Twas the Bite Before Christmas

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The maid for a wealthy couple who lives in a mansion along the Maine coast, is found dead at the bottom of the main staircase a few weeks before Christmas. The couple claims that the maid's ex-boyfriend ran out of the house just as they arrived home, but there are no footprints in the snow, and the guard at the front gate didn't see anyone leaving the property. Jack and his fiancée, local medical examiner Dr. Jamie Cutter, reluctantly leave their eggnog and tinsel when they are called in to help catch the killer. Soon Jack realizes that there is more at work than simply murder: a mysterious visitor has been conning the rich couple with tales of spirits, magic, and elfin visitors. 'Tis the season for tracking down the truth, so Jamie and Jack set out for New York City and end up in a foot chase that takes them through the snow-covered city, tailing a lost Dalmation puppy, mysterious elves, a sly killer, and the true meaning of Christmas.

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“Both Lee Charles Kelley and his fictional detective are dog trainers, and it’s obvious they know their stuff.” (Dog World)

“This is not only a great mystery novel, it should also be sold in every pet store in America.” (Kevin Behan, author of Natural Dog Training)

“The most perfect book. The mystery is beautifully written, fast-paced and engrossing. What could be better?” (Delia Ephron, author of Hanging Up, and executive producer and screenwriter of You've Got Mail)

“A terrific story with equally terrific characters...don’t miss this one.” (Rendezvous Magazine)

“A jolly good read for those who enjoy “escape” fiction.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

“Smart and witty, fast-paced . . . the best of mysteries a la canine.” (Shirley Rousseau Murphy)

“A very clever canine caper.” (Romantic Times BOOKclub)

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