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Fun Dog-Centric Mystery Book Series

Are you sitting down? I’ll suggest a thriller guide collection that repeatedly breaks my #1 rule about together with debunked, outdated, and whole BS canine coaching and conduct particulars.
Shocker, I do know. And, but, these in any other case humorous and fascinating books have helped me survive a tough 12 months, and I am keen on them. FIVE STARS — Extremely suggest. I traded emails with the writer to share my angst over these mentions of alpha canine and being pack leaders and different stuff, so that they know the place I stand. Why on earth am I scripting this? Maintain studying to search out out what I get pleasure from these books within the Purchased the Farm Sequence by Ellen Riggs (pssst … that is a pen title). The writer’s actual title is Sandy Rideout, and typically one or each names present up, so do not let that throw you. 

mystery book series photo, books 1-10 of bought the farm mysteries

Canine-Centered Thriller Guide Sequence

I counsel getting the primary 10 books in a set (for Kindle, if potential) to be able to go proper from one to the following. The Kindle set additionally contains Guide 0, which is the prequel and explains the hero border collie’s backstory. His title is KEATS. Sure, just like the poet. I did not notice the books got here in units, so I purchased the primary few particular person books. The set is certainly the best way to go, then after Guide 10, you’ll want to get books 11-17 individually. Guide 18 comes out in August 2024. I’ve preordered already. So price it for the hours and hours and hours of leisure! I have been having SO a lot enjoyable!

What Do I Love?

The principle character (IVY) rescues KEATS from a nasty state of affairs (in Guide 0). Then, she finally ends up working a passion farm again in her dwelling city. The farm as soon as featured prominently in a actuality present with the heiress who revamped the farm and renovated the inn onsite. It is a crap-ton of accountability, with loads of farm-animal and manure humor.

The books are humorous and attention-grabbing, and sometimes I’ve NO clue whodunnit till the very finish, and it retains me studying. I suppose I am not an incredible sleuth. The thriller guide collection additionally options an underlying love story with a little bit of a Hallmark film really feel that is tremendous enjoyable this time of 12 months. And, a number of recurring characters within the books additionally present hilarious eventualities, particularly, if like me, you understand survivalist sorts with bunkers and stockpiles. Ha!

I benefit from the typically feminist and later-in-life views of the principally feminine characters on the town and within the thriller guide collection. Plus, there’s a time when KEATS must rescue his sister. In order that’s enjoyable since I’ve met one in every of Clover’s littermates and one in every of Tori’s! (pictures beneath)

Oh, and there is a humorous group known as the rescue mafia that jogs my memory of individuals (I will not title names) who’ve secretly helped canine in my group who weren’t being cared for correctly. As I recall, one obtained a late-night freedom flight to California to a significantly better dwelling. 

rox on the beach in VA with Clover's littermate speedy between my feet in 2019

Me spending the day on VA Seaside with Clover’s littermate Speedy (between my toes) and his brother Dodger in 2019 … my final work journey earlier than the pandemic

tori and her littermate roo meeting in 2016

Tori within the again and her littermate Roo (who lives with one in every of my buddies) throughout a go to at our home in 2016

What Makes Me Curse?

Nicely, along with the alpha junk, I additionally suppose KEATS is just too typically allowed to be a snot, nipping folks’s legs loads (biting laborious, tearing holes, and so forth.) It provides me flashbacks to foster pet ACE from summer time 2023 (who was completely a working canine and NOT a pet — photograph beneath). KEATS is also perpetually strolling round city off leash. Then, there’s the continuing challenge with emotional assist canine typically getting rights of entry supposedly reserved for working / service canine. See what you suppose.

foster puppy ace a BC with high drive

Additionally, the rescue mafia group’s adoption course of is insane with off-the-charts, are-you-bleeping-kidding-me, almost-no-one-is-good-enough guidelines. As a foster volunteer for an open admission shelter with open-minded adoptions that are not an ordeal, I wrestle with such sanctimonious teams, however I suppose that is additionally actuality in a variety of locations. I merely fear that it drives folks to different less-than-idea sources of canine. 

I am at the moment studying the prior / older collection known as Mischief in Canine City, which is comes with much more alpha and different baloney that is additionally combined up with reward hierarchies. It is sort of a jumble for my private points with these matters, so I assuage myself by including notes on my Kindle like … bullsh*t or FFS or Ugh!!!

mischief in dog town series of books

The place Do I Droop Disbelief within the Thriller Guide Sequence?

OMG. So many murders in a small city very shut collectively. It is comical, however every one is totally different and attention-grabbing.

And, But With Gratitude

And, actually, the books have saved me from myself at a tricky time this 12 months with the:

For that assist of getting me by all of it with escapist studying, I’m grateful, regardless of poking a bit about my points. (ha ha) Hey, there, Sandy! Really. I am a fan, and I belief that my readers/followers will 100% perceive my intent right here. 

These tales provides me one thing to do and one thing to consider. So right here we’re, with me suggesting these thriller books to you, in case you’re on the lookout for one thing enjoyable. I belief that you just’re good sufficient to see / skim over the unpleasant elements and revel in the remainder of the small print and tales.

New Sequence Too? 

The latest books are sort of paranormal in nature. They publish in a thriller guide collection known as Mystic Mutt Mysteries, if that is of curiosity. I’ve not learn these but. 

Anyway, give some love to the writer on Fb too. I am positive it might be appreciated, and the pictures of her doodle canine are so enjoyable. Plus, like me, Riggs / Rideout now lives on this planet with no Mommio and will use a lift.  

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