Co-author of the best-selling Mrs. Murphy novels, Rita Mae Brown launches a new series with this first mystery featuring Baxter the wirehaired dachshund. When Baxter and his owner Mags leave New York for Nevada, they find themselves embroiled in a real head scratcher. First, the local water-pumping station is sabotaged. Then, a murdered man's bones-dating back to the 1800s-are unearthed in a barn owned by Mags' great-aunt. As Mags attempts to put the pieces together, Baxter readies himself to protect her at all costs.