New Release Mondays: Run Dog Run by Kathleen Kaska

Author Name: Kathleen Kaska

Book Title: Run Dog Run

Book Genre: Mystery

Release Date: March 11, 2017

Synopsis: Animal rights activist Kate Caraway travels to Texas for a much-needed rest. Before she has a chance to unpack, her friend’s daughter pleads for Kate’s assistance. She has become entangled in the ugly world of greyhound abuse. On the case for only a few hours, Kate discovers a body, complicating the investigation by adding murder to the puzzle. Now, she’s in a race against time to fine the killer before she becomes the next victim.

Excerpt: The rocks along the bottom of the creek bed seemed to disappear. Kate felt the ropy, gnarl of tree roots instead.

The cedar break. She was approaching the road and soon the water would pass through the culvert. She knew that she would not make it through the narrow tunnel alive. Her lungs screamed for air. With one final attempt, she grabbed hold of a long cedar root growing along the side of the creek bank and hung on. Miraculously, it held. She wedged her foot under the tangled growth and anchored herself against the current. Inching her way upward, she thrust her head above water and gulped for air. But debris in the current slapped her in the face, and leaves and twigs filled her mouth, choking her. Dizziness overcame her ability to think—exhaustion prevented her from pulling herself higher.

She must not give in. Fighting unconsciousness, Kate inched her way up a little farther, and at last was able to take a clear breath. Her right arm hung loosely by her side, the back of the shaft had broken off in the tumble through the current, but the arrow was lodged in her arm. Numb from cold water and exhaustion, she lay on the bank as the water swept over her, and then, as quickly as it had arrived, the flow subsided and the current slowed. If she could hang on a few moments longer, survival looked promising. As thoughts of hope entered her mind, Kate feared that her pursuer might not have given up the chase. Perfect, Kate Caraway, just perfect. You screwed up again, she chided herself as the lights went out.

About the author: Kathleen Kaska is the author of eight books and is an avid birder. It was her passion for birds that led to the publication The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story. Her Classic Triviography Mystery Series includes The Alfred Hitchcock Triviography and Quiz Book, The Sherlock Holmes Triviography and Quiz Book, and The Agatha Christie Triviography and Quiz Book. Kathleen also writes the award-winning Sydney Lockhart mystery series set in the 1950s.

Run Dog Run is Kathleen’s her first mystery in the new Kate Caraway animal rights series. Find out more about Kathleen at A percentage of the proceeds of the sale of Run Dog Run will be donated to the Greyhound Project, Inc.

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11 responses to “New Release Mondays: Run Dog Run by Kathleen Kaska

  1. Judy, Thanks for passing on info about Sheri and her book, Seven Days to Goodbye. I sounds so heartwarming!

  2. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Kathleen, I’ll send you Sheri Levy’s email address. Her book is called Seven Days to Goodbye and it’s an incredible read. I loved it. Here is Amazon link:

    Sheri, hope you can follow up on the My Magic Dog blog.

    I love it when posts lead to connections!

  3. Eight Paws, Your YA series sounds like something I’d love to read. Please pass on more information! My friend writes a blog called My Magic Dog. It’s dedicated to service dogs.

  4. Thanks, Kristina. Spread the word about the Greyhound Project.

  5. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Hi Sheri, this book does seem to be attracting all us dog lovers!

  6. eightpawswriting

    I love reading dog stories and the excerpt grabbed my attention. I have a friend who adopts retired Greyhounds. Thanks for sharing. I will be one of your new readers- I write a YA series with service dogs, and my proceeds go to, a non-profit organization.

  7. Kristina Stanley

    You know me…Anything about dogs.

  8. Judy Penz Sheluk

    It’s a great cause, isn’t it Kristina

  9. Kristina Stanley

    Love the excerpt. It’s great that you’re donating part of the proceeds to the Greyhound Project. Good luck with your book and congratulations.

  10. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Kathleen, I’ll make sure to note that on my FB post! So good to give back.

  11. Thanks for having me as a guest today, Judy. Here’s a reminder to your readers: consider adopting a retired greyhound racer. A percentage of the proceeds of the sale of Run Dog Run will be donation to he Greyhound Project, Inc.

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