Witty Tale of Suspense
“Gaffney puts to use her background in the diverse worlds of show dogs and fashion, as she cleverly weaves together this exciting and witty tale of suspense.” Jerry Labriola author of The Strange Death of Napoleon Bonepart
A Novel Proceeds at Rattling Speed
“Fashion Goes to the Dogs is a novel that proceeds at a rattling speed and has something for everyone – dogs/knitters/fashionistas/love/crime/NY city/international plotting/royalty/shamrock pride – am hoping that green eyed Harry appears in the next book and Dillon gets a book of his own!” Frances Gilbert, author.
Could Not Put Book Down – 5 stars
“Peggy’s description of the dog show scene is perfect and twisting a plot into the NY show was artful. Love introduced, politely and with good manners, leaving the reader hopeful the relationship continues in the next book. Where does Dillon go now that he is a champion dog? Ah, wait, wait…there will be more books.” Sandra M. McDonald
Can’t wait for the next in the series! 5 stars
“This book is a pure delight! … Peggy writes a good action story, gives great insight into the dog show world, and develops a lovely love story, all around a very strong woman with classic self doubts. What a nice, nice read!” Susan H.
An enjoyable story. 5 stars
“I like dog books, detective stories, mysteries, and just about anything written well. This one had all of that. Although I haven’t met the author personally I know her by reputation in the dog world, so I wanted to see what she had done. Within a few chapters it drew me in. I wanted to know what was going to happen, and found I was beginning to like the characters, which is a big deal to me. Even the names she used were easy to read. Her character development is better than you expect from a first time novelist, and the plot is well thought out with surprises in the right places. I was trying to ration the book and read just a few chapters at a time, but when I started reading today I decided to ignore the world until I finished. It’s that good. I haven’t enjoyed a book as much as this in ages.” Ron Manor.
FASHION GOES TO THE DOGS
Kate Killoy is an expert at two things; knitting design and dogs. She arrives in New York City to launch her first line of fashion knits and exhibit her champion Samoyed, Dillon, but instead is drawn into a foreign world of international intrigue and attempts on her life. She even finds a dead body on her fashion show’s runway.
When this witty romantic suspense story begins, it’s February. Fashion week is winding down and the country’s best known dog show is gearing up for a week of activities. In steps twenty-four year old Kate Killoy who has been showing dogs since she the age of seven and is launching a career as a designer. She is ready to take the fashion world by storm – those fashionable who love dogs. She’s invited her dog breeding friends to model her line of Fancier Fashions, before they compete in the best known dog show in the country.
However, when she arrives at the event hotel she finds a poster of herself she never posed for, an FBI agent ready to arrest her and a bitchy dog groomer upsetting all her models. Her Irish temper and New England stubbornness keep her going ‘til the attempts on her life start piling up to the point where the police complain she is ruining the year’s crime statistics. She needs help.
Along comes Harry Foyle, a former math geek for the FBI, who offers to help. But this dapper ex-agent, who sees the world through numbers, may pay a high price for keeping this sassy and fearless dog nut safe. He might lose his heart — or worse — his life.