A lifelong new yorker, private investigator rachel Alexander has lived through some rough times—from 9/11, to a difficult divorce, to cases that have taken her to the depths of the city's dark underbelly. Because to solve gardner redstone's murder, Rachel must disguise herself as a homeless woman and live on the streets, searching for the dispossessed man witnesses say made the fatal push.
The Hard Way: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 9 #ad - In one of the coldest winters new york city has seen in years, Rachel is helped by a homeless Iraq War veteran, a man whose sad circumstances leave Rachel pondering her own fortunate life.
Fall Guy: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 7HarperCollins e-books #ad - Private investigator, rachel alexander, they'd only met when she was doing pet therapy with her pit bull, is stunned to learn she's been named the executor to his will––after all, Dashiell. Was this death really a suicide? and why would the deceased have chosen a near stranger to perform such an intimate task––especially when he's survived by a brother and sister? As Rachel sets about her work, she soon discovers a mystery from the deceased's childhood that may have led to this terrible tragedy.
. When dash returned, the fur on his head was soaked with tears. But then there was the one time he took Dash for a walk around the block. A member of rachel's 9/11 survivors group, the officer never spoke at meetings––a really hard case. Former detective turned noted author and dog trainer, Carol Lea Benjamin, returns with her celebrated dark and edgy suspense series featuring smart and compelling private investigator Rachel Alexander – a new addition to the Morrow/Avon list.
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The Wrong Dog: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 5HarperCollins e-books #ad - And two days after meeting with rachel, apparently of a seizure, Sophie is found dead, but it didn't take Dash's sensitive nose to tell that something doesn't smell right, and that the missing vets definitely need further examination. From former detective turned noted author and dog trainer, Carol Lea Benjamin, comes the fifth book in the critically-lauded Rachel Alexander mystery series, for the first time in mass market.
Sophie gordon didn't let her epilepsy get in the way of her life as a teacher of deaf children. To get to the bottom of this clone-by-night operation, Sophie hires P. I. But without her trusty canine companion, an indispensable service dog named Blanche, she wouldn't be nearly as well-off. A service dog that can perform the difficult tasks that epilepsy requires--sensing when a seizure is about to occur and fetching life-saving medication--is extremely rare, so when a veterinarian's office promises that they can clone Blanche, Sophie jumps at the opportunity.
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Without a Word: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 8HarperCollins e-books #ad - And against a backdrop of betrayal, rachel's involvement in the case uncovers issues more complex, neglect, and more heartbreaking, or even kill, and a city at times as lonely and frightening as a child's worst nightmares, than she's ever seen––problems that someone was willing to die, for. When a distraught father approaches private investigator Rachel Alexander in a New York City park, asking her to help find his missing wife, Rachel accepts––reluctantly.
Rachel knows the disturbed girl can't be a murderer, but her investigation reveals that against all odds, it could be someone from her past. After all, the chances of finding a woman who disappeared without a trace––and without a word––five years earlier are slim. Private investigator rachel alexander and her pit bull Dashiell return in this stylish, dark, emotionally complex seventh mystery from former detective and noted dog trainer Carol Lea Benjamin.
Without a Word: A Rachel Alexander Mystery The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 8 #ad - But it's the missing woman's daughter who touches her most deeply––a troubled young girl whose mother's disappearance has rendered her mute. The child is also suspected of the murder of her doctor, a rich neurologist who was brutally stabbed one night while he was alone in his office.
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With her cash retainer in hand—and very few leads—Rachel starts digging. Rachel and Dash have a new client. Well, three new clients. A trio of transvestite working girls want Rachel to investigate the death of one of their own. But her future is suddenly on the line when she sets herself up as bait to catch the killer.
The Long Good Boy The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 6 #ad - . As rachel follows a twisting trail with only Dash for protection, she discovers that her foray into “the life” could end with her own untimely death. A dog trainer-turned-pi and her pit bull go after a killer—with a little help from a courageous dachshund—in this mystery by a Shamus Award winner.
