German shorthaired pointer Juliet returns for another featured appearance in her latest mystery novel. Abra Cadaver, the newest entry in the Roger and Suzanne series, features champion GSP Juliet demonstrating her new abilities as a cadaver dog, which makes her the perfect pet for private detective Roger Bowman. The setting is a winery in a small town in Northern California’s Central Valley. Roger is hired to find a husband who goes missing a few days after his wedding. And the reader is off on another suspenseful case that will entertain mystery fans, dog lovers, and wine aficionados. Like all the Roger and Suzanne novels the language is clean, the sex is offstage, and the books can be read in any order so readers can begin the series with this novel. Free from KU.
The author is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. Jerry, a two-time winner of The Indie Book of the Day Award, writes fast paced “tweener” mystery books (tough mystery stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no cussing), all published as e-books on Amazon Kindle with four (including this one) also published as paperback versions. Several of the books introduce the readers to South America, a region where he has lived and worked that is a long way from home for most English speakers. He and his wife Elaine lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. Jerry and Elaine breed prize-winning German shorthaired pointer dogs; Elaine also provides technical advice for Jerry’s dog-related novels like The Deadly Dog Show, Hunter Down and Abra Cadaver, as well as editing for all of the books.