How could he even think it???? Not just killed it by accident, not killed it because it was sick. Nope, killed it because he didn't want it. It bit his couch, I believe, or some such minor thing.
I do have to admit: Konrath's an awesome short story writer. I loved Four Pack of Jack.
I don't expect much of authors as human beings. I figure they've got their own private lives and whatever their politics or morals are, it's not going to affect my reading loyalty. I just care about the story. If I get to know them as a friend, that's different. But as a reader, I would be interested in an author's stories, but never turned off to her/his fiction because of their beliefs.
But ... Harry killed a dog.
I guess ... I suppose ... in this case, and in only this case, I can forgive it. Only because J.A. Konrath impressed me with some great stories. And if I forgave him for creating a hero that killed a dog because he was a minor inconvenience, he must be one hell of a writer.
But ... still. I'm gonna be pissed about it for awhile. ;-)