When George, a homeless alcoholic, and his loud, horse-sized German shepherd, Bella, start hawking newspapers outside her studio, Kate attempts to convince them to leave. Instead, the three strike up an unlikely friendship.
Then Kate finds George's dead body. The police dismiss it as a drug-related street crime, but Kate knows he was no drug dealer. Now she must solve George's murder and find someone willing to adopt his intimidating companion before Bella is sent to the big dog park in the sky. With the murderer on her trail, Kate has to work fast or her next Corpse Pose may be for real. @ goodreads
I love the cute little cover of the book, I had to read it because....yes, those that know me.. it has a dog in it :)
Kate owns a yoga studio and one day this horrific noise disturbs the serenity of the studio. Kate runs out to see what is going on and that is when she meets George and his German Shepherd Bella, who is barking up a storm.
George has found him a little job of sorts, which puts his little set-up outside of the studio. Bella who barks at all dogs and tries to attack men, is causing problems with people coming into the studio.
Once Kate hears George's story and starts helping him with buying some things from the Pet Store next door, she finds he is really a nice guy just trying to help a dog he rescued.
Unfortunately, George does some bad things to save Bella from a deadly disease, he's trying to find a way to get money for the rest of Bella's life. This leads to his murder. (that's not a spoiler, it says so on the book)
Kate goes out of her way to solve George's murder and find a home for Bella. You all know where Bella is going..right? :)
I loved Bella, I loved George and I liked Kate and her love interest, Michael. Overall, I thought it was a good mystery, I'm not sure how I would have felt without Bella in the book though :)
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