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Pepe is a delight!" --"RT Book Reviews (4 stars) "In matters of courage, there is no bigger dog than me!" P.I. Geri Sullivan and her talking Chihuahua, Pepe, are always hungry to sink their teeth into a new case. So if helping a hapless husband win back his wayward wife means sneaking into a cult of dog-worshippers, porque no? Inside the believers' rural retreat, Pepe perkPepe is a delight!" --"RT Book Reviews (4 stars) "In matters of courage, there is no bigger dog than me!" P.I. Geri Sullivan and her talking Chihuahua, Pepe, are always hungry to sink their teeth into a new case. So if helping a hapless husband win back his wayward wife means sneaking into a cult of dog-worshippers, porque no? Inside the believers' rural retreat, Pepe perks up his ears when the charismatic leader pegs him as the next incarnation of the spirit Dogawanda. But the discovery of a body, murdered between mantras, suggests there's more chicanery than channeling going on in this suspicious sect. While wild wolves howl, a killer is on the prowl--and it's up to Geri and her canine compadre to dig up the dirt. Praise for the Barking Detective Mysteries "Crafty plotting will keep you engrossed and have you eagerly awaiting the next book." --"RT Book Reviews," 4 Stars "Move over, Scooby-Doo, there's a new dog in town!" --Jennie Bentley "I look forward to Pepe's next adventure!" --Bernadette Pajer, author of "A Spark of Death" "A fun twist on the typical P.I. partnership." --Simon Wood "Readers will sit up and beg for more." --Sushi the Shih Tzu, canine star of the "Trash n' Treasures" mysteries by Barbara Allan Help Support Pet Adoption See Details Inside"...

Title : The Big Chihuahua
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ISBN : 9780758274977
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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The Big Chihuahua Reviews

  • Sallee
    2019-05-03 22:30

    Pepe, a little white Chihuahua can speak with his person, Geri Sullivan, P.I. in training. No one else can hear him but Geri. They go undercover at Dogawanda, a cult commune to bring back one of the members at her husband's request. We have wolf-hybrids, a rock star, a paleo diet, and a movie being filmed with the hybrid dogs. Geri's boyfriend is the animal trainer on the movie. All the chicanery going on makes this a great read. Since I have a tiny white Chihuahua that makes this cozy even more fun to read.

  • Amber Polo
    2019-05-06 01:35

    Delightful heroine Geri Sullivan, PI in training, and her talking Chihuahua, Pepe, continue their crime solving. This time they stick their noses into a cult of dog-worshipers. No not your ordinary dog lovers. This is the Dogawanda cult where do … has gone wild. Throw in a few wolfdogs and a killer and you’re got a mystery as welcome as another treat. Clever and bark out loud funny.

  • Noni Barker
    2019-05-05 01:39

    Fast read. Amusing but silly.

  • Cara Young
    2019-05-11 23:36

    More Pepe fun!!

  • Penny Benson (Pensyl)
    2019-05-13 01:21

    I didn't like this one as much as the first two in the series, but, I didn't hate it. It just wasn't as enjoyable as the first two. I'm looking forward to the next one though.

  • Jackson Matthews
    2019-05-08 22:41

    Very fun!

  • Karen B.
    2019-04-29 01:37

    I read this book on my Kindle Fire using reading immersion with whispersync narration. I make a point to say this because part of the charm of this series is the audio narration. If you can get the audibook or the whispersync narration I highly recommend it for greater enjoyment. Hearing Pepe's voice (supplied by a wonderful narrator) is part of the charm of the Barking Detective Mysteries series. I can't get enough of Pepe the chihuahua in these fun cozy mysteries. These books are delightful. In this book, Pepe gets a peek into Dogawanda, a cult that tries to follow "the way of the dog" (and of course Pepe is happy that they are seeking the wisdom of dogs, and he gives himself a new Dogawanda name, "Towering Cedar". The "vessel" for Dogawanda is now trying to channel Pepe but Pepe doesn't like that when she hears him but deliberately changes what he is saying. He is not going to be controlled by her or any of the Dogawandas, a cult group. His human companion, Gerri, is obviously besotted with him and never wants to be separated from Pepe ... except perhaps in intimate moments with her beau, Felix. Now it appears Felix may be beginning to hear Pepe talking as well. I can't wait to read what is going to happen with that next.Of course Gerri proves herself once again to be a great PI (in training), following up on leads, taking risks, and making connections. (and listening to Pepe's wisdom!") I don't care for her boss, Jimmy G., but he is part of the humor and the stories wouldn't be the same without him. He isn't much of a PI himself but always seems to comes out ahead thanks to of Gerri's and Pepe's investigations. We meet a new dog, "Fluffy" and I will be anxious to see if she becomes Pepe's new love interest as the two seem to get along very well and Felix, Gerri's boyfriend has adopted Fluffy. I will be anxious to read more adventures of this foursome

