Book List in Order: 12 titles

  • "The child is the father of the man," the poet said.  Mary tried to change her life by substitute teaching.  She received a lot of help from a mysterious kid.  The mystery kid had a special connection to Mary.  The kid was her....


  • "LIGHTS...CAMERA...WOOF!" In the dog days of an Ohio summer, Jackie and Jake's stint on a movie set lands them supporting roles--in a murder mystery! Jackie's keeping busy by acting as wrangler for Jake--she's signed him up as top dog in a film bein...


  • GIVE A POOR DOG A HOME When a stray terrier leads Jackie to the dead body of a homeless woman, she and Jake have their hands (and paws) full. The police rule the woman's demise an accidental death, a case of drinking too much and freezing to death--...


  • DIGGING UP TREASURE-AND TROUBLE Jackie doesn't have a man in her life right now--so she's spending a little extra time with Mom. But while accompanying her on a volunteer visit to the Forest View Nursing Home, Jackie stumbles into a mystery that may...


  • CRIME IN CAPTIVITY The only zoo that Jackie usually has to deal with is her Friday film class. But when her friend Marcella goes undercover at the Palmer Wildlife Habitat to investigate alleged abuses, the bizarre death of a zookeeper turns a featur...


  • BITTER MEDICINE Linus Munch was once a great doctor and scientist -- but lately he's just a nasty old man with an ax to grind. During his visit to Palmer, he manages to tick off plenty of people... in fact, one of them gets ticked off enough to kill ...


  • TAKE A BITE OUT OF CRIME Walter Hopfelt's job was keeping the Rodgers University campus safe from crime. But now the security chief's career is over -- along with his life. His mysterious death has opened a can of worms...and reopened the case of a s...


  • Jackie Walsh, a teacher of film studies at Rodgers University, and her crime-solving dog, Jake, investigate the murder of Mannheim Goodwillie, one of Palmer's most prominent citizens, who drops dead during a live radio broadcast. Original....







  • CITIZEN CANINE It's the dog days of summer--but the contest for the Palmer election is already heating up. Jackie Walsh is intrigued when she discovers that one of the candidates has a mistress... especially when the curvy blonde is strangled to dea...


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    DEATH IN THE DOGHOUSE The scene of the crime was Mel Sweeten's Dog Academy--where Mel himself met his end, strangled with a choke collar. Unfortunately, the only witnesses were his two basset hounds, Fred and Karen...and they're not talking. So it's...


  • LOST DOG...FOUND BODY Who could have lost a beautiful Alsatian shepherd...with a bullet wound in his leg? Jackie Walsh's day began with a bang (and a bark) when she and her son Peter found Jake in their backyard. But things really heated up when Jac...