Even Dogs in the Wild Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Even Dogs in the Wild

  • Author : Ian Rankin
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2016-01-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316342520

Even Dogs in the Wild Excerpt :

A Boston Globe Best Mystery of the Year Rebus comes out of retirement...to save his nemesis. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is feeling the heat. She's investigating the death of a senior government prosecutor, David Minton, who has friends in high places. When one of their own is killed, the powers that be want answers fast. But Clarke is puzzled: if Minton died in a robbery as everyone thinks, why is nothing missing from his home? The answer may lie not in what was taken, but in what was left behind at the scene--an ominous note. Malcolm Fox is feeling useless. Shunned by his colleagues because of his past in the Complaints bureau, he's been reassigned to a grunt detail, helping a surveillance team--one that trusts him even less than his own boss does--track a notorious Glasgow crime family. Helping Clarke with the Minton case is the only thing that makes Fox feel like a real cop. Newly minted civilian John Rebus is feeling restless. Being a cop is in his blood and he's failing miserably at retirement. So when Clarke and Fox ask for his help, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options. But before he can get his bearings, a call comes from Rebus's old nemesis--"Big Ger" Cafferty. Someone just fired a bullet through his front window--and sent him a note identical to Minton's. The normally unflappable old gangster is on edge, but for the life of him Cafferty can't figure out who he's wronged. And the only man he trusts with his life is Rebus. As the cases collide, it's up to Clarke, Fox, and Rebus to connect the dots and save their unlikely ally Cafferty, whose past harbors a shocking secret that implicates Minton's friends in an unspeakable crime. Even Dogs in the Wild reunites crime fiction legend Ian Rankin's greatest characters in an explosive story exploring the darkest corners of our desires.

The Complaints Book
Score: 3.5
From 60 Ratings

The Complaints

  • Author : Ian Rankin
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409107293

The Complaints Excerpt :

'Unmissable Rankin, as gripping and involving as any Rebus story' CHOICE; 'A brilliant book' GUARDIAN From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES 'On the evidence of THE COMPLAINTS it looks as if Fox will be just as sure-footed a guide to the city as his grizzled predecessor' DAILY EXPRESS. Nobody likes The Complaints - they're the cops who investigate other cops. Complaints and Conduct Department, to give them their full title, but known colloquially as 'the Dark Side', or simply 'The Complaints'. Malcolm Fox works for The Complaints. He's just had a result, and should be feeling good about himself. But he's middle-aged, sour and unwell. He also has a father in a care home and a sister who persists in an abusive relationship. In the midst of an aggressive Edinburgh winter, the reluctant Fox is given a new task. There's a cop called Jamie Breck, and he's dirty. Problem is, no one can prove it. But as Fox takes on the job, he learns that there's more to Breck than anyone thinks. This knowledge will prove dangerous, especially when murder intervenes.

Wild Dogs Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Wild Dogs

  • Author : Helen Humphreys
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443401531

Wild Dogs Excerpt :

The author of the bestseller The Lost Garden returns with a luminous novel of intertwining stories that meet in a haunting, moving climax. Each evening at dusk, six people gather at the edge of the woods, calling their dogs to come back to them, dogs that have turned wild and vanished from their lives. Drawn together by need, the group forms its own small community—until violence strikes unexpectedly. Humphreys’ graceful writing, her superb eye for detail, her sensitivity and intelligence combine to produce an unforgettable story about the wild in all of us.

Call of the Wild Book
Score: 3.5
From 151 Ratings

Call of the Wild

  • Author : Jack London
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Alaska
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1603035265

Call of the Wild Excerpt :

Jack London wrote this celebrated novel in 1903. It's considered one of his best stories and has become one of the world's most popular American classics. The call of the wild is the thrilling story of Buck, a domestic dog from California kidnapped and thrust into the harsh, physical world of the Yukon, a land of danger and ferocity, a land of wolves, blizzards, and treacherous frozen rivers that swallow up entire dog teams. Here is where Buck must learn to survive. He must become as wild and vicious as the wilderness that surrounds him ... or die!

A Dog s World Book

A Dog s World

  • Author : Jessica Pierce
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2023-04-18
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691247748

A Dog s World Excerpt :

From two of the world’s leading authorities on dogs, an imaginative journey into a future of dogs without people What would happen to dogs if humans simply disappeared? Would dogs be able to survive on their own without us? A Dog’s World imagines a posthuman future for dogs, revealing how dogs would survive—and possibly even thrive—and explaining how this new and revolutionary perspective can guide how we interact with dogs now. Drawing on biology, ecology, and the latest findings on the lives and behavior of dogs and their wild relatives, Jessica Pierce and Marc Bekoff—two of today’s most innovative thinkers about dogs—explore who dogs might become without direct human intervention into breeding, arranged playdates at the dog park, regular feedings, and veterinary care. Pierce and Bekoff show how dogs are quick learners who are highly adaptable and opportunistic, and they offer compelling evidence that dogs already do survive on their own—and could do so in a world without us. Challenging the notion that dogs would be helpless without their human counterparts, A Dog’s World enables us to understand these independent and remarkably intelligent animals on their own terms.