  • Paul Lunger
    2019-05-05 04:34

    The 3rd book in Waverly Curtis's "Barking Detective Mystery" series, "The Big Chihuahua" has our friends Geri Sullivan & her talking chihuahua Pepe investigating a cult of dog worshipers who hear from the spirit of Dogawanda. While at the rural retreat Geri & Pepe encounter more members of Geri's family & also wolves & a couple of murders along the way. The story itself actually isn't badly done although Pepe isn't as sarcastic with his comments as we've seen him in the prior 2 installments of this series; however, the human characters do a decent job in the story itself. Throw in the cult atmosphere created by those who worship the spirit of Dogawanda & you get a relatively light & fun mystery in this relatively new series. Overall a nice continuation in story lines of the past & another mystery that proves Pepe is a very fun chihuahua to have on your side.

  • Lynn Demsky
    2019-04-23 03:16

    “Inside the believers' rural retreat, Pepe perks up his ears when the charismatic leader pegs him as the next incarnation of the spirit Dogawanda. But the discovery of a body, murdered between mantras, suggests there's more chicanery than channeling going on in this suspicious sect. While wild wolves howl, a killer is on the prowl -and it's up to Geri and her canine compadre to dig up the dirt.”This was a fast (maybe 5 hours) read, with a wonderful cast of characters especially Pepe the little Chihuahua who has the biggest heart, smeller and ears in the world, which all helps the main character solve the murders! The actual person doing all the murdering actually surprised me in the end and the case was just incredible considering the wolves gave a marvelous chase! Now I have to wait for the next in the series to be written – which drives me nuts but this series is worth the wait!

  • Eleanor Jones
    2019-04-22 00:33

    Don't you love it when you pick up a book, start reading it, and just dissolve into peals of laughter? I swear, the interaction between Pepe, #1 Chihuahua, and Geri, who owns (ostensibly) the little guy, just completely entertained me to the point I had to read the whole dang book in one sitting. Loved the characters and plot in addition, but it's the thought process and observations of Pepe, and Geri's gutsiness, that caused me to finish the book and immediately order the first of the series so I could keep reading. I got to meet the authors (including Pepe!) at a mystery conference some time ago, and have had this book in my to-be-read pile since then. Only wish I'd started it sooner and I'm sure I'll finish all the books in the series this week and be waiting for more.

  • Amy
    2019-04-25 22:18

    This book fulfills requirement #6 ~ Cozy Mystery for the 2014 eclectic reader challenge.This is book 3 of the Barking Detective series.I would rate this book a 3.5. It was a bit slow to start, but then it picked up and was hard to put down toward the end. This time Geri and her talking chihuahua, Pepe, are investigating murders at a cult that worships dogs. Of course, Pepe just loves that part and takes center stage. Some interesting twists and turns. Wondering if there is going to be a book 4 in this series since the book just had a preview of book 1 instead of mentioning a follow-up book. I think the series is getting better because the whole "oh my God it's a talking chihuahua" bit is finally gone.

  • Laura Cushing
    2019-05-04 03:39

    A cute light read, in the Barking Detective series (I read the first one Dial C for Chihuahua). This is actually number 3 apparently, so I think I missed one oops. Will have to see if my library has the others.Pepe is an adorable dog detective- his owner Geri can hear him talk, but no one else can. In this installment, they investigate a cult called the Dogwandans who believes that their leader talks to the spirit of an ancient mystic dog. Hilarity and mystery ensues when the cult leader believes Pepe is the incarnation of a moon goddess.

  • Barb
    2019-05-17 04:21

    I absolutely love Pepe, the talking Chihuahua, who can (usually) only be understood by his owner, Geri. In THE BIG CHIHUAHUA, Geri and Pepe go undercover in the complex of a cult that worships Dogawanda, the spirit of the Dog channeled by the cult's founder. When the woman Geri & Pepe are seeking turns up murdered, followed by another murder, Geri & Pepe, with the help of Geri's boyfriend Felix and a pair of wolf/dog hybrids, solve the case. I love this series. It's light, frothy, and constantly amusing.

