Why did Holly have a file filled with information on arsenic? Ironically, Felicity herself doesn't own or understand cats—her convincing writing about them is purely the result of research. Library Journal, February 1, 1998, Rex E. That said, it wasn't a bad book, as it brings out the conundrum of getting people to enjoy the beauty of nature, while at the same time every human footprint on nature makes it less natural. She has no idea where or who she is. When Dog's Life columnist Holly Winter regains consciousness atop a cliff in Acadia National Park, she has no idea who she is.
During the ensuing investigation, she becomes involved with Josh Driscoll, a chef who is a suspect in the case. Committed fans of Conant's popular canine cozy series will be delighted. Putting clues together, she discovers that she is in Acadia National Park, on Mount Desert Island, Maine, and that she's the guest of one Gabrielle Beamon, a most attractive and charming woman, whom Holly doesn't recognize at all. Alaskan Malamute Protection League, Massachusetts coordinator, 1988—. She writes the and the with her daughter, Jessica Conant-Park.
When Holly awakened from a nasty fall in the woods, bruised and battered, she didn't remember her dogs or her own name. Her dog-training business is doing well and she has donated some of her time to charity, offering up classes in dog training for a charity auction for a local private school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She begins to try and jog her memory as she heads back to the lodge. However, I am rea What can I say? And why does the charismatic founder of the Pine Tree Foundation seem so hauntingly familiar? Now all of a sudden a soap opera broke out in the middle of a cozy mystery! Enjoyable, with a lot of dog information thrown in, Holly Winter's stories never fail to delight me. Conant graduated from Radcliffe College with a degree in social relations, and a doctorate from Harvard in human development. Susan graduated from Radcliffe College and then earned her doctorate in human development from Harvard.
First, she must find out who the victim is. When Holly awakens after her fall, she hears people discussing a shady situation that she later suspects is related to another individual's fall on the same mountain that same day, though the other person didn't survive his fall. Unfortunately, the last several chapters are full of almost pointless fighting and bickering which we didn't really enjoy. She begins to try and jog her memory as she heads back to the lodge. We meet several interesting characters including the narrator, Holly who doesn't even know her name at first.
You'll be licking your chops with glee as the dog fanciers in Conant's eclectic and eccentric group of characters once more prove themselves smarter and more resourceful in every way than their more anthropocentric counterparts. In the novel, Winter prepares for her wedding to her veterinarian, Steve Delaney. To view it, I have read several books in this series and enjoyed them all right. School Library Journal, August, 2000, Pam Johnson, review of Creature Discomforts, p. Felicity Pride is a mystery author who finds a grey cat next to a corpse, and she decides that she must solve this case the same as a character in one of her novels would.
That didn't stop my enjoyment of returning to the world of Holly Winter and her two Malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi. The author does not disappoint. She needed to figure out what was going on there without giving away her memory loss to others. A widowed father gone a-courting! It is an interesting mix. However, when she sets out to train the dog belonging to the winning couple—a misbehaving Aussie huskapoo whose masters are Ted and Eumie Green, a pair of psychotherapists—she discovers the root of the poor animal's problems is actually the family with whom he lives. Instinct tells her that her fall was no accident and she'd best keep her amnesia a secret. Soon, one of the show's judges is also killed, and Winter must track down the killer among the show's participants.
Things go from bad to worse when Eumie dies from a drug overdose. In Steamed, Chloe meets a fellow gourmand online and they meet for a date, but a murder interrupts their meal as Chloe's date is stabbed. Two not so random dogs find her and things still don't fall into plac Amnesia isn't exactly convenient when you're traveling for work. I love this series, but not the strongest entry. Then, she will look for who the culprit is.
As Holly settles in to investigate, she soon discovers that Caprice knows virtually everything about the members of her family, not all of it pleasant, and the weight of her secrets seems to have contributed to her own bulging frame and misery. When it is discovered that there was another fall, this one fatal, at approximately the same time and close to the same place as Holly's, she begins to fear for her own safety. It was a blessedly short waste of time. No one notices that she has amnesia. Holly winds up with amnesia and doesn't even recognize her beloved Malamutes! Very strong entry in this series, but it really helps to have read a few others first. This book has an interesting twist in that Holly wakes up on a pile of rocks, wedged between two, with no idea how she wound up there, nor even who she is. Yet when she follows the clues back to the guest house of Gabrielle Beamon, a charming woman surrounded by an eccentric band of preservationists, all she finds is more questions.