Thursday, September 30, 2010

From The Vault

Pedigreed Bloodlines
Mystery book 15

When Leigh Dennison’s dear friend and champion show-dog breeder, Addie Jordan, is killed, Leigh goes on the hunt to sniff out the murderer. If only she could devote more time to her sleuthing. . .But Leigh, who has never been a dog lover, now finds herself as the owner of Addie’s kennel, which houses a puppy with a bright future in the show ring.

Leigh must overcome one obstacle after another as she sets out to succeed with the kennel and find the person who killed the woman she loved like a mother. At the top of her suspect list: a homeless Vietnam veteran, a young Cherokee high school dropout, the owner of a rival kennel. . .and the man with whom Leigh is falling in love.

As clues unfold to the killer’s identity, she makes another surprising discovery—there’s a reason dogs are known as man’s best friend.

Key Verse:
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matthew 22:37-39

Excerpt from book:
In front of me, sprawled facedown on the floor, lay the woman I loved like a mother. Blood soaked her white silk blouse and covered the carpet around her still form.
I stood stone-still, trying to make sense of the scene. “Help!” I mouthed the word, realized I was hanging onto Blake’s arm to keep my balance. Had she fallen? Hit her head? Blake was speaking. His words were a rushing sound through my ears. I turned back to Addie. And then I saw it. The handle of my antique mortise chisel protruded from her back.

A scream tore from my throat. I ran forward, dropped to my knees next to her. Blake followed and knelt on the other side.

My fingers searched for the pulse in her neck, but I found nothing. Tears blurred my vision as I stared at Blake. “Addie. She’s dead.”

Do you own a dog? If no, do you another kind of pet? If yes, what breed?


  1. I own a tabby cat named Mr. Murphy, who purrs like a motor and is the most wonderful pet ever (although I might be a little biased). :) He lives at my grandparents' house, and I miss him now that I'm away at school. :(

    My sister has a cat named Muffinman and a new bunny named Candy. :) It will be so nice when I go home for Christmas break and I get to see all these critters again!


  2. I own the most beautiful German Shepherd ever!! I miss her so much now that I'm away at school :(

  3. I have a fluffy once-upon-a-time barn cat who rejoices in the name Pookie. :) She likes to climb on my shoulder while I'm typing, and if that doesn't work, she likes to sit between me and the keyboard and demand some 'face-time.'

  4. I have a German shepherd. She's almost seven and her name is Dakota. We love the breed and have had many over the years.