A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace

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There are pugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art!
 
Hope McNeill has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for years, but this is the first time she's been able to bring along her pug, Max. (Officially at least. Previously she's had to smuggle him in inside her tote bag.)

The occasion: a special "Pug Night" party in honor of a deep-pocketed donor. Max and his friends are having a ball stalking the hors d'oeuvres and getting rambunctious, and making Hope wonder if this is also the last time she gets to bring Max to the museum.
 
But when a prized painting goes missing, the Met needs Hope's--and Max's--help. In her quest for the culprit, Hope searches for answers with an enigmatic detective, a larger-than-life society heiress, a lady with a shih tzu in a stroller, and her arguably intuitive canine. With luck, she'll find some inspiration on her trips to Pug Hill before the investigation starts going downhill...
 

About Alison Pace

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Alison Pace is the author of the novels If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend, Pug Hill, Through Thick and Thin, City Dog, and A Pug's Tale. She lives in New York City.
 
Published June 7, 2011 by Berkley. 308 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pace (If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend, 2005) has invented an emotionally complex and winning heroine, even if the long, loving descriptions of pugs might try the reader’s patience.

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Hope McNeill finally gets to show off Max at work (though she smuggles him to work everyday in his own Sherpa bag) at a fundraiser at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called “Pug Night.” A soiree conceived to ingratiate an eccentric patron, pugs are running through the great halls of the Met, provi...

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What would you do if you found that a priceless painting was stolen from the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art?

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Examiner

If you are immune to the particular charms of pugs, those personable, companionable, curly-tailed canines, you may not be susceptible to the many charms of Alison Pace's new novel, A Pug's Tale.

Jan 10 2012 | Read Full Review of A Pug's Tale

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She has a boyfriend who is abroad, and after an event at the Metropolitan called Pug Night (held in honor of an important patron), Hope also has a serious problem: A small but valuable painting has gone MIA, and Hope is determined to find it herself.

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Since that character was such a searcher, a yearner, I started thinking of things she might look for and the idea for a mystery, originally called Pug Heist, started forming.” A Pug’s Tale is the sequel to Pug Hill, a novel about single Hope McNeill and her life in New York without a pug to call...

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