Sting in the Tail by Gerald Hammond
(John Cunningham)

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The latest mystery in the John Cunningham series finds the amateur sleuth sniffing out trouble at the plush Three Oaks Kennel, where a cheerful springer spaniel is mysteriously wounded and an investigation uncovers fraud and murder.

About Gerald Hammond

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John Skelton was an ordained priest and rector. He was poet laureate at the University of Oxford and Cambridge University, a court poet for King Henry VII, and a tutor to King Henry VIII. Gerald Hammond is a professor of English at the University of Manchester. He is the author of "Fleeting Things" and "The Making of the English Bible", and the editor of "Selected Poems: Richard Lovelace".
Published January 1, 1994 by Macmillan. 192 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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John Cunningham (The Curse of the Cockers, 1994, etc.), owner/trainer of neighboring Three Oaks Kennels, nominates himself to look into the mysterybut this time it's wife Beth who walks off with detecting honors.

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When a murder complicates the picture, Cunningham tries to think himself into the mind of a spaniel, but it is his wife Beth's common sense that solves both the mystery of the missing tail and the murder mystery.

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