A Golden Retriever Mystery
Neil S. Plakcy
Kindle Edition – 2011
Reviewed by Patricia E. Reid
Let me introduce myself. My name is Rochester and I am a Golden Retriever. For those of you who read about me in the book In Dog We Trust, it is good to see you again. For those new to Golden Retriever Mysteries, Welcome!
For a little background, I now share a townhouse with Steve Levitan. We enjoy each other’s company and share some wonderful times as well as a few scary adventures. Steve has a full time job as an adjunct in the English Department of Eastern College, his alma mater. Having a full time job is something new for Steve and me. Steve got into a little trouble prior to moving here and it has been a struggle to put the past behind him but things seem to be coming together now.
Steve is currently working under Mike MacCormac, the director of alumni relations and Eastern is getting ready to launch a $500 million capital campaign to fund new constructions, scholarships and faculty chairs. Mike isn’t happy with Joe Dagorian, director of admissions. Mike has a wealthy alumni targeted for a major gift but Joe is refusing to send an admittance letter to Moran’s son.
The night of the big fund-raiser finally arrives and Steve is busy at the party. I am resting in Steve’s office when I decide to go wander around outside and that is when I find Joe’s body. I immediately notify Steve, the police are called and the investigation begins.
Joe thought the money being spent for the party was a waste and could be used to better advantage in other areas. There were several people at the party who had reason to be happy to be rid of Joe so there was no lack of suspects.
Joe was Steve’s mentor and his friend and Steve was determined to do everything he could to bring the killer to justice. I was able to be quite a bit of help when I uncovered a few clues and pointed them out to Steve. Joe’s murder was not the only mystery that was solved in this story.