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
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'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
'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