Let Loose The Dogs
St. Martin's, March 2003, 24.95, 320 pp.
In 1895 Toronto gambling on which dog could kill the most rats in a set of time is an illegal, but widespread practice. Harry Murdock bets his entire summer earnings on his dog Havoc winning a contest, but at the last moment he was distracted and Mr. Delaney's canine is victorious.
A drunken Harry accuses Delaney of cheating. However, when someone kills Delaney, the police charge Murdo...