2nd Sleuth Sisters Mystery.
Since the Smart Detective Agency opened, Retta has plotted to join her sisters Barb and Faye as a private investigator, but she never thought the chance would come in a case that involves her. Retta's "gentleman friend," Winston Darrow, is accused of murder, and the victim is Darrow's wife.
Convinced that Darrow is no murderer (though it's clear he is a louse), Retta and her sisters search for the real killer, aided by Barb's attractive friend, Chief Rory Neuencamp. Soon they have more suspects than they ever imagined: a smooth but sinister type, a couple of rough-edged thugs, and a shadowy figure that seems to show up wherever they are. Who can they trust except each other?
Well, they do have a couple of dogs with instincts no human can match. That's a pretty good team, right? Three Sleuths, Two Dogs, One Murder is 69,000 words.