That Dog Won't Hunt by Lou Allin
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Cowboy drifter Rick Cooper is on the run in the California desert when he meets Gladys Ryan, an eccentric widow who offers him a ride in her classic 1970 Mustang. Before long she convinces him to accompany her to Northern Ontario to help refurbish her hunting lodge, promising him a share of the upcoming season's profits and hinting at more. The offer is too good to pass up. Rick takes to life in the bush, working hard to make the lodge successful. In his free hours he hunts birds, reluctantly taking Bucky, Gladys' ancient golden retriever along with him. But when the lucrative season comes to an end, Gladys refuses to share the profits, instead offering the hired man a few thousand dollars in wages. In the middle of a drinking bout, an argument ensues. Rick shoves Gladys and she falls and hits her head and dies. He takes her body into the remote bush and disposes of her trademark Mustang, telling anyone who asks that she has gone off on her annual snowbird vacation. No one seems suspicious and it looks like the perfect crime. Rick seems to have it all figured out - except what to do with Bucky...

About Lou Allin

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Lou Allin sings two national anthems, having born in Toronto but raised in Ohio. She recently relocated to Sooke, British Columbia. After obtaining a Ph.D. in English Renaissance literature, Lou taught literature, writing and public speaking for 23 years at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario. Northern Winters Are Murder, her first Belle Palmer mystery, was released in the fall of 2000. It was followed by Blackflies Are Murder, which was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. While discovering the delights of the outdoors in her new home on Vancouver Island, Lou created a new west coast mystery series, the Holly Martin mysteries.
Published October 1, 2010 by Orca Book Publishers. 128 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Most importantly, Rick’s behavior and thinking are reminiscent of the psychological approach to murder and mystery found in Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” These touches should entertain both the emerging reader, the target audience of the Rapid Reads series, and the more sophisticated reader who is...

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