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Sheriff Ray Pacheco returns from his introduction in The Bootlegger’s Legacy to start a new chapter as a private investigator, along with his partners: Tyee Chino, often-drunk Apache fishing guide, and Big Jack, bait shop owner and philosopher. The trio are pulled into a mystery immediately when an abandoned show dog appears at Ray’s cabin and the dog’s owner is reported Sheriff Ray Pacheco returns from his introduction in The Bootlegger’s Legacy to start a new chapter as a private investigator, along with his partners: Tyee Chino, often-drunk Apache fishing guide, and Big Jack, bait shop owner and philosopher. The trio are pulled into a mystery immediately when an abandoned show dog appears at Ray’s cabin and the dog’s owner is reported missing. Ray and his team pursue leads that bring them into confrontations with the local sheriff, the mayor, and the FBI, while in the meantime two bodies are found—neither of which is the missing woman.


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Sheriff Ray Pacheco returns from his introduction in The Bootlegger’s Legacy to start a new chapter as a private investigator, along with his partners: Tyee Chino, often-drunk Apache fishing guide, and Big Jack, bait shop owner and philosopher. The trio are pulled into a mystery immediately when an abandoned show dog appears at Ray’s cabin and the dog’s owner is reported Sheriff Ray Pacheco returns from his introduction in The Bootlegger’s Legacy to start a new chapter as a private investigator, along with his partners: Tyee Chino, often-drunk Apache fishing guide, and Big Jack, bait shop owner and philosopher. The trio are pulled into a mystery immediately when an abandoned show dog appears at Ray’s cabin and the dog’s owner is reported missing. Ray and his team pursue leads that bring them into confrontations with the local sheriff, the mayor, and the FBI, while in the meantime two bodies are found—neither of which is the missing woman.

30 review for Dog Gone Lies

  1. 5 out of 5

    T.J. Wray

    This is another good one guys. It's about a retired sheriff who moves to a small lake community. After about a month he realizes retirement is boring. He opens a Private Investigating Firm with a couple of his new found friends. And helps the FBI solve a murder. Then you introduce (man's best friend), and you have my attention. The only flaw I found in this book, (other than quite a bit of foul language), is at times it was a little redundant. I think sometimes as writers we just fill the page w This is another good one guys. It's about a retired sheriff who moves to a small lake community. After about a month he realizes retirement is boring. He opens a Private Investigating Firm with a couple of his new found friends. And helps the FBI solve a murder. Then you introduce (man's best friend), and you have my attention. The only flaw I found in this book, (other than quite a bit of foul language), is at times it was a little redundant. I think sometimes as writers we just fill the page with words. Trying to turn a story into an actual book. But all in all this was an entertaining read. I will probably read more books by this author in the future....TJ I found this book on (For The Southwest By The Southwest Book Corner). You should have a look in their library. They have a lot of great books in there. https://forswbysw.com/

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Huether

    I won this Free book through Goodreads First reads. A retired sheriff bored with retirrment wants a P I job, so he starts his own business. Little does he know he is right in the middle of mayhem. After two dead bodies are found and a show dog comes to his rescue. The local sheriff and FBI take over, plus he found his true love. Good story.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Barry Huddleston

    I really enjoyed this mystery. It has a sort of (Robert B. Parker ) Jesse Stone vibe to it. Easy to read page-turner.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Charles Ray

