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It’s Christmas time, and for Raine Stockton and her Search and Rescue dog, Cisco, Hansonville, North Carolina is just like a Norman Rockwell painting– except for the rash of thefts of baby Jesus figurines from nativity scenes, an abandoned box of golden retriever puppies that someone leaves beside her mailbox, and a mysterious gift from one of Cisco’s a grateful admirers. Raine already has her hands full with her own misbehaving pooches, unexpected house guests, and a complicated new relationship. But when a newborn is abandoned in the manger of the town’s living nativity and Raine walks in on what appears to be the scene of a murder, she has more to worry about than keeping the Christmas spirit alive.
Praise for the Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries
"An exciting, original and suspense-laden whodunit…A simply fabuloups mystery starring a likeable, dedicated heroine…"
–Midwest Book Review
“ An intriguing heroine, a twisty tale, a riveting finale, and a golden retriever to die for. [This book] will delight mystery fans and enchant dog lovers.”
“Has everything–wonderful characters, surprising twists, great dialogue. Donna Ball knows dogs, knows the Smoky Mountains, and knows how to write a page turner. I loved it.”
“Very entertaining… combines a likeable heroine and a fascinating mystery… a story of suspense with humor and tenderness.”
"There can’t be too many golden retrievers in mystery fiction for my taste."
"A delightful protagonist….a well-craftered mystery"