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Bark M For Murder (Jo Beth Sidden "Bloodhound" Mystery #7)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  235 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Who let the dogs out?

Evildoers beware! 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 spellbindi
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 28th 2006 by Avon
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Apr 20, 2016 annapi rated it liked it
Shelves: anthology, dogs, mystery
As with most anthologies, there are good and and not quite as good, but this one was overall a fun read. Each story featured dogs in some way. Virginia Lanier's story had police bloodhounds on the trail of a murderer. Chassie West's offering was a retired police detective whose retired police dog rescues an amnesiac woman from a car crash at the river in a storm, who turns out to have killers out to get her. Lee Charles Kelley's novella was a rather convoluted story involving a serial killer, st ...more
Nov 25, 2013 Glenda rated it liked it
There are lots of appealing canine characters in these four short cozy mysteries.
May 09, 2009 Janet rated it liked it
Odd, I keep saying I don’t like short stories and yet I keep finding myself reading collections of them. Since there were only four stories in the collection they were more the length of novellas, allowing me more time to connect with the characters and figure out who they are. “Red Shirt and Black Jacket” is a no-frills sort of story. Tracking dog shows up, tracking dog tracks down the bad guy, bad guy is taken away, tracking dog joyously slobbers over everyone. The only interesting information ...more
Mar 12, 2013 Lbaker rated it really liked it
Four stories, each including dogs.

Red Shirt and Black Jacket by Virginia Lanier - 5 stars - really enjoyed the characters and the information about blood hounds. This story didn't just have dogs peripherally in it, the hounds were the binding part of it, and it was well written.

Nightmare in Nowhere by Chassie West - 3.5 stars - liked the dog more than the people. Thought the story was a little weak, as was the male character. Female character was interesting, always like strong female characters
Debra Elliott
Mar 16, 2015 Debra Elliott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

All stories great mysteries. All different but intriguing. I have read JA Jance & Virginia Lanier for years. The other two authors wrote stories that make me want to read their other works.
Richard Carroll
May 26, 2015 Richard Carroll rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Training pays.

All were entertaining and the dogs performed as only they can. These tails show they are people's best friend and companion.
Feb 03, 2015 Marcia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 Fun short stories

All good authors each with a fun short story including a dog or two easy reads but keep you interested.
Reynolds Darke
Jun 28, 2016 Reynolds Darke rated it it was ok
A collection of four dog-related stories. Nothing special here.
Melinda Seyler
Mar 09, 2013 Melinda Seyler rated it did not like it
Recommended to Melinda by:

This is pure airport reading to me. Which is where I read it. And I still didn't like it very much. The stories just weren't very engrossing. The best was the one by Virginia Lanier about a woman who comes to consciousness in the back seat of a car, hanging over a bridge. She has amnesia and is rescued by a dog and follows him home. As her memory comes back, she begins to wonder about who she is, who the dog's handler really is and what is going on. Are you gripped? No, me neither. I should have
Jan 23, 2016 Rachel rated it liked it
Four short mystery stories all featuring dogs.
Dec 19, 2014 Glennie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
a nice collection of stories!
Robert Kradoska
Use of police dogs
Tom Mueller
Jun 25, 2011 Tom Mueller rated it liked it
This should prove to be a fun collection of short mystery fiction, based on Dogs. Overall this was good, the canine characters were mostly background noise though. An exception was Chassie West's "Nightmare in Nowhere". Her character, a GSD named Duke, was a star character who rescued the good guys more than once.
Kristy McRae
Not a bad collection of dog-themed mysteries. The J.A. Jance story was by far the best. I can do without Lee Charles Kelley--his character isa bit of an egomaniac/James Bond wannabe. But overall, an enjoyable read for mystery lovers and dog lovers.
Jan 11, 2009 Liz rated it liked it
Recommended to Liz by: Catherine
This is four different authors with four stories involving dogs. All are fun reads although I guess I was leaning towards Lanier's series because they take place locally.
Jul 13, 2016 NV rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great stories

Great collection of stories and a wonderful collection of authors
Part of the authors I had not read before but enjoyed very much.
Jan 05, 2013 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, mysteries
Liked all of these mysteries involving dogs,but some more than others. I especially like the one by Chassie West so I'll have to add her books to my reading list.
Jun 10, 2013 Kelli marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 27, 2011 Karen rated it really liked it
I liked it. J. A. Jance is one of my favorite authors anyway - now I have a few more to check out!
Dec 31, 2007 Kathi rated it liked it
I liked this book but the story by Virginia Lanier was just too short for me.
Shannon Skarshaug
Aug 26, 2012 Shannon Skarshaug rated it liked it
Great Lunch Time reading. I can get one done in a lunch or two.
Nancy Anderson
Very good would like to read more stories by these authors.
Jul 16, 2011 Deb rated it liked it
Various stories from various authors. Good read.
Oct 29, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Shelves: with-dogs
Cool book. I like the different aurthors!
Kay V
Oct 10, 2008 Kay V rated it liked it
Murder mystery w/ dogs in the story.
Sep 22, 2012 Phyl rated it really liked it
Love the J.A. Jance story best!
good have to have more
Kathy Sebesta
Jul 23, 2013 Kathy Sebesta rated it it was amazing
Good stories, all four.
Lynn Calvin
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Nov 20, 2012 Frank rated it really liked it
Good, fast read.
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Judith Ann Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series; the J. P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

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