Posted in 4 paws, Cozy, Monday, mystery, Review on February 2, 2015

bite the biscuit


Carrie Kennersly, a veterinary technician, has become known for offering healthy and popular dog treats at the clinic where she works. When the local bakery’s owner moves away, Carrie jumps at the chance to convert it into the Barkery, a shop to make and sell her canine delights.

But Myra Ethman, co-owner of another pet product store, hates the new competition. At the Barkery’s opening party, she badmouths Carrie’s homemade dog biscuits, insisting she’ll find a way to shut the place down. So when Myra is found dead with a Barkery biscuit beside her, Carrie must prove she didn’t do it before she’s collared for murder.


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This book is set to be released on May 8, 2015 but is available for pre-order now!


I have mixed feelings on this book. Overall the book was enjoyable and while I didn’t guess the killer, I got really close once a few certain clues were revealed (or at least what I thought were clues!). The main character (Carrie) drove me a little crazy, I don’t know if I can pinpoint anything specific, maybe she was too OCD at times and since that is not me, I couldn’t relate to her. I also wonder how long she can keep up working at the bakery all day long and some shifts as a Vet Tech at the same time. She is going to burn out!

There are plenty of characters to like and dislike and I see some potential love interests for Carrie.

I think it will take a few books for me to get into the groove of this series. That is what it took for the Pet Rescue series…wasn’t in love with the first book but really enjoyed follow up books.

We give this 4 paws up.



About the 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 37 romance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, plus Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne.

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