In the new pet noir, Dogs Don’t Lie, Pru Marlowe has survived a nervous breakdown caused by her newly-found ability to hear animals’ thoughts. Seeking some peace from the cacophony of animal thoughts in the big city, Pru flees New York, and doesn’t finish her degree as an animal behaviorist. Pru sets up shop as an animal trainer in her small hometown. She is accompanied by Wallis, her cat, who helps Pru understand the animal thoughts she is hearing.
Pru finds her best client, Charles, dead on his living room floor, his throat ripped out and his newly-adopted pit bull, Lily, covered in blood-standing next to him. Spurred on by the desperate cries from Lily, and convinced that Lily is innocent, Pru commits herself to saving Lily and solving the murder. Billed as the beginning of a new Pru Marlowe series, Simon launches a delightful book that will appeal to fans of Shirley Rousseau Murphy and Rita Mae Brown.