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I'm looking for any good mysteries featuring animals, especially horses. I already know about The Cat Who... series and Susan Conant's dog lovers series. Are there any others?

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Jean DeGrazia - 07:32am Feb 1, 1999 PST(#9 of 18)

I have read Shoemaker's first book. I didn't realize he had more of them out. The latest Dick Francis is Field of Thirteen (short stories). Marian Babson, Rita Mae Brown, and Carol Douglas write excellent cat murders. One of my favorite horse mysteries is Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey.


Jean DeGrazia - 07:32am Feb 1, 1999 PST(#10 of 18)

I have read Shoemaker's first book. I didn't realize he had more of them out. The latest Dick Francis is Field of Thirteen (short stories). Marian Babson, Rita Mae Brown, and Carol Douglas write excellent cat murders. One of my favorite horse mysteries is Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey.


Fran Hinkel - 10:04am Jun 2, 1999 PST(#11 of 18)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

MEL GLOVER - 06:35pm Jun 1, 1999 PST

thought dogs deserved their own heading, not lumped in with animals. After all dogs are man's best friend and the only love money can buy. Here's my list of dog authors and books Susan Conant==A NEW LEASH ON DEATH DEAD AND DOGGONE A BITE OF DEATH PAWS BEFORE DYING GONE TO THE DOGS BLOODLINES THE BARKER STREET IRREGULARS RUFFLY SPEAKING ## BLACK RIBBON ## STUD RITES ## ANIMAL APPETITE ## MELISSA CLEARY==HOUNDED TO DEATH A TALE OF TWO MURDERS DOG COLLAR CRIME Carol Benjamin==This Dog For Hire * Leslie O'Kane ===Play Dead * MOST RECENT READS== LOVED BOTH lost interest in susan conant din't read those marked with ## BUT CAME BACK TO "irregulars" AND LOVED IT!!!! MELISSA CLEARY LOST ME AFTER THOSE THREE. COLDN'T GET INTO HER FOURTH AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THE TITLE WAS. LET ME KNOW IF YOU KNOW OF ANY GOOD DOG WRITERS OR MYSTERIES.


david streeter - 06:54am Jul 7, 1999 PST(#12 of 18)

Once I read one of the "cat who" books. Only a cat lover could enjoy them! I am not a cat lover. As an antidote to the experience, I began a list of dog mysteries which is now 13 pages long! If you haven't tried Laurence Shames you might like him. His latest (1999) Welcome to Paradise has "Ripper" a cowardly Rottweiler and "Fifi" a Shih Tzu with an attitude according to a review.


Christina Wong - 10:07pm Aug 5, 1999 PST(#13 of 18)

For anyone interested in what I would call eco-mystery/eco-thrillers, check out Karin McQuillan's books set in Africa - The Cheetah Chase, Elephants' Graveyard, Deadly Safari - or Louis Charbonneau - The Magnificent Siberian (tigers), Ice (penguins and Antarctica) and White Harvest (walrus).


mel glover - 10:20am Sep 11, 1999 PST(#14 of 18)

I just finished 4 books with bloodhounds as part of the cast.they are by Virginia Lanier==Death in Bloodhound Red is the first. Her character, JO-Beth Sidden, reminds me of Mckinsey Millhone in Sue Graftons alphabet books. The setting is Georgia small town and in the swamps with lots of search and rescues, escaped convict trailing, and kidnap victims and other assorted criminals to track. I always thought I'd like to do some of this kind of training and work with dogs but not after reading this. she really captures what it like to be southern. i highly recommend her.


Sheila Miller - 08:27pm Sep 29, 1999 PST(#15 of 18)

I've recently been reading the Susan Conant books, and they are the greatest! (Aside from Agatha Christie...)

I love dogs and mysteries, and combining the two really make it the BEST!

Plus I like how the protagonist is a female (Holly Winters).


Theresa Cantrell - 08:01am Oct 29, 1999 PST(#16 of 18)

Love Rita Mae Brown, can't wait for more! For the race fans try John Francomme, like Dick Francis he was a champion British jump jockey. Not as good a writer as Dick, but a good light read. Also hard to find. For real horse mysteries look for Jody Jaffery. She has 3, "Chestnut Mare Beware", "Horse of a Different Killer" and I don't remember the last title. There is one more author I know who specializes in horse related mysteries, Carolyn Banks. The only title I can remember is "Death by Dressage" although she has several. She is a Carolina writer and can be hard to find elsewhere.


Deborah Doiron - 05:54pm Apr 5, 2003 PST(#17 of 18)

I'm looking for mystery books with a bulldog as one of the characters. Can anyone head me in the right direction?


Fran Hinkel - 06:35am Sep 5, 2003 PST(#18 of 18)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

BAD LOVE by Jonathan Kellerman

One of my favorite mystery writers introduces Spike, a French Bulldog. Spike is a wonderful little character and even "helps out" a little in this story.

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