Hair of the Dog
by Susan Slater
on Tour August 2015
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 fiancée 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.
Published by: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Number of Pages: 240
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Author Bio:Susan is the author of the Ben Pecos series (Pumpkin Seed Massacre, A Way to the Manger, Yellow Lies and Thunderbird), a stand-alone (Five O'clock Shadow), a women's fiction novel (0 to 60), a para-normal short story in Rod Serling's commemorative Twilight Zone Anthology (Eye for an Eye), and the Dan Mahoney series. Susan lives on the Atlantic coast and writes full-time.
Giveaway:This is a giveaway hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours for Susan Slater & Poisoned Pen Press. There will be one US winner of 1 Box of Poisoned Pen Press books including Hair of the Dog by Susan Slater. The giveaway begins on August 1st, 2015 and runs through August 31st, 2015. a Rafflecopter giveaway
This is the author's third book in "The Dan Mahoney Mysteries" series.
This time Dan Mahoney has been sent to Florida to find out what happened to 5 greyhounds that were killed in a fire. Dan Mahoney works for the United Life and Casualty insurance . It looks like an an easy investigation at first, they all died of smoke inhalation. One of the track and casino owners Dixie Hailfax has them in urns already cremated. A young man who works there has been put in jail because they believe he has killed someone and set the kennel on fire. Another body is also found next in a pool of blood that isn't his. Are there 2 murdered victims? One victim has been stabbed, is the man in jail the murderer? Dan has other problems going on right now. Elaine Linden, who is his fiancée is working toward her PI license. Now even his mother has shown up. What is going to happen next? Dan Mahoney has to work hard to figure out who really committed these murders. I really enjoy this author and this series is very interesting. I give this book a 4/4. I was given this book for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.