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The Wrong Dog (Rachel Alexander & Dash #5)

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Service dogs are more than pets, more than companions. They see for the sightless, hear for the deaf, and some -- a rare few -- can sense when someone may be having a seizure; these special animals are indispensible. That's why Sophie Gordon succumbed when a woman suggested that there might be a way to guarantee that her service dog, Blanche, could be replaced. That's why ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Walker & Company
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Jul 24, 2014 Roberta rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, fiction
This was the first mystery I have read by this author. It took me a chapter to sort of catch up because I hadn't read the first books in the series but it wasn't a serious disadvantage. I intend to look for the other books in the series.

I happened to come across this book at the library fair and picked it up with two other good mysteries featuring dogs. The mystery, essentially involving a mad scientist funded by a criminally rich egotist, was pretty interesting, the detective is suitably amate
Jan 05, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
This is one of a detective series featuring Dash and his person (I've not read the earlier books). The initial problem is intriguing--a woman with a seizure-warning dog allows her dog to be cloned, under questionable circumstances, in hopes of being able to recreate the seizure-warning capabilities of the dog to help others. She becomes concerned, however, that the new puppy (one of a litter of clones, her reward for contributing her aging dog's DNA in the first place) doesn't seem to have the a ...more
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Sep 25, 2011 Shazza Maddog rated it really liked it
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Kathleen O'Nan
Feb 24, 2016 Kathleen O'Nan rated it liked it
This is the 5th Rachel and Dash book and as fun as the previous ones. This involves clandestine cloning - of dogs with special in-born talents. Rachel winds up with the aging dog who was cloned and one of the puppies that is the result - and a lot of trouble! I like the fast pace and the fact that there is a lot of humor in her books. I'll order the next one.
Julia K. Lawrence
Clones are Cool

This was a detailed mystery. Only a little science was involved. The story unfolded very slowly. However there were enough dog details to keep me entranced.
Laura (Kyahgirl)
This was the first mystery I have read by this author. Years ago I read her non-fiction dog book called 'Mother Knows Best' and knew she was great writer and dog trainer. Her mystery, starring Rachel Alexander and her canine partner, Dashiell, was excellent as a mystery, detective story, strong female protagonist fiction, etc. I really enjoyed it.
Good cozy series for dog lovers. This is miy first to read of the series and I feel it would have been better had I started with the first book. Not muh is explained from previous plots. That said, this plot, though far fetched now, could one day be a realitiy. Ok, easy read with a moderate mystery.
Marsha Nelson
Dec 19, 2010 Marsha Nelson rated it liked it
Rachel newest client is a woman who is looking for the person who cloned her dog. Yes, cloned. A mystery wrapped in the controversary surrounding the cloning issues.
Aug 15, 2008 Woodwonk rated it liked it
This book just makes me want to run out and adopt any dog I see. I know it's a mystery with people in it but, the dogs are the best characters
Feb 17, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: mystery lovers
Recommended to Anne by: no one
I enjoy the characters from her book and her story lines. Hard to put down once you start reading.
Apr 21, 2011 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
1st book I've read from this series. I would read more. :)
Aug 06, 2015 Karen-Leigh rated it really liked it
Shelves: cosy-mysteries
Rachel and Dash are incomparable.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
cloned pooches and greed
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A noted dog trainer and former detective, Carol Lea Benjamin is the author of books on canine behavior and training as well as the Rachel Alexander and Dash mystery series. She has been honored by the International Association of Canine Professionals with her election to their Hall of Fame. Ms. Benjamin lives in Greenwich Village with her husband and their dogs.
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