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Fall Guy (Rachel Alexander & Dash #7)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  173 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Former detective turned noted author and dog trainer, Carol Lea Benjamin, returns with her celebrated dark and edgy suspense series featuring smart and compelling private investigator Rachel Alexander – a new addition to the Morrow/Avon list.

A New York City police officer nearing retirement dies "accidentally," while cleaning his service revolver in the bathroom of his Gre
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by Avon (first published 2004)
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Nov 20, 2009 Nolan rated it liked it
This is my first exposure to this author, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by what I read. When a New York City detective dies, he names pet therapist and private detective Rachel Alexander as his executor. Why? He has a brother and sister who survive him. As Rachel digs into the deceased man's life, she uncovers childhood mysteries that could explain why his death seems more like suicide than an accident. She uncovers truths that may also explain why she was chosen as the executor--an ...more
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Sep 17, 2013 Clare O'Beara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dogs, america-crime
This is Benjamin's homage to the police and firefighters killed on September eleventh, channeled through the story of one man who survived but attended a therapy group afterwards, an NYPD detective who later had a fatal accident while cleaning his gun at home. Rachel Alexander, who barely knew him, is surprised to be nominated as his executor, but shoulders the responsibility.

As a PI she is naturally suspicious of anything that seems odd - the mendicant who found the deceased was stuffing a kit
FALL GUY (Amateur Sleuth-NYC-Cont) – G+
Benjamin, Carol Lea – 7th in series (MG)
PI and dog trainer Rachael Alexander is named executor for the will of a man who attended her post-9/11 therapy group but barely spoke a word. It's now up to Rachael to contact the relatives and clear out the apartment of Policeman Tim O'Connor, who committed suicide—or did he.
*** I found the first half of this book a bit slow but interesting. The interesting characters, particularly Brody, the investigating policeman
Nov 10, 2012 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I decided to give this author a try and I really enjoyed the book. Too often, mysteries are poorly written or have absurd plots, and when you add a dog to the mix, it can become ridiculous. However, this book suffers from none of that - I enjoyed myself the whole way through. I will try more of this series for sure.
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Aug 03, 2014 Cristina Oliveras rated it liked it
I purchased this book on sale at a bookstore that was closing. The cover attracted me. It say in my book shelf for a few years and I picked it up the other day to read it. It was an okay read. It was fun and kept a decent pace. It was a just an average mystery with an author who has a thing for dogs. The plot was nothing out of the ordinary.
Mar 30, 2013 Zann rated it really liked it
I really liked this mystery! And the main character's dog was a wonderful addition. He isn't "super-dog", doing things no real dog could ever do, but he is very well trained and is a steadying presence throughout the book.
I recommend this story to both mystery lovers and dog lovers!
Oct 18, 2014 Karen-Leigh rated it really liked it
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A really good book, couldn't put it down.
Sep 07, 2009 Dee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I plan to read another "Rachel Alexander Mystery".

Rachel isn't up there with characters like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum or Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone, but she's fun, too.
Jan 08, 2013 Pam rated it it was amazing
Had me guessing to the end. What a wild ride! Love this series. Writing style is excellent, story is complex and love Dash! My favorite so far.
Nancy Ellis
Female detective Rachel Alexander with sidekick pit bull Dashiell. Pretty good, not good enough to try another one, tho.
Sep 03, 2013 Kurt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Engaging story as the mystery unravels. I would read another in the series.
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May 15, 2016 Kathleen O'Nan rated it liked it
Book #7 in the Rachel/Dash series, this one is as good as its predecessors. I've enjoyed the series so far.
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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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