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Ust tries to keep everyone out of trouble When a prominent local doctor Dr Leonard Laton dies and leaves most of his fortune to his mistress former Las Vegas showgirl Bubbles Malone the family s Here We Are incensed With one daughter away on a hunting trip the funerals delayed In the meantime Dr Laton s corpse vanishes from the funeral home Callie and Lovie are determined to find him and trace the trail to Las Vegas where Dr Laton turns up Unexpected Findings in the most unexpected place Elvis would love to ride shotgun but he has a date with a hot French Poodlen the unexpected place Elvis would love to ride shotgun but he has a date with a hot French Poodle Anna of Kleve (Six Tudor Queens, in the alley Besides he knows his human Dad Jack has Callie s back evenf Callie doesn t know In the Mix (The GEG, it Thiss a very light and fluffy mystery that doesn t reuire much thought In fact t s better f the reader doesn t try to think I thought Folk Hats it was easy to figure out who didt but I was wrong I wasn t sure but I did end up suspecting The First Steps Painting Watercolors investigationf you can call Popular Woodworking Pocket Shop Reference it thats very Dyeing to Spin Knit: Techniques Tips to Make Custom Hand-Dyed Yarns inept More on that later The local colors fun but seems like a stereotype The saving grace of this novel My Old Lady is ElvisElviss a hoot He Broken Prince and Mismatched Eyes is the perfect blend of dog follows his nose devoted to his human parents and arrogant celebrity He narrates every few chapters with his personal thoughts on whats happening around him He Follow Your Dreams is privy to secrets that characters don t tell each other which I didn t really like I was hoping Callie would learn these secrets by the end of the book but she never does Elvis s voices funny and makes the story uniue I worry about his health with Lovie slipping him treats freuently Lovie s treats are full of carbs sugar and plenty of alcohol all things the human Elvis loved and apparently his reincarnated dog form enjoys them too The human characters are nowhere near as fun and Fractured Truth (Bone Gap Travellers interesting as Elvis Callies a horrible person I couldn t stand her She Maigret and the Wine Merchant is reportedly estranged from her husband Jack because she wanted a family and he wanted a Harley Shes constantly worried about her eggs drying up but she doesn t make an effort to get over Jack or meet anyone new Everytime Jack enters her life they have sex and then she gets angry and kicks him to the curb again Callie has a designer shoe obsession without the bank account to support her habit Sometimes she gives her shoes to her customers after having worn them only once Then when her beloved Elvis goes missing Knit Together instead of looking for him she calls Jack has sex runs off to Las Vegas tonvestigate and doesn t seem overly concerned about her dog I think he may be better off with Jack but Elvis wants his human mom and human dad to be together Callie s detecting skills are nil She Treacherous (Stepbrother isnept bumbling He, An Irreverent Look At The American Male idiotic foolish and too stupid to live Loviesn t a whole lot better but I liked her than Callie Lovie SELL IT LIKE SERHANT is aptly named having had lovers than dog Elvis has had fleas but Lovies a grown woman n charge of her own sexuality She s plus size and not ashamed of t Men love her anyway Lovie s also caring and a bit softer than Callie Like Callie she s extremely stupid Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Czechoslovakia (Favorite Fairy Tales, Book 10) in hernvestigation yet unlike Callie Lovie comes up with clever ways to get The Missing Link information Callie s mama Ruby Nellsn t a great role model Though she Working Girls is devoted to her late husband s memory he sounds like he was a wastrel She has a gambling addiction and constantly spends Callie s money Ruby Nells a moocher and she s crazy Her personality Hands of Flame (Negotiator Trilogy/Old Races Universe is larger than life I can t help but think these characters are all stereotypes though the author claims to liven the town where the book Speechless is setJacks a most mysterious man I didn t like him because Callie has no Sinister Sprinkles (Donut Shop Mystery, idea who hes he doesn t confide Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, in her or talk to her at all All they dos have sex Repeatedly Off page When Elvis shares HIS secret knowledge of Jack Stranded With The Tempting Stranger it made me see Jackn a different light and I liked him a tiny bit but that The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde Eddie Chase, isn t saying much Uncle Charlies the type of man Callie should be looking for Though Uncle Charlie reportedly had a checkered past he fell n love and settled down He s such a kind sweet man devoted to his family The Laton children are all horrid and spoiled Janice with her designer luggage Mindhunter is the worst Mellie seems too timid to stand up to her sister Bevvie also has a forceful personality and enjoys hunting big game She scared me a little Brother Kevin seems kinder and a little less self absorbed Perhaps Up the hairdos of the dead but when the corpse of local prominent physician Dr Leonard Laton goes missingt's bad for business So Callie and her cousin Lovie Eternal Rest's resident wake caterer have no choice but to go Flawd in hot pursuit of the recently embalmed last seen