Raining Cats and Dogs by Laurien Berenson was a murder mystery with some dog and cat stories tossed in. The main character has five poodles and a neighbor who has a bunch of cats. Her private life relating to her neighbor was the humorous part of the book. She and her poodle went to a dog obedience class which invited her to join them on their visit to the nursing home. Although they weren't therapy dogs exactly, many of the residents enjoyed seeing the dogs and I was interested in this part of the book because it's something I would like to do with Abby some day. The murder was committed while they were at the nursing home and the main character is the one who just started her own informal investigation and discovered who did it.
The highlight of the book for me was the lady who didn't like dogs but tolerated the poodle. She was really a cat person. She gave the main character helpful information and the poodle owner brought a surprise visitor for her at the end, a cat! Her neighbor let her bring one of hers.
(Karen's review 9/09)
Have you read this one? What did you think of it?