"A funny and fast-moving chase to collar stalkers and stealers!"
Reviewed by Audrey Lawrence
Posted October 11, 2017
Mystery Pet Lovers | Mystery Police Procedural
Despite her training and experience, Officer Megan Luz of
the Fort Worth Police Department in Texas is perplexed by
this tale of love gone wrong and now is out the window. Or,
more specifically, the brick that was thrown through the
window. The victim Adriana Valdez wants her ex-boyfriend,
Ryan Downey, arrested for this new act of vandalism to add
to her list of nasty things he has already done. Yet despite
his smugness and conceit, Ryan claims he is the victim and
has a court order to prove it. Who is right in this "she
said/he said" battle of blame?
The initial crime is petty vandalism, but who knows where it
can lead? Megan has to figure out what kind of stalker is at
work and what is the likely outcome. Who is the real
stalker? If she gets it wrong, things can go very bad.
Fortunately, Megan's Shepherd mix partner Brigit is an
experienced K-9 dog with lots of unique skills that make her
a wonderful partner both on the job and on the home front.
She picks up some interesting scents and has her own
thoughts on the crimes committed, but only shares for liver
treats and the questions asked. Will Megan figure it out in
With her quirky humour and page-turning plot developments,
Diane Kelly is sure to delight her many fans with this next
installment to her Paw
Enforcement series featuring the wonderful duo of Megan
Luz and her canine partner Brigit. While it is the seventh
in the series, ENFORCING THE PAW is surefooted enough as a
standalone mystery for readers new to this series. After
reading ENFORCING THE PAW, new fans may want to check out
the earlier books in the series or indulge in Kelly's other
hilarious romance mystery series on "Death, Taxes and a
(what helps the heroine)" series.
Written from three points of view, ENFORCING THE PAW starts
off with The Devoted One who is the perpetrator of the
crime, then alternates with Megan and Brigit. Megan comes
across as a warm-hearted and conscientious character who is
a serious police officer and in a romantic relationship with
Seth, a handsome and fit firefighter who has his own dog
called Blast. Best of all for me are the chapters written
from the dog's perspective. Still, both officers
demonstrate a good combo of using hard fact and instinct to
make their policing decisions.
Dog lovers and fans of cozy mysteries are sure to enjoy
ENFORCING THE PAW. Underlying the light-hearted humour,
Kelly also addresses some important issues such as the
impact of stalking and how theft hurts small business
owners. So, check out ENFORCING THE PAW for a real reading
When a case of he-said/she-said turns criminal, it’s up
to Megan Luz and her devoted K-9 to dig for the truth. . .
A TAIL OF TWO LOVERS
When relationships go south, some people just can’t—or
won’t—let go. When Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz
and her pawed partner Brigit investigate a series of
stalking incidents involving a couple who recently broke up,
their detective powers are put to the test. Is this a case
of a controlling creep who refuses to accept rejection—or
one about a woman scorned whose fury has been unleashed?
WHO END UP IN THE DOGHOUSE. . .
As hostilities escalate between the former lovers, the
situation goes from romantically dysfunctional to downright
dangerous. He insists his former flame has become a
crazy ex-girlfriend intent on vengeance. She alleges
that he is a master of manipulation and lays blame entirely
at his feet. Who’s the culprit and who’s the victim? Can
Megan and Brigit sniff out the truth. . .before somebody
ends up dead?
Enforcing the Paw is part of Diane Kelly's fun and
smart Paw Enforcement series.
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