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The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club    by Duncan Whitehead order for
Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club
by Duncan Whitehead
Order:  USA  Can
Dog Ear Publishing, 2012 (2012)
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*   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Members of a cocktail club meet, with their dogs, every afternoon to drink their beverages of choice, let their dogs have some play time together in the fenced park near where they live, and gossip about their neighbors. Their main concern, at the moment, is not the death of one of their members but an elderly man who doesn't clean up after his pet Chalkey.

Character sketches occupy most of the first part of the book - more of a tell session rather than a show session that would get into the story much sooner. The plot is different but it takes too long to spin it out. There is too little dialog. I felt the story would benefit more from conversations and action that would carry the storyline further more quickly, and would raise at least some suspense.

Though the plot works, this book would benefit greatly from a rewrite or two.

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