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Putting On The Dog (Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery #2)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  363 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Putting on the Dog (Reigning Cats
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 31st 2004 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun series.
May 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
I don’t know what it is about Dr. Jessie Popper, but she has got to be the most annoying character I’ve come across in a long time. The plot is great, most of the characters are enjoyable, but there something about Jessie that sets my teeth on edge. I don’t know if it’s her prickly demeanor whenever she perceives someone’s telling her what to do or her sheer boneheaded stupidity when it comes to her love life. I forced myself to read the book in spite of the heroine, which is never a good sign.
Bonnie Drummond
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A exciting rump that will leave you breath less with all a Stars their with there dogs for a Grand Dog Show and a murder that know one is very interested in solving. Except a very determined Vet and her 2 best canine company's and her Handsome PI boyfriend that just wants to have a nice vacation with her when she's off duty at the vet table at the dog show.
Apr 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: serial-cozy
This is the second book latest of Cynthia's Baxter's series with Dr. Jessica Popper. It's a good book with twists and turns about a dog shadow and an ice statue with revenge and intrigue. A good read.
Kathy Govreau
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it
The first book was okay but I enjoyed this one much better. I will definitely read the third one.
Mar 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads, cozies
Some spoilers......

First book for me by this author despite it being the second book. The book started out pretty good for me actually. The lead was likeable I like the dogs But from the arrival of Nick it all fell downhill for me and its not because Nick is a bad character. I hated how self-righteous she was and some of the decisions she has made on her love life made me want to throw something at her. I felt that the book might be better if she was more likeable as the story progresses. Maybe
Julie H.
Jan 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This second entry in the "Reigning Cats and Dogs" series takes you to the star-studded (and thinly veiled) "Bromptons" (a.k.a. the Hamptons). An overly zealous photographer is killed by a 200-pound ice sculpture, and Dr. Jessica Popper--who happens to be attending the ASCPA-sponsored event at which this (un)fortunate event unfolds--investigates. Possibly because the first book in the series got a bit of the character development out of the way, this one is a much better (i.e., more complex) myst ...more
May 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
This (Book #2) was actually my favorite of the "Reigning Cats and Dogs Mystery Series." This installment finds Jessica Popper and her canine sidekicks venturing to the ritzy East End of Long Island to work at a charity dog show. At a reception, an annoying photographer is killed by a giant ice sculpture. Accident or not? Jessica is determined to find out. This book is a more entertaining read as there is a bit of an assumption that you know the characters somewhat and it can avoid the main chara ...more
Jun 20, 2011 rated it liked it
I liked this one more than some of the others in the Cats & Dogs Mysteries, probably because of the glamorous setting and characters she encounters.
The constant peril the main character manages to get in to, however, gets a bit old after reading the first few books. Of COURSE the murderer somehow finds and captures her. Of COURSE she's saved just before imminent death... It's a fun read, but a little cliche.

Julie Marks
Dec 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Veterinarian Jessica Popper thinks volunteering at the "Ask the Vet" booth at the SPCA charity dog show on Long Island's celebrity filled East End will be fun and relaxing. When a famous tabloid photographer is found dead at the opening benefit dinner, Dr. Popper (not Dr. Pepper!) discovers the animal instinct in the large cast of dog lovers who could have had motives. Maybe Jessie will get a vacation in the next installment of the "Reigning Cats and Dogs" mystery series...

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