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Molly and Doodle Return!

LFP proudly announces the ebook publication of Out-Sniffed, the sequel to Bed-Bugged, featuring the further adventures of Molly and Doodle.Bed-Bugged

A Nose for Trouble

A Nose for Trouble

In his second outing, Doodle, that incorrigible but good-hearted labradoodle, still works as a bed bug dog for the boss, Josh Hunter of Hunter Bed Bug Detection.

Doodle likes to keep his relations with humans on a business basis. Do the job, get paid—in his case, with treats. So far so good, except when it comes to Molly, the boss’s ten year-old daughter. Somehow, Doodle wants to please her even when she doesn’t have treats. He can’t explain it, but that’s how it is.

His nose gets put to the test when Molly starts training him to find something very different from bed bugs in order to clear her best friend’s brother from drug charges. But then, during a practice for an important certification trial—one which will get the boss more “big time” jobs—Doodle fails to find two vials containing bed bugs. The boss worries that Molly’s training has ruined Doodle’s ability to do his job. Or that maybe he’s losing his sense of smell.

 It takes all of Molly’s ingenuity and Doodle’s keen intelligence to sniff out the real villains and set things right again.

Available on Kindle and coming soon on Nook and Smashwords.

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News and Reviews!

The Marriage Game

LFP is happy to annouce that “The Marriage Game,” originally published in Realms of Fantasy, is now available in ebook format on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

The Marriage Game by Susan J. Kroupa," ,"

Sex and chocolate. That’s what Eva and her friend miss most since “passing to the other side,” a phrase that makes them feel more like gas than ghosts. They amuse themselves by playing The Game, competing to influence the behavior of the Flesh and Bloods. But when the game takes an unexpected turn, even they wonder if winning will be worth the price.

“Warm and charming” –Lois Tilton, Internet Review of Science Fiction

 Good Reviews for Bed-Bugged

Mystery writer Sara Hoskinson Frommer recently wrote this blurb for Bed-Bugged:

Bed-Bugged is a romp of a mystery and Doodle the kind of dog any kid would want to romp with. Smart, with a mind of his own but on your side, for sure. Even as an old woman, I loved this story and hope to find Doodle sniffing out more than bed bugs soon.

“A thoroughly entertaining read“–AuntB “B”

“A a great book for anyone who loves dogs” —TheHann

“I couldn’t help falling in love with Doodle and his owner’s daughter, Molly.
But in a way, I most loved watching a story from the low-down, smell-based point of view of a working dog. For me, a mystery reader and writer, it opened my mind to many new ways of observing a crime and its solution. ” —Gerald Weinberg

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Bed-Bugged Now Available!

Laurel Fork Press is proud to announce that Bed-Bugged, by Susan J. Kroupa, is now available in a wide variety of ebook formats.

Bed bugs, burglars, and a missing mother: for a bed-bug detecting dog, it’s just part of a day’s work. 

Ask Doodle why he flunked out of service-dog school and he’ll tell you: smart and obedient don’t always go hand in hand. Now he has a new job sniffing out bed bugs for his new boss, Josh Hunter. But when the boss’s ten-year old daughter, Molly, needs Doodle to help solve a mystery, Doodle’s nose and Molly’s camera lead them straight to danger.

A middle-grade mystery that will appeal to dog lovers of all ages.

Available in Kindle, Smashwords, and Nook.

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