Collared A male bartender and a female entrepreneur with the help of their loveable pets work together to find a missing person in this exciting and witty debut mystery Ginny Mallard owner of a private concie

  • Title: Collared
  • Author: L.A. Kornetsky
  • ISBN: 9781451671643
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • A male bartender and a female entrepreneur with the help of their loveable pets work together to find a missing person in this exciting and witty debut mystery Ginny Mallard, owner of a private concierge company, jumps at the opportunity to offer her services when she overhears someone complaining about losing some important legal documents When the man hires her to fiA male bartender and a female entrepreneur with the help of their loveable pets work together to find a missing person in this exciting and witty debut mystery Ginny Mallard, owner of a private concierge company, jumps at the opportunity to offer her services when she overhears someone complaining about losing some important legal documents When the man hires her to find his missing uncle instead, Ginny realizes she s bitten off than she can chew With her bartender friend Teddy Tonica, and also with their surprisingly helpful feline and canine companions, Ginny starts the task of finding a missing person But will she be able to find him before he winds up dead

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    1. I was SO excited when I first discovered this book. A dog mystery? Featuring a Shar Pei, one of my favorite breeds? "YES!!" However once I started reading the book, I was really. disappointed. Despite the title ("Collared: A Gin & Tonic Mystery"), the tag line ("They're putting a leash on crime!") and the cover art (a cat and Shar Pei) this is NOT a mystery where animals are important characters. In fact, I was disappointed to find out the Gin & Tonic are Ginny, a bar fly who happens to [...]

    2. Collared may be written under a new pen name, but the author's previous experience shines through. The first of the Gin and Tonic mysteries -- that would be Virginia "Ginny" Mallard, private concierge and Tony Tonica, bartender -- is a thoroughly enjoyable read, establishing an excellent foundation for what will hopefully be a long series.Self-employed Ginny is always on the lookout for a new job handling the little details that her clients just don't have the time or energy to deal with. Runnin [...]

    3. Ginny Mallard is a personal concierge who has a half-grown Shar-pei named Georgie, and likes to drink at an out-of-the-way neighborhood bar called Mary's. She has a routine and is a problem-solver. Teddy Tonica pretty much runs Mary's, the bartender an empathetic, yet slightly mysterious, soul who knows when to cut off a patron without ruffling any feathers. His (not his) cat, Mistress Penny-drops, has the run of the bar - as long as she stays out of the way.A long-time customer of Mary's shows [...]

    4. This book is a study of human nature as much as a mystery. Two distinctly different personalities discover they mesh in inexplicable ways as they attempt to carry out a seemingly innocent business transaction. Ms. Kornetsky portrays a very strong female protagonist as well as an equally strong male protagonist. I like the fact that Ms. Kornetsky can portray a strong female without having the need to demean her male counterpart. As much as I like strong female protagonists, I have seen where some [...]

    5. I have been waiting for this book since the first time I heard about it. LA Gilman writing mysteries? Could it be anything but good?The Seattle that Ms Kornetsky described, felt like it was written by a Seattlite. It managed the fine balance of being detailed enough to be believable, yet not so detailed that the description bogged down the narrative.The characters were deliciously snarky, but what I especially liked was how Gin and Teddy complemented each other. Ginny was good at finding informa [...]

    6. Enjoyed story and action which kept moving from scene to scene. Use of animals was not distracting & added another dimension. Will be reading this author in future.

    7. Review Copy Provided by PublisherI’ll be the first to admit that I am both a cat and a dog person – and have not only 3 dogs, but 2 cats in my home (yes, I might be slightly insane…) – so when I came across the ARC for Collared on Edelweiss, I was intrigued. I wasn’t sure if it was going to fall into the Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown kind of theme – which I didn’t really enjoy (maybe because I picked up book 5 in the series…but that is a story for another day). I like it wh [...]

    8. L.A. Kornetsky is an alias for Laura Anne Gilman, who writes urban fantasies and under the name of Anna Leonard writes paranormal romances. I love her urban fantasies and I love mysteries so I was excited to hear about this book and have been waiting for it impatiently. The cover makes it look like a cozy mystery but it's not nor is it cutesy. The latter was a possibility given the addition of the animals as part of the investigative team. Kornetsky plays it straight, not endowing the animals wi [...]

    9. "Collared" is a mystery novel. The mystery was to find a missing man and to discover exactly why he decided to hide (along with some important business papers) from his nephew. They weren't investigating a murder, which was a refreshing change. It wasn't really a puzzle-mystery but following along as they uncovered the trail and decided what to do with what they learned. The suspense was from potential danger to them and the missing man. The characters were engaging, and Ginny and Teddy both act [...]

    10. 3.5 starsThis is the story of Ginny, a personal concierge, and Teddy, a bartender, and how they get involved in something way, WAY over their pay grades. It involves a missing patriarch, some shady real estate dealings, and pistol-toting dames, not to mention a dog and cat who consult with each other on the care and feeding of The Humans.Kornetsky (aka Laura Anne Gilman) has a real gift for snappy, snarky dialog and capturing the urban scene. Although the novel is set in Seattle and environs, he [...]

    11. A new series under a new name from the ever-interesting Laura Anne Gilman, this is a fast-paced, humorous and gripping read with strong protagonists and a wonderful sense of place.

    12. This is one I would read again. Interaction between pets was believable & added to a captivating story. Will be reading this author again.

    13. This book has good 'potential' that was why I didn't give up on reading it; it's book 1 of the series and another reason I finished it instead of quitting it in the middle. It wasn't that it was 'horrible' just had to much details on things that didn't really matter (or at least to me) and as I read it I would skip parts and then read some skip some read some and still was able to find out what the characters did and find etc. This reminded me of watching an episode of Ghost Hunters and instead [...]

