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Summary

Please note that this is a short story, not a full-length novel.

Red O’Brien and Billy Don Craddock are finishing a construction project for one of their regular customers when he makes an unexpected request - help him regain custody of his beloved beagle, Teddy. The way they go about it is a howl. 

Ben Rehder is an Edgar, Shamus, and Barry Award finalist. His Blanco County comic mysteries have made best-of-the-year lists in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Field & Stream.

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Dog Tag

Narrator: Johnny Peppers
A short and amusing story from the Blanco County series featuring the infamous Red O’Brian and Billy Don Craddock.

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I enjoyed listening to Johnny Peppers

This book may be short , but still so good. We have dog napping and still great twists.

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A barking story

I loved this book. I normally don't like short stories because by the time you get to know the characters the story is over but that is not the case with this short story and I just loved it. I think it was the right length with a lot packed in. I really like the fact that Red and Billy Don are the main characters in this story because they are such a hoot and are actually my favourite characters. Whatever they plan or try to do never goes to plan but they somehow get away with it. The dog napping was also a nice change from the usual murders that happen in Blanco County but then again any story set there is good for a laugh.
Red and Billy Don are working but gladly put down there tools when there employer asks them for help. His wife won custody of the dog she never wanted in a bitter divorce battle and he wants Teddy back. Can the bungling duo find away to return a man's best friend to him? The wife lives in a gated community and they thought getting past the locked gate was going to be there biggest headache, that is until they see the dog get dog napped.
I liked the narrator, he has read the last few books in the series and I hope he continues with the rest as I like the laid back manner he uses for the voices.I
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Julie Whitworth
  • 16-05-19

Hilarious!

I love all of the Blanco County mysteries! This short story was so funny! Johnny Peppers makes the characters appear bigger than life!
BEN REHDER, write another Blanco County Mystery book!

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  • Bennah
  • 24-04-19

short, but fun

Any story that has Billy Don and Red in it is going to be fun, and this was no exception. It was a fun read and the narrator brings it to life.

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  • Glen
  • 21-08-18

Outstanding as Usual!

Mr. Rehder has hit another home run, this time via a short. Extremely fun and entertaining.

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  • Rich A.
  • 22-01-21

Another great Ben Rehder story.

Great story! Loved seeing Red and Billy Don as the leads in a story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-08-20

More fun with Red and Billy Don

It is always good to see what these two are up to. This is a fun story for anyone needing a short burst of Blanco county.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 08-08-20

Poor Fred

I enjoyed parts of the story, but Jasmine ruined it. Someone like that who takes a dog when splitting up is just heartless and vile, and I have no use for people like that. I won't waste another second thinking about her wicked evil selfishness. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job.