    Former sheriff Ray Pacheco, now retired, has decided to take up fishing to pass the time. Ignorant of the activity, he seeks help, and finds it in the guise of Big Jack, a bait shop owner and sometimes philosopher, and Tyee Chino, an Apache fishing guide who is drunk most of the time. Around the same time, a show dog shows up at Ray’s house, but its owner is missing. Anxious to return the dog to its owner, he goes looking for the missing woman. When corpses start turning up, Ray realizes that th Former sheriff Ray Pacheco, now retired, has decided to take up fishing to pass the time. Ignorant of the activity, he seeks help, and finds it in the guise of Big Jack, a bait shop owner and sometimes philosopher, and Tyee Chino, an Apache fishing guide who is drunk most of the time. Around the same time, a show dog shows up at Ray’s house, but its owner is missing. Anxious to return the dog to its owner, he goes looking for the missing woman. When corpses start turning up, Ray realizes that this is more than a simple missing persons case, and he enlists Big Jack and Chino in a quest that pits him against the local sheriff, the mayor, and the FBI. Dog Gone Lies by Ted Clifton is the first book in a new series, but the character, Ray Pacheco was first introduced in an earlier book, when he helped bring down a crooked sheriff, so in actuality, this is a second book—but, let’s not quibble. The interplay between and among the characters, especially Ray, Chino, and Big Jack, and the subtle dance that goes on between Ray and Sue, a waitress at his favorite diner stand out for me as undeniably the best parts of the book. The action’s not bad, and Bruce, or Happy, as Ray calls him, even though he’s just a dog, is a scene stealer. Small-town law enforcement and small-town culture form the backdrop for what promises to be an interesting series.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Beth Birnbaum

    What a nice book! And I don't mean nice in any bland sense. After reading a bunch of books with totally evil people to whom I couldn't relate, and certainly didn't want to, I really liked the people in Dog Gone Lies. And of course, the dog. I'd be happy to meet any and all of them. The book is well written, great plot, complicated, has humor and real emotion, but not overly done, you can follow the action without making charts. It's a memorable and wonderful experience. I'm looking for the rest What a nice book! And I don't mean nice in any bland sense. After reading a bunch of books with totally evil people to whom I couldn't relate, and certainly didn't want to, I really liked the people in Dog Gone Lies. And of course, the dog. I'd be happy to meet any and all of them. The book is well written, great plot, complicated, has humor and real emotion, but not overly done, you can follow the action without making charts. It's a memorable and wonderful experience. I'm looking for the rest of the series. These days, after watching the news, I need a distraction from a happier time when things made sense.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Norma

    ( Format : Audiobook ) "The more you know the better." Set in 1988, before the prevalence of cell phones abs, as an introductory listing reports, Rain Man, Did Hard and A Fish Called Wanda were playing in the cinemas, and Donald Reagan was President, , Ray Pacheco had retired after serving as sheriff for 20 years and moved to a small, remote cabin outside of the poetically named village of Truth and Consequences to take up fishing. He had never fished before. The store owner, Big Jack, suggested ( Format : Audiobook ) "The more you know the better." Set in 1988, before the prevalence of cell phones abs, as an introductory listing reports, Rain Man, Did Hard and A Fish Called Wanda were playing in the cinemas, and Donald Reagan was President, , Ray Pacheco had retired after serving as sheriff for 20 years and moved to a small, remote cabin outside of the poetically named village of Truth and Consequences to take up fishing. He had never fished before. The store owner, Big Jack, suggested he took lessons from 'the best d*mn fishing guide in the whole d*mn country' to find out if he liked it before spending his money on gear. Which is how Ray came to meet the 6'4" tall Apache Indiam, Tyee China, and together they became friends and, together with Big Jack, looked into the disappearance of an elderly dog breeder, the murder of an older still woman and the appearance of a dog. Great fun as a story, which moves with a delicious slowness, the well developed characters doing their own thing as well as assissting, or otherwise, the law enforcement off I see in the area. But there is still plenty of action as well as quirky conversation and description of the local environment. A full and founded book, enhanced by the narration of Scott R.Pollack whose voice and timings seem to fit perfectly with the characters he describes. The protagonists are individually voiced, the intonation is excellent as he speaks directly into the readers 's ears. A fine performance. My thanks to the rights holder of Dog Gone Lies, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy via Audiobook Boom. It was a most enjoyable book, and, for someone who likes dogs and somewhat irascible characters, a must.read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jan

