Just finished a very good book. Fiction.
If you're a dog lover and enjoy crime/mystery novels, as I do (3, all pound mutts), you might want to take a look at this:
The dog is a major character. I can't recall a book that features a dog in the way this one does, and you'll root for her more, or at least as much, as the main human character.
Not part of the Cole/Pike series, but it has a strong crime plot, strong writing, lots of action, and you'll get misty-eyed.
A Southerner in Yankeeland