The Barker's Dozen: Reminiscences of an Early Police Dog
by Robert Warr
The Barker's Dozen recounts twelve cases of Inspector Richard Thompson, of Scotland Yard, as told by Snuffles, his dog. The cases range from murder to dognapping. The prose style is entertaining and manages to capture the feel of the period, a time before forensics when it was only a detective's prowess that led to an arrest. A romantic subplot, unobtrusively, ties the cases into a novel.