Description: What you pick up after a dog shouldn’t include dead bodies. Still grappling with the death of her husband, former cryptanalyst Katie Wilk takes a job teaching high school math in a town where Titanic trivia is more than just a game. So when her dog Joey finds the body of the much-admired hometown moviemaker, and she stumbles on encoded messages luring her students to deadly drug parties, Katie realizes she is the only one who can stop the next murder from happening. Mixed in correct proportions, dogs, numbers, puzzles, and murder can be essential ingredients for intrigue.
2019 Semi-finalist Chanticleer International Book Awards
Abandoning a promising career in cryptanalysis, Katie finds a job teaching in a small Midwest town. Her husband bequeathed her a dog she can’t control and a dying wish that she leads a full life, but her dog Joey has a gift for delivering lacy lingerie into the hands of her male visitors, barking from the kitchen table, and dragging Katie around by the leash. However, it’s his ability to find bodies that makes her new close-knit community wary, but when Joey rescues the toddler next door, he’s applauded and Katie is encouraged to certify him as a search-and-rescue canine.
Description: Katie Wilk’s husband’s dying wish is that she leads a full life. She starts by taking a job teaching math in a small midwest town. But he also left her a dog and it’s Joey’s ability to find bodies that makes her new close-knit community wary. But when Joey rescues the toddler next door, he’s applauded and Katie is encouraged to certify him as a search-and-rescue canine. Katie supports her students’ activities, supervising events, even taking a shot at baking for the afternoon tea in conjunction with the hometown ambassador program. But when high-school sisters disappear, Katie uses her problem-solving skills to decode a message left by one of the girls, and she and Joey search for answers she might not wish to hear: sex-trafficking can happen in her own backyard, and if she isn’t quick enough, she might never see the girls again.