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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2011!Something nasty is afoot in Emily Kincaid's northern Michigan town—besides Emily's increasingly cranky friend Deputy Dolly. When the body of a brutally slain woman turns up in an abandoned farmhouse, Emily and Dolly uncover a disturbing pattern. Bodies of dead dogs are being thrown into migrant Mexican workers' yards—a gruesome warning toA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2011!Something nasty is afoot in Emily Kincaid's northern Michigan town—besides Emily's increasingly cranky friend Deputy Dolly. When the body of a brutally slain woman turns up in an abandoned farmhouse, Emily and Dolly uncover a disturbing pattern. Bodies of dead dogs are being thrown into migrant Mexican workers' yards—a gruesome warning to keep someone's despicable secret.Clues to unravel this macabre affair seem woven into the manuscript Emily is editing for Cecil Hawke, an eccentric English author. Each page paints an eerily familiar picture of intimidation, madness, and murder. But reading further into the Englishman's twisted fiction could spell Emily's untimely death."Buzzelli will have you packing your bags for a move to northern Michigan."—KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)"Emily is a detective for our skint times: She can't afford health care, but she can make flour out of cat tails and work three jobs at once."—CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR...

Title : Dead Dogs and Englishmen
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ISBN : 9780738718781
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 346 Pages
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Dead Dogs and Englishmen Reviews

  • Lindajk
    2018-11-27 01:49

    This was not as good as the first three books, but I will continue the series.I like the two main charters in the books, and the friendships in the small town.

  • Freda Witt
    2018-12-09 08:15

    This has been my least favorite (so far) book in this series. A couple of the characters were just so evil, and the content so unpleasant. Over all though, the book was enjoyable, and I am already reading the next one. BTW, our little Deputy Dolly is (miraculously) pregnant. She will finally get the family that she is so desperate for.

  • Joyce
    2018-12-08 07:07

    4 starsThis is a very good book. It’s about small town Michigan. Emily Kincaid is a recent transplant to this small town, along with her dog, Sorrow. She is a struggling mystery writer and part-time newspaper writer. He friend and neighbor, Henry Mockerman, collects dead things from the road, grows his old garden, and occasionally shares his secret recipes with Emily. Then there is Deputy Dolly. She is a feisty, “the law is the law” type of deputy. She is one of a two person police department. She arrives without warning and doesn’t take no for an answer. This book is well written and plotted. It keeps you guessing – and sometimes guessing wrong. It’s all part of the fun. The book has its moments though. There are seances, shots in the dark and so on. I want to thank Netgalley and Beyond the Page Publishing for forwarding to me a copy of this great book to read.

  • Marci
    2018-11-26 03:19

    The author is a Michigan academic-type writing about a former academic-type Michigan writer who is trying to get mystery novels published which are about--surprise!--the exact mysteries the author has already published. Hm.This was my first introduction to her writing and to this series, which is about 3 or 4 books in. It would have helped me to go into it knowing the author's background a little better. Then I would have immediately recognized and appreciated the extended metaphor of the tent-worm infestation, but as it was, I thought it was digressive and irrelevant. However, just when I was going to give up, the plot finally got out from under the literary trappings and became interesting. There was one point where I got irritated at the formulaic woman-knows-in-the-back-of-her-mind-the-criminal-is-there-but-goes-there-anyway, but I decided I'd have to see how she got out of it (this is, after all, a series, so the author obviously couldn't kill off her protagonist). There's a flaw, I think, in the criminal's fate, but maybe it's deliberate.I did appreciate all the Noel Coward nods, especially turning his dramatic settings inside out. It was fun.

  • Lelia Taylor
    2018-11-26 05:17

    Freelance reporter Emily Kincaid and her testy friend, Deputy Dolly Wakowski, set out to investigate the murders of a woman and a dog and are alarmed to discover that there seems to be a concerted campaign to intimidate many of the migrants in their rural area. In the meantime, Emily is hired by a flamboyant author to edit his manuscript and begins to think there’s something very creepy about the story he has written and that perhaps there is a connection to what’s going on in the community. A growing list of crimes and Dolly’s unexplained moodiness add to the mystery and Emily eventually finds herself at a most unusual and disturbing party.Cozy readers will be put off by a fair amount of violence and descriptions of animal cruelty but many will find this fourth entry in the series to be well worth reading, thanks to the author’s tight prose and her willingness to address difficult subjects. I, for one, hope there will be many more books to come.Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, May 2011.

