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The Real Pet Detective
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  • Published: 6 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241979273
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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The Real Pet Detective


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"'Okay listen up everyone,' I said, zipping up my high visibility jacket. 'It will be most effective to comb the local area by taking a village each.' I told my team as I traced my finger across the map. My experience as a former copper was invaluable for our search. We weren't looking for a missing person though - we had a dog to find."
Any pet owner knows the agonising panic when their beloved furry family member goes missing, but Tom Watkins, former policeman turned pet detective, is on hand to reunite our animal companions with their owners.
From recording the owner's voice to lure cats from their hiding place, to organising a fly-over to raise the profile of missing Toby the terrier, from emptying the contents of the owner's vacuum to tempt in the missing animal with the scent, to organising a Crimewatch-style reconstruction of a dog-snatching on national TV, Tom will do whatever it takes to get the nation's pets home, safe and sound. The Real Pet Detective is the story of 20 years of missing pets, their owners and Tom's team of expert pet investigators.

  • Pub date: 6 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241979273
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Tom Watkins

Music mogul, design visionary, businessman, cultural commentator and art collector Tom Watkins was born in post-war Blackheath, South-East London. He started his career working for Terence Conran and Rodney Fitch before taking his passion for design into music. His influence can been seen all over 80s pop-culture, on the album sleeves of Wham, Grace Jones, Art of Noise and Frankie Goes to Hollywood among others. Tom is perhaps best known as the music manager and marketing genius behind the Pet Shop Boys, Bros and East 17. One of the pioneers of the boy band, Tom helped shaped pop music as we know it today. Tom has been working with Matthew Lindsay, a writer who has published articles in The Quietus and Mojo4Music.

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