. But then there was the one time he took Dash for a walk around the block. Former detective turned noted author and dog trainer, Carol Lea Benjamin, returns with her celebrated dark and edgy suspense series featuring smart and compelling private investigator Rachel Alexander – a new addition to the Morrow/Avon list.
Fall Guy: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 7 #ad - A new york city police officer nearing retirement dies "accidentally, " while cleaning his service revolver in the bathroom of his Greenwich Village apartment. Was this death really a suicide? and why would the deceased have chosen a near stranger to perform such an intimate task––especially when he's survived by a brother and sister? As Rachel sets about her work, she soon discovers a mystery from the deceased's childhood that may have led to this terrible tragedy.
Lady Vanishes: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 4HarperCollins e-books #ad - As the pieces start coming together, Rachel and Dash not only expose an ugly plot, but also help some innocent victims find justice in a world that too often ignores them. . But now lady has vanished. And the owner of the home has been killed in a bizarre and mysterious hit-and-run accident. From former detective turned noted author and dog trainer, carol lea benjamin, comes the fourth book in the critically-lauded Rachel Alexander mystery series, Rachel Alexander's pit bull terrier, with a sharp new package--and for the first time in mass market! Dash, has come to be known as half a sleuthing team.
Rachel and dash are the perfect duo to tackle this mystery: she can find the answers and Dash can bring a sense of calm and order to the residents. Lady, was the therapy dog at harbor View, a mop-coated puli, a Greenwich Village home for "throw away" people. But when not called upon to solve crimes he has another very important job: that of a therapy dog, working with people who are developmentally challenged.
Without a Word: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 8HarperCollins e-books #ad - Private investigator rachel alexander and her pit bull Dashiell return in this stylish, dark, emotionally complex seventh mystery from former detective and noted dog trainer Carol Lea Benjamin. But it's the missing woman's daughter who touches her most deeply––a troubled young girl whose mother's disappearance has rendered her mute.
And against a backdrop of betrayal, rachel's involvement in the case uncovers issues more complex, than she's ever seen––problems that someone was willing to die, or even kill, and a city at times as lonely and frightening as a child's worst nightmares, and more heartbreaking, neglect, for. After all, the chances of finding a woman who disappeared without a trace––and without a word––five years earlier are slim.
Without a Word: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 8 #ad - The child is also suspected of the murder of her doctor, a rich neurologist who was brutally stabbed one night while he was alone in his office. When a distraught father approaches private investigator Rachel Alexander in a New York City park, asking her to help find his missing wife, Rachel accepts––reluctantly.
Rachel knows the disturbed girl can't be a murderer, but her investigation reveals that against all odds, it could be someone from her past.
The Wrong Dog: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 5HarperCollins e-books #ad - Her former worries can now be put to rest, knowing that now she'll have a replacement for Blanche when the time comes. But the puppy they provided didn't have what it takes to be a service dog, and when Sophie visits the vet to alert them of the problem, none of the staff is anywhere to be found--they've disappeared without a trace.
Rachel alexander and Dash, her pit bull partner. A service dog that can perform the difficult tasks that epilepsy requires--sensing when a seizure is about to occur and fetching life-saving medication--is extremely rare, so when a veterinarian's office promises that they can clone Blanche, Sophie jumps at the opportunity.
The Wrong Dog: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 5 #ad - . But without her trusty canine companion, an indispensable service dog named Blanche, she wouldn't be nearly as well-off. To get to the bottom of this clone-by-night operation, Sophie hires P. I. And two days after meeting with rachel, apparently of a seizure, Sophie is found dead, but it didn't take Dash's sensitive nose to tell that something doesn't smell right, and that the missing vets definitely need further examination.
From former detective turned noted author and dog trainer, Carol Lea Benjamin, comes the fifth book in the critically-lauded Rachel Alexander mystery series, for the first time in mass market. Sophie gordon didn't let her epilepsy get in the way of her life as a teacher of deaf children.
