Once I finished The Purloined Poodle I jumped right into this one. The second opus of Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries is another detective story, more precisely a murder mystery with the best Irish wolfhound on the case. This time there’re more doggos investigating, Boston terrier, Starbuck, and female Irish Wolfhound Orlaith join the investigation that starts by most dogs’ favorite pass-time chasing squirrels.
This story is as clever as the other one, with the play on words, the jokes, and insights; but I feel like it ups the ante when it comes to the case. It reads – or sounds, because again I chose the aubible version – like a good detective series, more serious in tone, a real whodunit. For the fans of The Iron Druid Chronicles there are little nuggets of information about the main series, nothing major, mostly information that will broaden your knowledge about its characters a bit.
The Squirrel on the Train is entertaining as hell, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a bit silly and fun, and would serve as a great bedtime story despite the murder in it. I just wish Hearne would write more in this series, for it to be in its own pocket universe.