Linda O. Johnston loves to write. While honing her writing skills, she worked in advertising and public relations, then became a lawyer…and enjoyed writing contracts. Linda’s first published fiction appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and won a Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for Best First Mystery Short Story of the Year. Linda now spends most of her time creating memorable tales of romantic suspense, paranormal romance and mystery. Visit www.LindaOJohnston.com.
Carrie Kennersly, veterinary technician and owner of the Barkery and Biscuits bake shop, agrees to a day of hiking with her brother Neal—mostly because she wants to meet and critique his latest romantic interest, Janelle Blaystone. But instead of judging her, Carrie feels only sympathy for Janelle, whose beloved black Labrador, Go, was recently dognapped.
Janelle thinks the culprit is Ada Arnist, a wealthy homeowner spotted at the dog park where Go was stolen. Soon after Janelle confronts Ada, though, the woman is found dead. With Janelle and Neal on the suspect list, Carrie must solve the mystery before the police bark up the wrong tree.
Includes delicious recipes for pets and people!
"A mystery to delight dog lovers."—Booklist
"A tale filled with fun, mystery and excitement."—Suspense Magazine
"This sophomore outing is as delightful as its predecessor."—Library Journal
As a technician for a local vet and the owner of the Barkery & Biscuits dog bakery, Carrie Kennersly is excited to host a rescue animal adoption event. She’s also excited to be in a relationship with veterinarian Dr. Reed Storme, despite his pleas for her to butt out of the murder cases she keeps finding herself involved with. Yet when Reed is accused of killing his former veterinary colleague, he seems a lot more agreeable to having amateur detective Carrie butt back in. Can Carrie clear Reed, or does she care too much for a killer?
Includes recipes for dog treats and people treats!
Praise for Linda O. Johnston:
“Veteran Johnston has her formula down.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This cozy will appeal to fans of Susan Conant’s Dog Lovers’ series and is also reminiscent of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen novels.”—Booklist
“A whole lot of fun and the animals, who are all about spreading warmth and friendship, come alive on every page.”—Suspense Magazine
The most likely culprit is disgruntled real estate agent Flora Curtival, whose issues with the town give her a motive. But after Flora is murdered and one of Rory’s toy rabbits is found with the body, Rory needs all the luck she can get while trying to determine just who killed the superstitious vandal.
"This is one author who has a great gift for telling a great tale that both humans and animals can enjoy."—Suspense Magazine
Rory Chasen never thought superstitions were real—until her beloved fiancé is killed after walking under a ladder. To find closure and the truth about superstitions, Rory takes her dog Pluckie to a town called Destiny, where superstitious beliefs are a way of life.
Rory’s visit to Destiny takes an unexpected turn when Pluckie saves Martha, the owner of the Lucky Dog Boutique. While Martha recovers, Rory reluctantly agrees to manage the pet shop for her. But when Martha becomes the prime suspect in the local bookshop owner’s murder, Rory can’t believe that the sweet old woman would do it. Convinced the real killer is still roaming Destiny’s streets, Rory resolves to crack the case before Martha’s luck runs out.
"Doggone cute."—Library Journal
"A town built around superstitions, a heroine looking for answers, and a murder. It’s your lucky day! Cross your fingers and tuck yourself into a cozy chair, you’re going to love this new series."—Sparkle Abbey, bestselling author of The Pampered Pet Mysteries
"Cross your fingers, grab a rabbit’s foot and take a walk down Fate Street with a charming new sleuth."—Connie Archer, bestselling author of The Soup Lovers Mystery Series
"Rory Chasen comes to the town of Destiny with her dog, Pluckie, and gets her first taste of superstition—even though she's a non-believer. She finds mystery and romance in this delightful tale by Linda O. Johnston. Thoroughly enjoyable!"—Joyce Lavene, bestselling author of The Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries
"A town called Destiny, superstitious residents, a broken mirror, and a lucky dog – the perfect setting for a mystery! Linda O. Johnston has created a fresh and clever world that you’ll want to visit again and again."—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Paws and Claws Mystery Series