The Long Good Boy The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 6Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - Well, three new clients. But her future is suddenly on the line when she sets herself up as bait to catch the killer. What is the connection between rosalinda and a dead butcher? Soon, with the help of Chi Chi’s mini-dachshund, Clint, Rachel is breaking into a plant in the Meatpacking District. Rachel and Dash have a new client.
As rachel follows a twisting trail with only Dash for protection, she discovers that her foray into “the life” could end with her own untimely death. The long good boy is the 6th book in the Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. Rosalinda’s throat was slashed on Halloween right after the Greenwich Village parade.
The Long Good Boy The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 6 #ad - Finding her killer isn’t exactly the nypd’s top priority—and LaDonna, Chi Chi, and Jasmine are terrified that they’ll be next. A trio of transvestite working girls want Rachel to investigate the death of one of their own. A dog trainer-turned-pi and her pit bull go after a killer—with a little help from a courageous dachshund—in this mystery by a Shamus Award winner.
With her cash retainer in hand—and very few leads—Rachel starts digging.
The Hard Way: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 9HarperCollins e-books #ad - A lifelong new yorker, private investigator rachel Alexander has lived through some rough times—from 9/11, to a difficult divorce, to cases that have taken her to the depths of the city's dark underbelly. In one of the coldest winters new york city has seen in years, Rachel is helped by a homeless Iraq War veteran, a man whose sad circumstances leave Rachel pondering her own fortunate life.
But when wealthy business owner eleanor redstone approaches Rachel to ask if she can investigate her father's murder—a brutal slaying that occurred when he was pushed onto the subway tracks—Rachel takes the case, plunging herself into parts of the city only its poorest residents have ever known. Because to solve gardner redstone's murder, Rachel must disguise herself as a homeless woman and live on the streets, searching for the dispossessed man witnesses say made the fatal push.
The Hard Way: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 9 #ad - From critically-acclaimed author carol lea benjamin, a writer the Cleveland Plain-Dealer calls "first rate, a mystery with heartbreaking characters, " this is another illuminating look into the heart of New York, and a story you'll never forget.
This Dog for Hire The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 1Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - Plus, magritte, cliff’s champion basenji—a competitor in the upcoming Westminster Dog Show—may have been a witness to the crime and is now missing. There’s no one she can trust—especially not of the two-legged variety. This dog for hire is the 1st book in the Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
. The police are treating the gay painter’s suspicious death as a hate crime, but Dennis insists Cliff hadn’t cruised the waterfront in months. Winner of the shamus award for best first pi novel: in the first book of carol lea benjamin’s acclaimed mystery series, greenwich Village PI Rachel Alexander and her loyal pit bull must find a killer and a missing show dog Divorced dog trainer–turned–private-eye Rachel Alexander and her canine assistant Dash—short for Dashiell—are hired by a man named Dennis Keaton to investigate the hit-and-run death of his friend and neighbor Clifford Cole, whose body was found on an isolated Christopher Street pier.
This Dog for Hire The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 1 #ad - The search for answers takes Rachel and Dash from the SoHo art scene to the most famous dog show in America. Now rachel is in the sights of a killer hunting her across a treacherous urban landscape.
A Hell of a Dog The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 3Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - With suspects including a dog psychic and a behaviorist to the stars, Rachel discovers that it’s the humans who need to be housebroken as she and Dash bring a serial killer to heel. A hell of a dogis the 3rd book in the Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
And then another. The cops are calling it an accident. Until another trainer dies . . . How can the greenwich village pi and her pit bull, turn down the hefty fee, Dashiell, plus free room and biscuits at the Ritz? All Rachel has to do is keep the peace among the competitive diva dog trainers who have come with their prize pooches from all corners of the globe.
