting to be appeal to the good-looking detective whereas Dourson suspects all isn't really because it turns out with the tightly knit crew of park regulars. As Dourson's research uncovers well-kept secrets and techniques, a killer lurks within the guise of a chum.

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The ME had to be referring to D’Amico. ” “D’Alema? ” “Yes. That’s the one. Not that fool D’Alema. D’Alema is far from dandy. Or intelligent, or politically literate . ” Dorfmann was about to express some deeply held Political opinions, which Blume did not want to hear. ” Dorfmann was pleased enough at Blume’s choice of terms to overlook the fact of the interruption. “Your colleague, D’Amico. ” asked Blume, trying to hunker down to examine the body but finding his knees were having none of it.

It’s only a small Coolpix. ” The photographer stood up and stared at him, then, without a word, returned to his job. Blume dismissed a fleeting image of himself plunging his cheap little Coolpix down the photographer’s throat. The technicians were moving through the apartment in white suits, acting under their own orders and initiative. He stopped one, asked for and got a pair of latex gloves, and pulled them on. He had left his own in the car. Everything was going very smoothly. “My mentor and master,” declared a voice in a Neapolitan accent.

Just before she left, she laid a hand on his arm, squeezed it hard, and brought her face close enough for him to see the pinched skin over her lip. “Arturo,” she said, “we could be good together. I know we could. ” She waved a large hand to indicate the bedroom, the apartment, him, Rome, everything. “You have young child. I respect that. But just don’t . ” She paused. ” Arturo closed the door behind her and strolled back to the bedroom. He felt relief and no hurry. Sveva said she was calling from Padua.

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