If you are a fan of cozies as well as an animal lover, you'll enjoy this first book in Cynthia Baxter's new Reigning Cats and Dogs mystery series. The heroine is a veterinarian who runs a mobile pet clinic and whose own dogs discover a murder victim when her van becomes stuck on the way to an appointment.
Jessica Popper, DVM, is marvelous with animals but not nearly so capable when it comes to dealing with people, especially members of the opposite sex. She is stubborn and pugnacious, while at the same time vulnerable - which keeps her from seeming too harsh.
This was a very enjoyable, light read, and I'll definitely pick up the next book in the series. C.A.H.
This book is the first of a series featuring a veterinarian, Dr. Jessica Popper. That was part of the draw as I'm an animal lover. Dr. Popper is a good veterinarian, loves her patients, etc. and so should be a likeable protagonist. However, she is not very clever about people, so an unlikeable amateur detective. She has a very nice boyfriend that she loves, but doesn't want to admit it and who she treats very badly -- his major fault being that he loves her and wants to marry her. And she needs him, as a Watson figure, backup when she makes stupid mistakes in her amateurish investigation of the death of a sleazy public relations man.
So, the bottom line is that this is a chicklit cozy, and not a type of book I most enjoy. I won't be seeking out others in the series but know that some people enjoy this type of book and if you do, then you might like this one too.
Cannot go wrong reading this mystery--love, dogs cats, birds, snakes and even a 'lizard' make up one great story.
I liked this book. I had just finished a heavy book and I needed a break. I, for the first time ever, figured out the "bad person" early into the book.
I'm not used to cozies being so long but it was a good book. There were many different curves thrown out and I started to suspect who the killer was by the end of the book. sometimes the main character, Jessie, is a bit annoying but not often
I'll definitely be continuing this series!
First in a series. Lady vet investigates a murder. I liked the dogs and the cat. Good cozy.
The heroine is a mobile vet and stubles upon a body. She also broke up with her PI lover 2 months earlier, and this is a convenient way to get in touch with him again. Not many surprising twists, but OK reading.
#1 book of this series. I enjoyed, will read the others in the series.
Good book! Mystery, intrigue, and suspense, with love interest thrown in to keep it interesting.
Cozy Mystery, good first in a series. Enjoyable.
Quick little mystery about a vet,including her pets, and of course the love of her life - Nick! I am enjoying this series even tho I have read the first two out of order...but the third is in my TBR pile.
first in a series. Easy read, nice plot. will definitely read next one!
The first in the Jessica Popper mysteries. Dr. Popper, a traveling veterinarian, is on her way to see a patient when her van hits a ditch. When investigating, her 2 dogs run into the woods, where they discover a body. After reporting it to the police, Jessica takes it on herself to discover the killer.
1st book in Reigning Cats & Dogs series introduces vet/amateur sleuth, Jessica Popper. Cozy mystery, enjoyable read. Would recommend to those who enjoy this genre. Looking forward to the 2nd installment.
Perfect series for the animal lover....no animals are ever harmed in the solving of the mysteries!
I read the first chapter of this, but didn't like it. It seemed like a lame imitation of Lilian Jackson Braun's "Cat Who..." books, but fell far short of the original in several ways.
First in the Jessie Popper DVM series. The characters are thoroughly likable and believable. The plot is good (I did not guess "who dun it"!
I liked the main characters, but the plot seemed to drag before the end to me. I'll try Book 2 to see if I want to continue the series.
The sun is barely up and the day is already going to the dogs. Literally. As Dr. Jessica Popper embarks on a house call to a local horse farm, her one-eyed dalmation. Lou, and her tailess Westie, Max, stumble upon something unexpected: a corpse half buried in the woods. As Max happily digs up the dead canary planted near the body, Jessie realizes that this corpse was clearly about to sing. But about what? Or whom?
As a veterinarian, she's more experienced with paw prints than fingerprints. But thanks to her dogged persistence and her knack for landing on her feet, Jessica Popper's got murder on a very short leash.
First in reigning cats & dogs series
As Dr. Jessica Popper embarks on a house call to a local horse farm, her one-eyed Dalmation, Lou, and tailless Westie, Max, stumble on a corpse half-buried in the woods.
In this book the amateur sleuth is a veterinarian.
1st in the Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery series.
I normally dont read this type of book but I thought i would give it a try only to find out its not my type
Jessica Popper, a veterinarian in Long Island, New York, is featured in the Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries - first in Series