Surf City's citizens are fighting like cats and dogs.The beef concerns the proposed commercial development of a wetlands habitat. And when people start dying, Delilah suspects greedy land developers...or maybe overzealous eco-warriors.Especially when her beloved dog, Watson, digs up new clues......
|Title||:||Delilah Doolittle and the Purloined Pooch|
|Number of Pages||:||196 Pages|
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Delilah Doolittle and the Purloined Pooch Reviews
Didn't really care that much for the story. The mystery was not to hard to solve. I did like the idea of a character being a pet detective. But this character, Delilah Doolittle, wasn't a real great character. At one point in the story, she does something so stupid, that had me rolling my eyes at the book. Don't think, I'm going to go through the trouble trying to find the next book in the series.
This book was a good read and had plenty of twists although if you are an avid mystery reader than you may not like it since it is kind of simple enough. The cast of characters are interesting for they are British/Welsh people set down in sunny California and of an older age than your normal hero/heroine for mystery novels. The one issue that I had was related to the fact of the characters. Although the British usage was an interesting addition and gave the book a rather new flavor some of the words were hard to follow along with. I am the kind that likes to know what I am reading if it isn't my normal language and I searched for an hour or so to just track down one of the words but eventually I found it thanks to Yahoo Answers United Kingdom. Altogether it was a good book, rather refreshing in its uniqueness and a good start to the series.
Delilah Doolittle is a British lady living in Southern California, and trying to make a living as a pet detective. As she is working on finding an award-winning German Shepard, she stumbles across a sinister conspiracy involving blackmail, shock collars, and even murder! As any cozy fan might predict, local law enforcement fails to take her seriously so she is forced to investigate the cases of missing dogs and murders on her own. With the help of a quirky best friend, a fellow Brit with a sketchy past, and her faithful dog Watson, Delilah slowly unravels the truth. This book is a pretty typical cozy, but some of the dialogue is snappy and the human and canine characters are appealing enough to hook dog lovers.great read! Light, entertaining, intriguing.
I enjoyed this cozy. A bit dated in some respects, but the mystery was good and I didn't guess the whole outcome right away as I do with some others. I was a little annoyed with Delilah at times (Didn't guess that maybe the dog that Debbie said that she was taking care of could have been Herbie? Really?), overall she was a likable character. Evie could use a good swift kick in the keister, though.
The best thing about this book is that the main character speaks with a British accent. Although it is a unique take on mystery writing, it is somewhat repetitive with the problems the main character encounters and ends a little predictably.