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My name is Peggy Gaffney and I am the author of the Kate Killoy Mysteries, Suspense for the Dog Lover which have been described as Die Hard meets Best In Show.
My protagonist, Kate, is a fashion designer who breeds, trains and shows Samoyed dogs and who has a knack for getting involved in crime. Her fiancé, Harry Foyle, is a former math geek for the FBI who now has his own cybersecurity company. Together they find themselves involved in everything from international intrigue to a hacking theft of millions, to threats against the country, while operating within the world of show dogs, mathematics, and fashion.
Book 3 in the Kate Killoy Mystery Series
NATIONAL SECURITY, the third book in the Kate Killoy Mystery series of Suspense for the Dog Lover, begins when Kate and her fiance Harry Foyle, a former geek for the FBI, prepare to leave with Kate’s Samoyed dogs for the National where they and hundreds of others will compete for best. Kate gets a card from a friend saying she’ll meet her at the show to share something secret and vital. On the way to the show, they find out her friend has been murdered.
Kate is determined to find her friend’s killer, but the NSA and the FBI are more interested in the secret they are sure has been given to Kate. They don’t believe her when she says she didn’t get anything from her friend that was important to national security.
The agents tend to doubt her, even more, when someone tries to kill her at every opportunity. While Harry and her friends are trying to keep her alive, Kate’s determined to solve the puzzle of the vital secret. Kate recruits a former Russian spy to help.
So between trips into the ring to compete in agility, obedience, and breed classes with her dogs, and dodging bullets, Kate and Harry must figure out who is behind a plot to destroy America and stop them. Though terrified and exhausted, Kate is determined to do her best in the ring–to win.
Book two in the series, PUPPY PURSUIT, involves a trip cross-country to Texas to bring home a puppy sired by Kate’s grand champion Samoyed, Dillon. Harry comes along to visit a former professor who has just been accused of the theft of millions. As they battle to stop the crime, the hacker becomes the hunter with murderous intent. Wounded but determined our heroes flee across the country with an eight-week-old puppy in tow.
Book one in the series, FASHION GOES TO THE DOGS, takes place in Manhattan during the country’s most famous dog show where Kate is having her first fashion show of Knits for the Dog Lover. Kate and Harry face mistaken identity placing Kate’s life in danger, attempted kidnapping and murder.
Kanine Books (January 30, 2015) 347 pages