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Hair of the Dog
by Susan Slater


Overview - It sounds like some work and mostly play when United Life and Casualty sends its investigator Dan Mahoney to Florida. Five greyhounds all heavily insured were lost in a fire at the Daytona dog track. So simple. Five dogs dead by smoke inhalation, bagged, tagged, and cremated.  Read more...

 
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Overview
It sounds like some work and mostly play when United Life and Casualty sends its investigator Dan Mahoney to Florida. Five greyhounds all heavily insured were lost in a fire at the Daytona dog track. So simple. Five dogs dead by smoke inhalation, bagged, tagged, and cremated. Papers all in order. Ashes in specialty urns on the desk of Dixie Halifax, track and casino co-owner. In jail, a young employee charged with arson to cover a murder he's blamed for committing. Then the body of kennel owner Jackson Sanchez is found face down in a pool of blood, a knife stuck in his back. But Sanchez didn t die from a knife wound. Someone has carved thief on his forehead. The blood pooled underneath his body isn t his. Should Dan be looking for a second corpse? And the one man who can answer questions, the track vet, dies in a motorcycle accident. Working this case is not as complicated for Dan as having his mother Maggie move into the FBI s favorite mob slob haven in nearby Palm Coast, while his fiancee Elaine Linden, on sabbatical, works on a PI license. Perfect the FBI can set Maggie up to spy on her boyfriend who may be laundering cash in some geriatric mafia scheme in this follow-up to Flash Flood and Rollover."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781464204203
  • ISBN-10: 1464204209
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.55 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds

Series: Dan Mahoney Mysteries (Paperback)

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-05-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Weak, inconsistent characterization mars Slater’s third Dan Mahoney mystery (after 2014’s Rollover), which takes the insurance investigator to Daytona Beach, Fla., after a racetrack fire leaves a man and five valuable greyhounds dead. When one of the allegedly dead dogs later wins a Miami race, Dan suspects fraud by the track’s co-owner, a high-powered woman whose deceased husband had Mafia ties. Meanwhile, Dan’s fiancée, Elaine Linden, decides to train as a PI. Her first client is Dan’s mother, who’s thinking of moving to Florida with a new flame, but wants the man checked out first. Elaine unearths a possible Mafia connection, while her new boss, an ex-FBI agent, investigates a mob money-laundering scheme. Their cases and Dan’s converge in an unlikely resolution hinging on a series of improbable coincidences and problematic chronology. The dogs add an endearing element, however, and readers will enjoy the behind-the-scenes look at greyhound racing and retired-greyhound adoption. (July)

 
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