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ISBN-10: 0316066745
ISBN-13: 9780316066747
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 10/06/2011
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 1.10" H

Started Early, Took My Dog

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Overview

Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective — a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other — or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.

Meanwhile, Jackson Brodie, the beloved detective of novels such as Case Histories, is embarking on a different sort of rescue: that of an abused dog. Dog in tow, Jackson is about to learn, along with Tracy, that no good deed goes unpunished.

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Brilliant...Atkinson seamlessly weaves together [strands] in a plot driven by coincidence and a diamond-hard recognition of man's darker nature...[Tracy's] odyssey as a new parent to a waif dressed in a ragged fairy costume, relayed with both tenderness and wry wit, must be one of the grandest love affairs in crime fiction...For its singular melding of radiant humor and dark deeds, this is must-reading for literary crime-fiction fans.–Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist, starred review
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ISBN-10: 0316066745
ISBN-13: 9780316066747
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 10/06/2011
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.40" W, 1.10" H
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