New York : Berkley Books, 2011.
Berkley trade pbk. ed.
294 p. ; 21 cm.
Hope NcNeill has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for years, but this is the first time she's been able to bring along her pug, Max. (Officially, at least. Up until now she's had to smuggle him in insider her tote bag.) The occasion: a special "Pug Night" party in honor of a deep-pocketed donor. Max and his friends are having a ball stalking the hors d'oeuvres and getting rambunctious- making Hope wonder if this is also the last time she gets to bring Max to the museum. But when a valuable painting goes missing, the Met needs Hope's--and Max's--help. In her quest for the culprit, Hope is aided by an enigmatic detective, a larger-than-life society heiress, a lady with a shah tau in a stroller, and her arguably intuitive canine. With luck, she'll find some inspiration on her trips to Pug Hill before the investigation starts going downhill...--Cover p. .