  • Molly
    2019-05-06 00:45

    Would've gone three stars except for one of my biggest pet peeves: "bilingual" people (and dogs) speaking in English with the exception of a few words scattered randomly in sentences. Drives me crazy.Also not much of a mystery. I don't generally mind if the mystery elements are lacking if the characters are strong, since that's really what I'm here for, but in this case, it was troublesome. Pepe is a pretty amusing character, language issues aside, but nobody else has much of a personality.

  • Kathy Bryson
    2019-05-07 03:36

    There are more noted PIs – Sam Spade, Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes – but hands down, the most charming and entertaining of them all is Pepe! The little dog is back in another installment of mystery and mayhem. Who better to take on a cult of dog-worshippers, hybrid wolves, and stolen money? And not only does Pepe triumph with his usual flair and confidence, he also his human Geri find confidence in her relationship, locate her long-lost sister, and keep her boss Jimmy G solvent. Is it any wonder that Pepe is the Big Chihuahua?

  • Jane Irish Nelson
    2019-05-08 01:36

    Very quick read. Another amusing entry in this entertaining series. This time Geri and Pepe, her talking chihuahua (that only she can hear), travel to a cult on an assignment to locate and talk to a missing wife. Although they locate the woman in question, it isn't quite that easy to solve the case, when murder interrupts Geri's investigation. Believable characters in believable, if unusual situations, create an enjoyable book.

  • Lbousson
    2019-05-06 00:15

    This is the third book I've read in this series, and I really liked Pepe in this one. The dog has really grown on me over the books. The authors have really gotten good at writing this character. The story was much more centered on the sleuthing on the mystery, which was better than the previous book. It was enjoyable until the very end; I can appreciate that. But it did feel long in places and there were a few grammatical errors (like a word repeated twice in sentence.)Three stars.

  • Nadhirrah
    2019-05-13 01:39

    I won this book as a first reads book. I love animals and know that they can talk so this is a cute book about a dog who talks and the person who can hear him. The mystery of how and who killed who is interesting. over all it is a fun read and would recommend it.

  • Janet
    2019-05-13 23:27

    Congratulations to Curtis for putting a new spin on the old “a cult brainwashed my loved one” plot device without resorting to mindless clichés…although some minor plot points are glossed over a bit too quickly for my liking.

  • Amy
    2019-05-08 03:30

    I love this series, and the books keep getting better and better! As the pet mom to two Chihuahuas, it is perfectly believable to me that Pepe can talk, and Geri (and sometimes others) hears and communicates with him. Keep up the great work Waverly and Curtis!!

  • Vickie
    2019-05-09 02:45

    Go peep Peep is the biggest little dog ever. What dog love doesn't wish to know the minds of our beloved pets. Well Geri can talk to her beloved Pepe. Always a fun ,lighthearted read.

  • Colleen Mertens
    2019-04-25 01:36

    This book continues Geri & Pepe's adventures with them going undercover in a cult. It was funny and engaging and brings some of Geri's past to light. Pepe is his usual amusing self. This was another fun, light detective book.

  • Anne
    2019-05-03 22:27

    This was a cute book, and although Pepe is darling, I cannot fathom a talking dog. But it is well handled by the author and I can recommend it to dog loving mystery lovers with the caveat if you like the idea of a talking dog.

  • Cristina (a book away from an episode of hoarders)
    2019-05-22 20:41

    I don't know why but I didn't like this one as much as the previous two books in the series. I have the next one too so I'll go ahead and read it, or listen to it, since its an audible book.

  • Ingrid Parker
    2019-05-17 23:19

    Fun read. I like this for dog , as Midnight Louis to cats.

  • Diana Petty-stone
    2019-05-10 03:20

    A female wannabe PI and her associate, Pepe the talking Chihuahua. Great plot. Can't wait for the next one!

  • Bernie
    2019-05-14 01:22

    The Big Chihuahua reviewThe Big Chihuahua is the third incredibly funny book in the Barking Detective mystery series written by author Waverly Curtis.

  • Aldafan
    2019-05-15 22:15

    It's not great literature but Pepe, the talking Chihuahua (often in Spanish!) makes me laugh. He and Gerri join the Dogawanda cult to find a missing wife.

  • Ch J Loveall
    2019-05-08 01:30

    Fun, easy read.

  • Crystal Robertson
    2019-05-15 23:43

    This was sent to me as a Goodreads first read. I thought it was a very cute book and a nice leisure read. I plan to read the first book in the future.