bound for Vegas by way of downtown Tupelo In Vegas Callie and Lovie hit the jackpot when they find the dearly departednside a freezer owned by hi. I won t lie I completely picked this book up ONLY because of the Basset Hound I love the cozy mystery style as well but as the human Mommy of a Basset Hound that Sweet Stallion is what pulled me to this book Is this book as strong as some of the other cozy mysteries I ve read I would have to say no butt was a WHOLE LOT OF FUN I loved the fact that I had NO The County And The Kingdom idea who committed the crime I ll admit I usually don t I m really not much of a detectiveand I did love the bit of mixed up romance within the story as well However I will say that I did not love how completely clueless Callies and I hate that she seems to have sorta separated from her husband because of the fact he bought a motorcycle To me that just seems ridiculous but at the same time n a way the ridiculousness of the characters reminded me of the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich which I love and that helps to explain why I loved the story *even f some of the traits of the characters annoyed me However as I expected *if some of the traits of the characters annoyed me However as I expected favorite character Crushed Ice in the storys Elvis her basset hound Every three chapters or so s a short chapter usually 2 4 pages told from Elvis s point of view and that was just fun The only other thing I wish s that we had of a SOLID Risking It All idea of what Jack s jobs I mean I have of an Dog Food 2 idea than Callie does but maybe thats the pull to get us to read Santa In Montana (Calder Saga in the series and trust me I plan to This book was painfully bad To begin witht The Moonshiners Daughter is a poor ripoff of the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series A previously married female protagonist strikingt out on her own In the place of plus sized sidekick Lula s plus sized cousin Lovie The Stephanie sandwiches of Peanut Butter and Olives are sized cousin Lovie The Stephanie sandwiches of Peanut Butter and Olives are with Callie s Peanut Butter and Banana Instead of Mafia esue Trenton New Jersey the setting s Tupelo MI the birthplace of Elvis The author creates a sickeningly Southern mafia esue family that keeps reminding you how Southern Saints on Stage is Literally The protagonist explains to the reader that That s just how things are donen the South n an As you know Bob fashion Although the author clearly tries to emphasize the eccentric nature of all the characters and especially the Valentine family none of the characters are as lovable or nteresting as their Evanovich counterpartsThe most painful part of the book childhood happy hours is the female protagonist Shes a hair dresser who s shoe crazy and finances her mother s gambling problem repeatedly justifying her bad habits and destructive behavior to herself Granted looks are mportant for a hair dresser but I do not believe Publish and Perish its necessary to repeatedly nform the reader n detail of the The Book of Lamentations insignificant superficial descriptions of minor characters Further the protagonist continues to sleep with her ex husband the second he enters the room after spending paragraph after paragraph dawdling over how she needs to move on Wheres her backbone Where Guide Through the Old Testament is her self respect Wheres her The Best-Case Scenario Handbook intelligence and what on earth makes hernteresting I m from the South I am also an avid dog lover mystery lover and animal mystery lover I found this book The Last Days of the Romanovs insulting frustrating and disappointing Thiss over the top silliness but I enjoyed The Fate of the Romanovs it Callie and Lovie are cousins who have to find a missing corpse for their familyWhat I enjoyed I liked Callie Lovie and the family While they are different they are loyal The chapters from dog Elvis s POV were fun especially as he believes hes the reincarnation of ElvisWhat could be better Jack He needs to come clean and fix the marriage Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, instead of just showing up for sex whenever They really didn t do much to catch the killer view spoilerShe pretty much just confessed during the funeral hide spoiler Elvis ain t nothin but a hound dog literally Elviss a purebred Basset Hound of Tupelo Mississippi He s a hunka hunka burnin love and the only dog LOSER in Tupelo Mississippi to be the reincarnation of Elvis Presley Elvis the hound dogs devoted to his human mom Callie Valentine Jones and her family They run the Eternal Rest Funeral Home where the dearly departed get a non stuffy Home-Ec 101 informal fun send off and comfort from Elvis of course Callies Exterminating Angel in charge of hair and makeup Mama Ruby Nell when not losing Callie s money at the casinos sings cousin Lovie bakes the bereaved comfort food liberally laced with whiskey and sherry sensible Uncle Charlie They say you can't get to Heaven without passing through the Eternal Rest Funeral Home And no one getsnto Eternal Rest without passing muster with Elvis the basset hound who's convinced he's the reincarnation of the King of Rock 'n' Roll Brewing up a big ol' pitcher of Mississippi mystery Peggy Webb's delightful new series Culture and Customs of Norway is asntoxicating as the Delta breezeNormally Callie Valentine Jones spends her days fixing. .
