THE SILENCE OF THE CHIHUAHUAS
by Waverly Curtis
The dynamic duo is back. Not Batman and Robin, if that is who you had in mind. Here lies the mystery. Am I referring to private investigators, Sullivan and Sullivan, Geri and her talking dog, Pepe, or am I referring to the authors of this book? Though the author’s name is Waverly Curtis, the name actually is the first names of the duo that write the Barking Detective Mysteries, Waverly Fitzgerald and Curt Colbert. Mystery 1 solved.
Mystery 2 – The book is indeed about our two super-sleuths, Geri Sullivan and Pepe, who again find, by accident, another murder victim. The dead woman is Mrs. Fairchild, whose name is a misnomer. She is a shrew of a woman who demands the finest in interior decorating, changes her mind after the work is done, and then doesn’t pay the contractors for the work they have done. Her neighbors hate her as do the workers. With a cast of a thousand suspects, who done it? It looks like Geri is going to have to figure it all out on her own because the cat has gotten Pepe’s tongue, something like that. Pepe is no longer talking. However, he is now blogging, but Geri doesn’t know that. Who would expect a dog to have a blog?
On top of finding a dead woman, Geri’s ex-husband is getting married and she’s expected to attend the wedding, her best friend has disappeared, his design shop has been burglarized, her sleazy PI boss, Jimmy G., actually gets off his fanny to chase a run-away bride, and her long lost sister, Teri, frantically calls telling Geri that someone is trying to kill her. Geri ends up in a psych ward and the federal marshals and a known gangster complicate the story. She thinks her boyfriend is going to dump her for an animal psychiatrist. And Pepe is still not talking. What is an amateur detective to do? Read this book and find out. It was a fun romp through Seattle. I read it in one day. I enjoyed this book even more than Dial C for Chihuahua. I gave it 4.5 of 5 stars.