A Nose for Justice

A Nose for Justice

A Novel

Book - 2010
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A brand new mystery series from Rita Mae Brown. When Mags flees the financial meltdown and her banking job in New York for a ranch in Nevada, she brings along her wire-haired dachshund, Baxter. While Mags adapts to the new rural life, she is recruited by her aunt to help fight a corporation that is trying to divert their water supply. When her aunt is accused of murder, it is up to Mags, Baxter, and her aunt's German Shepherd mix, King, to sniff out the real killer before it's too late.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780345511812
Characteristics: xii, 267 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm.

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rootyreader
Jun 22, 2015

Could have used some serious editing. Dialogue was stilted and story line was pretty weak. More pontificating than story.

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silverbookworm
Mar 18, 2013

I did not read this book. It should have been burned. Contains crude language and a homosexual character.

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Kate13Liz
May 11, 2012

Enjoyed the book even though the main human character seems implausibly wealthy. The story of water rights and the problems that can arise from it is current.
The mystery is well written but the ending is sort of a quick fix.
Still enjoyable to read though

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ReaderBillie
Dec 02, 2010

Many characters to keep track of.
Water conservation theme was foremost in Nevada's economy, with no solutions. A definite bias against "developers."

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harley_175
Apr 16, 2018

Someone is buying up the water rights to the district. Mags and her dog Baxter have come to stay with Great Aunt Jeep Reed and her dog King on a ranch near Reno, Nevada. When updating the barn, they find a 100 year-old buried dead body. While trying to solve that mystery someone is on a killing spree in the present. Of course the dogs talk; to each other and the neighboring wild life (coyotes).

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