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Carole Moore, my friend and mentor, wrote a powerful, deeply researched account of missing persons and the people who look for them. In some 200 pages, Carole thrusts you into the heartbreak when a loved one disappears.
In clean, direct prose, The Last Place You’d Look tells many real-life stories from the view of a:
She pulls no punches in descriptions of where law enforcement might fail and where families make irrevocable mistakes (like having 1,400 of their own volunteer searchers tromp all over a possible crime scene).
The stories of missing persons and unidentified bodies are gritty and sad, but I never felt a sense of reader despair. I certainly hope with all my heart that I never face a loved one vanishing, but after reading Carole’s book … at least I know some of what to expect … including how Amber Alerts and various crime databases work .
The first in a new series of pet rescue mysteries, Beaglemania is the latest novel from writer Linda O. Johnston. Set inside a well-funded, no-kill shelter near Los Angeles, the book opens with a puppy mill raid where someone dumped several puppies down a storm drain before animal control officials arrive.
Big congrats and thanks for playing along to Laura, Lance, and Vito from The Dogs are Really in Charge. They won our Marcus of Umbria giveaway. On their blog, they tell all sorts of stories about their mixed family that includes a corgi (that’s Lance), a toller pup (that’s Vito), FIVE ferrets and a cat named Like. Oh, and did we mention that there’s now a service puppy in training in da house? That’d be Chuck (a chocolate lab, who is just too cute).
Congratulations to Murphy’s mom from over at Murphy’s Law (a blog about a young Great Dane). She won my review copy of Canine Colors, that new dog matching system I blogged about last week. It’s an especially happy thing because this header photo is enough to improve even the WORST Monday.