Friday, 24 June 2016

K-9 Cop : Case #1 The Dreck Report



                Spencer is a cop and not a very pleasant one either. He may be good at his job but he is pricklier than a cactus. After a case gone wrong, he finds himself in the body of a purebred Briard dog named Pepper who also happens to be his K-9 partner in life whom he loved with all his heart. Spencer has to do some good on earth and learn a few lessons in order to move on to the good place in the afterlife. He’s not particularly happy with his assignment to help out a particularly dysfunctional family but really has no choice. Meanwhile, he also wants to solve the case that caused his own death. All of this makes for an entertaining read. The writing doesn’t always flow smoothly but it reads much like a cross between a hard boiled mystery and a cozy whodunit. The characters are interesting and although there is a little bit of violence there is nothing overly graphic. Spencer having to deal with being a dog is quite funny and there are a few twists I wasn’t expecting, in particular one involving King, a German shepherd also inhabited by a human. I loved the bad guys who were the perfect stereotype of a hard boiled mystery’s criminals. This was a fun book to read and written purely for entertainment. I read this using the digital format on my ereader and it formatted well. The cover is cute and fit the book’s story line.