    Good fun read for mystery buffs and jail nurses alike. Pacheco retired as sheriff from one locality and planned to take up fishing and being a kind of recluse. As a consequence he met a fishing mentor who enjoyed making jokes about his ethnicity (like Pop used to do about Swedes and Norwegians) and the guy who owned the bait shop. Both of these guys were not as laid back as they seemed either. Pacheco got a kind of wake-up call when a new dog adopted him and there was a mystery about what happen Good fun read for mystery buffs and jail nurses alike. Pacheco retired as sheriff from one locality and planned to take up fishing and being a kind of recluse. As a consequence he met a fishing mentor who enjoyed making jokes about his ethnicity (like Pop used to do about Swedes and Norwegians) and the guy who owned the bait shop. Both of these guys were not as laid back as they seemed either. Pacheco got a kind of wake-up call when a new dog adopted him and there was a mystery about what happened to the owner who was well known in the show dog circuit. The plot is sound and the hard look at politics and local law enforcement rings true. All of the characters certainly are and seem like guys I used to work alongside. I really enjoyed the read! Narrator Scott R. Pollak is very versatile and really adds good things to the book. I won the audio in a giveaway. Yay me!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lynda

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review. I'm thinking it's going to be one of my favourite series. Ray, a retired sheriff, gets himself a place away from everyone. He plans on fishing to fill his days, the only problem is that he doesn't know how to fish. Big Jack, the owner of a bait shop, among other things sends him to Tyee Chino, a fishing guide for lessons. So he has his future all figured out until a fancy show dog finds his porch. N I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review. I'm thinking it's going to be one of my favourite series. Ray, a retired sheriff, gets himself a place away from everyone. He plans on fishing to fill his days, the only problem is that he doesn't know how to fish. Big Jack, the owner of a bait shop, among other things sends him to Tyee Chino, a fishing guide for lessons. So he has his future all figured out until a fancy show dog finds his porch. Next thing you know he has a detective agency and Big Jack and Tyee Chino are his partners. There's never a dull moment when this trio gets on a case. A story with a great plot, unique characters, lots of suspense, humour and a touch of romance. A great start to a series.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Onstad

    I'd read more of this series I am a big fan of Spencer Quinn's Chef and Bernie mysteries, and thought this series Might be similar. While Quinn's books are written with Chet the Jet, the dog half of the detective agency, Clifton's stories are delayed through Ray, a retired sheriff turned private eye. Clifton's writing style is a bit choppy, and his characters need some filling out, which hopefully happens in the already published sequels. Good read for anyone who enjoys law enforcement tales.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Leanne

    I'm normally easy to please. But this book is so poorly written I feel compelled to let people know, particularly since it was given five stars on Audible and four on Amazon. It's written at a third grade reading level with foul language and adult themes. Don't get me wrong, I'm no prude. Strong language reveals a great deal in a well-written work. This is not one of those titles. The characters are flat and uninteresting, the plot is thin and the book is just plain boring. I kept reading hoping I'm normally easy to please. But this book is so poorly written I feel compelled to let people know, particularly since it was given five stars on Audible and four on Amazon. It's written at a third grade reading level with foul language and adult themes. Don't get me wrong, I'm no prude. Strong language reveals a great deal in a well-written work. This is not one of those titles. The characters are flat and uninteresting, the plot is thin and the book is just plain boring. I kept reading hoping it would get better, but it didn't. Give this one a pass.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Leasa G

    Great read! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and well developed. I am impressed by the well researched information that kept me engrossed in the storyline. A retired sheriff , a couple of distintive buddies, s, a missing woman, a town steeped in corruption, intrigue and the best addition... a dog who fits right in. I am anxious to pick up the next books in this series... give this book a chance to wisk you away on an exciting adventure.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    This book has some interesting characters and an engaging storyline. Unfortunately, I couldn't enjoy either because the writing is SO bad. It seems to be mostly written in stream of consciousness, which I usually find interesting. But not for multiple-character exposition scenes. Get some beta readers and an editor, learn to write dialogue and active voice. Then maybe I'll be able to finish your book.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Davis

    An interesting story I chose this book cause it was offered free, and it sounded interesting. Glad I did, nice mystery made a nice change of pace from the paranormal I usually read. Characters are likeable and well developed, good strong storie line. Retired Sheriff Ray get involved in a missing persons case. In the process of working out what happened he finds several new friends, 2 who are quite the characters and a new love. I'll be looking for the rest of the series.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Gene Archdale

    Very good book Ray is a retired sheriff from a bother county and gets involved in a missing person. The missing person turns out to be a lot more. Along the way he meets Due and falls in love. Ray also learns to fish. This is a very good book and the story is believe able. Very good book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Virginia

