Hey everybody, it's Truffles! This would appear to be Dog Week here on Mochas, Mysteries and More. We didn't plan it that way, but today I'm interviewing a fictional canine, tomorrow I'll be interviewing a very special, courageous real-life woofie, and later this week Mommy will be writing about one of her favorite dog bloggers and reviewing a book with a dog-twist!
Hope you'll stop by each day, and make sure you leave a comment below because I have an ebook copy of Sketcher in the Rye to give away!
Welcome, Hobo! Can you tell us about how you came to live with Rory?
Hi Truffles! Well, it was all very upsetting really. One day a bad person came into our house and killed my mommy. I was so sad and afraid. Too many animals are treated like second class citizens. But then Rory came and took me home and loved me. I'm soooo grateful. I can't believe how lucky I am.
Where did your cute name come from? (My Mommy says she used to watch The Littlest Hobo on TV and cry during every single episode as a little girl LOL)
When my first mommy found me, she named me Hobo, because I was poor and homeless just like a Hobo.
You live with the ghost of an Old West marshal. How did you get used to that and what is your relationship like now?
That was terrible in the beginning! I'd never met a ghost before. He was there, but he wasn't there. My nose told me he didn't exist, but my eyes told me he did. And there was all this energy around him. And he didn't like me in the beginning and ... and...I still get nervous when I think about it. But little by little we got used to each other. He proved he really cared about me when he helped save my life.
How do you feel about cats?
I don't actually know. I think they'd be fun to chase, because I already love chasing squirrels. To be honest, I've never lived with a cat or had one for a friend. But I pretty much love everyone who's nice to me, so I guess I'd like having a cat for a playmate.
Can you tell us a little about your adventures with Rory in Sketcher in the Rye?
I fall in love in this book, and if you've ever been in love, you know how wonderful and trying that can be. I also find Rory and Zeke another dead human case to investigate. I sometimes wonder how they'd manage without me. I bet your human would be lost without you too.
What kinds of mischief do you like to get into?
Oh, all kinds. What's life without a little mischief? I like to dig holes even if I don't have a bone to bury. I love to chew on the occasional sock if it smells of someone I love. I especially like mischief that has to do with food. If someone leaves goodies where I can snag them, I don't waste a second worrying about the consequences of having myself a snack. I sure wish I had your ability to go wherever you want to go. Do you think you could teach me how to climb? There's a certain squirrel who always escapes up a tree before I can get him. I'd like to teach him it's not nice to tease dogs. Of course I'd never really hurt him. Hmmm...I wonder what squirrel tastes like?
Any final words for your adoring public?
Come visit sometime! I'd love to meet you and give you a big, slobbery dog kiss - as long as you're not a squirrel. And please don't forget to bring me something yummy. A steak would be appreciated.
Sketcher in the Rye:
(A Portrait of Crime Mystery)
4th in Series
InterMix (December 17, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
In her new job as a private eye, former police sketch artist Rory McCain has a spirited partner: Old West marshal Zeke Drummond. He may be a ghost, but when these two combine their skills, they reap justice…
Someone shucked Harper’s accountant and left his body in the farm’s corn maze. While Gil is quick to hire Rory to solve now not one but two crimes, the sketching sleuth isn’t so sure why the farmer wants her to focus her attention on his own family.
Regardless, Rory and Zeke will need to put their hands to the plow and solve this case before someone else is planted six feet under…