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.