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Dead Canaries Don't Sing

by Cynthia Baxter

As a veterinarian, she's more experienced with paw prints than fingerprints. But thanks to her dogged persistence and her knack for landing on her feet, Jessie's got murder on a very short leash. The sun is barely up and the day is already going to the dogs. Literally. As Dr. Jessica Popper embarks on a house call to a local horse farm, her one-eyed Dalmatian, Lou, and her tailless Westie, Max, stumble upon something unexpected: a corpse half buried in the woods. As Max happily digs up the dead canary planted near the body, Jessie realizes that this corpse was clearly about to sing. But about what? Or whom?Enlisting the aid of her on-again, off-again lover, PI Nick Burby, Jess applies the stubbornness of a bloodhound and the agile moves of a cat to identify a menagerie of suspects...including one who wants her off the case badly enough to kill again. From the Paperback edition.

Hare Today, Dead Tomorrow

by Cynthia Baxter

Can a vet detective catch a killer who's hopping mad? Veterinarian and amateur sleuth Jessica Popper races down the rabbit hole and into a vintage case of passion and betrayal in Long Island's elite wine country in... Hare Today, Dead Tomorrow It's harvest time, but this season's crop includes chardonnay, merlot...and murder. The victim is heir to one of the North Fork's most prestigious wineries-and if the crime isn't shocking enough, the prime suspect is one of Jessie's closest friends! Between managing her menagerie of pets, including Lou, the one-eyed Dalmatian, her tailless Westie, Max, and a tiger kitten who thinks she's queen of the jungle, commitment-phobic Jess struggles to adjust to a new addition to her household: live-in boyfriend Nick Burby. But even that proves easy compared to the challenge of catching a killer who's left nothing behind but a "hare"-a stuffed bunny rabbit. To clear her friend's name, Jess must maneuver through a warren of bizarre twists and more suspects than a bunny has offspring-and she'll need her own lucky rabbit's foot to avoid becoming this killer's next victim... "Five paws up for Cynthia Baxter's Reigning Cats and Dogs series!"--Carolyn Hart From the Paperback edition.

Lead a Horse to Murder

by Cynthia Baxter

When it comes to sleuthing, she's not horsing around. . . When full-time vet and part-time sleuth Jessica Popper is asked to treat a billionaire's ailing horse, she gets a deadly glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and felonious.... Murder gallops after Jessie when an emergency call sends the traveling vet to a posh Long Island estate with her one-eyed Dalmatian, Lou, and her tailless Westie, Max. A prized Arabian steed needs minor medical care-but it's the rider who grabs Jess's attention. The handsome young horseman exudes plenty of animal magnetism as he canters across the field...and then takes an inexplicable, fatal fall. The dead man was one of the finest polo players in the world, but it was no accident that killed him. The culprit was poison. And as Jess soon discovers, a number of people had the means, motive, and opportunity for foul play, from the hostile barn manager to the businessman's disgruntled wife. But Jess will have to temper her feline instinct with good old-fashioned horse sense if she's going to stop a killer from leading a certain sleuth to her death. "Five paws up for Cynthia Baxter's Reigning Cats & Dogs series!"--Carolyn Hart From the Paperback edition.

Monkey See, Monkey Die

by Cynthia Baxter

The latest entry in Baxter's mystery series finds veterinarian Jessica Popper putting her wedding plans on hold to solve the murder of an old friend. Original.

Murder Had a Little Lamb: A Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery

by Cynthia Baxter

Veterinarian-turned-amateur sleuth Jessica Popper encounters her newest case at her very own wedding, in this next installment of Baxter's popular series. Original.

Murder Packs a Suitcase

by Cynthia Baxter

From the author of the delightful Reigning Cats Dogs mysteries comes a sparkling new series featuring a recently widowed travel writer who inadvertently becomes an amateur sleuth while on the job. Original.

Putting on the Dog

by Cynthia Baxter

A charity dog show has Jessica hitting the road with her faithful one-eyed Dalmatian, Lou, and her tailless Westie, Max, for the palatial summer estates of Long Island's fabled East End. When she arrives, the posh seaside community is crawling with stars eager to take best in show for their beloved pooches. But it's murder most tacky when a celebrity photographer is felled by a giant ice sculpture at a $500-a-plate fund-raiser. Unable to resis the scent of the hunt, Jess is soon investigating a casting director's dream of potential suspects. But if Jess isn't careful, she just might become the next victim of a killer determined to prove she's barking up the wrong tree. From the Paperback edition.

Right from the Gecko

by Cynthia Baxter

Surf's up . . . and so are the stakes when veterinarian and amateur sleuth Jessica Popper escapes to the land of hula, hibiscus, and geckos for a professional conference. The last time she and boyfriend Nick Burby touched down on the island of Hawaii, Nick caused a volcanic eruption when he unexpectedly popped The Question to commitment-phobic Jess. But this trip proves just as dangerous when Jess befriends an ambitious young reporter whose body later washes up on the sand . . . and someone thinks Jess holds the clue to the killer's motive. There's no end of suspects among the exotic flora and fauna, from the victim's journalistic rivals and a mystery boyfriend to an eccentric beachcomber and a governor's aide with ties to a controversial biotech firm bringing progress to paradise. One of them is a killer with the chameleon-like ability to stay hidden--and if Jessica doesn't uncover hula-dunnit in time, she'll be saying aloha . . . permanently. From the Paperback edition.

Too Rich and Too Dead

by Cynthia Baxter

Against a dazzling backdrop of majestic ski slopes, ritzy boutiques, and slumming celebrities, budding travel writer Mallory Marlowe uncovers the secrets hidden amid Aspen's snow. Will a desperate killer make this playground for the privileged Mallory's final destination? Original.

Who's Kitten Who? (Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery #6)

by Cynthia Baxter

When it comes to murder this sleuth isn't pussyfootin' around. . . Veterinarian and amateur sleuth Jessica Popper takes center stage in the cast of an up-and-coming Long Island playwright's last production--and the fur flies as Jess finds the theater world littered with clues to Simon Wainwright's murder. Was the killer the actress who's a real glamour-puss? Or her rival for Simon's affections, a disheveled costume designer who looks like something the cat dragged in? Or how about the fat-cat Broadway producers? Jessie's no scaredy-cat when she's on the prowl, but she loses her cool when her future in-laws and their monstrous Maltese descend on the tiny cottage she shares with fiancé Nick Burby, Lou the one-eyed Dalmatian, rambunctious Westie Max, and the rest of her menagerie. Between coping with the "Invasion of the Burbarians" and playing cat and mouse with a killer, Jess could use nine lives herself. But curiosity killed the cat--will that be Jessie's fate by the time the curtain falls? From the Paperback edition.

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