Sunday, January 3, 2016

Evil Breeding / Susan Conant / 240 pages / SCCCLD Challenge Winter

I guess I am not dog person enough to truly appreciate this book.  I found much of the dog related facts and information a bit boring and felt they delayed, rather than advanced, the plot.  I did enjoy the tongue-in-cheek humorous writing style and referenced to Sherlock Holmes - most appropriate in a mystery.  The mystery itself was a bit predictable but the characterization was outstanding.  Holly Winter has contracted to write the text for a photographic essay on "the legendary Morris and Essex Dog Show, canine extravaganza produced by the fabulously wealthy and famously dog-obsessed Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge in the years preceding World War II."  Interviewing one of the few remaining people left who had actually attended the show, Holly becomes entangled in a web of deceit, murder, and a most unusual family - the Motherways.

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