Hired to guard a high-priced yearling of “Trojan,” a recently retired classic winner in Lexington, Kentucky, Eli Paxton is only days into the job when the yearling’s young groom goes missing. Asked by the boy’s parents to investigate his disappearance, Paxton focuses on the Lexington breeding farm. It turns out that another staff member has disappeared in the past couple of months. As Paxton worries that the missing boys may never be found, he becomes a target himself when a secret threatens to derail the world of professional horse racing.
Mike Resnick has won an impressive five Hugos and has been nominated for thirty-one more. The author of the Starship series, the John Justin Mallory series, the Eli Paxton Mysteries, and four Weird West Tales, he has sold sixty-nine science fiction… More about Mike Resnick
Paperback | $15.95
Published by Seventh Street Books Jun 04, 2013| 203 Pages| 5-1/4 x 8-1/4| ISBN 9781616147891
“Good plotting, colorful background, and action make the novel and fast and fun read.” –Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“Entertaining. . . . Lighthearted, but with a solid mystery, the book showcases Resnick’s ability to tell stories economically and to create characters who feel real enough to step off the page.” –Booklist
Praise for Dog in the Manger:
“[This] engrossing puzzler. . .captures the essence of the antiheroic PI.” –Library Journal
“I did something I rarely do these days-I read it in a single sitting. I think you’ll do the same.” -Ed Gorman, author of the Sam McCain mystery series
“A crisp, fast moving, and fully engaging story in the Sam Spade tradition.” –Critical Mass
“Fast paced and action packed, Resnick’s Eli Paxton Mystery delivers a cunning, high stakes tale while providing an inside view of the world of show dogs.” –Monsters and Critics
“[A] solidly plotted and amusing mystery featuring an engaging protagonist…” –Stop, You’re Killing Me!
“Eli Paxton is a likable addition to the ranks of fictional private eyes. Mike Resnick’s fast-paced, cleverly plotted, wryly amusing adventures are sure to please both mystery readers and fans of his award-winning science fiction.” -Bill Pronzini, Grand master of Mystery Writers of America