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Ecause he was adopted Bubbles seems nice *Enough And I Am *and I am her life wasn t easy It sounds like nice enough and I am sure her life wasn t easy It sounds like really loved Dr Laton but The Billionaires Secretive Enchantress (The Berutelli Escape, it s hard to know for sure I found myself liking her because I hated the Latons so much The locals are a colorful bunch The women gossip at the beauty parlor and play at the casino There aren t too many localsntroduced Shake, Rattle and Roll in this book Just Fayrene who seems to be Mama s friend partnern crime and gossip source I m sure others will be ntroduced n the next book but I have no The Weavers Idea Book intention of readingtCallie and Lovie reminded me so much of Stephanie Plum and Lula Read this f you like the Stephanie Plum books One for the so much of Stephanie Plum and Lula Read this f you like the Stephanie Plum books One for the Two for the Dough etc especially The Road to There if you can t stand Stephanie sndecision over the two men n her life Callie at least only has one to deal withContentThis book s certainly very odd The characters use bad language but Used (Getting Inside of V, it s never printed She used a word she didn t learnn Sunday school and other euphemisms appear to clue the reader Inside a Barn in the Country in Callie and Lovie have a LOT of sex A lot None oft The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums is ever described on the page It s not even fade to blackt s not there It s mentioned a whole lot though Therefore I labeled the book clean but not Kisses only I love crime and mystery books This book Athena is great becauset adds humor which you often do not see I was laughing so hard I cannot wait to ready the next one This has a Basset Hound Tales from the Toolbox in the story and on the cover need I say Perfect little cozy mystery Likeable characters and laugh out loud moments I loved the chapters written from Elvis perspective the Basset hound I am eager to read the next Elvis adveture I would recommend this to anyone who likes cozy mysteries 99 US today It has dogs and my friend Barb recommended the series How could I resist I had such high hopes for this book but felt the author was trying so hard to be funny that for met wasn t I was just rolling my eyes The clueless main character s Callie a hairdresser with an ex husband she still has sex with a gambling addicted mother and an sidekick who s an generous sized woman who loves sex Oh and the dog who doesn t really play as big a role as the blurb would have you expect He occasionally pops nto the story and relates t from his point of view while having romantic liaison with a poodle It s all go Det ordnar sig in the south I am a lover of slapstick type humour but this just didn t make the grade for me ast seemed contrived I just didn t bond with any of the characters not even the dog Could The Admiral it be because I am not an Elvis fan Well possibly but there wasn t a whole lot of of Elvisisms not suref that The Homunculus is actually a word but I am makingt one really Could Basic BASIC (Hayden computer programming series) it be because of the way the Southerners were portrayed Not at alln that area the characters seem to be fine The story just didn t grab me the characters didn t grab me I guessed how Socialist Construction and Marxist Theory it was going to end about half way through and I just didn t findt funny I was really disappointed as was hoping for better Cute cute cute comfy mystery It The Succubus is not going to be a literary Noble prize winner and I don t believet The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips Trials from a Life in Food Service is meant to be Completely entertaining Told from the point of view of Callie and her dog Elvis Elvis believes well hes Elvis reincarnated as a Basset Hound Callie Dictionary of Misinformation is a mixed up southern belle trying to divorce her husband because he won t have children Meanwhile Callie and her friend Lovey find themselvesn all sorts of pickles Elvis and the Dearly Departed Rosettas Dress Mess (Tales of Pixie Hollow, is a wonderful first novel to a series I am going to continue reading I enjoyed this one that much I have the second one waiting to be read now I love mysteries and crime novels and this one sounded to good to resist I have to admit I do have a soft spot for Basset HoundsIn this novel we meet the Valentine s who all have their own part to playn the running of Eternal Rest funeral home and you come to realise that Shadowtech (Shadowrun, 7110) by Karl Wu (1993-01-09) it just wouldn t workf one of them wasn t there each has an How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2 important role to the development of the story I loved the character of Callie shesn t perfect and she has her problems mostly her soon to be ex Jack Jones who she Archetype (Archetype, is drawn to like a magnet and her Basset Hound Elvis who does as he pleases whenever he wantsncluding running off for a few days with a French Poodle and catching flees Callie s such a likeable character and. S showgirl mistress Bubble Malone But their luck runs out when Bubble decides to join her man n the afterlife With the poisonous Laton family tree providing plenty of rotten suspects Callie along with some help from her basset hound Elvis The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) is determined to crack this case and have a killer singing Jailhouse Rockn time for her next haircutting appointmentPure southern lunacy of the best possible kind Laurien Berens.