Haley Ann Lethridge is a new history teacher at a high school ruled by domineering Gina Echols. As principal, Echols presides with an iron fist and an acerbic tongue. One of her favorite pastimes is to criticize those around her and take all the praise for herself. But when the abrasive principal goes too far, the high school is the scene for sudden murder. Circumstantial evidence points to a student who has already been in trouble, but Haley thinks there is much more to the shooting than the police suspect. While her parents decide to give her a surprise visit, Haley has to scramble to find out what really happened. Now she and her enterprising canines are back in the middle of a murder mystery with too many suspects and not very much time.
The second in the Canine Capers series, The Case of the Posturing Principal features cats determined to outwit humans and dogs intent on getting the most from the dinner table. While Haley tries to narrow the list of likely killers with her best friend Pam, Pam's cats concentrate on getting their saucers filled with cream. Meanwhile, Haley's dogs approve of the new man in her life, Robert Lawson, who shares food from his dinner plate and takes them on walks. For anyone who loves animals and murder mysteries, this book is full of feline friskiness and canine cleverness.