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Friday, May 20, 2016

To Catch a Treat by Linda O Johnston

To Catch a Treat (A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2016)
Paperback: 312 pages


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 judgment, Carrie has only sympathy for Janelle, whose beloved black Labrador, Go, was recently dognapped along with many other purebred pets.
Janelle thinks the culprit is Ada Arnist, a wealthy homeowner spotted at the dog parks where Go and the others were stolen. Soon after Janelle confronts her, though, Ada is found dead. With Janelle and Neal on the suspect list, Carrie must solve the mystery before the police bark up the wrong tree.

What I Thought:

This was another great installment in the Barkery and Biscuits Mystery Series.  In this one, Carrie isn't the murder suspect, but her brothers new love interest, and her new employee is the suspect.   Carrie is determined to find out who the killer is and also find out who is behind all the dognappings, which is what brought Janelle, the suspect, to town in the first place, she was looking for her stolen dog.  Carrie is very determined and she meet a plethora of possible suspects.  Let me tell you, my socks were completely knocked off when I found out who was behind the murder!  This was a very interesting book that kept my attention from the time I picked up till I put it down. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

About The Author –

Linda O. Johnston’s first published fiction appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for Best First Mystery Short Story of the year.   Since then, Linda, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published more short stories, novellas, and 38 romance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, and Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne.  She additionally writes the Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink.  Her latest cozy mystery series, the Barkery and Biscuits Mysteries are also from Midnight Ink.

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  1. Even without knowing what a book is about, the cover is the first thing that sells me. Linda O. Johnston is one author that sells me right away with the pups on the cover. The book itself is a bonus. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  2. I'm looking forward to reading "To Catch A Treat". I really enjoy books with animals in the storyline. Adding to my TBR list.

  3. Who doesn't like dog stories. Sounds like a fun read. Also I appreciated the way you posted the blog tour right on the author interview. Nice strategy.