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Lee Charles Kelley is an American novelist and dog trainer living in Manhattan.

Kelley is the author of six detective novels featuring Jack Field, an NYPD homicide cop who loves dogs and hates people, so he takes early retirement, moves to Maine, and buys a boarding and training kennel, hoping to get away from crimesolving. However, he falls in love with a part-time medical examiner, Dr. Jamie Cutter, and gets drawn back into detective work. Together the couple, along with their loyal canine companions, track down and catch the bad guys.

Kelley's novels are best described as a combination of murder mystery, romantic comedy, and dog training manuals, as they include comic, sometimes even farcical scenes, along with dog training tips, all woven into the mystery and suspense.

His critiques of the alpha theory and operant conditioning have made him a somewhat controversial figure in the dog world, which eventually led to an invitation from the editors of Psychology Today[1] to write a blog [2] on dog training and canine behavior for their website. The blog is titled "My Puppy, My Self."

The training philosophy and techniques Kelley uses are based on a methodology created by Kevin Behan [3], author of Natural Dog Training [4]. (Behan's father was John M. Behan [5], a legendary K-9 Corps trainer during World War II, and the author of Dogs of War[6].)

Kelley's first dog, Charley, was featured on Late Night with David Letterman on NBC, from October of 1989 to February of 1990, as "Charlie [sic] the Bubble-Eating Dog (who never ate bubbles)."Late Night with David Letterman#Recurring Late Night segments Charley's first night of not eating bubbles was also the first time Julia Roberts appeared with Letterman.

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Total Books: 13
Like a Dog With a Bone
2007 - Like a Dog with a Bone [Jack and Jamie, Bk 6] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060732301
ISBN-10: 006073230X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 17

Like A Dog With A Bone
2007 - Like a Dog with a Bone [Jack Field, Bk 6] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780739485156
ISBN-10: 0739485156
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 4

Dogged Pursuit
2006 - Dogged Pursuit (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786290451
ISBN-10: 0786290455
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Dogged Pursuit
2006 - Dogged Pursuit [Jack and Jamie, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060732295
ISBN-10: 0060732296
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 17

Bark M For Murder
2006 - Bark M for Murder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060815370
ISBN-10: 006081537X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 36

Dogged Pursuit
2006 - Dogged Pursuit [Jack and Jamie, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780739471401
ISBN-10: 0739471406
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 8

Twas the Bite Before Christmas
2005 - Twas the Bite Before Christmas [Jack & Jamie, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060732288
ISBN-10: 0060732288
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 23

'Twas the Bite Before Christmas
2005 - 'twas the Bite Before Christmas [Jack & Jamie, Bk 4] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780739460467
ISBN-10: 0739460463
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 6

To Collar a Killer
2004 - To Collar a Killer [Jack and Jaime, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060524951
ISBN-10: 0060524952
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 21

A Nose for Murder
2004 - A Nose for Murder [Beeler Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781574905731
ISBN-10: 1574905732
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Murder Unleashed
2004 - Murder Unleashed [Jack & Jamie, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060524944
ISBN-10: 0060524944
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 22

A Nose for Murder
2003 - A Nose for Murder [Jack and Jaime, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060524937
ISBN-10: 0060524936
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 34

Bark M For Murder
Bark M for Murder (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780739466117
ISBN-10: 0739466119
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 7