Monday, May 17, 2010

Coffee with a canine: Gerrie Ferris Finger & Bogey

Today's featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Gerrie Ferris Finger and Bogey.

The author, on how Bogey joined her household:
My husband and I were recommended to a breeder in Atlanta. We made an "appointment" to view two black "standies." When they brought the "babies" out, I thought they were the parents. At three months, the pups were huge. Our breeder explained they were bred for height, at least 30 at the withers. Bogey, who was unnamed then, ran straight to my husband. Bogey had selected him, before his litter mate had a chance to get a nod in. Then we were interviewed like we were adopting a human baby. We were accepted with the caveat that if anything went wrong, we were to bring the poodle back to the breeder - no...[read on]
Gerrie Ferris Finger won The Malice Domestic/St. Martin's Minotaur Best First Traditional Novel Competition for The End Game, which was released by St. Martin's Minotaur in April 2010.

Among the early praise for The End Game:
"A well-research plot and snappy dialogue - plus some fine rail-yard K-9 detecting by Buddy, a German shepherd, and Jed, a Labrador retriever - keep the action moving."
--Publishers Weekly

“Like a runaway freight train, this novel is all about narrative drive…. The depth [Finger] brings to the story telling is unusually accomplished; it stays with you when you’re finished, it’s not just a thriller read for the thrill. The Atlanta setting is used well also, something that bodes well for future installments. All I can say is, welcome to the mystery community, Ms. Finger. It feels like you’ve moved right in.”
--Robin Agnew, Aunt Agatha's
Read an excerpt from The End Game, and learn more about the book and author at Gerrie Ferris Finger's website.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Gerrie Ferris Finger and Bogey.

--Marshal Zeringue