Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, Cozy, mystery, Pets, Review on January 2, 2014

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Teacup Turbulence (A Pet Rescue Mystery)
5th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (January 7, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-0425259979


Los Angeles animal shelter manager Lauren Vancouver has a soft spot for animals in need—and a keen eye for crime. . .

Thanks to a savvy ad campaign featuring teacup pups sporting HotPets Bling—a new line of faux jewelry dog collars—small dog adoptions have skyrocketed across the city. So when Lauren discovers a shelter in the Midwest with more toy dogs than it can handle, she arranges a private plane to swoop in and fly the pups back to LA.

But Lauren didn’t count on rescue worker Teresa Kantrim coming along for the ride. Teresa has cared for the dogs since they were found and doesn’t trust anyone from La-La Land to take over the job. Her biting comments clearly haven’t earned Teresa any new friends, but when she turns up murdered, it’s time for Lauren to dig into Teresa’s past and find out who wanted her put down.


I love books about animals, especially dogs, and I am definitely no stranger to Linda’s books!  I first got hooked on the pet sitter series (and I guess that series is dead since the last book was in 2010 and Kendra makes appearances in this series) and so I had high hopes for the Pet Rescue series.  Linda has not disappointed me yet!  This book has two mysteries that have to be solved…hope I’m not giving anything away there.  They tie together in the end.

I don’t know if I have read so many mysteries or if I just had a gut instinct on the last few mysteries I have read, but I have been able to come up with a good idea of “whodoneit” but not necessarily know how or why.  It does not detract from my enjoyment of the book because I am never 100% sure I am right until I get to the end.

We give this book 4 paws and if you haven’t read this series, definitely pick it up and give it a whirl.

About This Author

LOJPublicityPhotoLinda 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 35 romance and mystery novels, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne.

Linda’s Pet Rescue Mysteries, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, feature Lauren Vancouver, a determined pet rescuer who runs a no-kill shelter. In this cozy series, “no-kill” refers to pets, not people!

[Note that, at the time this is being submitted, I’ve had 33 books published but will have a Harlequin Romantic Suspense published in December, and my upcoming Pet Rescue Mystery TEACUP TURBULENCE will be a January 2014 release.]

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Tour Participants

January 2 – StoreyBook Reviews  – Review
January 3 – Chloe Gets A ClueInterview
January 4 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
January 5 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review
January 6 – readalot blog – Review
January 7 – fuonlyknew – Review, Giveaway
January 8 – Brooke Blogs – Review
January 9 –  off
January 10 –
Reviews By Karen – Guest Post, Giveaway
January 11 –off
January 12-
Cozy Up With Kathy – Review, Interview
January 13 – My Devotional Thoughts – Review, Guest Post
January 14 – StephTheBookworm – Review
January 14 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Review
January 15 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Giveaway
January 15 – Mochas, Mysteries and More – Guest Post
January 15 – Dru’s Book Musings –  Guest Post