What's it about?
Best-selling author Rita Mae Brown is launching a series that introduces two new animal sleuths—but this time, they're of the canine persuasion. In A Nose for Justice, Mags moves in with her great-aunt Jeep after losing her Wall Street job, bringing her dachshund Baxter, who clashes with Jeep's German shepherd mix King. But Baxter and King have to put their differences aside when a killer targets their small Nevada town and Mags teams up with local Deputy Pete Meadows to solve the mystery.

Bestseller formula:
Talking dogs + romance + murder mystery + Nevada history

Favorite lines:
Baxter lifted his head, sniffed deeply. "Something's in the creek bed." . . . Transfixed, the two animals stared at the human corpse stashed there. One wouldn't see it from the road. Coyotes had eaten some of the best parts—including the nose and lips—but since it froze at night what wasn't chewed was well enough preserved.

Worth the hype?
Should be another winner for dog lovers and fans of Brown's Mrs. Murphy series.

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