Bark M for Murder
March 1, 2006
Who let the dogs out?
Evildoers beware! In Bark M for Murder, four of mystery fiction’s top storytellers are setting the hounds on your trail – in an incomparable quartet of crime stories with a canine edge. Man’s (and woman’s) best friends take the lead in this phenomenal collection of tales tense and surprising, humorous and thrilling: New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s spellbinding saga of a scam-busting septuagenarian and her two golden retrievers; Anthony Award winner Virginia Lanier’s pureblood thriller featuring bloodhounds and bloody murder; Edgar® and Anthony nominee Chassie West’s suspenseful stunner about a life-saving German shepherd (see preview below) and a ghostly forgotten crime; and rising star Lee Charles Kelly’s edge-of-your-seat yarn that pits an ex-cop/kennel owner and a yappy toy poodle against a craven killer...
A glimpse of Chassie West’s Nightmare in Nowhere:
A. J. woke up woozy, in the back seat of a car she didn’t recognize -- a car that trembled precariously on the edge of an embankment. She wanted out. The car wanted down -- toward the rushing waters below. She had no hope of help -- until the German shepherd tried to tug her out of her wobbly prison. Once out of the car, she struggled against pain, cold and vertigo as her canine guide led her to a cabin in the woods. In response to the dog’s barking a man opened the door. And stood unmoving. His silence screamed in her ears. Finally, he scowled at the shepherd and said, “Well, hell, Duke, what have you dragged home this time?”