Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for To Catch a Treat by Linda O. Johnston

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, for To Catch a Treat by Linda O. Johnston.  Please leave a comment or question for Linda to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops of her tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  My review of To Catch a Treat will be posted ASAP.

Hi, I'm Linda O. Johnston, and I'm delighted to be blogging for the Queen of All She Reads--again.  It's been a while.  And I still hope she enjoys reading my books!

I'm guesting here thanks to a wonderful blog tour, set up for me by Great Escapes Book Tours to let people know about my second Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, TO CATCH A TREAT.

The first in the series, BITE THE BISCUIT, was published a year ago.  They're both about Carrie Kennersly, a veterinary technician who bought a friend's bakery in Knobcone Heights, California, and turned half into a barkery where she could bake and sell healthy dog treats she developed as a vet tech.  In BITE THE BISCUIT, someone who didn't like the pet retail competition got murdered and Carrie became the main suspect.  Of course she had to solve it.

Now that she has some experience, she winds up trying to solve another murder in TO CATCH A TREAT when her brother Neal's new romantic interest, Janelle Blaystone, becomes a suspect.  Janelle's beloved dog Go was dognapped from a dog park in Los Angeles and winds up being found at a pet shelter in Knobcone Heights.  Coincidence?  Janelle doesn't think so, and when the person she believes to be the petnapper is found murdered, of course Janelle becomes the suspect--and Carrie has to help her.

I love writing, and I write a lot, in several different genres--mysteries, of course, paranormal romance and romantic suspense.  I'm a lawyer by background, but am now a full time writer. 

One particularly fun thing for me is that I'm a dog lover--and all of my mysteries involve dogs!  Along with the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries, I also write the Superstition Mysteries which feature, along with protagonist Rory Chasen, her dog Pluckie--who happens to be a very lucky black and white dog.  And previously, I wrote the Pet Rescue Mysteries and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries.

I'd love to hear from you.  Come visit my website www.LindaOJohnston.com, or visit me on Facebook.  I also blog every Wednesday at Killer Hobbies, on the 18th of each month at Killer Characters, and on the first Monday of each month at InkSpot.

To Catch a Treat
By Linda O. Johnston
A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, Book 2

Publisher: Midnight Ink
Release Date: May 8, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: eBook/Print
Length: 312 pages
ISBN: 978-0738746272


Buy Links:  Amazon  B&N   Kobo   Midnight Ink Indiebound

About the book:

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.

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 do like pet cozy mysteries, and this series sounds like a fun read. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Stories about pets bring such joy, and I do like these blog tours. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Thank you for a chance to win Queen!