Lillian Prestridge and her husband Bill are introduced to Eli, a standard Poodle when he leads them to the scene of a heinous murder in their normally quiet, gated community in the heart of East Texas. Lillian lends her investigative instincts to her son Jake, County Sheriff, and his best friend, Grant Perryman, Chief of Security at Leisure Lake as they try to solve not one murder, but two, in the first of Linda Pirtle’s Christian novels: The Mah Jongg Murders.

Review: This is a very entertaining murder/mystery. As an animal lover, the real hero of the story for me is, Eli the poodle. However, Lillian is quite the sleuthing character, and the story is very much a whodunit rather than a doggy tale.

The book is well-written, the characters are fully developed, and the plot is enticing with twists that turn what at first seems like a rather simple murder/mystery into a more complex, unique and thoroughly entertaining story.

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