The library system has all sorts of books about dogs: training dogs, dog health and personal stories about dogs. Muttsby Brian Kilcommons and Michael Capuzzo [636.7009 K48] is the book about most American dogs. It is an appeal for adopting shelter animals and an explanation of why mutts make such good pets.
Both westerns and mysteries are properly crime fiction: sheriff's procedurals and police procedurals; the procedures vary, but there is usually some personal code of behavior, good and bad, and handguns. Quite a few authors who are best known for their mysteries started with, or also wrote, westerns. James Lee Burke wrote Two for Texas in 1982. We know Elmore Leonard primarily as mystery writer, but the first story he sold was "The Trail of the Apache." His best-known western is probably Hombre.
Ingenueis the second book in The Flappers series, which started last year with Vixen. (The series is anticipated to conclude in 2012 with Diva.)Ingenue picks up a few months after Vixen left off, and it quickly thrusts the reader full force back into the lives of the four main characters.This story is smart, intriguing, and action-packed. Secret mob dealings, romance, deception, betrayal and flappers abound. It's good, gossipy fun set in the decadence of the twenties.