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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Fun Puppy Caper

    This was just a fun and delightful who-done-it puppy caper mystery. I am a pet lover, so that made the book all that much better. Not only is there pet love, but the book has mystery, romance, and lots and lots of animals. There is also lots of mystery, I loved the way I was kept guessing right until the end who was the guilty person.

    This is the first book I've read by this author, Linda O. Johnston, and I was not disappointed, I understand this is the first book of a series, however, it was a stand alone book also. I will be looking forward to reading another book by this author.

    This is my favorite kind of reading, pets, mystery, and a bit of romance. I liked it so much I awarded it 5*****

    This book is part of my Nook Library.

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  • Posted September 16, 2013

    Great whodunit - check it out!

    I was cautious about getting this book at first because I thought it would be a tearjerker with beagles ending up in nasty fates. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a gripping mystery set in a pet rescue operation. The author does not advertise who the murderer is in the first few pages. Instead, it was not until the end of the book that the murderer was revealed. It was also interesting to read how the pet rescue organization in the story was set up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013


    Let's move our secret place to 'Just Girls' all results!

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    This author always writes a good book no matter the genre

    Near Los Angeles, HotRescues is a no-kill shelter for dogs and other animals founded by billoinaire Dante DeFrancisco, owner of a series of pet stores that which carries items manufactured and carried in his HotPets stores. He is the biggest contributor to HotRescues and though he is a billionaire he has a heart of gold. As part of a legal settlement Efram Kiley works at HotRescues, learning how to treat and care for animals for which he was paid a large sum of money in a legal settlement with Dante.

    HotRescues director Lauren Vancouver is horrified to see Efron at a dirty and diseased puppy mill where he pushes beagle puppies into a drain pipe. When he turns up at HotRescues, Lauren fires him. Soon afterward, she sees his body in HotRescues with a knife in his chest. She becomes the number one suspect. When she is injured twice in potentially deadly incidents, the cops assume she set them up to make her look a victim, innocent of murder. Knowing the police are going to arrest her, she tries to ferret out the real killer.

    Dante's lover Kendra Ballantine makes a cameo appearance that connects this new series to the Pet Sitter amateur sleuth novels; this adds a sense of continuity though on a different path. Linda O. Johnson fans will compare the two leading ladies; as Laura is more mature and independent than Kendra is but both are feisty, obstinate and passionate about animals. The mystery is cleverly devised even with the cops acting more Keystone than professional as in their mind the case solved. Pet Sitter readers will enjoy this similar yet different canine thriller.

    Harriet Klausner

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