What do you get when you mix a beautiful gossip reporter, a bag lady with a dangerously mysterious past, a cranky, bumbling private investigator with phobias for germs, animals and most people and an abandoned, rescued dog who ends up solving most of McBee's cases for him? You get a whimsical, fun to read mystery the whole family can enjoy.
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Alexander McBee has become a private investigator. He has trained by watching re-runs of Magnum P.I., Rockford Files, and other old detective series on the television. He comes upon a strange dog who becomes his partner. Herr Schnoodle is not the most attractive mix of schnauzer and poodle, but he knows how to investigate.

They begin to get more cases as they are able to solve them quickly. They meet Apple Sally, a local street woman. McBee is intrigued by her, but he can’t figure out why. Then there’s the beautiful Darcy, the gossip reporter out to scoop McBee’s cases.

Soon McBee realizes there is more to Apple Sally than meets the eye. Can he uncover her past without alienating her or letting Darcy break the story before he’s ready? Can he keep investigating his cases without letting on about Herr Schnoodle’s part, especially to Darcy?

McBee is definitely a quirky character, but that’s what makes him interesting. I really enjoyed this first book in this series. I look forward to reading many more. The setting and other characters is well written and I feel as if I’ve been there and met everyone. I highly recommend this book.

Dawn Dowdle