    Thrilling A retired sheriff decides to settle in a backwoods cabin in a neighboring county. He soon becomes involved in a missing persons case after a dog shows up in his yard. Before he's through, he and a couple of friends decide to start a PI company. Looking forward to other books in the series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Karen Kepner

    Sheriff Ray Pacheco Introduction to the retired sheriff and his new life in a remote cabin by a lake in New Mexico. Beginning friendships, new love, drug running and illegal documents, murder and intrigue make for an interesting read with feat, likable characters and a well written story line. I am looking forward to the next book

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ethel Jarrett

    Good for the Retirees I did alot of guessing in the beginning but as the story went on I did start putting all the pieces together. Not all but most. The mystery kept me going the twist and turns were great. The characters were all defined with different and great personalities. Plus many characters were retired so it made me happy to read about people my age.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Valadia

    Amazing author. I had purchased all of his books (of this series) before I ever read one And I wasn't disappointed!! He is an engaging author, fleshed out the characters beautifully. The story is plausible, and is smooth reading. He takes you for quite a ride!! Love this man's work!! Highly recommend him!!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Really enjoyed this.. Retired Sheriff can't stay retired. Now add a drunk Apache fishing guide (Chino) and a dog that shows up at the sheriffs retirement cabin and you have a good start. Now add Big jack, owner of the local bait shop and you have quite a cast, but there is more.. The dog is a show dog whose owner is missing, now the story really gets moving.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bruce

    Great book I enjoyed the first book of the Pacheco & Chino series. Look forward to reading many more, including the prequel. Author Clifton captures the atmosphere of Truth or Consequences (formerly Hot Springs) NM and southern New Mexico very nicely. The people and places he writes of ring true to my memories of the area. Well done! Not perfect, but I really enjoyed the tale. Keep it coming, I plan to keep reading ... Great book I enjoyed the first book of the Pacheco & Chino series. Look forward to reading many more, including the prequel. Author Clifton captures the atmosphere of Truth or Consequences (formerly Hot Springs) NM and southern New Mexico very nicely. The people and places he writes of ring true to my memories of the area. Well done! Not perfect, but I really enjoyed the tale. Keep it coming, I plan to keep reading ...

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kate O'Connell

    A refreshing honest to goodness good guy I could "see" your characters so easily. The best books capture me and put me right smack in the middle of things. I chose this book for the mystery but largely because a dog was included... I have two rescues, previously had 6, and fell in love with Happy. Thank you for entertaining me.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Delena constant

    Pacheco This is a very well Written Book, much research and a very precise read. I truelly enjoyed the consistent way the Story line moved, never a boring moment many turns and twist! I can defiantly give this a 4 🌟 rating

  23. 4 out of 5

    Elisabeth

    Great story I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's comfortable with good characters and a plot that keeps you involved up to the last page. I loved it and look forward to the next installment.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Linda Cathorall

    Interesting read I liked this book with its well-developed characters involved in a storyline with enough plot twists to keep you guessing right up until the end. No sex, not a lot of violence.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jeanette Hurrelbrink

    Dog Gone Lies A very well written story. Great character building throughout the story. It was a well developed storyline especially creating interest for the next mystery of the series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    nancy jill kennedy

    Really enjoyed Retired sheriff joins up with Indian and merchant to investigate a crime and missing person forging a partnership with just a touch of romance. Enjoyed this immensely and plan on reading more by this author.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Debra H. Wruble

    Great story Well written story about a retired sheriff who decides to learn to fish and ends up becoming a private investigator after getting pulled into a murder investigation. Wonderful characters and creative story.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    Really enjoyed this book. Loved the portrait of an area I miss Good story. Well defined characters. Loved the familiar area and the memories the story evoked. Looking forward to more tales of Ray and his friends.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lisa K Farr

    Good book! Was recommended by "The Fussy Librarian" This could be a good movie. Never was bored. Held my interest. Was a little sad when it was over. Highly recommend it if you are into this genre.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jackie Trimm

    Entertaining It's a good story with a lot of sections that made me laugh. I noticed a couple of typos , and a couple of spots where the story lost continuity. However, it corrected itself within a few pages. Still a great read.

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