Love this series! standard female who likes to play private detective..only this one is also a vet. Author likes to increase the book size with lots of facts about animals as well as Long Island...so it's educational in addition to entertaining!
Absolutely one of my all time favorite series. Jessica Popper - vet/sleuth - has it all. This one includes a lot of interesting facts about the wine industry on Long Island. Can't wait for the next one in the series "Right From the Gecko".
4th installment in the Reigning Cats & Dogs mystery series. Jessie investigates the murder of an affluent young entrepreneur and lands in some interesting and unusual situations. Easy, cozy mystery read.
Cynthia Baxter has written a series of light, fun "whodidit?" mysteries. Part-time amateur sleuth and full time vet with a clinic on wheels, Jesse Popper rolls around Long Island caring for pets, chasing murderers, and finding herself in peril. It is refreshing to find that the story development is more important that sex, profanity, and vulgarities, though in this book, Dr. Popper does pay a visit to a dungeon party and observe some of the more esoteric activities of life.
The advantage of reading a series of any books is getting to know and feel comfortable with the cast of characters and the locale. Another plus in this series is that the descriptives of locations, events, characters are all good and not overdone to tedium, as one finds in P.D. James books. For enjoyable, light reading, try Cynthia Baxter's series of Jesse Popper books.
Hardback; " It's harvest time, but this season's crop includes chardonnay, merlotand murder. The victim is heir to one of the North Fork's most prestigious wineriesand if the crime isn't shocking enough, the prime suspect is one of Jessie's closest friends!
Between managing her menagerie of pets, including Lou, the one-eyed Dalmatian, her tailless Westie, Max, and a tiger kitten who thinks she's queen of the jungle, commitment-phobic Jess struggles to adjust to a new addition to her household: live-in boyfriend Nick Burby. But even that proves easy compared to the challenge of catching a killer who's left nothing behind but a "hare"a stuffed bunny rabbit. To clear her friend's name, Jess must maneuver through a warren of bizarre twists and more suspects than a bunny has offspringand she'll need her own lucky rabbit's foot to avoid becoming this killer's next victim"
"Five paws up for Cynthia Baxter's Reigning Cats and Dogs series!"--Carolyn Hart