A heartfelt tale from Walter the Pug, from Victoria Abbott's book collector mysteries, soon to be seen in The Wolfe Widow coming (September 2nd)
I’m Walter the Pug and I’ve got a problem. I`ve been here before talking about my life and adventures, but today I am down in the dumps. You know why? Because it’s a month until I find out what happens to me next. That's so not easy.
Let me remind you of my adventures. I get to accompany Jordan Bingham when she investigates things, usually murders. Jordan is an assistant to a wealthy book collector, Vera Van Alst. I am what you could call a sidekick. Or maybe Jordan is the sidekick. I get confused about these things sometimes. Sometimes, Cobain, a shaggy dog who belongs to Officer Becker comes along too, but I am the one who counts. He’s just a visitor who should go home soon.
When we are investigating, people think I am cute and I often get treats. So that takes me back to my problem. I just found out that Jordan gets fired in the new book! FIRED! No one in her family has ever been fired. Of course, no one in her family has ever gone straight either. That doesn’t stop her from trying. So when she is fired, that means she can’t live in Van Alst House and I can’t get any of Signora Panetone’s treats. The signora likes to cook chicken livers for me too. And Uncle Kev lets me do all kinds of fun stuff. That reminds me, in Van Alst House there are two Siamese that I’ve been trying to surprise and now I won’t be able to do that either.
Vera doesn’t even like dogs, so how could this be important?
But what about me? Shouldn't I be taking part in all the fun? There's probably pumpkin pie and everything, because the action takes place around Thanksgiving. Anyway, can any of you offer me any words of comfort, such as "Good doggie!" Or "How about a biscuit?" Or "Would you like to sit on this velvet cushion?"
Maybe I should pre-order. I hear it's available HERE