A Nose for Justice (Mags Rogers Series #1)

A Nose for Justice (Mags Rogers Series #1)

by Rita Mae Brown

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The thrilling start of a tail-wagging new series!

With her high-powered Wall Street job in the rearview mirror, thirty-four-year-old Mags Rogers arrives at her great-aunt Jeep Reed’s sprawling Nevada ranch to reassemble her life. In the passenger seat is Mags’s beloved wirehaired dachshund, Baxter. At Jeep’s side—to Baxter’s distress—is Jeep’s loyal German Shepherd mix, King. The growlings are mutual. Then someone pipe-bombs Red Rock Valley’s pumping station, endangering the water supply. Deputy Pete Meadows links the sabotage to a string of local murders. In her search for answers, Mags uncovers fascinating history about Jeep’s ranch, including an intriguing connection to Buffalo Bill. Drawn to each other, Mags and Pete join forces to solve various mysteries, as Baxter and King team up to protect their humans from a growing threat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345511829
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Series: Mags Rogers Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 354,940
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day; and Six of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia.

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A Nose for Justice: A Novel 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When Wall Street tanked, many people lost their jobs including broker Magdalene "Mags" Rogers. Broke and disillusioned she returns home to her great-Aunt Magdalene "Jeep" Reed who owns the 10,000 acre ranch Wings in Nevada. She has bought more land and water rights to other property in order to stop more mansions from being built that would use up the water and destroy the ecosystem. On the day that Mags comes home, someone ignites a pipe bomb to blow up property belonging to SSRM (Silver State resource management); responsible for seeing that there is enough water to supply the citizens of the state. A man concerned with Nevada's water supply is found murdered in a hotel room. Not long after that another pump is blown up. An SSRM top official is killed. Some people who bought small plots in the Mini Mansion complex Horseshoe Estates are killed and one person is on the run. Others refuse to talk while the police begin to realize all these events are linked. Jeep and Mags becomes involved when a corpse is found on their property. They help the police with background information while their dogs can't make their humans understand their concerns. Baxter who belongs to Mags and King who owns Jeep have interesting amusing conversations with each other as each believes they are the top dog except when it comes to the safety of their two women. As the canines argue over who is the lead, ironically much of book involves human reed on a scale of The Treasure of the Sierra Madres. This is the first book in Rita Mae Brown's new series and readers who enjoy the author's Miss Murphy capers will love A Nose for Justice as the human and canine cast is strong and the whodunit exciting. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't mind the water rights theme. My state is highly populated and growth oriented with an apparent disregard for the water supply. so it was of interest to me. I have read 19 Sneaky Pie and 4 Hunt Series and never did I expect Ms Brown to use the dogs in that manner! I was literally stunned. I perceived it as, if you will pardon the expression, overkill. I will not pass on my copy to my friends and will not purchase any more of this series. Too bad, but I personnally think it was too far out of character from Ms Brown's normally compassionate portrayal of animals in her books! I would NOT recommend this book, in fact I am throwing it away!
CalliecatMC More than 1 year ago
I was excited to see Ms. Brown had started a new series involving animal detectives, so ordered the book as soon as it came out. However, I was sadly disappointed in it. While there is some mystery and entertainment value, it is mostly dull and boring. I've scratched this series off my "to read" list, although I love the Mrs. Murphy series and will continue to read those.
phyllisa More than 1 year ago
I never thought I would say this about a Rita Mae Brown book, however; this book is a waste of time, money, author's talent to publish. I am surprised it passed the book editor's inspection. If I wanted a book on water rights and water conservation, I would buy one. About three-fourths of this book dwells, even so boringly, on water rights. There is no effort to build character interest or a real plot that unwinds cohesively with this tale. I sincerely hope Ms. Brown will take more time and interest in her next novel. I also hope Ms. Brown will abandon this theme thus making this a stand alone and forgotten tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i thought this book was awfully boring! had to force myself to finish it. I will try the next one in the series. if it stinks also that's it for me and rita mae brown
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tremendously tedious and boring......and I bought it for fifty cents at a garage sale. It went to Goodwill. Maybe they can find a buyer. This is the third book by Brown that failed to impress me. There won't be another.
aztwinmom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good mystery, interesting characters. But a little heavy on water rights details.
retlibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Disappointing, but so was Rita Mae Brown's last novel. Characters are likeable enough, but too much exposition and history lesson about water conservation and the region. Not much really happens in this novel. Also, animals aren't well developed or as entertaining.
khiemstra631 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you've never read Rita Mae Brown's Sneaky Pie Brown books, then you will no doubt think this book is the cutest thing since Winnie the Pooh. If you like the Sneaky Pie's books, then this one will have a very familiar ring to it. Just imagine that Harry Haristeen has transferred to Reno, NV, and you will pretty well have the picture. The crime-solvers in this case are two dogs rather than a cat and two dogs, but the dogs do talk to each other. Furthermore, they definitely view their humans as rather inferior to them, which is no doubt true. The action takes place on the Wings Ranch and centers around water rights with a few murders thrown in for good measure. In the end, the dogs save the day and a life. It's fun, but it does tend to bog down in places when Brown launches a tirade about one of the various causes touted in the book. Still, a good read overall.
BrianEWilliams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are one of the best things about the book. The story is OK, but some of the characters seem too good to be credible. The dogs could have played a bigger role throughout the story rather then just at the end (where they saved the day). The sermonizing about the water resources is overdone and the carping about the state of society is tedious too. All in all I think this is for hard-core Rita-Mae Brown fans.
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