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A Nose for Justice by Rita Mae Brown

A Nose for Justice

by Rita Mae Brown

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After a disastrous end to her Wall Street career, Mags Rogers and her dog Baxter are off to see her namesake, her great-aunt Magdalena, who now goes by the name Jeep Reed and her German Shephard mix, King, at her ranch in Red Rock Valley. The human and dog duo becomes mixed up in a potentially dangerous situation involving exploding gas stations, threatened water supplies, a string of local murders, and the remains of a human male that were dug out of Jeep's barn. Along with these dangers comes Deputy Pete Meadows, and a strong attraction between himself and Mags. Between these two, the sharp tongued Jeep, and the dogs who will do anything to protect their humans, the mystery of the wild west with connections to Buffalo Bill and the Russian Army come to an unforgettable climax.
  SalemAthenaeum | Jun 16, 2011 |
Good mystery, interesting characters. But a little heavy on water rights details. ( )
  aztwinmom | Jun 15, 2011 |
The illustrations are one of the best things about the book. The story is OK, but some of the characters seem too good to be credible. The dogs could have played a bigger role throughout the story rather then just at the end (where they saved the day). The sermonizing about the water resources is overdone and the carping about the state of society is tedious too. All in all I think this is for hard-core Rita-Mae Brown fans. ( )
  BrianEWilliams | Dec 26, 2010 |
Disappointing, but so was Rita Mae Brown's last novel. Characters are likeable enough, but too much exposition and history lesson about water conservation and the region. Not much really happens in this novel. Also, animals aren't well developed or as entertaining. ( )
  retlibrary | Dec 19, 2010 |
If you've never read Rita Mae Brown's Sneaky Pie Brown books, then you will no doubt think this book is the cutest thing since Winnie the Pooh. If you like the Sneaky Pie's books, then this one will have a very familiar ring to it. Just imagine that Harry Haristeen has transferred to Reno, NV, and you will pretty well have the picture. The crime-solvers in this case are two dogs rather than a cat and two dogs, but the dogs do talk to each other. Furthermore, they definitely view their humans as rather inferior to them, which is no doubt true. The action takes place on the Wings Ranch and centers around water rights with a few murders thrown in for good measure. In the end, the dogs save the day and a life. It's fun, but it does tend to bog down in places when Brown launches a tirade about one of the various causes touted in the book. Still, a good read overall. ( )
  kblinn | Oct 7, 2010 |
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On Jeep Reed's Wings Ranch near Reno, Jeep, her great-niece, former Wall Street banker Magdalene "Mags" Rogers, and their two dogs King and Baxter investigate a pump company employee's disappearance, along with an environmentalist's shooting "suicide" and the identity of a really cold corpse.… (more)

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