Sunday, December 04, 2022

Four top K-9 thrillers that defy the dangers of the wilderness

Sara Driscoll is the pen name of Jen J. Danna and Ann Vanderlaan, authors of the Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries. Danna is an infectious disease researcher at a cutting edge Canadian university near Toronto, but loves to spend her free time writing the thrilling and mysterious. Vanderlaan lives in western North Carolina with five rescued pit bulls, including Kane, now a certified therapy dog. She also trains with Kane for competitive nose work.

[Coffee with a Canine: M. Ann Vanderlaan & her dogsThe Page 69 Test: Lone WolfThe Page 69 Test: Storm RisingThe Page 69 Test: No Man's LandThe Page 69 Test: Leave No Trace]

Their new novel is Still Waters.

At CrimeReads they tagged four "K-9 thrillers which tackle the treachery of the wilderness head on," including:
Blind Search by Paula Munier

The second installment in the Mercy Carr Mystery series finds the ex-military police officer and her bomb-sniffing dog, Elvis, involved in a murder case in the Green Mountains in Vermont after a woman is found dead, shot through the heart with an arrow. With the help of Troy Warner, a Vermont game warden, and his search-and-rescue K-9, Suzie Bear, they venture into the wilderness to find Henry, an autistic boy who rarely speaks, and who is potentially a witness to the crime. But Henry has a tendency to wander, and when he is lost in the woods once again, Mercy and Elvis must track him down and keep him safe from dangerous wildlife, the threat of illegal poachers, and finally through an early and brutal mountain blizzard, all while hunting a murderer. The wilderness in all its beauty and peril comes alive in Blind Search, as great a menace to Mercy and Henry as the deadly human threats within it.
Read about another entry on the list.

Coffee with a Canine: Paula Munier & Bear.

My Book, The Movie: Blind Search.

The Page 69 Test: Blind Search.

--Marshal Zeringue