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by Lee Charles Kelley

Former-cop-turned-kennel owner Jack Field and his lover, local medical examiner Dr. Jamie Cutter, come to the aid of Roark, a helpless canine accused of killing a State Supreme Court Justice, found in his car with his throat torn out, as the search out the real culprit with the help of a pack of playful beagles. Original.
Download Murder Unleashed (Jack & Jamie, Bk 2) epub
ISBN: 0060524944
ISBN13: 978-0060524944
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery
Author: Lee Charles Kelley
Language: English
Publisher: Avon (January 1, 2004)
ePUB size: 1748 kb
FB2 size: 1426 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 912
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I Love the whole series. I wish he would write more.
I read these books as much for the dog training advice as for the story line. I really enjoy these books.
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Very entertaining, enjoyable read!
So what is it that is so very appealing about this series? Maybe for me it is the setting- my own adopted state of Maine. Or could it be the characters? Jack Field, ex New York detective, is the owner of a dog kennel/ training business. He is usually in the company of or thinking about Jamie Cutter, the Medical Examiner. Living with Jack is his foster son, 'Duke" a crime victim from NYC. A steady, well written cast of characters traveling from one book to another to make this a cohesive, fun group of books to read. The starring roles though are assigned to the various dogs that populate the scenes. Much space is also given to dog training tips- a system based on play and praise.

Kelley writes with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek. He seems to understand that Jack makes Sherlock Holmes seem dense and plots are more interesting when they appear impossible. The asides and comments to the reader draw the casual reader into his world. He cleverly admits that these are just good mystery stories that are enjoyable to read- and what more can we ask from a cozy?

(Next step would be a top rated tv show! Anyone out there know any producers..but remember it was my idea first!)

Three Hints for reading this series:

1. It is not neccesary to read them in the order written but would be more enjoyable to follow the continuing plot lines in order.

2. Just remember- the dog is always innocent ! (oops- is that a spoiler?)

3. If you do not have a dog when you start the series you probably will by the end!

Murder Unleashed

Roark, a boxer, seems to be the only possible murderer of a Supreme Court justice

when he is found in the car with the judge and the judge's throat is torn apart. Jack knows,

of course, that Roark is innocent. With his usual ability to link seemingly unrelated

information he and Jamie set off to prove that the death is not what it seems.

An all dog star cast gives this book its delightful ending.
Jack Fields is a former NYPD Detective. Now he and his god son Leon run a dog kennel in Maine. His girlfriend, Dr. Jamie Cutter, is the part-time medical examiner. When she gets called out to examine the body of the judge who had been missing, Jack must drive her because her car gets blocked in by debris from a storm.
He had planned to drop her off and leave, but when he heard there was a dog involved, he became involved. Much to the chagrin of Sheriff Flynn. They had run ins on a previous murder investigation. Of course, it probably didn't help that Jack had solved that one instead of the sheriff.
A boxer, Roark, was found inside the car with the judge. As yet no one has been able to get to the body because Roark was attacking them. Jack, using his alternative dog training methods, coaxed Roark out of the car with a tennis ball.
The police believe that Roark killed the judge. Jack gets permission to house Roark at his kennel overnight. He does not believe Roark killed the judge. The next day Jack takes Roark to a local vets to hide him. He gives the dog a phony name. The vets office recognizes Roark, but as soon as they find out that Grant Goodrich was trying to get Roark to put him to sleep for killing the judge, they agreed the dog wasn't Roark.
Farrell Woods' ten beagles come to stay at the kennel. Eventually Farrell Woods came by and Jack was able to get some much needed information about some things going on in town recently.
Jamie and Jack keep digging and the identity of the real killer and the truth about what happened begin to come clearer.
I truly enjoy this series. Jamie and Jack are great characters and their interaction is so well written. I love all books set in New England so the setting in Maine just adds to the story for me.
The plot is always well constructed and there are plenty of twists and turns.
I highly recommend this book and series. It is a great cozy mystery.
A prominent Judge is found dead in his car, his throat ripped up, and his daughter's dog his only company. The police point the finger at the dog, a boxer named Roark. Jack Field, kennel owner and former cop, believes that there are no vicious dogs and that behavior problems can be solved with liver treats, a tennis ball or a good game of tug-o-war. He immediately takes Roark under his protection. Jack doesn't really want to get involved in the investigation, but he can't stand by while a dog is accused of murder! With the help of Jamie Cutter, medical examiner and love of his life, he dives into the tangled webs surrounding the murder. It's a race to the finish, as Jack and Jamie dodge bullets and search for clues.

The banter between Jack and Jamie is lively, and their romance adds extra interest to the story. The supporting ensemble is made up of shallow caricatures, but the main characters have complex histories and relationships. The plot gets a little too busy at times; it doesn't twist so much as become cluttered with numerous side adventures. There is a small logical flaw in part of the plot involving a diary that I found jarring, but not enough to ruin my enjoyment of the book.

Dog lovers will definitely get a kick out of the canine characters and will probably be interested in Jack's training techniques as well. Author Lee Charles Kelly has been a professional dog trainer for 10 years. Murder Unleashed is a quick, entertaining read and does not depend on having read the first Jack Field novel, A Nose for Murder.