The Silence of the Chihuahuas By Waverly Curtis: Review/Giveaway

Oct 31, 2015 | 2015 Articles, Cynthia Chow, Mysteryrat's Maze, Pets

by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of The Silences of the Chihuahuas, along with a link to purchase the book.

For the past six months, budding private investigator Geri Sullivan has been casting doubt on her sanity by insisting that her adopted rescue Chihuahua Pepe has the ability to talk. Now Geri’s mental stability is being questioned by her frantic assertions that Pepe is not talking to her. Ironically enough, the tiny canine detective has taken a vow of silence out of the fear that Geri’s claims could very realistically get her locked up in an institution. It’s a vow Pepe soon comes to regret—but, as he proudly declares, he is a dog of his word.

Pepe is not the only one in Geri’s life suddenly incommunicado, as her best friend Brad Best has suddenly disappeared from her life, without even informing her of his upcoming Halloween wedding. To top even that, a desperate phone call from her sister Teri is immediately dropped and she is no longer answering Geri’s pleas. Having quit her job being mentored by noir-trapped PI Jimmy G, Geri is on her own floundering through several investigations that include the cases of the Disappearing Decorator and the Romantic Marauder. Fortunately for readers, Pepe keeps us entertained and informed through his iPad-written blog that he hopes will be read by his clueless human assistant. He may be silent, but he certainly is not off the

This is a fun, often absurdly hilarious mystery that draws readers into its entertaining world. Geri understandably panics at the loss of her most trusted allies, as even her boyfriend Felix questions her relationship with Pepe. That he may leave to film a reality television show in Seattle certainly doesn’t help matters, but it does delightfully introduce a cameo by Caro Lamont, a pet therapist featured in the mysteries by Sparkle Abbey. Pepe often proves to be the most rational and practical of the characters, and his partnership with Geri is as rewarding for readers as it is for the characters themselves. These novels written by Waverly Fitzgerald and Curtis Colbert succeed in being both warmly sentimental and comical, and they always leave readers extremely satisfied. The giggles begin from the first page and continue through to the last, and future installments look to ramp up the hilarity as Pepe’s ability spreads.

To enter to win a copy of The Silence of the Chihuahuas, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Chihuahuas,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 7, 2015. 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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Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).


  1. Chihuahua’s are GREAT pets (I’ve had 4 of them over 65 years) and each has been a special love for me! Sounds like a good read!

  2. Ohhh i want to read this

  3. I’d love to read this book. This author is “new” to me.

  4. My boys own a Chihuahua/Poodle mix and he is so sweet and cuddly. I’d love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I have never had a Chihuahua as a pet but this book sounds like a fun read! Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. Loved the review. Really have to add this to my TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. I recently learned of this author and found the synopsis of the book most intriguing. Would love to read. Thanks for this opportunity.

  8. Love this series. It is always fun to see a crossover of characters. Would love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Scouts579 ( at) aol (dot) com

  9. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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