"Books Fall Open, You Fall In"
2 out of 5 stars.
Putting On The Dog is the second installment of the Reigning Cats and Dogs series by Cynthia Baxter. It features Dr. Jessica Popper, a veterinarian turned amateur sleuth.
Dr. Popper stands in for a fellow vet at a charity dog show where she gets to hobnob with some of Hollywood’s finest and not so finest. It’s during this time that the death of a sleazy celebrity photography happens and even thought its been ruled an accident, Jessica thinks it was murder and decides to investigate.
I read the first installment and thought it was ok, but wasn’t crazy about the main character. I decided to read the second in hopes that there was some improvement. Fortunately for me, I found the story this time around to be better than in the first book. Unfortunately though, the same cannot be said for Dr. Popper. I seriously have grown to dislike this woman. She is selfish, pushy, and childish. She uses her friends and seems willing to sacrifice her love life and her career all to investigate the murder of someone she didn’t even know. I’m thinking the books would be much better if she wasn’t in them.