Book Reviews of A Dog About Town (Bull Moose Dog Run, Bk 1)

A Dog About Town (Bull Moose Dog Run, Bk 1)
A Dog About Town - Bull Moose Dog Run, Bk 1
Author: J. F. Englert
ISBN-13: 9780739486153
ISBN-10: 0739486152
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 290
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Dell
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed A Dog About Town (Bull Moose Dog Run, Bk 1) on + 1217 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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A mystery narrated by a Labrador retriever. Alright, sounds a little off-beat if that's all you knew about it, but imagine a character with a mix between the logic of Sherlock Holmes and the human failings of Dr. Watson. That's what we have in Randolph, the narrator of the first in this series of mysteries by J.F. Englert.

Writing from a dog's perspective (an intelligent, Dante-loving dog at that), allows for an interesting take on humans. Looking at the things we do through the eyes of another species is occasionally very funny, and Englert's very clever in that way. Randolph, not being your standard dog, sometimes disdains even the things dogs do naturally, discriminating between dogs who relieve themselves just anywhere, and dogs like himself who prefer the sanctity of sheltering bushes.

When A Dog About Town opens, author Lyell Overton Minskoff is dead. Randolph's owner, Harry, is deeply depressed at the loss of his lady love, Imogen, who's left him suddenly about a year before. One of Harry's strange, new acquaintances is a murderer, but he hasn't figured that out yet. His dog intends to do something about that, and sets out to lead his owner to solve the mystery. And so it begins, a delightful, beautifully written mystery that's charming and funny, with a main character so endearing you'll want to scratch him behind the ears and give him an extra treat, though you know what he could really use is a long run in the park...

A Dog About Town is just a delight, all around.
reviewed A Dog About Town (Bull Moose Dog Run, Bk 1) on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Are you sick of all those mysteries series which feature that snotty feline breed? Are you a canine lover like me? Well if so, then make way for Randolph! He's a fully cognizantif a little pudgyBlack Labrador dog with a taste for fine literature and a nose for crime. He and his owner, Harry, have found themselves in the middle of a string of murders. If Randolph is going to help Harry steer clear of trouble, he must find a way to communicate everything that his nose is telling him. The solution will crack you up!

I enjoyed this cute new cozy mystery series which prominently features a dog instead of the usual cat. Randolph is a thinkingthough not necessarily talkingdog, and the story is written from his first person point of view. This took a few seconds to get used to, being inside the head of a dog, but once there and settled it, I found it quite comfy. :P This is the first book of the Bull Moose Dog Run Mystery Series, and I look forward to reading more about Randolph and Harry in future books.
reviewed A Dog About Town (Bull Moose Dog Run, Bk 1) on + 228 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
If you like dogs and murder mysteries, and humor, you will like this book. I had several laugh outloud moments with this story of a very smart Lab solving a murder without his owner knowing he did it.
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Helpful Score: 1
The sleuth is a sentient dog, Randolph, in NYC who communicates with his owner via the owner's favorite cereal, Alpha-Bits. He doesn't speak or dial the phone (as Shirley Rousseau Murphy's cats do). He reads... mostly classic literature and poetry. As you can tell by the cover, if he were a real dog, he would be in one of those English hunting dog paintings. Good plot, good characters, good cozy.
reviewed A Dog About Town (Bull Moose Dog Run, Bk 1) on + 611 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book disappointed me. The dog seemed a smug know-it-all that throws out rambling quotes that seem only to appear well-read. I guess he grew on me a little better as the book went on and it was a good mystery that kept me reading, but I was very disappointed in the end with things left unanswered. I guess it was left open for a sequel, but I don't think I care to read another whole book with these characters.
reviewed A Dog About Town (Bull Moose Dog Run, Bk 1) on + 91 more book reviews
Really funny. Mystery novel about smart dog with dumb owner. Great series.
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I am a dog person, I love them, and pretty much a book written from the dog's perspective will always get my attention, unfortunately this book did not hold my attention, I could put it down, and did quite often, never being excited to pick it back up and read... so I gave up on it decided to swap it. I had high hopes.
reviewed A Dog About Town (Bull Moose Dog Run, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
My husband and I both loved this book about a classy, intelligent and sophisticated labrador who helps his human solve a murder. This book will make the reader laugh out loud. The book is very well-written and captivating. Also, don't worry about your children being attracted to the cover and reading it - it's "clean" enough!
reviewed A Dog About Town (Bull Moose Dog Run, Bk 1) on + 2520 more book reviews
A mystery narrated by a Labrador retriever. Alright, sounds a little off-beat if that's all you knew about it, but imagine a character with a mix between the logic of Sherlock Holmes and the human failings of Dr. Watson. That's what we have in Randolph, the narrator of the first in this series of mysteries by J.F. Englert.

Writing from a dog's perspective (an intelligent, Dante-loving dog at that), allows for an interesting take on humans. Looking at the things we do through the eyes of another species is occasionally very funny, and Englert's very clever in that way. Randolph, not being your standard dog, sometimes disdains even the things dogs do naturally, discriminating between dogs who relieve themselves just anywhere, and dogs like himself who prefer the sanctity of sheltering bushes.

When A Dog About Town opens, author Lyell Overton Minskoff is dead. Randolph's owner, Harry, is deeply depressed at the loss of his lady love, Imogen, who's left him suddenly about a year before. One of Harry's strange, new acquaintances is a murderer, but he hasn't figured that out yet. His dog intends to do something about that, and sets out to lead his owner to solve the mystery. And so it begins, a delightful, beautifully written mystery that's charming and funny, with a main character so endearing you'll want to scratch him behind the ears and give him an extra treat, though you know what he could really use is a long run in the park...

A Dog About Town is just a delight, all around.
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I enjoyed this book. Reminded me of a Chet and Bernie tale.