“Hot on the success of her first case, British female sleuth Daisy Dunlop can count the offers of work on one finger. An empty bank account and the need to prove to her business partner, private investigator Solomon Liffey, that she is an asset, not a liability, calls for drastic measures. Terror has to be overcome as she answers a plea to find the one thing that gives her night sweats and flashbacks. An animal. A missing stud poodle, to be exact.
Solomon’s amusement at Daisy’s new case is short lived when the arrest of his former girlfriend, Lisa, leaves him with the full-time care of his young daughter, Molly. A dead man is discovered in Lisa’s bed. Now he needs to help find the killer before Molly’s safety is compromised.
When Daisy realizes the dead man is linked to her current case, Solomon and Daisy are forced to work together to rescue the dog and uncover the killer’s motives. Would the sexual prowess of a poodle really incite someone to murder, or is the real motive hidden somewhere in Solomon’s secret past? “
Abit late to the party with this one with life and work getting in the way again I finally get time to get this review written.
From the very beginning this made me think of Agatha raisin,ok a largely more raunchy, X-rated, make your granny blush type of Agatha raisin,but Agatha raisin none the less.
I enjoyed the concept and idea of this from the first word, the story line was brilliant and the characters were all superb in their own rights.
The main character Daisy I felt was a no nonsense, went for what she wants kind of gal and no size of dog is going to stop her.
Her business partner Solomon is a randy soul with a heart of gold even with a previous run in with Daisy a constant reminder, he will do anything for anyone, even her.
On the face of it, this should just be a story about Daisy’s hunt for a lost poodle but dig beneath that and it is so much more, so many angles to this story it’s brilliant.
I loved all the characters, even the corpses were well written in both life and death and the descriptions and visuals were really enjoyable.
The narrator for this funny come sexy p.i story is Diana Croft she tells it at an excellent pace and is spot on with every accent, a joy to listen to.
I will point out now that this is book two of the series, that being said it stands on its own just fine
So if you are looking for a lighthearted easy listen with side of sexy,then I recommend this fine offering.
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