A Hell of a Dog The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 3 #ad - . She and dash have barely infiltrated the festivities when they find out that one of the trainers, the self-proclaimed guru of a controversial obedience technique, has been electrocuted in his bathtub. Someone is killing off the great dog trainers of the world—and it’s up to PI Rachel Alexander and her pit bull, Dash, to collar the murderer Rachel has just been hired as undercover security at a dog-training symposium at a posh Manhattan hotel.
The Dog Who Knew Too Much The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 2Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - Refusing to believe that lisa would abandon her beloved pet—and with only a suspicious suicide note to go on—Rachel and her canine assistant, Dash, hit the streets of downtown New York, retracing the dead woman’s steps to figure out whether she was yin to a killer’s yang. The dog who knew too muchis the 2nd book in the Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
The tai chi instructor, who was studying to be a zen buddhist priest, brains, seemed to have it all: beauty, a vocation she adored, a sexy lover—and her beautiful, sad-eyed Akita, who may have been the only witness to her death and is still grieving the loss of his mistress. The path to enlightenment is fraught with danger when greenwich village pi rachel alexander and her pit bull, investigate the death of a tai chi practitioner Did she jump or was she pushed? Devastated by the loss of their only child, Dash, David and Marsha Jacobs hire Rachel to find out why Lisa leaped to her death from the fifth-floor window of her martial arts studio.
The Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries: This Dog for Hire, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, and A Hell of a DogOpen Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - Rachel suspects there’s more involved, as the woman would never have left her beloved Akita behind. A greenwich village pi and her pit bull hunt down killers in these three smart, witty mysteries from a Shamus Award winner. In this dog for hire, the debut of new york private detective Rachel Alexander and her pit bull, Dash—short for Dashiell—a hit-and-run leaves a local painter dead and his show dog, a basenji, temporarily missing.
Rounding out the collection is a hell of a dog, a former dog trainer herself, in which Rachel, must find out who’s killing off trainers at a professional gathering at a posh New York City hotel. After cracking that case, rachel and dash return in The Dog Who Knew Too Much to investigate a t’ai chi teacher’s fatal leap from a window.
The Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries: This Dog for Hire, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, and A Hell of a Dog #ad - With comparisons to the mysteries of laurien berenson and susan conant, atmospheric read for fans of strong female PIs, these novels—with “excellent” writing and a “nice touch of humor”—are an involving, especially those with furry sidekicks Library Journal.
The Devil's Deal A Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Book 13Blue Merle Publishing #ad - While raine’s ex-husband, the newly appointed county investigator Buck Lawson, tries to sort out the tangled threads of a murder case that isn’t even his own, Raine discovers that the man they’ve taken into custody is the world-famous research scientist Dr. Raine can’t believe that someone she so admires could be guilty of murder, particularly when she learns that one of his associates is her own fiancé, Miles Young.
Within moments the man is arrested for murder, his child is placed in foster care, and Raine finds herself the temporary custodian of what may well be the most valuable dog in the world. But is her faith in both men misplaced? it turns out that Bongo has skills that go beyond even those of his fellow scent-detecting canines—skills that are worth billions of dollars to some people, and are worth killing for to others.
The Devil's Deal A Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Book 13 #ad - But when a stranger wanders into her fund-raising booth with his young daughter and their beautiful black Lab, the peaceful country afternoon is turned into chaos. Jason broderick and that the labrador, Bongo, is one of an elite group of dogs Broderick has bred and trained to detect concealed micro-technology.
From the winner of the dog writer’s association of america “Best Fiction Book of the Year 2017”award comes this thrilling new installment in the Raine Stockton Dog Mystery series. The annual hansonville, north carolina founder’s Day Festival always draws plenty of locals and tourists alike who are eager to immerse themselves in the Smoky Mountain culture and show their support for local businesses and civic organizations.
For dog trainer and humane society volunteer Raine Stockton, it’s a perfect opportunity to raise money for the local animal shelter. When the unthinkable happens and an innocent life is placed in jeopardy, Raine is forced to make a terrible choice: one that will shake her to her very core and cause her to question not only herself, but everything she has ever believed.