The Ultimate Guide to Wild Canines  Primitive Dogs  and Pariah Dogs Book

The Ultimate Guide to Wild Canines Primitive Dogs and Pariah Dogs

  • Author : Marjorie Daley
  • Publisher : LP Media Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-08-17
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

The Ultimate Guide to Wild Canines Primitive Dogs and Pariah Dogs Excerpt :

Why This Book The Ultimate Guide to Wild Canines, Primitive Dogs, and Pariah Dogs is geared toward the experienced dog owner who wants to own a pure wild canine, a wolf dog, coydog, dingoX, or primitive/pariah dog. In this book we will examine pureblood wild canines and their crosses and look at several primitive/pariah breeds. We will lay out the challenges that you can expect from these breeds, including housing, transporting, and socializing. We will also discuss the current state and provincial laws surrounding ownership of wild canines. This is not a training manual. If you are an inexperienced dog owner and think having a wild canine or cross is cool or a status symbol, please read this book very carefully. Wild canines are not for the inexperienced dog owner. For the sake of the dog you plan to bring home, please consider your decision very carefully. These dogs are a challenge even for experienced dog handlers. Wild animals and their crossbreeds do not belong in 99% of homes. The rehoming options are slim, and your pet wild canine may end up paying for your decision with its life. Primitive dogs have a long history of living on the edges of human habitation. They may not come with the same legal challenges as a wild canine, but you will still have plenty of work ahead of you including training and socializing your primitive. Carefully think through your decision to adopt a primitive. Bringing home a “couch wolf” can cause problems in your home. If you’ve accidentally gotten a primitive dog from a shelter, I highly encourage you to read this book, then find a reputable trainer who understands that this is not just a dog. I acquired my primitive dog accidentally and while I was an experienced dog owner, I was still baffled until I realized what she was and adapted to her behaviors. A common domesticated dog is a huge responsibility. However, a wild or primitive dog requires far more work. Owning one may be the greatest experience in your life, but it wil

Hide and Seek Book

Hide and Seek

  • Author : Ian Rankin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451649147

Hide and Seek Excerpt :

The second novel featuring Inspector John Rebus, available for the first time as an e-book and with an exclusive introduction by author Ian Rankin. A junkie, dead in an Edinburgh squat, the body laid out with ritual precision. A girl with a past, running wild and running scared. But who cares? These are the dregs, a squalid society of addicts and derelicts, people long since disconnected from a society that is preoccupied with the new businesses and the new homes bringing prosperity to a city concentrating on advertising its quality of life. Only Detective Inspector John Rebus senses something evil, something too dangerous to ignore that has to be investigated and brought up into the light. Something that may prove to be very closely connected indeed to the bright new world above. It is an investigation that will find him not just trying to solve a crime but fighting for his life.

Rather Be the Devil Book
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Rather Be the Devil

  • Author : Ian Rankin
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409159438

Rather Be the Devil Excerpt :

'Britain's No.1 crime writer' Mirror * * * * * A CASE THAT WON'T DIE John Rebus can't close the door on the death of glamorous socialite Maria Turquand. Brutally murdered in her hotel room forty years ago, her killer has never been found. Meanwhile, Edinburgh's dark heart is up for grabs. Young pretender Darryl Christie may have staked his claim on the city's underworld - but has criminal mastermind and Rebus' long-time adversary, Big Ger Cafferty, really settled down to a quiet retirement? Or is he hiding in the shadows until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking? Old Enemies. New Crimes. Rebus may be off the force, but he certainly isn't off the case. * * * * * 'Superbly told, impossible to put down ... underlines the treasure that Rebus has become' Daily Mail 'This elegantly crafted and witty thriller proves this old devil still has all the best tunes' Sunday Mirror 'Effortless plotting and a cracking narrative that keeps the reader gripped throughout' Daily Express

Wonder World Kids Book

Wonder World Kids

  • Author : Dori Marx
  • Publisher : Wonder World Kids
  • Release Date : 2019-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 1732342423

Wonder World Kids Excerpt :

New York City is in trouble! Something strange is happening in Central Park, the green sanctuary in the heart of Manhattan. Dogs splash in fountains, ride skateboards, and act naughty all throughout the park. Their owners, their dog walkers, and even the park patrol can't stop the wild behavior. Is something in the park making the pups crazy? Ten-year-old Lilly Cook and her twin siblings, Fynn and Celia, remember the case that turned their parents into world famous veterinarians-with a little help from their kids, of course! Discover how the Cook kids learn to think like animals and work with new friends to protect our environment, one destination at a time. Will they find the solution before all dogs are banned from Central Park forever?