  • Susan
    2018-12-15 05:03

    Determined policewoman Deputy Dolly and free-lance writer Emily tackle the case of an unidentified body found in an abandoned house. Mexican migrant workers are being threatened by dead dogs thrown at their house. The more than usually anti-social behavior of Dolly is disturbing to her reluctant friend Emily. Then Emily's ex-husband Jackson offers her a much-needed job editing a manuscript for his new-found friend Cecil Hawke. The author intended this book to expose evil, and succeeded too well. It is unpleasant to read, and I regret not following my impulse and stopping after the first 100 pages.

  • Nancy
    2018-11-25 04:14

    Well, of course I like this because I love the local color. But there was more to like--the little introspective bits, the cast of characters, the snarky tone. As a mystery/thriller it suffered from being part of its genre--there had to be a dramatic showdown with gruesome events and Extreme Tension. And, like all mystery heroines, it seems, Emily is prone to putting herself into stupidly dangerous situations. But that--I think--is what readers expect; they'd sputter if nobody was left gored at the end. Already picked up another Dead book.

  • Jean
    2018-12-09 04:07

    I really enjoyed this novel. I see that this is part of a series, and I can't wait to read more of them. Ironically, the main character is a novelist living in rural Michigan, and stumbles into various mysteries, this one featuring the migrant workers in the area, and the finding of dead dogs as a calling card of the murderer. Great characterizations, and lots of interesting rural habits are explored, including the canning of fish! Very enjoyable for an English major nerd.

  • Elorise Holstad
    2018-12-14 09:02

    I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys reading about interesting (if not unique) characters in rural settings. The book is part of a series, featuring an aspiring writer living in Michigan's scenic north country. The story can stand alone, but you'll probably enjoy it even more if you start from the beginning.

  • Sally
    2018-12-14 04:54

    The only reason this does not have 5 stars is because google books had a glitch where it "ended" on page 180. I kept having to page through till I found my place. I can't wait for her next installment of life in the north woods!

  • Rachel
    2018-11-20 10:18

    Started this and abandoned it right away. Wherever the recommendation came from I clearly didn't read it well, because it's the kind of mystery that pretty much never does it for me, where the person doing the solving isn't a cop or a PI or anything. No thanks.

  • Jacqueline
    2018-12-16 04:17

    Emily and Dolly are wonderful female leads- each with their own brand of strength and femininity. Buzzelli keeps you reading...

  • Georgene
    2018-11-30 04:50

    A gripping mystery set in northwestern Michigan.

  • Julie
    2018-12-02 07:01

    Really? An author who lives in Michigan writes a mystery about an author living in Michigan? Somehow this mystery was kind of boring.

  • Tfeenstra
    2018-11-28 10:08

    good mystery read! fun to end 2011 with.

  • Pam
    2018-12-11 10:06

    The story was good but there were times the main characters didn't ring true.

  • Jillian
    2018-11-29 03:00

    I liked this book, easy to read, hard to put down.

  • Debbi
    2018-12-17 01:57

    Fun read, loved that it took place in/near Traverse City! I look forward to reading the books that came first on this series.

  • Barb
    2018-11-20 08:14

    enjoyable, easy to read, will try another by buzzelli

  • Michael Melara
    2018-12-09 03:49

    A very good thriller, well written and believable characters and descriptions of small town life.Will definitely read other books in this series I am now hooked.

  • Ruth Ann
    2018-12-17 05:05

    Buzzelli's best work! It kept me on the edge of my seat and yet had sweet moments.

  • Mary
    2018-11-21 07:03

    The plot was a little predictable. I think the title of this book gave away who the murderer was.