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Set in a small town in picturesque Bucks County, Pennsylvania, In Dog We Trust is a traditional mystery in the style of Agatha Christie, with the addition of a lovable golden retriever who has uncanny crime-solving abilities. Reformed computer hacker Steve inherits Rochester when the dog’s owner is murdered, and these two unlikely sleuths go nose to the ground in search of a killer.

IN DOG WE TRUST is available from Audible.


Mr. Plakcy did a terrific job in this cozy mystery. He had a smooth writing style that kept the story flowing evenly. The dialogue and descriptions were right on target.
–Red Adept

Steve and Rochester become quite a team and Neil Plakcy is the kind of writer that I want to tell me this story. It’s a fun read which will keep you turning pages very quickly.
Amos Lassen –Your Complete Pet

In Dog We Trust is a very well-crafted mystery that kept me guessing up until Steve figured out where things were going. –E-book addict reviews


Neil Plakcy’s golden retriever mysteries have been inspired by his own goldens, Samwise and Brody. A native of Bucks County, PA, where IN DOG WE TRUST, THE KINGDOM OF DOG and DOG HELPS THOSE are set, Neil is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and Florida International University, where he received his MFA in creative writing. He has written and edited many other books; details can be found at his website,

Neil, his partner, and Brody live in South Florida, where Neil is working on a fourth mystery, and Brody is busily chewing something.