    14. This was an interesting mystery read it is told from the owners and pets point of view. with more voices the book was entertaining and interesting enough to made pick up the next book as well.

    15. The main characters are not a dog and a cat, no the main characters are a Bartender named Teddy Tonica and a 'professional (purrfessional) Concierge' Ginny Mallard. It's why its 'Gin and Tonic'. Both humans are competitive and stubborn it's how Ginny convinced Tonica to help with a missing paperwork case. They both end up in over their head when their investigation leaves them in P.I. territory and neither of them are Private investigators (even if Tonica did read a 'Morons guide to P.I). Two th [...]

    16. ‘Collared’ is the first book in a new mystery series by L.A. Kornetsky. Virginia Mallard (Gin) is a private personal concierge, which is akin to a freelance administrative assistant. Teddy Tonica (Tonic) is a bartender at Mary’s. One night when Ginny was down at the bar, she offers her services to Walter Jacobs (DubJay) to track down his uncle, Joe. She realizes she’s going to need much more than her fact-finding to discover the truth, so she recruits Tonica to help her pound the pavemen [...]

    17. Subtitled A Gin and Tonic Mystery, this Seattle mystery marks the debut of an unlikely pair. Gin is Ginny Mallard, a personal concierge. Tonic is Teddy Tonica, a bartender who could be much more, Ginny thinks. Their initial connection is through the Tuesday Trivia games at Mary’s, the bar where Tonica works. The two are on rival teams (tied for second place at the moment) and, as fierce competitors, don’t think they like each other much.Ginny is approached at the bar where Tonica can overhea [...]

    18. COLLARED was an interesting and entertaining mystery. Ginny Mallard is a freelance concierge who handles things others are too busy or something to do. She has recently adopted a shar pei that she has named Georgie. She hangs out at a bar named Mary's when she wants to get away from home. Teddy Tonica is the bartender at Mary's. There is also a cat that has adopted Teddy but who comes and goes at her will. Ginny and Teddy are friendly rivals at the Tuesday night trivia contests and have a relati [...]

    19. A mystery book which I found in the murder section, so it was a little disorienting at first. Once I realized my mistake, I settled in to enjoy a puzzle which I could work out along with the main characters, Ginny and Tonica. I was disappointed. It seemed like random happenstance whenever the two managed to find a clue, and never enough information was shared to make me feel involved in puzzling it out. I was also looking forward to seeing the dog and cat from the cover have something valuable t [...]

    20. This is the first of a new series and features 2 people who join together to find a missing person. The 2 people are acquaintances, not friends, not lovers, not even attracted (at least at this point) and it seems like a very unrealistic pairing. One has a dog, the other a cat and the animals talk to each other. Their conversations seem superfluous and totally unneeded. The man is a little more defined than the woman whose personality sends mixed signals. I never really got a read on her at all [...]

    21. More like a 3.5, but rounding up. This is a fun and cute little cozy mystery by fantasy author Laura Anne Gilman, writing under a pen name. I really liked the characters, both the humans and the animals. The mystery was pretty low-key and also different from the norm - a missing person rather than a murder. The novel served mainly as a vehicle for introducing the characters and relationships, and launching the series. The animals do 'talk', but only to one another, and I thought of it as communi [...]

    22. The bartender at Mary's, Teddy Tonica, doesn't much like Ginny, a blonde know-it-all, but he respects her. Ginny regards Teddy as a smart-mouthed bartender, but he's undeniably tough-looking. When Ginny, an independent concierge, is hired to find a missing man (just another form of research, right?), she persuades Teddy to help her. It doesn't hurt that Ginny's lovable pup Georgie is friends with Miss Penny, the cat who definitely doesn't belong to Teddy or anyone else. The plot seemed a bit con [...]

    23. Collard by L.A. Kornestsky. Ginny needs some hard cold cash if is she is going to keep her Shar Pei Georgie in kibble, she lands a gig tracking down a businessman’s missing uncle and some legal documents.  In order to solve the case, Ginny has to enlist the aid of the local bartender, Teddy Tonica, one smart dude.  Of course Georgie and Teddy’s cat, Mistress Penny have to get into the act.  Set in Seattle, this is an engaging mystery with unique characters.

    24. More like 3.5 stars for me, really, but I enjoy the author's other books (Laura Anne Gilman) and suspect that as a series this will get better, so I'm giving it 4 stars for the moment. It was slow beginning, picked up speed and interest about half-way through, but the ending didn't really end. It's like the pieces aren't quite clicking yet. But it was still a fun read and I will read at least the next instalment.

    25. I liked this mystery. The story was well written and the short sections from both the dog and cat's point of view were nice. My only quibble is that though the book is set in Seattle, there were a lot of inaccuracies in terms of locations and neighborhood names. It was still an enjoyable read but lacked a sense of place.

    26. A fun and quick read. As a long-time fan of Laura Anne Gilman's (Kornetsky is a pen name), it was exciting to try this change of pace for Gilman. The characters are smart, and Gilman really has a handle on animal thoughts. Plus, I really enjoy the fact that her characters (like Gilman herself) talk the way I do, eg. Serious man is serious.

    27. Spritely mystery with a not too complicated mystery. The charm is in the characters and witty banter between the two-- or should I say four--main characters. Dog person or cat person, you should enjoy this.

    28. Cute little mystery about a woman names Ginny who is "for hire concierge" and her bartender friend, Tonica, who helps her solve the mystery. Thus, Gin and Tonic.He has a cat and she has a dog who loosely "assist" them.It was OK.

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