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Chihuahua of the Baskervilles

A Tripping Magazine Mystery

Esri Allbritten

Minotaur Books

When the glowing form of a beloved deceased Chihuahua appears, is it a ghost, or is someone teaching a dead dog new tricks – like murder?

 

Tripping Magazine is a quirky low-budget magazine that reports on travel destinations for believers in the paranormal. A few fake ghosts away from throwing in the towel, the Tripping staff get the tip of a lifetime when they get a call from Charlotte Baskerville, the rich founder of a clothing company for small dogs. Charlotte thinks that her Chihuahua, Petey, has come back from the dead, and she’s desperate for someone to come verify his appearances.

 

The magazine’s three-person reporting team travels to Manitou Springs, Colorado, sure that the ghostly dog will be a work of fiction. But, when they arrive, they see evidence of Petey with their own eyes. And he’s not just floating by – he’s howling advice and spelling out threats with tiny paw prints. Is the ghost real, or is the whole phenomenon an elaborate ruse?

 

The Tripping team must navigate the kooky world of coffin races, scheming husbands, and doggie fashion to solve the mystery – and get their story written at the same time. Uproariously funny and a great mystery to boot, Chihuahua of the Baskervilles is sure to leave you in stitches.


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The heavy tick of a grandfather clock filled the parlor, as if to convince the listener that this was a serious timepiece, despite the Chihuahua toy in a fairy costume perched on its mahogany case.
Victorian-style lamps illuminated the walls, which were crowded with framed photos of costumed Chihuahuas. Looking at dogs dressed in tiny cowboy hats and sailor suits, a visitor might think he’d stumbled on a canine version of the Village People, except for the slogan at the bottom of each photo: Petey’s Closet—Where the Well-Dressed Pooch Shops.
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Praise for Chihuahua of the Baskervilles

 "A light and engaging tale with charming characters that will appeal to those outside of both mystery and canine genres."—Kirkus Reviews
 
"Allbritten's debut offers eccentric characters, a lively pace, and adorable tiny dogs."—Publishers Weekly
 
"Allbritten ... has created likable characters, an intriguing mystery, and a quaint setting."—Library Journal

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Read the Kirkus Review of CHIHUAHUA OF THE BASKERVILLES . A magazine staff investigates a ghost dog's appearance in a quirky Colorado town.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Esri Allbritten

  • ESRI ALLBRITTEN is a former copywriter for radio and TV ads. She enjoys singing and songwriting and she lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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    Chihuahua of the Baskervilles

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    Esri Allbritten

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