The Purloined Poodle - Kevin Hearne 7.50   2

A novella.

Dust jacket illustration by Galen Dara.

Thanks to his relationship with the ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan, Oberon the Irish wolfhound knows trouble when he smells it — and furthermore, he knows he can handle it.

When he discovers that a prizewinning poodle has been abducted in Eugene, Oregon, he learns that it’s part of a rash of hound abductions all over the Pacific Northwest. Since the police aren’t too worried about dogs they assume have run away, Oberon knows it’s up to him to track down those hounds and reunite them with their humans. For justice! And gravy!

Engaging the services of his faithful Druid, Oberon must travel throughout Oregon and Washington to question a man with a huge salami, thwart the plans of diabolical squirrels, and avoid, at all costs, a fight with a great big bear.

But if he’s going to solve the case of the Purloined Poodle, Oberon will have to recruit the help of a Boston terrier named Starbuck, survive the vegetables in a hipster pot pie, and firmly refuse to be distracted by fire hydrants and rabbits hiding in the rose bushes.

At the end of the day, will it be a sad bowl of dry kibble for the world’s finest hound detective, or will everything be coming up sirloins?

The Purloined Poodle is another exciting novella entry in Kevin Hearne’s New York Times best-selling Iron Druid series.


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Release date September 2016
Details updated September 22, 2022

The Iron Druid Chronicles (short fiction) :: Series

Series contains 9 total works.

Main series The Iron Druid Chronicles

Clan Rathskeller 6.00   1
Kaibab Unbound 6.00   1
A Test of Mettle 6.00   1
Two Ravens and One Crow 6.00   2
Grimoire of the Lamb 7.00   2
The Demon Barker of Wheat Street 8.00   1
The Chapel Perilous 6.00   1
The Purloined Poodle 7.50   2
The Squirrel on the Train 8.00   1

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