Book Review - Braced for Murder (A Beanie & Cruiser Mystery)-Sue Owens Wright | Miki's Hope

Book Review - Braced for Murder (A Beanie & Cruiser Mystery)-Sue Owens Wright

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


When I was asked by PJ Nunn of Breakthroughpromotions if I would like to review this book--the animal lover in me said-send it on over! There is some strange happenings going on at the Lake Tahoe animal shelter--and the monstrous woman who has been in charged is murdered. Beanie is the primary character in this wonderful book, well actually Cruiser, her Basset Hound and Calamity, the Basset Hound she is fostering are pretty darn important as well. Calamity has been well named I had to laugh at the antics and trouble this high spirited dog managed to get herself into.

But who killed the manager of the animal shelter? And why is the shelter now haunted? What is going on in this small community? Can Beanie and the hounds sniff out the perpetrators--will they manage to get a brand new shelter to replace the one where all this has happened? If you are an animal lover of any kind you will love this book.

About the Book: (from Promo Material)

ISBN-13: 978-1-4328-2689-5
Five Star
Hardcover
May 15, 2013, $25.95
Also available in large print and ebook formats
Ebook can be purchased at Amazon now

When Beanie volunteers to foster a homeless basset hound from Lakeside Animal Shelter, she’s headed for calamity one way or another. Beanie and Cruiser are on the Tahoe crime trail once again after a reviled shelter manager is discovered euthanized. Tahoe Animal Impoundment Liberation Society (TAILS) is a prime suspect in her murder, but there are plenty of other suspects among South Lake Tahoe's irate dog lovers, including the grieving owner of Gilda, an ill-fated basset rumored to haunt the shelter.

If Beanie doesn’t have enough trouble unleashed on her with another murder to solve and daughter Nona’s health scare, foster dog Calamity is living up to her name, creating havoc at the MacBean house. With all her behavioral issues, this crazy hound could make a dog whisperer scream. Beanie is eager to find an adopter for Calamity at the upcoming Basset Waddle fundraiser for a new no-kill animal shelter, but Calamity has other ideas.

When TAILS crashes the Waddle rally and parade, chaos ensues. After Cruiser mysteriously vanishes during the mêlée, Beanie discovers he’s being held at the shelter and could be destroyed. Racing to Cruiser’s rescue, she stumbles into a deadly trap intended to put an end to the murder investigation along with Beanie and her crime-busting canine. When it looks like all may be lost, Cruiser and Calamity are “braced” for murder as they pair up to track the killer and save Beanie from a cruel death at the dog pound.

Read the first couple of chapters here

About the Author:


Sue Owens Wright is an author of both fiction and nonfiction about dogs and writes the award-winning Pets & Their People newspaper column. She is a ten-time nominee for the coveted Maxwell, awarded annually by the Dog Writers Association of America to the best writer on the subject of dogs. She has twice won the Maxwell Award and also earned special recognition from the Humane Society of the United States for her work.

She writes the popular Beanie and Cruiser Mystery Series for dog lovers, which includes the following novels: Howling Bloody Murder, Sirius About Murder, Embarking on Murder and the soon-to-be-released Braced for Murder (May 2013). Her nonfiction books include What’s Your Dog’s IQ?, 150 Activities for Bored Dogs, and People’s Guide to Pets, to which she contributed chapters on dog care for Borders.



Learn more about Sue and her work at www.sueowenswright.com.

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35 comments :

Kay Adeola said...

Yes this is my kinda book i love books with animals in being as an animal lover you do not see enough books like this i would love to read it.

Masshole Mommy said...

Yup, I am adding this to my list. Paranormal and murder mystery all in one.....right up my alley!!

Ashley B. said...

Awe- this sounds like a really good book. I just wrote it down on my list of "to reads". I especially love books that include animals.

GossipMoms said...

Now this one will be getting my read,I love mystery& paranormal all wrapped up, it just so cool to me

theroadtodomestication.com said...

Oh yes, I'm a huge animal lover! This one sounds like a winner!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

This sounds like a fun book to read. Dogs becoming kind of lik Sherlock Holmes. Glad you enjoyed it.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh gosh I love the sound of it! And featuring poochies! Well I do need to read ;) x

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Now I want to know why the shelter is haunted! It sounds interesting!

Ashley Wintters said...

I love books about animals! Add another to my tbr list that is NEVERending already!

Amberlee said...

That sounds like a really cute book! I will have to check it out, thanks!

mail4rosey said...

with a dog named Calamity, and the promise of mischief, I am def. interested! I love the author picture too, very cool that she has a basset hound of her own. :)

Lawna Noe said...

The thing that caught my eye was when you said it was in the Lake Tahoe Shelter. I just visited Lake Tahoe this past year. It's always nice when there's something very familiar in a book.

Grandma Bonnie said...

This book is just what I like to read. I am an animal lover and the storyline sounds very interesting. I am intrigued.

Vinma said...

I haven't read anything like this, to be honest! Although I love those ads in the TV where animals play main characters :) I will have to look into this book further.

Cyndie said...

This sounds like a great book. I bet my granddaughter would enjoy reading it.

Megan Chamberlin said...

Sounds like a fun read - marking it down to keep an eye out for!

Ave said...

Sounds like a great book! My sister loves dogs, so I will show this book to her.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

I love books about animals so I definitely would read this.

Jennifer Williams said...

I want this one, I am a big animal lover as well and love a good mystery every now and then. I will have to find this one to download.

Fabulous Perks said...

A haunted shelter.. Whew.... sounds like a great read. I've never read any book like this as an adult.

Melanie B said...

What a fun book! I love books like this, you don't seem much. I'll have to read it

Sharon Martin said...

Yes the cover draws you in totally, my hubbie would love this book !!

Ellen said...

sounds like a fun read. I really enjoy mysteries!

Amanda McMahon said...

i like mysteries and i'm a bit of an animal lover as well

Ashley Gill said...

I've never read a book from an animal's point of view! This sounds like it could be fun! might have to add it to my TBR list!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Interesting book it seems. It's not very often you see a book written from the perspective of an animal

Melissa Pezza said...

I love book about animals! I will definitely put that on my list!

Cindy Batchelor said...

Cant wait to read this book! Sounds amazing!

Marielle Altenor said...

From the review it sounds like a very interesting book filled with mystery and suspense!

Nikki said...

What an adorable cover! This sounds like a fun mystery for animal lovers!

Mina Slater said...

Oh my gosh how cute! Well not the murder part, but the doggies. Lol. I've never read a book that has a murder mystery involving animals. I'm curious now so I'll this to my reading list.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that the setting takes place in an animal shelter. Way to promote rescuing shelter animals in a subtle way.

Onica MommyFactor said...

What an different and creative story line for a crime mystery. This book is sure to make a new and interesting read.

A. Beniot said...

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Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 pack said...

It sounds like an interesting book. I would be drawn to the animal in it too.

 
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