The Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Canine Contest

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Nick, Nora & Asta

The Thin Man’s Nick and Nora James are never far from Asta their terrier.  Columbo loves his basset hound.  Private Eye, V.I. Warshawski has a rescue Golden named Peppy.

The dog of a sleuth has to have personality, curiosity and patience.

In the fourth book of the Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries, Judge Me When I’m Wrong, Charlie Mack and Mandy Porter adopt a rescue dog. The compromise on a canine name came by using their first initials: MC––and, of course, Hammer had to follow. Dubbed Hamm for short, their male pooch is described only as a lop-eared, mixed-breed with a friendly tail and soulful eyes.   Columbo with dog2

In honor of the fifth book in the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery series, Find Me When I’m Lost,  (July 28, 2020). I’m announcing the:

WHAT DOES HAMM LOOK LIKE? Contest.

 Here are other hints given about Hamm in the book series:

  1. He loves kids.
  2. He has a large dog bed.
  3. Hamm is a brave dog.

 Contest Rules:

  • Post your favorite Hamm look-alike dog photos to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #ItsHAMMerTime from July 31st-August 3, 2020.
  • In collaboration with my publisher, Bywater Books, I’ll select the photo that best matches my vision of Hamm the dog.

                     #ItsHAMMerTime

Prizes:

  • I will describe Hamm ,based on the winning photo, in Book 6 of the Charlie Mack series, Warn Me When It’s Time (2021).
  • The owner, and pet, of the winning photo will receive a special credit in Book 6, and
  • A signed copy of the current Charlie Mack Motown Mystery, Find Me When I’m Lost.

Paretsky and her golden

Award-winning, Mystery Writer, Sara Paretsky and her golden retriever.

Thank You, Amos Lassen!

I appreciate this review by Amos Lassen of my latest book:  Find Me When I’m Lost.

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Thank You!

I am not really much of a mystery reader but Cheryl Head’s Charlie Mack’s series are something else. No sooner do I finish one, I begin waiting for the next one. She has the ability to create characters and plots that we love and look forward to— but sometimes it can be a long wait in between books. When a new one does come it is cause for celebration but I really must stop reading them so quickly.