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Dead Canaries Don't Sing (Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1)
Dead Canaries Don't Sing - Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1
Author: Cynthia Baxter
As a veterinarian, she?s more experienced with paw prints than fingerprints. But thanks to her dogged persistence and her knack for landing on her feet, Jessie?s got murder on a very short leash.The sun is barely up and the day is already going to the dogs. Literally. As Dr. Jessica Popper embarks on a house call to a local horse farm, her one-e...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553586411
ISBN-10: 0553586416
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 125 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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beadnread avatar reviewed Dead Canaries Don't Sing (Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1) on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
If you are a fan of cozies as well as an animal lover, you'll enjoy this first book in Cynthia Baxter's new Reigning Cats and Dogs mystery series. The heroine is a veterinarian who runs a mobile pet clinic and whose own dogs discover a murder victim when her van becomes stuck on the way to an appointment.

Jessica Popper, DVM, is marvelous with animals but not nearly so capable when it comes to dealing with people, especially members of the opposite sex. She is stubborn and pugnacious, while at the same time vulnerable - which keeps her from seeming too harsh.

This was a very enjoyable, light read, and I'll definitely pick up the next book in the series. C.A.H.
reviewed Dead Canaries Don't Sing (Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1) on + 318 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book is the first of a series featuring a veterinarian, Dr. Jessica Popper. That was part of the draw as I'm an animal lover. Dr. Popper is a good veterinarian, loves her patients, etc. and so should be a likeable protagonist. However, she is not very clever about people, so an unlikeable amateur detective. She has a very nice boyfriend that she loves, but doesn't want to admit it and who she treats very badly -- his major fault being that he loves her and wants to marry her. And she needs him, as a Watson figure, backup when she makes stupid mistakes in her amateurish investigation of the death of a sleazy public relations man.
So, the bottom line is that this is a chicklit cozy, and not a type of book I most enjoy. I won't be seeking out others in the series but know that some people enjoy this type of book and if you do, then you might like this one too.
reviewed Dead Canaries Don't Sing (Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I liked this book. I had just finished a heavy book and I needed a break. I, for the first time ever, figured out the "bad person" early into the book.
reviewed Dead Canaries Don't Sing (Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1) on + 331 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Cannot go wrong reading this mystery--love, dogs cats, birds, snakes and even a 'lizard' make up one great story.
reviewed Dead Canaries Don't Sing (Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1) on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
First in a series. Lady vet investigates a murder. I liked the dogs and the cat. Good cozy.
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violmando avatar reviewed Dead Canaries Don't Sing (Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Perfect series for the animal lover....no animals are ever harmed in the solving of the mysteries!
pj-s-bookcorner avatar reviewed Dead Canaries Don't Sing (Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1) on + 857 more book reviews
1st book in Reigning Cats & Dogs series introduces vet/amateur sleuth, Jessica Popper. Cozy mystery, enjoyable read. Would recommend to those who enjoy this genre. Looking forward to the 2nd installment.
reviewed Dead Canaries Don't Sing (Reigning Cats and Dogs, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
First in the Jessie Popper DVM series. The characters are thoroughly likable and believable. The plot is good (I did not guess "who dun it"!
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I liked the main characters, but the plot seemed to drag before the end to me. I'll try Book 2 to see if I want to continue the series.
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I read the first chapter of this, but didn't like it. It seemed like a lame imitation of Lilian Jackson Braun's "Cat Who..." books, but fell far short of the original in several ways.

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