Title: Creature Discomforts: A Dog Lover's Mystery
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Collectible: Like New
Dust Jacket Condition: Like New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First edition with full number line. Bookseller Inventory # unit91-65
Synopsis: A hike in the woods has memorable consequences for dog writer Holly Winter in this latest of Susan Conant's Dog Lover's Mysteries.
When Holly Winter awakens, battered and bruised, clinging to a boulder on the side of a cliff, she doesn't even recognize her own beloved malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi, much less remember their names--or her own. She does, however, realize they're her dogs, and that she is--to put it mildly--a "dog person." And she vaguely remembers hearing a sinister voice from above.
Putting clues together, she discovers that she is in Acadia National Park, on Mount Desert Island, Maine, and that she's the guest of one Gabrielle Beamon, a most attractive and charming woman, whom Holly doesn't recognize at all. When it is discovered that there was another fall, this one fatal, at approximately the same time and close to the same place as Holly's, she begins to fear for her own safety. In fact, she has all she can do to figure out what's going on without giving away her own loss of memory.
You'll be licking your chops with glee as the dog fanciers in Conant's eclectic and eccentric group of characters once more prove themselves smarter and more resourceful in every way than their more anthropocentric counterparts.
From the Back Cover:
Praise for Susan Conant's Dog Lover's Mysteries:
"Dogotropic readers will love the detail, texture and energy Conant gives to dog and dog-showing lore, especially its high standards."
-- The Improper Bostonian Magazine
"I enjoyed the sparkle and originality in Conant's writing and in her characters, human and canine."
-- Mystery Review
The Barker Street Regulars:
"The unique and witty perspective of Holly Winter makes this novel dog-gone fun to read."
-- Virginia Quarterly Review
"Swift and engrossing...Conant presents a witty, independent, yet fallible sleuth with inordinate pride in her two Alaskan malamutes. Why not?--they steal every scene."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Conant's characterizations are dead-on and her descriptions of doggy kitsch...are hilarious."
-- Los Angeles Times
"Conant's people and dogs, dialogue and obsessions hold the interest chapter upon chapter, long before blood is drawn and long after."
-- Mobile Register
"A real tail-wagger for lots of readers."
-- Washington Post
"Lively, funny, and absolutely premium. Conant's readers--with ears up and alert eyes--eagerly await her next."
-- Kirkus Reviews
Gone to the Dogs:
"Conant infuses her writing with a healthy dose of humor about Holly's Fido-loving friends and other Cambridge clichés. The target of her considerable wit clearly emerges as human nature."
-- Publishers Weekly
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