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Barking! (PI Grace Smith #4)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  98 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Stuart Roberts is a mild-mannered, shy accountant suffering from nightmares in which he remembers committing a violent murder, and he wants to know if they really happened. Grace doesn't want to take the case on the grounds that murders tend to mean there's someone who is prepared to kill around, and she'd rather pass, thanks very much. However, these are killings with a d ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Orion Publishing (first published April 28th 2001)
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Catherine Leggitt
The first line hooked me--"...contact with the paranormal started the day I knocked someone out with half a cow." Beyond being an intriguing mystery, Liz Evans handles language with a fresh and witty hand. So many funny lines. "...I could have quick-frozen molten lava on her tone..." or "...had pretension-speak down to an art." The book is packed with wonderful made up words and phrases that provide no doubt about her meaning--"identikit-blonde, body-swerved, slumitecture, verbal senility"--and ...more
Teena in Toronto
Jan 21, 2012 Teena in Toronto rated it did not like it
I've read five of Evans' books with Grace Smith as the heroine and really enjoyed them. They were mysteries that were funny.

I found this one not funny at all and rather boring. There is some genealogy in it since she is trying to track "Joe" that I found interesting but that was about it.

The reason why it all happened and thus the ending were silly and I wasn't buying them.

I'm glad I never read this book first because I wouldn't have read any of her others.

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Victoria
Despite this being the fourth book in a detective series, it suffered from none of the usual problems of picking up a series in the middle. The characters were fully constructed and likable and there wasn't that persistent, nagging feeling that something was missing. I really enjoyed it! It definitely worked as a standalone mystery, though I will definitely be keeping an eye out for the rest of the series. There was a moment or two when I really hated it... but in the end, I was quite satisfied. ...more
Kirsty Darbyshire

The fourth Grace Smith mystery didn't let me down.

These books have really quite complicated plots with fathoms worth of depths to plumb. There's at least a layer more to everything than there is in your standard mystery and the comparison of Evans to Evanovich on the cover doesn't do Evans justice at all.

Gwen
Jan 06, 2008 Gwen rated it liked it
Wound up being beter than I thought initially. Third in the Grace Smith series. Modern British - a bit dicey at times. Intricate plot, nicely resolved. Would not buy first 2 in series, but will read them if they're in the library.
Jeffrey
Jul 04, 2009 Jeffrey rated it really liked it
I do like these books. I liked this one the best so far, I think. I just like the characters we are introduced to. I wish, however, that some of the old characters were still around. Where are the donkeys???
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Loved the wit, loved the dog, loved the descriptions!
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