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Series: Dog Lover's Mystery (Book 18). Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages. I've been a fan of Susan Conant's books since the beginning and I don't understand why some long time fans seem so disapointed by this. It's the usual mix of cheery off topic discussions, odd characters and dog training.

Book in the A Dog Lover's Mystery Series). But a dog-loving friend who's never read my cat mysteries mentioned Susan Conant. Out of curiosity, I picked up THE WICKED FLEA. Susan Conant tells a good story, and she tells it well. Her Holly Winter is chatty, opinionated, feisty, and downright likeable. I can't wait to devour another Conant book, rather like Kimi the Malamute and the rat-tail-infested french fries.

The wicked flea : a dog lover's mystery. The wicked flea : a dog lover's mystery. by. Conant, Susan, 1946-. Winter, Holly (Fictitious character), Women journalists, Women dog owners, Alaskan Malamute, Dogs, Detective and mystery stories. New York : Berkley Prime Crime.

Susan Conant is an American mystery writer. She is best known for her Dog Lover's Mysteries series, featuring magazine writer Holly Winter

Susan Conant is an American mystery writer. She is best known for her Dog Lover's Mysteries series, featuring magazine writer Holly Winter. Conant graduated from Radcliffe College with a degree in social relations, and a doctorate from Harvard in human development. She is active in Alaskan Malamute Rescue and is a three-time recipient of the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Award for Fiction Writing.

2002) (Book 14 in the Dog Lover's Mystery series) A novel by Susan Conant. January 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback. Holly Winter's Alaskan malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi, are as sweetly rambunctious as ever, and her - tentatively titled A Hundred and One Ways to Cook Liver - is really coming along. But everything else is a mess.

In the latest of her acclaimed Dog Lover's mysteries, Susan Conant delivers a dryly humorous canine caper replete with Cambridge eccentrics and professors' brats. She also tells a story of human alienation and the salvation that lies in true partnership. The obsequies, as it turns out, are conducted by a woman priest with a canine acolyte named Ruffly, a little hearing dog trained to lend his deaf mistress his gigantic ears. When Ruffly speaks, who listens? Who but the ultimate real dog person, Holly Winter, and her Alaskan malamutes Rowdy and Kimi?

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Dog Lover's Mysteries by Susan Conant. A new leash on death. A Berkley Prime Crime Book, published by arrangement with the author. Cover art by Bob Dombrowski. Cover design by Jill Boltin.

Holly Winter’s a Dog’s Life columnist on the wrong ■ side of thirty, a canine-loving detective sniffing out I crime on the streets of Cambridge.

Both dog and mystery lovers know a champion when they see one. -Carolyn G. Hart. Holly Winter’s malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi, are as delightful a pair of canine companions as anyone could ask for. Less faithful is her ex-lover who left her with a bitter heart and over-priced therapy sessions. Holly Winter’s a Dog’s Life columnist on the wrong ■ side of thirty, a canine-loving detective sniffing out I crime on the streets of Cambridge. jfl They might be less famous than guide dogs for the blind, but hearing dogs are no less invaluable to their owners.

A battle between dog walkers and joggers over territory in the local park ignites a series of increasingly violent confrontations, as amateur sleuth Holly Winter becomes caught in the middle of the vicious struggle. Reprint.

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Holly used to be fun to read. Her enthusiastic gushing, where she name dropped everything from trainers to dog food, might have been naive in some respects, but at least it was amusing and upbeat and her descriptions of dog behavior was spot on. But then the series took a negative turn, and love of dogs seemed to be superceded by digust of humans. The villians didn't just do bad deeds, but their homes, clothes, hygiene and personal habits were described in unpleasant details. I keep reading the series, hoping it will upturn again, but the negativity continued into this book, overwhelming the enthusiasm and the love of dogs. What was once just a few paragraphs from every chapter, has now taken over. The action takes place in a dog park, and a shrink's office, but neither the victim, nor the villians, nor many of the other characters, including most of the dogs are palatable. I was doggedly reading toward the end, for there was one small subplot that had value in it and that spoke of the old enthusiastic happy Holly, the description of Rowdy being bred to Emma, unfortunately just a few email asides. The various other plots wound their unredeeming ways, victims, villians and side characters no more likable or interesting at the end than at the beginning. But when Rowdy's puppies are finally born, the Holly who seemed lately buried in carpy nastiness broke down and cried, wailed as she put it, for the puppy she could not have. That catharsis was the only genuine writing and emotion in the book. The rest seemed makework but this made me almost like Holly again. Write more of that.
It has been a long time since the last Holly Winter mystery. When last we saw her, she was suffering from both a head injury and heartbreak. Her vet and lover had married someone else and she was injured during another of her escapades. Rita has recommended a psychiatrist to help heal her mind and body and her elderly friend Ceci asks her help in solving a problem at the dog park. A dog owner with a vicious Golden is making things difficult for all of them. Holly solves the problem temporarily, and then a murderer solves it permanently. Holly helps to solve the murder.
This is the best Conant mystery in a long time. Conant has taken the time to add more dog elements to the mystery and as usual she makes them work brilliantly. The dogs and the mystery blend wonderfully, so this novel should appeal to all readers, not just dog nuts. The author understands dogs and murder mystery like very few others and I always enjoy her dog mysteries, even though the previous two were more mystery and less dog. They were markedly less enjoyable, and I am glad she has returned to the previous formula.
In this book, I was upset to find my old pal Holly had turned into a real bitch (of the arrogant woman variety) Had to go back and re-read "Creature Discomforts"to find her excuse. I was still offended by her snotty & snobbish condesension toward pet people. OK,I confess that as one of the much maligned pet people, I actually look down my nose at silly show people, not to mention my distaste for breeders. We're still in agreement in our low opinion of backyard breeders and high opinion of rescue organizations. I was also pleased at the renewal of the romance with the marvelous Steve. I had pretty much given up on the series following the aforementioned "Creature Discomforts" in which she rejected the darling man once too often, pushing him into taking up with and marrying a real slimeball dog hater.

So,much as I disliked this book, I am looking forward to "Bride & Groom" and seeing how they manage to merge their canine families. I'm also anxious for updates on some of the other secondary characters. Poor Kevin was still in the hospital when last seen in "The Dogfather", and both he and Rita the shrink had budding romances going.
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Susan Conant's books can be depended upon as fast reads that don't require much attention but are entertaining. Her characters are consistent in the series and the information she weaves in about showing dogs is equally as engaging as her plots. I will continue to buy her books as quick, light reads.
Another excellent tale by Susan Conant. I so very much enjoy this series. I will start reading her other series soon - as I hear now she has one for cats as well.
Book arrived January 3, 2015 not in time for Christmas. I paid for a new book - not one that was torn, had watermarking on the cover and inside, was in terrible shape and could not be given as a gift. I threw it in the trash.
The Wicked Flea (Dog Lover's Mysteries) download epub
Author: Susan Conant
ISBN: 042518885X
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (February 4, 2003)