Reviews

(Click on the source to read the full of any of these reviews.)

Kirkus Reviews – “Allbritten tells a light and engaging tale with charming characters that will appeal to those outside of both mystery and canine genres.”

Publishers Weekly –  “Allbritten’s debut offers eccentric characters, a lively pace, and adorable tiny dogs… Dog lovers and those who like their mysteries on the light side will be charmed…”

Portland Book Review — “Mystery fans will thoroughly enjoy this fun take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hounds of Baskervilles. … Allbritten’s first novel is fast paced, frisky and fun.”

Boulder Daily Camera — “To curl up with a book about a ghost Chihuahua named Petey is to thank heaven you ever learned to read in the first place.”

Richmond Times-Dispatch — “Packed with paranormal humor, a bevy of eccentric suspects and an amusing plot that includes a coffin race, “Chihuahua of the Baskervilles” is a treat for dog lovers, aficionados of the bizarre and fans of unusual mysteries, all of whom just might sit up and beg Allbritten for her next entry.”

Mystery Scene magazine — “…Chihuahua of the Baskervilles lives up to its comedic promiseFrighteningly funny.”

Mysterious Reviews — “The premise for this series is a terrific one, and it will be a real treat to follow Angus and the Tripping team on to their next vacation spot for fans of the paranormal.”

“I can’t vote, but half-way through 2011, Chihuahua of the Baskervilles would be one of my nominees for the Agatha for Best First Mystery.” — Lesa’s Book Critiques (Contributing Book Reviewer for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, winner of the 2009 and 2010 Spinetingler Awards for Best Reviewer.)

Nights and Weekends — “…I hope that author Esri Allbritten has plans for future ghostly mysteries involving these characters. I’m already planning on standing in line for them.”

Shine (Yahoo’s online mag for women) — “The author’s trio of journalists and their magazine supply a marvelously offbeat premise (and promise) for a series that will travel far…”

“Any book that has a glow-in-the-dark Chihuahua, a Russian wolf trainer, and a community coffin race is must reading in my library!  I read this zany riff on the Sherlock Holmes classic, and loved every minute of it.” – Laura Levine, the Jaine Austen Mysteries, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Romantic Times award for Most Humorous Mystery.

“Ghostly apparitions, coffin races, and tiny dogs in top hats provide clues that will keep you guessing—and laughing—all the way to the end of this thoroughly enjoyable tale.  Come!  Sit!  Read!”  –Nancy Atherton, best-selling author of the Aunt Dimity Mysteries.

“The concept is original and fun, the setting fascinating, and the cast of characters quirky and appealing. Don’t miss this one!”  – Kate Carlisle, NYT bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries

“Even cat-lovers will purr over this charming canine take on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic. Fun characters, snappy dialogue and a lovable, fashion-forward chihuahua named Lila make this a very enjoyable debut. Four dog biscuits!” - Rosemary Harris, Anthony and Agatha Award finalist and author of Pushing Up Daisies and Dead Head.

“Five paws for Chihuahua of the Baskervilles. Great fun and highly original.” –  Carolyn Hart, Death on Demand mysteries

“Chihuahua of the Baskervilles kept my attention from the very beginning to the very end. I couldn’t wait to get back to reading each time I had to put down the book because it was time for dinner, time to go to work, time to go to class, etc. I couldn’t wait to find out who was behind all the strange activities going on in the Baskerville’s house.” — Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder

“Page after page kept me glued and couldn’t let go, anxiously awaiting what was coming next.” — Ada Nieves for Dogs

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