The Long Paw of the Law

· A Paw Enforcement Novel Book 7 · Sold by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Texas police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit have come a long way, baby.


One night, while on duty with her four-legged crime-fighting companion, Meg gets an urgent call from her boyfriend Seth, who works for the Fort Worth fire department. A baby girl has turned up at the station with only two clues to her identity: One is a peace-sign symbol stitched into her blanket. The other is a word, written in string: help.

Megan follows every loose thread and, along with Brigit, ends up on a twisted path that leads to the People of Peace compound, the site of a religious sect on the outskirts of the city. Its leader, Father Emmanuel, keeps his followers on a short leash—and his enemies even closer. Could this be the abandoned baby’s original home? And if so, why was she cast out? Now that Megan and Brigit are on the case, the secrets of this reclusive cult are bound to be dug up. . .

Diane Kelly is back with The Long Paw of the Law, the seventh installment in her drool-worthy Paw Enforcement series.

“Four Paws Up! This is a fabulous series that is sure to win the hearts of mystery fans and dog lovers alike!” —Books and Trouble

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3 reviews
Kristina Anderson
August 27, 2019
The Long Paw of the Law by Diane Kelly is seventh novel in A Paw Enforcement series. I found The Long Paw of the Law to be well-written and it zipped along at a lively pace (not as fast as Brigit can eat a treat but close). Megan Luz is a developed character who loves her job and her partner, Brigit. I enjoy the humor interjected into the story and the chapter’s told from Brigit’s point-of-view. Brigit’s commentary always makes me laugh. She has a new piggy toy that oinks that she loves to devour and squeak repeatedly. The mysteries are complex with various twists and turns to surprise readers. There is a dramatic takedown where you know Brigit is hoping the guilty party will run so she can give chase. I like that both mysteries wrapped up at the end with all the details provided for readers. The relationship between Brigit and Megan is delightful. Megan may be in charge, but Brigit has ways of getting back at her when she feels it is needed. My only complaint is the foul language and the intimate references. I like to read cozy mysteries because they do not contain either of those components traditionally. The Long Paw of the Law can be read as a standalone, but I feel it is beneficial to read the series in order. It allows you to watch Megan mature as the series progresses and I believe each book is better than the previous. I am looking forward to the next A Paw Enforcement novel which is Paw of the Jungle. The Long Paw of the Law has a bouncing baby, a devoted K9 companion, a hunky boyfriend, an evil cult leader, a garage bandit, and one tenacious patrol officer.
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linda quick
October 30, 2018
Loved this book!!! This is my favorite Megan and Brigit so far. Megan is a police K-9 officer with dreams of making detective. When a baby is abandoned at a fire station, things feel off to her, so she enlists the help of her mentor, an experienced detective, who helps her pull the threads to find the truth. Brigit is Megan's K-9 that assists her with her investigation, putting her heart (and paws) into stopping the bad guys. This novel has a depth and complexity that surpasses the prior books in the series, making it my favorite thus far. Once I started reading, I literally could not put this book down. If you enjoy the genre, this one is a must read. The author is on my must read authors' list.
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About the author

Diane Kelly is a former state assistant attorney general and tax adviser who spent much of her career fighting, or inadvertently working for, white-collar criminals. She is also a proud graduate of the Mansfield, Texas Citizens Police Academy. The first book in Diane's IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway series, Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure, received a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Book #2, Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte, won a Reviewers Choice award. Diane has combined her fascination with law enforcement and her love of animals in her K-9 cop Paw Enforcement series.

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