Eleven Huskies

The Third Dr. Bannerman Vet Mystery

Peter Bannerman, veterinarian and amateur detective, deserves a summer vacation. Peter and his family head to a remote fishing lodge in northern Manitoba for a canoeing trip with his champion sniffer dog, Pippin. But a series of incidents color their plans. The lodge’s sled team of huskies has been poisoned and, at the same time, a floatplane crashes into the lake, killing the pilot and both passengers. While Peter works to save the huskies, it is discovered that the plane crash wasn’t an accident. It was murder.

It’s been a hot and dry summer, and one morning the Bannerman family wakes up to find a forest fire spreading quickly. They manage to dodge the conflagration, making it back to the lodge before it becomes cut off from the outside world. Peter soon figures out that the murderer, who probably also poisoned the huskies, must be among the other guests or staff trapped with them at the lodge. The power fails. The now-enormous fire draws nearer. Can Peter discover the culprit in time?

"Animal lovers and mystery fans will enjoy Schott's narrative, which meanders through its stunning backcountry setting at just the right pace." Shelf Awareness

"Along with an engaging mystery laced with danger... there’s a lot of humanity to enrichen the plot." New York Review of Books

"A very good read, with plenty of excitement, nature and animals and of course, the characters we now know and feel like old friends." Literary Potpourri