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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bad to the Bone

Bad To The Bone
by Linda O. Johnston

Bad to the Bone (A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2017)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738746289


Veterinary technician Carrie Kennersly, owner of the Barkery & Biscuits bakery for dogs, is reluctant to sell her recipes to pet food manufacturer VimPets. Jack Loroco, a VimPets representative, assures Carrie that it would be a great opportunity to grow her business. His promising new relationship with Carrie’s friend, Billi Matlock, doesn’t hurt his cause. But the budding romance takes a bad turn when Wanda Addler, another VimPets employee, sets her sights on Jack.

After threatening to ruin Jack’s career if he doesn’t give her what she wants, Wanda is found dead. Jack and Billi are put at the top of the suspect list, and Carrie is doggone determined to rescue them from a life behind bars.
What I Thought:

This was another great installment in the Barkery and Biscuits series.  If you are a dog lover, then this series is for you.  Carrie Kennersly and all the inhabitants of Knobcone Heights are back,and so is Jack Loroco who wants to buy a recipe for VimPets. When a friend of Carrie's friend, Billi becomes interested in Jack, it raises the ire of one of Jack's co-workers, Wanda. Of course, Wanda is found murdered, so Carrie has to get involved to help out her friend.  There were many twists and turns in this book that kept it really interesting, and since I am a dog lover, reading about all the wonderful dogs was a huge plus.  Linda Johnston is an excellent writer and I found myself engrossed in this one fairly quickly.  I look forward to more in this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

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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. I think this author does such a good job of writing the dogs into the story---and I just love the dogs.

  2. Thank you for hosting Linda's book on your blog. I love this series and have my fingers crossed I am lucky to win it. Your blog is great.

  3. Love the cover and the description of the book. Love books with dogs featured in the story. Can't wait to read.