Conservation Canines Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Conservation Canines

  • Author : Isabelle Groc
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459821620

Conservation Canines Excerpt :

★“Robust and engaging...Sure to be a hit with both children writing reports and those who enjoy books about animal companions and adventurous work. A must for school and public libraries.”—Booklist, starred review With their precise sense of smell, their hardworking temperament and their ability to bond with humans, dogs increasingly lend their paws and noses to fixing some of the most complex environmental problems on the planet. What kinds of dogs does it take to help wildlife? What kind of training do they go through? Who are the people who work with these special dogs? What do those people do and what difference do they make for wildlife? In Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment, author Isabelle Groc shares stories of dog encounters in the field and examples of canines working to conserve wildlife. Meet brave Anatolian shepherd dogs protecting farmers' livestock against cheetah attacks and Maremma dogs guarding penguins from foxes. Learn how rescue dogs sniff out orca poop in the ocean and how highly focused canines can detect rare frogs hiding in wetland tunnels. The story of these conservation canines celebrates the profound and ancestral human–animal bond and gives hope and inspiration for finding new ways for people to successfully co-exist with wildlife.

Saints of the Shadow Bible Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

Saints of the Shadow Bible

  • Author : Ian Rankin
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316224567

Saints of the Shadow Bible Excerpt :

Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past. Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. Rebus's team from those days is suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends. Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last case as an internal affairs cop, is tasked with finding out the truth. Past and present are about to collide in shocking and murderous fashion. What does Rebus have to hide? And whose side is he really on? His colleagues back then called themselves "The Saints," and swore a bond on something called the Shadow Bible. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer -- and may also play a role in the present, as Scotland gears up for a referendum on independence. Allegiances are being formed, enemies made, and huge questions asked. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?

Africa s Wild Dogs Book

Africa s Wild Dogs

  • Author : Jocelin Kagan
  • Publisher : Merlin Unwin Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1913159191

Africa s Wild Dogs Excerpt :

There are roughly 6,000 wild dogs left in Africa yet they have cast such a spell on top wildlife photographer and naturalist Jocelin Kagan that she is determined to help save them. If left to their own devices, they are more than capable of thriving, as this sumptuous photographic natural history shows. Jocelin has called in world experts to add their latest findings about these resourceful, graceful and highly skilled family groups. Nomadic predators whose territories range thousands of kilometres, they hunt co-operatively, preying on small herbivores. Non-confrontational, they form complex bonds as this book reveals. Now restricted to small populations and threatened by some shoot-to-kill policies, habitat fragmentation, diseases from domestic dogs, climate change and snares, as well as natural predation from hyenas and lions, Africa's wild dogs will be supported by all the royalties from this book.

The Stalker Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Stalker

  • Author : Alex Gray
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780751572278

The Stalker Excerpt :

***Discover your next reading obsession with Alex Gray's bestselling Scottish detective series*** Don't miss Alex Gray's gripping new Lorimer novel. Before The Storm is out in hardback and available to pre-order in paperback for November Whether you've read them all or whether this is your first Lorimer novel, THE STALKER is perfect if you love Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT THE LORIMER SERIES: 'Warm-hearted, atmospheric' ANN CLEEVES 'Relentless and intriguing' PETER MAY 'Move over Rebus' DAILY MAIL 'Exciting, pacey, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS 'Superior writing' THE TIMES 'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH _________________________ A murder on their doorstep A case that's too close to home . . . The body of a young woman has been discovered in Bellahouston park, the second in a matter of months. It's clear to Detective Superintendent William Lorimer of Police Scotland that they have a repeat killer on their hands, who is sure to strike again. Lucky for DSI Lorimer that his wife, Maggie, is miles away from potential danger, touring Scotland to promote her first book. Faced with strangers at every event, Maggie doesn't notice the quiet, non-descript man sitting in the back row. But he has noticed Maggie Lorimer. And soon his will be a face she never forgets.

The Black Book Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Black Book

  • Author : Ian Rankin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451649130

The Black Book Excerpt :

The fifth novel featuring Inspector John Rebus, available for the first time as an e-book and with an exclusive introduction by author Ian Rankin. When the Central Hotel, a place of decidedly unsavory reputation, burned to the ground in a mysterious fire, the Edinburgh police were unable to disguise their delight. That is, until a body was found in the still-smoldering ashes, charred beyond all identification but with a bullet lodged in its skull. Now it's five years later and Inspector John Rebus is following any leads in a vicious off-duty ambush that has put one of his favorite junior officers into a coma. A cheap black notebook belonging to the wounded policeman contains a cryptic allusion to the almost-forgotten blaze, but crucial pieces of the puzzle obstinately refuse to fall into place. What could young Detective Sergeant Brian Holmes have learned to render him such a threat that he must be silenced at all costs? "The past is important," Rebus hardly needs to remind himself, yet the secrets he persists in uncovering are buried in layer upon layer of sordid and evil lies.

Fifteen Dogs Book
Score: 3.5
From 1,222 Ratings

Fifteen Dogs

  • Author : André Alexis
  • Publisher : Serpent's Tail
  • Release Date : 2015-11-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782832119

Fifteen Dogs Excerpt :

Winner of the Giller Prize 2015 Winner of the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2015 It begins in a bar, like so many strange stories. The gods Hermes and Apollo argue about what would happen if animals had human intelligence, so they make a bet that leads them to grant consciousness and language to a group of dogs staying overnight at a veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of complex thought, the dogs escape and become a pack. They are torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into unfamiliar territory, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks. Engaging and strange, full of unexpected insights into human and canine minds, this contemporary take on the apologue is the most extraordinary book you'll read this year.