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Mystery Steele:
Notes on a foster dog

Mystery is a chocolate lab, husky mix, but she is definitely a Husky in build and personality.  If you like the quirky, independent personality of this breed, you’ll love Mystery.
Last updated: February 12, 2018

Base Info:

  • Arrived here: January 11th, 2018
  • Breed: Chocolate Husky
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Approx 2 years
  • Weight: Approx 60 pounds
  • Spay/Neutered: Yes: Feb 9, 2017
  • General Health: Good.  Other than being in need of a good brushing, her fur, skin and teeth look to be in good shape.  I see no sign of injury or disease.
  • Temperament: Good.  She is lovey and affectionate with people.  Accepting of strangers.  She plays well with our other dogs now: was a bit guarded when she first arrived due to kennel stress.


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Notes on a foster dog

Book Review: Torch Ginger by Toby Neal

mystery, crime novel, Hawaii, Toby Neal

Torch Ginger is the second book in the Lei Crime Novels series written by Toby Neal, the first being Blood Orchids.

In this book, main character Leilani Texeira is a police detective who must lead her team in solving serial murders that involve the disappearance of a certain class of tourists and are probably cult related.  These murders occur on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i, which is, as Ms. Neal’s story describes it: “…the last of the Wild West, a jungle paradise of secretive people and strange spiritual forces.”

The first obstacle Detective Texiera encounters is the fact that murders have been occurring for some time and the police have not noticed.  The second comes in the form of the ambitions of others on the police force with whom she serves. And there is the issue of a past love, someone she is desperately trying to leave behind, being assigned to her team. Add in the fact that Lei falls in love with one of the suspects, and throw in a spiritualist who is consulting on the cultic aspect of the case, but seems more interested in Leilani’s personal life.  And there is Leilani’s past; something she doesn’t like to talk about but threatens to interfere with her ability to do her job, and you have the threads that weave the tapestry that is Torch Ginger. Continue reading Book Review: Torch Ginger by Toby Neal