Dead Dogs and Englishmen

Dead Dogs and Englishmen

by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

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Overview

From USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli!

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2011!

"Emily is a detective for our times: She can't afford health care, but she can make flour out of cattails and work three jobs at once." --Christian Science Monitor

Nothing could have prepared part-time journalist Emily Kincaid for the sight of a brutally slain woman left in an abandoned farmhouse, but when she and brooding Deputy Dolly link the execution-style murder to a rash of dead dogs being left on the doorsteps of migrant farm workers, she knows a new form of darkness has descended on her quiet northern Michigan town.

Unsure whether the events are acts of retribution, warnings to silence potential witnesses, or omens of even more sinister deeds to come, Emily discovers an alarming string of clues in a book she's editing for an eccentric Englishman. The flamboyant author hardly seems the type for such gruesome acts, but the eerie plot seems too similar to be coincidental, and too ghastly to ignore.

When another macabre murder takes a life at the Englishman's own home, an investigation already laced with fear becomes downright terrifying. Drawing on the strength of a friendship that's been tested to the limits, Emily and Dolly will have to put all their squabbles aside to protect each other and catch a killer, because life can be cruel, but fiction can be fatal.


Rave reviews for the Emily Kincaid Mysteries:

Dead Dancing Women

"Every woman who's ever struggled with saying no, fitting in, and balancing independence against loneliness will adore first-timer Emily." --Kirkus Reviews


Dead Floating Lovers

"A mystery that keeps you guessing, together with the story of a woman slowly finding her voice" --Kirkus Reviews


Dead Sleeping Shaman

"Buzzelli's well-crafted third Emily Kincaid . . . [features] sharp prose and spirited characterizations." --Publishers Weekly


Praise for A Most Curious Murder:

"Fans of [Lewis] Carroll will delight in Zoe's flights of fancy, and the northern Michigan setting in all its splendor is a charmer . . . an entertaining series with a quirky premise and captivating characters." --Library Journal

"This quirky, clever cozy series launch . . . [is] hard to resist." --Publishers Weekly

"Quirky main characters, lyrical dialogue and a story sure to appeal to bookworms as well as cozy mystery fans are all elements that give this novel a distinctive voice. A clever mystery and intriguing supporting cast round out the mix." --RT Book Reviews (four star review)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157558345
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Series: Emily Kincaid Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 250,878
File size: 643 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli lives back in the Michigan woods between Mancelona and Kalkaska, on a small lake, much like the protagonist of her Emily Kincaid mystery series. She teaches creative writing at Northwestern Michigan College extended education.

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Dead Dogs and Englishmen 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
Freelance reporter Emily Kincaid and her testy friend, Deputy Dolly Wakowski, set out to investigate the murders of a woman and a dog and are alarmed to discover that there seems to be a concerted campaign to intimidate many of the migrants in their rural area. In the meantime, Emily is hired by a flamboyant author to edit his manuscript and begins to think there’s something very creepy about the story he has written and that perhaps there is a connection to what’s going on in the community. A growing list of crimes and Dolly’s unexplained moodiness add to the mystery and Emily eventually finds herself at a most unusual and disturbing party. Cozy readers will be put off by a fair amount of violence and descriptions of animal cruelty but many will find this fourth entry in the series to be well worth reading, thanks to the author’s tight prose and her willingness to address difficult subjects. I, for one, hope there will be many more books to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the Emily Kincaid mysteries have kept me glued to the pages. This is the last one I read and, to me, the most horrific. Emily gets hired to edit pages of, unknown to her, a horror story. I love the way the author digs into personalities. If you read this book you will meet true evil. Thankfully Emily has her friends, dog, and secluded property to retreat to after solving the crimes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If only this weren't the penultimate book of this series. Yearning for more!
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Dead Dogs and Englishmen - Emily Kincaid Mystery Book 4 Author: Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli Published: 2-7-2017 Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing Pages: Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Women Sleuths; Women's Fiction; Cozy Mystery ISBN: 13: 9781946069177 ASIN: B01N19M21U Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4.5 Stars I received a copy of "Dead Dogs and Englishmen" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. With family living throughout Michigan I looked forward to reading this book hoping to feel like I was visiting an aunt or cousin and was not disappointed. Emily Kincaid came to Willow Lake following the divorce with her pretentious English professor husband, Jackson Rinaldi. Unfortunately he is now on Sabbatical to write the ultimate authority on Chaucer. Making a pest of nuisance of himself with text and phone calls. Emily herself trying to get inspiration for her own book she is trying to write and her part time job as a reporter. Add the fact that her woods is being eaten by tent worms, dead dogs are being found, dead bodies and Deputy Dolly Wakowski all but demands she come with her to cover a murder for the press. Then her cheating pompous ex shows up telling he has found a job that might suit her. (I was wanting him to drown him in the lake by Emily's home.) Fast paced and filled with a wide variety of characters. Even though this is the fourth book in the series I don't believe readers will have a problem following the story. Very little of the back story is mentioned. I found myself pulled into the story from the start. Who was the woman? Was the dog part of the murder in some way? What is up with Dolly? Did Emily truly ever love the jerk enough to marry him and if so how had she stayed with him so long? All within the first 3 chapters. I gave "Dead Dogs and Englishmen" a 4.5 out of 5 rating. Clean with humorous moments. This is a novel to be enjoyed by cozy mystery buffs.