The long good boy is the 6th book in the Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. Rosalinda’s throat was slashed on Halloween right after the Greenwich Village parade.
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Lady, was the therapy dog at harbor View, a mop-coated puli, a Greenwich Village home for "throw away" people. But when not called upon to solve crimes he has another very important job: that of a therapy dog, working with people who are developmentally challenged. But now lady has vanished. And the owner of the home has been killed in a bizarre and mysterious hit-and-run accident.
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A Hell of a Dog The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 3Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - And then another. How can the greenwich village pi and her pit bull, dashiell, turn down the hefty fee, plus free room and biscuits at the Ritz? All Rachel has to do is keep the peace among the competitive diva dog trainers who have come with their prize pooches from all corners of the globe. Someone is killing off the great dog trainers of the world—and it’s up to PI Rachel Alexander and her pit bull, Dash, to collar the murderer Rachel has just been hired as undercover security at a dog-training symposium at a posh Manhattan hotel.
With suspects including a dog psychic and a behaviorist to the stars, Rachel discovers that it’s the humans who need to be housebroken as she and Dash bring a serial killer to heel. A hell of a dogis the 3rd book in the Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
A Hell of a Dog The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 3 #ad - . The cops are calling it an accident. She and dash have barely infiltrated the festivities when they find out that one of the trainers, the self-proclaimed guru of a controversial obedience technique, has been electrocuted in his bathtub. Until another trainer dies . . .
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Refusing to believe that lisa would abandon her beloved pet—and with only a suspicious suicide note to go on—Rachel and her canine assistant, Dash, hit the streets of downtown New York, retracing the dead woman’s steps to figure out whether she was yin to a killer’s yang. The dog who knew too muchis the 2nd book in the Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
This Dog for Hire The Rachel Alexander And Dash Mysteries Series Book 1Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - Winner of the shamus award for best first pi novel: in the first book of carol lea benjamin’s acclaimed mystery series, greenwich Village PI Rachel Alexander and her loyal pit bull must find a killer and a missing show dog Divorced dog trainer–turned–private-eye Rachel Alexander and her canine assistant Dash—short for Dashiell—are hired by a man named Dennis Keaton to investigate the hit-and-run death of his friend and neighbor Clifford Cole, whose body was found on an isolated Christopher Street pier.
. The police are treating the gay painter’s suspicious death as a hate crime, but Dennis insists Cliff hadn’t cruised the waterfront in months. Plus, magritte, cliff’s champion basenji—a competitor in the upcoming Westminster Dog Show—may have been a witness to the crime and is now missing. There’s no one she can trust—especially not of the two-legged variety.
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From the award- winning author of flash… a deadly explosion at an archaeological dig on Dogleg Island plunges police chief Aggie Malone and her canine partner Flash into a dark mystery from the past. In the midst of a state-wide manhunt for a desperate fugitive, Aggie deals with a new island administrator who threatens the future of police department, while a mysterious stranger with an agenda of his own stalks Grady.
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And by whom.
The Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries: This Dog for Hire, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, and A Hell of a DogOpen Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - With comparisons to the mysteries of laurien berenson and susan conant, these novels—with “excellent” writing and a “nice touch of humor”—are an involving, atmospheric read for fans of strong female PIs, especially those with furry sidekicks Library Journal. After cracking that case, rachel and dash return in The Dog Who Knew Too Much to investigate a t’ai chi teacher’s fatal leap from a window.
A greenwich village pi and her pit bull hunt down killers in these three smart, witty mysteries from a Shamus Award winner. Rachel suspects there’s more involved, as the woman would never have left her beloved Akita behind. Rounding out the collection is a hell of a dog, a former dog trainer herself, in which Rachel, must find out who’s killing off trainers at a professional gathering at a posh New York City hotel.
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