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The Kingdom of Dog Audiobook

The Kingdom of Dog: Golden Retriever Mysteries, Book 2

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When his mentor, Joe Dagorian, director of admissions at prestigious Eastern College, is murdered during a fund-raising event, Steve Levitan feels obliged to investigate. He and his golden retriever, Rochester, go nose to the ground to dig up clues, including a bloody knife and some curious photographs. But will Steve's curiosity and Rochester's savvy save them when the killer comes calling?

Second in Neil S. Plakcy's Golden Retriever Mysteries, The Kingdom of Dog is funny and charming - and who can resist a gregarious golden character like Rochester?

©2011 Neil S. Plakcy (P)2013 Neil S. Plakcy

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    Sisypha 06-29-16
    Sisypha 06-29-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Author Commits Cardinal Sin!"

    I admittedly chose to start Plakcy's "Dog" series as relief from the heavier book(s) I listen to concurrently. However, I don't equate "light" with poorly written. The pacing in this second book was awful. The majority of the book could be entitled "More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About How Academic Institutions Secure Large Donations". The actual mysteries (2 murders and an illegal steroid ring on campus) are quickly resolved in the last chapter, as if the author just ran out steam and wanted to wrap it up quickly. He also commits a mystery writer's cardinal sin of having the murders committed by a character that isn't even part of the story until the climax! Bad form, Mr Plakcy– very bad form.

    A lesser criticism I have - more of an annoyance, really – is the author's use of awful puns for his lesser characters. José Canusi? Lu Cigusi? Juan Tanimera? (Actual spellings unknown from audiobk…) Seriously?? Some listeners may find this quirk clever, but I find it immature and annoying as hell - all the more because this sort of limp wordplay is most amenable to the creation of Hispanic or other ethnic-sounding names.

    Being the forgiving soul I am, and knowing that first-time series authors sometimes need to settle into the characters and world they've created, I'll probably spring for Book 3. But if I find that he fails to introduce the true "bad guy" character until the climax ever again, he will have proven himself to be a dishonest mystery writer, unworthy of my time OR yours!

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    Kathleen McDonald 05-02-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Love this dog"

    Rochester the golden retriever helps solve another murder mystery in Bucks County, PA. His owner, Steve, meets a professor who just might be the girlfriend he has been yearning for.

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-29-14
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    This is a great follow up to the first book. It's well written and has a fast pace. I enjoyed it immensely. I will listen to the next book.

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