The Weredog Whisperer (Paperback)
World Weaver Press, 9780615912943, 304pp.
Publication Date: November 13, 2013
The Tidwells are supposed to be on spring break on the Florida Gulf Coast, not up to their eyeballs in paranormal hijinks... again.
Bertram wants a baby, but Cleo isn't real keen on the idea. After all, her sister, Molly, has four of 'em-who needs more? Hoping to throw Bertram off the baby trail, they adopt Luna, a white pit bull terrier, and take her to Florida with them, along with Bertram's mother and Cleo's nieces. Everybody loves Luna, especially the goofy little dog at a tacky tourist trap touting something called a "weredog whisperer," so much so that he puts the moves on Luna and gives her a love bite during the throes of puppy love.
But when Luna shape shifts into a teenage girl on the first night of the full moon, the Tidwells wind up with an instant were-daughter. Poof Just add moonbeams. A video of Luna's transformation goes viral and the Tidwells are hounded by an array of reporters, sight seers, animal rights kooks, Hot Diggity Dog Pet Foods, a couple of hungry weresharks, a motley crew of weredogs, and AASS-a secret society of shape shifters that considers Luna an abomination and orders her immediate extermination.
The Tidwells' vacation has gone to the dogs-literally-as they jump through hoops in this hilarious cozy mystery to protect their unexpected new were-daughter from a dog-eat-dog world.
(This book may be enjoyed without having read the prior novel in the Cleo Tidwell Paranormal Mysteries: The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama.)