(From the publisher):
They might be less famous than guide dogs for the blind, but hearing dogs are no less valuable to their owners. Holly Winter discovers this well–kept secret when she interviews Stephanie Benson, a hearing–impaired priest, and her canine companion, Ruffly. A hardworking, reliable mixed-breed, Ruffly lends an ear with ringing telephones, doorbells, smoke alarms, and the other everyday sounds on which Stephanie's livelihood—and life—depend.
Ruffly and the rector have just moved into the house of Holly's recently deceased friend, Morris Lamb, whose life–loving and dog–adoring ways left no clue to his sudden and untimely death. Then Ruffly begins tuning in to something more than mere mortals can hear. And when Holly follows the dog's lead, she picks up the unmistakable sound... of murder.
Original title: Ruffly Speaking
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur