I love pets, and I'm drawn to mysteries and thrillers that have pet characters. My sidekicks are two crazy Jack Russell Terriers, Disney and Riley. Disney's been the model for Darby in my story, "Diggin’ up Dirt," ( To Fetch a Thief ) and Bijou in a cozy mystery that I'm working on. I started listing authors who have pets in their mysteries. I found lots with cats and dogs. And only one with a hamster. And I found lots to add to my TBR (To Be Read) piles. Dogs · Robert B. Parker's Sunny Randall and Rosie the miniature American Bull Terrier · Ellery Adams' Olivia Limoges and Captain Haviland the Standard Poodle · Robert B. Parker's Spenser and Pearl the Wonder Dog · Rita Mae Brown's Tee Tucker, a Corgi · Spencer Quinn's Chet and Bernie Mystery Series · Dashiell Hammett's Nick and Nora Charles and Asta the Terrier · Judith Lucci's Michaela McPherson'