There have been amateur sleuths, there have been talking animals – Henry is both.
This is Family Guy's Brian meets Poirot meets My Fair Lady.
Set in Northamptonshire, England... Henry, a talking Jack Russell, is part of a small team researching a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. He is the target of several dognappers but can he use his wit or guile to outwit them and, with the help of forty-year-old laboratory assistant Gwynne Davies, find the proof needed to convict the criminals? Thus begins a series of adventures for the unlikely pair.
Henry, a nineteen-month-old Jack Russell, has been given the ability to talk and now they can't shut him up! Family Guy's Brian with just as much attitude but better sleuthing skills.
A wonderful doggy series
From the start the book kind of reminded me of my favourite character-Johnny 5 from Short Circuit, with his witticisms and attempts at humour. I also felt like saying (in the manner of Stephanie from Johnny 5) : 'Stop it, he's alive!' There were references to everything and anything Bruce Forsyth to the Fantastic Four to Stranger Than Fiction to Kiss and all of these kind of sealed the deal for me.
- B.R. Maycock, Author
Charming and quirky. A must for lovers of quirky cosy mysteries - I loved it.
One of the reasons that Morgen Bailey is one of my favourite authors is because you never know what you're going to discover in the pages of her novels. Her writer's voice is so quirky and is never to be predicted. She can turn her hand to a variety of genres and never looses that magic touch.
Oh Henry is just another fabulous example of this talent. - KR, on Amazon
I was reminded of Elmore Leonard's writing with its punchy dialogue and fast pace.
The author skilfully mixes tragedy with a dose of wicked humour. - Amazon reviewer
"Henry is a Jack Russell who is helping a team of scientists, and having a few injections of something, he is able to talk. This is an entertaining light-hearted read. Henry is a clever dog with a great sense of humour. Anyone who has ever owned a dog will wonder what their pet would say if they had the ability to talk."
- Mark Tilbury, Author
"Henry, as you may have guessed, is a Jack Russell, who after being tested as a lab animal gains the ability to talk, and not just talk, he’s really rather clever and quick-witted with it to.
Burglary, dim-witted dognappers, and also at times quite emotional, especially when Harry, sorry Henry met Sally, and a clever mystery all make for an entertaining and enjoyable read.
Gwynne is a lovely character, and I enjoyed Dr Moss as well, they both clearly love their mischievous talking dog, and the criminals were something else!
A book full of charm and humour - a lovely creation."
- Alex J. Book Reviews