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Evil Breeding (Dog Lover's, Bk 12)
Evil Breeding - Dog Lover's, Bk 12
Author: Susan Conant
Dog's Life columnist Holly Winter has just landed a plum contract to write a book on Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge's legendary pre-World War II dog shows. Holly arranges to interview one of the last living participants in those fabulously opulent and exclusive shows: canine fancier B. Robert Motherway. — But there's something dec...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553580525
ISBN-10: 0553580523
Publication Date: 2/1/2000
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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sealady avatar reviewed Evil Breeding (Dog Lover's, Bk 12) on + 657 more book reviews
Inside Flap Copy: "When dog writer Holly Winter receives her first book contract, her research leads to some surprising--and deadly--discoveries.

Holly Winter has a contract to write the text for a book of photographs commemorating the legendary Morris and Essex Dog Shows, canine extravaganzas produced by the fabulously wealthy and famously dog-obsessed Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge in the years leading up to World War II. Needless to say, Holly is delighted with the assignment, and immediately sets out to interview one of the few remaining people who actually attended one of the shows--B. Robert Motherway, a Princeton classmate of the Dodges' late son.

It only takes one visit for Holly to realize that there is something strange going on in the Motherway household: a wife dying painfully in an upstairs bedroom, a daughter-in-law acting as a maid, a sullen son playing the role of kennel man, and--most distressing of all--a German shepherd that growls menacingly.

Soon Holly begins to receive mysterious anonymous packages in the mail: a leaflet describing a popular dog medication, cryptic letters written in German, a couple of old photographs. Who could be sending them, and what do they mean? When Motherway's disagreeable son is found garroted in Mount Auburn Cemetery, the circumstances convince Holly that she must find the answers before she herself becomes the next victim.

Evil Breeding presents an intriguingly complex puzzle and provides a wealth of fascinating information about a larger-than-life, legendary dog fancier."

"The dog lovers' answer to Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who series." --Rocky Mountain News

"Conant may have invented a new genre: the canine historical mystery." --Kirkus Reviews

"A tale-thumping good read." --Rocky Mountain News
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Great book. A "canine historical mystery". Learned about the history of dog shows.
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This is one of the Holly Winter, Rowdy and Kimi stories and a terrific read. Brand new condition.
For all animal lovers and particularly dog lovers.


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