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Posted April 10, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Series on Saturday / 11 Comments

This is a new feature I developed where each month we will look at our favorite – the best – series in a genre.

The genre here, by my definition,  is series where the main character(s) is a K9 law enforcement officer or trainer who works with them.   I did a K9 post on this previously and since then I have found so many additional great series.   Here are the first 6 series I enjoyed:

Run to Ground       Irresistible Force       Extreme Honor       Breaking Creed       Lock N Load       Killing Trail
by Katie Ruggle       by DD Ayres               by Piper J. Drake    by Alex Kava           by Tee O’Fallon    by Margaret Mizushima

I’m sure there are more I haven’t found.  There are also plenty of authors I have yet to read. Please share your favorites with me in the comments, also.

My additional, favorite K9 Unit series are (in no particular order):



FBI K-9                                             Mercy & Elvis Mysteries                         Operation K-9 Brothers
by Sarah Driscoll                                       by Paula Munier                                  by Sandra Owens



Bone Gap Travellers                                         K-9 Mystery                              Sydney Rose Parnell
by Susan Furlong                                               by Bev Pattersen                               by Barbara Nickless


What are your favorite series?

Vote for your top 3 favorites! You can vote for my favorites or add favorites of your own.  Remember this is how the winning option is chosen for the giveaway.

Then enter the giveaway below.  The winner will get the first book in the winning series! Open to anyone who can receive a Book Depository or Amazon digital or print book.

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Posted April 10, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Series on Saturday / 11 Comments

11 responses to “Series on Saturday: K9, part 2

    • Thanks Tammy. My choices are ones where the dogs do actual work and play a decent size role. They tend to be more layered or complex in some way than just a mystery or romance where the person has a dog.

  1. Anne

    While I have vague memories of reading one or two others, my favorite by being able to remember it is the Paw Enforcement series by Diane Kelly. It looks like that series may be a tad lighter in tone than the ones listed.

    • Yes I knew about that one in the first go round and read the first book. The main character did not seem very realistic to me. *shrugs* These all have more serious stories but even if they are romances, the dogs play a definite role and we learn about their work/or training and they contribute to the case. Even the romances I chose, one of the couple is a K-9 handler or PI with canine who does actual work with the dog.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Thrifty Thursday – Becoming K-9 by Rada Jones
    • Yes I’m loving them. There are at least 6-7 more I know about and didn’t list because they were not dog intensive enough or more like a romance and the people have a dog but it plays no role in the story, or possibly because there was only one book so far in the series. I’d recommend that Becoming K-9 by Rada Jones since it was a freebie, very short and charming, from the dog’s POV, but just one book so far. But Blood on the Tracks is just the opposite, almost 400 pages, very serious, also lots of dog work, something like 6 or 8 books in the series.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Thrifty Thursday – Blood on the Tracks by Barbara Nickless
    • The DD Ayres was on the first round and it’s middle of the road K=9 with cases and romance, but not as serious tone or as much dog work as some of the other stories. I like the ones with the most dog work best.