Dog is in the Details By Neil S. Plakcy: Review/Giveaway

Jan 6, 2018 | 2018 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze, Pets

by Doward Wilson

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an EBOOK copy of Dog is in the Details, and the first book in the series. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and an indie bookstore where a portion of the sale goes to help support KRL.

Steve Levitan and his golden retriever, Rochester, are attending the blessing of the animals at their synagogue when a disruption occurs with the unexpected arrival of Rabbi Goldberg’s brother, Joel. After sending Joel to his study the rabbi apologizes to the Temple Elders for his brother’s behavior and explains that Joel suffers from schizophrenia. Joel’s urgent visit concerns something he has discovered about the Holocaust and Nazis who escaped detection and made it to America. book

Going over the encounter between the three Temple Elders and Joel, Steve has the uneasy sensation that something isn’t right. When Joel’s murdered body is found on the synagogue’s grounds, Steve and Rochester agree to help find out where the rest of Joel’s personal effects are and what was he doing in town worrying about the Holocaust and Germans who were living among us. Working with his police detective friend, Steve and Rochester travel to the congregation’s old synagogue and discover clues in the ruins that lead them back to the three elders at their new synagogue. Tension mounts as Steve begins to unravel the truth behind Joel’s discovery that caused his death.

This is the eighth book in the series, but with the background the author supplies you can enjoy it without missing out on any history from the earlier books. I really like how these characters were written and presented. Their feelings and thoughts came thru with depth and perception, bringing them to life. Rochester is the perfect dog, smart, loving, and with a nose that finds both bodies and clues. The author has woven new crimes with old ones that make this twisted plot a page turner. Very much a cozy mystery that mystery fans, animal lovers, and general readers will enjoy. I am looking forward to going back and reading the first seven books.

To enter to win an EBOOK copy of Dog is in the Details & the first book in the series, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “dog,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen January 13, 2018. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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Doward Wilson is a retired and avid cozy, paranormal, and adventure reader who can’t say no to most books. He recently moved from Independence, Missouri to Gladbrook, Iowa. Located in Central Iowa, Gladbrook (population 900+) is small town, rural farming at its best.

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  1. Another new author and series to me. Would enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance.

  2. You write a great review. Thank you

  3. What an adorable dog! Love his name also as I used to live in Rochester! Thanks for all the information on the book!

  4. I enjoy books about dogs. The historical ties to the Holocaust is a plot I would want to read.

  5. We have a winner!


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