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Mystery
  • Author:
    Liz Evans
  • ISBN:
    0752825402
  • ISBN13:
    978-0752825403
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  • Publisher:
    Orion Pub Co; First UK Edition edition (April 1, 2002)
  • Pages:
    311 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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  • Rating:
    4.9
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    653
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Barking!: A Grace Smith Investigation Mass Market Paperback – 2 May 2002.

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Barking! : A Grace Smith Investigation. She writes excellent mysteries with a great e (Grace Smith), and the books are, quite frankly, better plotted than Evanovitch but just about as funny. Book in the PI Grace Smith Series). Maybe Evanovitch does better on the romance, but personally, I prefer Evans, who places more emphasis on the mystery. Grace Smith is an ex-police officer who was forced to resign following an appearance of misconduct.

I've read five of Evans' books with Grace Smith as the heroine and really enjoyed them. They were mysteries that were funny

I've read five of Evans' books with Grace Smith as the heroine and really enjoyed them. They were mysteries that were funny. I found this one not funny at all and rather boring.

Evans, Liz. Publication date. Smith, Grace (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Murder.

Liz Evans is in her early forties. She has worked in all sorts of companies from plastic moulding manufacturers to Japanese banks through to film production and BBC Radio. She was born in Highgate, went to school in Barnet and now lives in Hertfordshire.

British PI Grace Smith is parrot-sitting Talulah, an alcoholic bird who learned to talk by watching old movies and porn. And, finally, somebody wants Grace to stop her investigations-or else. Meanwhile, the biggest chauvinist in the Seatoun police force is trying to move into Grace’s spare room. Complicating matters further is Hanna Conti, who wants Grace to prove the innocence of her birth mother, convicted 20 years ago for a brutal murder. Evans is billed as England’s answer to Janet Evanovich, but this sells her short

Barking! by Liz Evans. Books I have read in 2008 1. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot 2. The Colour Purple by Alice Walker 3. Cue the Easter Bunny by Liz Smith.

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Mild-mannered Stuart Roberts suffers from nightmares where he remembers committing a murder (possibly two) and wants to know, could this be true? Grace doesn't want to take the case on the grounds that murders tend to mean there's killer around somewhere and she'd rather pass - thanks very much.But these are killings with a difference: they took place nearly thirty years before Stuart was born.Despite her scepticism Grace has never been able to resist the lure of an unlimited expense account, so she takes the job, blissfully unaware that her life is about to be invaded by an ageing rock star, a flatulent bulldog and a voice from the past. And then she discovers that her client isn't quite what he appears to be.

Quphagie
The book arrived in great shape and ealier than I expected. Was very pleased with the order and would definately order from them again! Hard to find this Author because she is from England so thankyou so much for getting it to me!
Conjukus
She writes excellent mysteries with a great protagonist/detective (Grace Smith), and the books are, quite frankly, better plotted than Evanovitch but just about as funny. Maybe Evanovitch does better on the romance, but personally, I prefer Evans, who places more emphasis on the mystery.

Grace Smith is an ex-police officer who was forced to resign following an appearance of misconduct. She's now working in a seaside town in England as a private investigator, although her work includes such things as looking for lost dogs. That's how this book begins, with her trying to recapture a lost bull dog mix for a junk yard owner who hires Grace every time the dog takes off. In the course of trying to get the dog back, Grace stumbles onto a man (hits him with a cow bone, actually) who ends up hiring her. He wants her to investigate some past life regression tapes, because he fears he may have killed someone -- in a past life? Grace fears more for the present, and doesn't entirely know if he's being honest with her -- she doesn't believe in the supernatural. But money is money...and it's better than looking for lost dogs. Under that theory, she also agrees to dogsit for the bull dog for a couple of days (right), and ends up having to haul the dog around with her -- which is where much of the humor comes in.

I look forward to reading more of the series. If you haven't read any yet, you're in for a treat. This mystery was very well plotted and I did not guess -- or even consider -- the ending.
Marr
The Grace Smith mystery series is definitely one worth reading. I almost missed out on this author because I thought the first two books ("Who Killed Marilyn Monroe?" and "JFK is Missing")had silly titles. "Barking" is the 4th book in the series, and definitely the best by far.

The book is set in England and written in the first person. One of the best qualities is the humor. I wouldn't necessarily liken the character of Grace Smith to Stephanie Plum, since I found the humor in the only Stephanie Plum book I read to be too over-the-top.

Fans of British mysteries would probably also enjoy the Anna Lee series by Liza Cody (now out of print but available as second-hand or from the library) and the Kate Brannigan series by V.L. McDermid (available at Amazon).
Vertokini
I loved the laughs from the situations and the British jargon.
Grace Smith is an ex-policewoman who is sassy and crass, but
has a bit of a conscience. The plot is interesting, although
the story does drag a little in the middle. Over all Liz Evans
does a great job. How can you not like a story that starts with
the main character accidentally knocking out her future client
with a cow bone while trying to catch a lost dog. He then hires
her to find out if he ever murdered someone in a past life.
When you need a break from the serious British writers try this
series. Its fun!!
inetserfer
This series is hilarious. Stephanie Plum has her family to help keep the laughs coming. Grace Smith has only herself. She doesn't need anyone else. This series will keep you laughing. You'll love Grace, trust me.
Anyshoun
Despite this being the fourth book in a detective series, it suffered from none of the usual problems of picking up a series in the middle. The characters were fully constructed and likable and there wasn't that persistent, nagging feeling that something was missing. I really enjoyed it! It definitely worked as a standalone mystery, though I will definitely be keeping an eye out for the rest of the series. There was a moment or two when I really hated it... but in the end, I was quite satisfied. The mystery unfolded unpredictably. Very good!