The Case of the Hound Who Didn’t Stay
By Georgann Prochaska
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 5 stars
In this second Snoopypuss mystery, readers again find Alice
Tricklebank and her friend Lena Vincenti involved in small town gossip that
enables them to assist the police. In
this well done stand-alone story they are involved in solving crimes both
current and past.
It begins in July 1976 with a scene of a young girl
tormented by two boys, and then quickly leaps to August 2013 with Alice
summoned by a young woman of Dingle Grove.
Advised by the police to contact Alice, she asks for help to find her
Here readers learn of Audrey, a bloodhound Alice adopted,
who was dumped in her small town of Limekiln.
“The hound was young – not yet a year old – and her training
was incomplete in spite of their daily walks and hide-and-seek games.”
Was Audrey ready for a real challenge?
“Sometimes Alice caught her own loopy gray curl reflection
in the mirror, and she questioned her own stamina. What was she doing in her
retirement, wrestling with a bloodhound, training her for rescue missions?”
Excellent characterizations and dialogue keep readers
involved in this story. Clues from the past intermingle with those in the
present, making for an interesting and absorbing mystery to solve. Readers will
not be disappointed.