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The Barker Street Regulars
The Barker Street Regulars
Author: Susan Conant
Susan Conant continues to surprise--this time by involving dog writer Holly Winter in a wickedly amusing tale full of dastardly deeds and delightful eccentrics. — An avid devotion to the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and an equally avid devotion to dogs, combine to draw Holly Winter and her two beloved malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi, into one of Co...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385486682
ISBN-10: 0385486685
Publication Date: 2/17/1998
Pages: 272
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3.2 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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I like this series, not just because I own Alaskan Malamutes, but because the characters and settings are believable and the interactions among them are fun.
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Sherlockians especially will enjoy Conant's latest dog mystery (after Animal Appetite, 1997) featuring journalist Holly Winter in her most intricate case yet.

Holly and her champion Alaskan malamute, Rowdy, who has earned his Rx.D. as a certified therapy dog, regularly visit a Cambridge, Mass., nursing home. There they meet Althea Battlefield and her two elderly admirers, Hugh and Robert, all three of whom are fanatic fans of Sherlock Holmes. Holly also meets Althea's wealthy younger sister, Ceci, who is actively mourning the death of her favorite dog.

When Althea's grandnephew is found dead in the backyard of Ceci's home, Hugh and Robert jump at the chance to put Sherlockian technique to the test. Ceci, like many bereaved Cambridge animal lovers, has been swindled by an unscrupulous psychic. Even Holly finds herself reluctantly impressed by the psychic's apparent abilities until the fog parts during a late-night stakeout in Ceci's yard with her elderly cohorts.

Conant cleverly incorporates Holmes and Watson lore into her plot and writes eloquently of what it is like to lose a beloved pet. Her story is further enhanced by her sensitive depictions of the residents of the nursing home Holly and Rowdy visit. Though their faculties may be failing, the elders' simple enjoyment of an animal's touch speaks volumes about the good a therapy dog can accomplish.
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Like the "Cat Series" this is the "Dog Series"!!!
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From the back cover"Every week Dog's Life columnist Ho;;y Winter and her beloved Alaskan malamute,Rowdy ,visit the Gateway Nursing Home...yet shortly after meetingg ninety-year-old Althe Battlesfield and her two feisty cohorts-all rabid Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts- Holly and Rowdy find themselves involved in Murder. Althea's grandnephew Jonathan has been found dead....
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Finally! a Dog Lover's book I hadn't read! Love this series. Conant really must live with dogs, since she doesn't gloss over the hair everywhere and the chewing of possessions, but still loves the pooches with all her heart!
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