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The White Shepherd
First in the brand-new Anna Hopkins dog walking mystery series: an intriguing new departure for award-winning YA writer Annie Dalton. It is Anna Hopkins' daily walk through Oxford's picturesque. Port Meadow is rudely interrupted one autumn morning when her white German Shepherd, Bonnie, unearths a blood soaked body in the undergrowth. For Anna it's a double shock: she'd met the victim previously. Naomi Evans was a professional researcher who had told Anna she was working on a book about a famous Welsh poet, and who offered to help Anna trace Bonnie's original owner. From her conversations with Naomi, Anna is convinced that she was not the random victim of a psychopathic serial killer, as the police believe. She was targeted because of what she knew. With the official investigation heading in the wrong direction entirely, Anna teams up with fellow dog walkers Isadora Salzman and Tansy Lavelle to discover the truth.  

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Praise for the White Shepherd

'I was thrilled to read this, the first in a new series. I really like Anna but I love Bonnie.' Rosemary Smith, Librarian.

'You can't go wrong with murder and dogs.' Lisa Sprague, Librarian.

'Dalton is masterful at setting the horror of the murder against the backdrop of the beauty of Oxford.' Tanya Borough, Reviewer.

'A truly unforgettable book... will keep you up all night until you reach the end.' Natasha Rose, Bookseller.

'What a good feel book. It reinforces my personal belief that dogs are put on earth to be angels in people's lives.' Vernon Janse Van Rensburg, Reviewer.

'Dogs, Oxford and Murder! Terrific read! Set in Oxford and with a canine influence, I couldn't put it down...stayed with me long after I'd finished reading.' Five star review on Amazon by Patricia Mallet.



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