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By CAP on 06-06-18
Humor, wit, and fun!
I don't read a whole lot of mysteries, but I do enjoy them from time to time. The voice of this one was a bit odd, as well as the narrator. But after a few hours, I grew to like it. The style is different, but fun. The dog was fun as well, though I mostly consider dogs that small to be footballs rather than dogs. I liked how the story unraveled, and how I wasn't able to guess the "who did it" until it was upon me. Very well done. I look forward to looking at the rest of this series.
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By MommaBear on 07-28-18
Perfect Murder Mystery for Dog Lovers everywhere
A man and his dog called Sherlock.
This book is reminiscent of Qwilleran books who had his cat called Koko each and every one I own and love and have often wished someone would write a similar series with a dog or two and Jeffrey Poole has.
There are not so many cosy murder mysteries out there where the main character is a man which makes a nice change yet it works so well.
The story is told in the first person by Zac the main character who has a slightly unusual way of earning a living.
The narrator Bob Johnson really does bring Zac alive to me.
I love the style of the writing so I would enjoy reading the book but the way the narrator portrays Zac really is the icing on the cake.
Before I have finished this book I was looking on Audible to see if there were any more of the series available but only found one - which I bought. I am really hoping that more books in the series will soon be made available - I will be checking frequently.
The dog is not the usual breed you come across in stories and if the author is not a dog lover he has done his research into dogs and his characters give information about them that any true dog lovers know but love to hear others say. Zac although always had liked dogs had never owned one and when he found himself suddenly a dog parent is constantly surprised by his dogs cleverness and people around him assure him he is totally underestimating how brilliant and wonderful dogs are - yes I am a total dog lover so any book in which dogs are seen as almost better than humans in certain circumstances is going to get the thumbs up from me even if the actual story is not to my taste
BUT this story is not its a great little murder mystery with a good storyline and a totally believable plot with no suspending of belief needed.
I am totally in love with Sherlock and Zac is certainly a guy I would love to know ( just don't tell my husband).
I am listening to the second book as I am typing this and Oh please Audible record the rest so those of us who are hooked on audiobooks can enjoy more of both Jeffery and Bobs combination.
I was given this book in the hope I would give a review and sadly it languished on my to listen to list for few months before I actually listened to it and for this, I am sorry to both the author and narrator and for myself as I missed out on this lovely book for so long.
By Norma Miles on 05-20-18
Meet your new daddy.
A book filled with querky characters, fun and a nice little mystery, too.
Zack Anderson is an author. His books, sexy romance novels enjoyed by both men and women, sell well. At least, they did until the death of his wife in a car crash six months before. Since then his writing seems to have fallen flat. So when he becomes the beneficiary of an estate, with winery, thanks to his wife's great aunt, he decides to make a new start and move to Oregon. It changes his whole life as he reconnects with an old friend, makes some new ones, and some enemies, aquires a remarkable corgi named, appropriately, Sherlock - and gets arrested for murder on his first day there.
This is a well constructed book, deliciously written in the first person, with excellent characterisation and a twisty little plot set in very small town Oregon where everyone knows almost everyone else's business. Bob Johnson becomes self confessed 'lazy' author Zack as he faces up to slightly insane locals and gets to know, and enjoy, his new home town and learn a little about wine in a place boasting 24 wineries and which holds an annual wine tasting festival which brings in tourists by the bus load. The text is natural, humourous and this is fully expressed in Mr.Johnson's warm narration, his voice full of cadence and expression: a very believable, likeable Zack.
At my request, I was really fortunate to be gifted a complimentary copy of the Case of the One Eyed Tiger, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. It was a very enjoyable delight, both book and narrator's performance working together perfectly. A definite recommend to anyone (other than those who only like furious and bloody action). And I will definitely be looking out for more to come in the future.