Whose Dog Are You? by Gerald Hammond
An unsolved murder. A killer loose. An unidentified body.
When John Cunningham’s new wife decides to accompany him on a wildfowling expedition into the dark, windy marshland of the Eden Estuary, he secretly hopes she will dislike it enough to leave him to his solitary sport. Their private outing comes to an abrupt end when a dead body washes up at their feet and they find themselves at the centre of a violent crime.
An autopsy reveals fresh water in lungs that should have been full of salt water. At the crime scene there is also a lost dog, and a man desperate to retrieve her, lest she betray the single, incontrovertible clue in the mystery.
Rich in Scottish colour, filled with the eccentric characters of both the lowlands and the highlands, and held together by a fast-paced, deftly woven plot, Whose Dog Are You? confirms Captain John Cunningham as one of the most irresistible sleuths of contemporary mystery writing.
Gerald Hammond is a retired architect and the creator of the mystery series featuring John Cunningham, a dog breeder in Scotland, and Keith Calder, a gunsmith. He also writes under the pseudonyms Arthur Douglas and Dalby Holden. He lives in Scotland.