It’s Christmas in St. Augustine, where Dan and Elaine Mahoney are taking an extended honeymoon. But not all is sunny in Florida when Dan’s company sends him to investigate the theft of 1.2 million dollars’ worth of religious relics from the famed Basilica. A visit from Elaine’s son Jason brings the family together for a fun Mahoney Christmas, but not before there’s a murder in Dragon’s Bend.
Hair of the Dog sees Dan Mahoney and fiancée Elaine Linden traveling to Florida for his next investigation, where five insured racing greyhounds supposedly died in a kennel fire. But circumstances are suspicious right from the start. Who is the dead body at the kennel entrance, and how is it possible the knife sticking out of his back is not the cause of death?