Abra Cadaver features German shorthaired pointer Juliet demonstrating her new abilities as a cadaver dog, which makes her the perfect pet for private detective Roger Bowman. The setting is a winery in a small town in Northern California’s Central Valley. Why did the client’s husband, a California winery owner, disappear just a couple of days after his wedding? The answer launches another suspenseful case that will entertain both mystery fans and dog lovers. Like all the Roger and Suzanne novels the language is clean, the sex is offstage, and the books can be read as stand-alones so readers can begin the series with this novel, available in both e-book and paperback versions. Free from Kindle Unlimited.
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The author is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. Jerry, a two-time winner of The Indie Book of the Day Award, writes “tweener” mystery books (tough mystery stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no cussing), all published as e-books on Amazon Kindle with eight also published as paperback versions, that are fast moving and entertain the reader. Several of the books introduce the readers to South America, a region where he has lived and worked that is a long way from home for most English speakers. He and his wife Elaine lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. Jerry selects the most interesting Latin American locations he found for Roger and Suzanne to visit while solving miscellaneous murders. Montevideo, Salta, Machu Picchu, Cuba, the Galapagos Islands, and Iguazu Falls are also characters in these books, and the novels portray these places as vivid and real. Jerry and Elaine breed prize-winning German shorthaired pointer dogs; Elaine also provides technical advice for Jerry’s dog-related novels like The Deadly Dog Show, Hunter Down, Roger and the Cancelled Czech, Abra Cadaver, and Dangerous Drugs and Dexterous Dogs, as well as editing for all of the books.