Every Dog Has His Day by Chloe Grace
Today I am thrilled to be on the Blog Tour for Every Dog Has His Day by Chloe Grace which features Albertus Eagle, aka Albie, pet detective, and beagle.
Thank you to Rachels Random Resources and the author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
Every dog has his day
They say every dog has his day.
Well, today I’ve certainly had mine.
Hey, I’m Albertus Eagle and it turns out I’m an unwitting pet detective. I haven’t always been such a successful legal beagle, but when I’m confronted with a case that is so personal I can’t ignore it, I discover I have a passion for finding those who don’t want to be found.
Cleo the cat. Well, she came along for the ride too.
So, sure I’ve had my day today, but not in the sense of being past my prime. To the contrary, the fun is just starting. And I am buzzing with a new purpose, mixed with a tiny amount of vindictive elation.
Because, I’ve not only found myself a new home after the untimely demise of my previous owner, but I’ve also made amends with the cat. It turns out she’s not that bad, really.
On top of that though, and this is what really sends shivers racing all the way down my spine to my paws, is that we’ve fingered a killer.
Because you human’s, you underestimate us animals. And while you go about your business ignoring our very existence, the cat and I are listening and taking notes.
This is the first full length novel in the Albertus Eagle detective beagle series of animal cozy mysteries, starring Albertus Eagle, and his two sidekicks, Cleo the cat and Bella Schuhmann, the smart human who actually understands him. In this wonderful full length book packed with humour and satire, we see the world of murder and intrigue set up through the eyes of a loyal dog turned amateur sleuth.
Every Dog Has His Day is the story of Albertus Eagle, aka Albie a dog with outstanding intellect, overflowing loyalty and amazing instinct for murder!
The story is written from the dogs perspective and the first few chapters are devoted to bringing the reader up to date with Albie’s past. He used to live in a mansion with Milly a famous pianist, even accompanying her on stage at her recitals. Cleo the cat also lived with them. Outwardly Albie only tolerates the cat but inwardly he is very fond of her.
Milly dies suddenly and Albie and Cleo find themselves in a rescue centre. The standards are far from what Albie is used to. However, along comes Bella, a beautiful young artist who takes them both home to her apartment. Albie likes his new surroundings, they are not as plush as he is used to but Bella has an amazing talent. She understands everything that Albie tells her. Consequently, he has a lot to say because he believes that his wonderful former owner’s death was highly suspicious.
Together they set out to relive Milly’s last hours and find out how come she died so suddenly. First, they need to meet up with Milly’s last visitor. Bella does the talking, just as they practiced, and Albie gives subtle prompts when his owner goes off track.
However, things that they uncover about Milly don’t tie in with what Albie remembered.
Albie and Bella soon notice that Cleo the cat can also communicate her thoughts and feelings, so the detective partnership becomes a trio.
I found this quick read to be cleverly written and an entertaining way to pass a few hours. I loved the chemistry between the characters, especially Albie who is bossy and impatient yet very loyal and kind. Cosy mysteries are not for everyone but I find the gentle crime aspect and tongue in cheek humour to be quite refreshing.
Dog owners will never be able to look at their faithful pooches in the same way again!
About The Author
Author Bio – Chloe Grace is the cozy mystery pen name for romantic mystery author, Karen Botha. While she doesn’t understand animals quite as well as Bella in the Albertus Eagle Detective Beagle cozy mysteries, she does chat along to her rescue dog, Shadow, pretty much all day.
And she’s sure that he chats back.
Chloe lives with Shadow and her hubby in a small outpost of London city—funnily enough it’s a little like where Bella and Albie live. As a family they like to go on walks in the local woods and throw a tennis ball until their respective arms ache, which is usually before Shadow shows any hint of exhaustion.
While her first romance novels were inspired by true life events, the Albertus Eagle series are complete imagination – although her conversations with Shadow can’t be ignored.