Lia takes in an orphaned beagle--and inherits the dead owner's stalker.
Starving artist Lia Anderson makes a new friend at her seasonal job scoringacademic proficiency tests. Desiree is a sassy, pocket-sized sexpot andowner of a larcenous beagle named Julia. Desiree also has a secretadmirer who leaves her tiny figurines sculpted from twisted aluminumfoil. The friendship falls afoul when the pair discovers a connection in their past, a secret Lia's detective boyfriend, Peter Dourson, keptfrom her.
When Desiree is murdered, Lia not only winds up withthe woman's kleptomaniac beagle, she also inherits her stalker. On theouts with Peter and with the police on the wrong track, Lia will have to rely on her wits and her friends if she wants to stay alive.
If you enjoy a mystery that is both lighthearted and unpredictable, curl up with your furred-ones and Sneak Thief for a fun read.