Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Case of the Invisible Dog - A Review

The Case of the Invisible Dog

Diane Stingly

A Review

A well-written, but disappointing, mystery.

The characters are fascinating – I cannot determine who is crazier: Shirley Homes or her new protege, Tammy Norman. The writing is suburb, yet the plot feels more like a TV soap opera in which the reader is forced to watch (I.e. read) the next episode.

Shirley Homes's claim to fame is being the great, great, grand-daughter of the brilliant Sherlock Holmes. The question of Sherlock's actual existence remains unanswered – since the whole world knows of him as a fictional character, while Shirley claims to have proof that of his historical existence. Perhaps she is crazy, perhaps not.

Tammy Norman's relationship history has many missteps. Among those are her ex-husband and that with her new employer, Shirley Homes. Perhaps she should have listened to her gut, and … well it is too late now.

What draws them together is Shirley Homes' first case – a young man who cannot sleep through the night because of a noisy dog that no one has seen or heard. His murder makes increases the necessity of following the leads laid before them.

The story does hold the reader's attention, but it ends with no resolution. I will look forward to reading the next book in the series, perhaps it will answer the unanswered question raised by The Case of the Invisible Dog.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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