The plot in brief:
Jazz Ramsey works at St. Catherine's Preparatory Academy, a prestigious all-girls school, as an administrative assistant; she's also a cadaver dog handler. When her dog finds a real dead body on what was supposed to be a simple training exercise, Jazz quickly becomes involved in the murder investigation. Because she knows the victim; Florie Allen was a former student at St. Catherine's. Jazz also knows the lead detective on the case; Nick Kolesov happens to be her former lover. It definitely complicates matters. But Jazz can't let it go; she has to find out the truth about Florie and what happened to her.
I checked this one out because of the dog on the cover. Only, that's not Jazz's dog. Luther belongs to a friend; Jazz is just helping out with his training. Her own dog, Manny, died from cancer not that long ago. So, the cadaver dog in this book actually has a very limited role. Which I found a little bit disappointing. But the mystery itself is really good. And I liked Jazz and her uneasy interactions with Nick, and her stubborn doggedness asking questions and trying to figure out the truth. And the ending totally made me smile. All in all, this is one series I definitely want to keep reading.
For a more detailed synopsis and better review of this book, check out Barb's blog. It's awesome.