In Dog We Trust

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Steve Levitan has returned home to Stewart's Crossing after a bad divorce and a brief prison term for computer hacking. He becomes friendly with his new next-door neighbor, Caroline Kelly, and her golden retriever, Rochester.

When Caroline is killed, Steve becomes the dog’s temporary guardian, and these two unlikely sleuths work to uncover the mystery behind Caroline’s death.

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About Neil Plakcy

Neil Plakcy is the author of the Mahu mystery series from MLR Press, about openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka, and the Have Body, Will Guard adventure romance series from Loose Id.

He also is the author of the golden retriever mystery series ( as well as many other novels in mystery and romance.

Plakcy is a journalist and book reviewer as well as an assistant professor of English at Broward College’s south campus in Pembroke Pines. He is a former president of the Florida chapter of Mystery Writers of America and a second-place finisher on Jeopardy!.


Can a dog solve a crime
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Review by: Victor Luba on Aug. 7, 2015 :
Now this one is a novel, which is worth reading.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: Linda Phillips on June 23, 2011 :
This is one book I really missed when I finishes it. The characters and the dog are so real I wanted to keep being part of their lives. This is a must read.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: Susan Schoeffield on June 17, 2010 :
If you’re looking for a murder mystery that will “wow” you, then you must add Neil Plakcy’s In Dog We Trust to your reading list. There is nothing not to like about this excellent story. Mr. Plakcy creates his lead character, Steve Levitan, an ex-con previously imprisoned for computer hacking, as someone you find yourself pulling for throughout the entire book. And if a likeable parolee isn’t enough, then add to the mix a remarkable golden retriever named Rochester, who adopts Steve after his owner is murdered, and who sniffs out enough clues to keep Steve on track while he tries to solve the mystery. The characters are real and believable and the action never falters. But, perhaps, most endearing is the relationship between Steve and Rochester and how, through the love of a dog, Steve begins to turn his life around. This reviewer hopes In Dog We Trust is the first of many more to come in this highly-entertaining series.
(reviewed 48 days after purchase)
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