For a Good Paws

For a Good Paws

by Linda O. Johnston


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Barkery owner Carrie Kennersly follows the scent of murder to find the true culprit

When Carrie Kennersley, owner of a two-part bakery that serves tasty treats to both dogs and humans, learns that a local killer is being paroled, she worries that danger will come barking at her door.

Ten years ago, Mike Holpurn was convicted of murdering the first female mayor of Knobcone Heights. Now, shortly after his release, Holpurn puts the whole town on edge by yelling at the former mayor's husband, Henry Schulzer. After Schulzer is found dead, everyone assumes Holpurn is the culprit. But Carrie thinks there's more to the story, especially since Holpurn claims Schulzer was the one who really killed the mayor. Carrie is determined to uncover the truth, even if it means things will get ruff.

Includes recipes!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738752440
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Series: A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series , #5
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 58,454
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Linda O. Johnston (Los Angeles, CA) has published over fortyromance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery series and the Pet-Sitter Mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime. She also writes the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery series for Midnight Ink.

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For a Good Paws 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
0urtownbookreviews 1 days ago
This is cute. I have read another of this series and the minute I heard a lady owned two businesses side by side, one a Bakery and one called The Barkery I was ready to read. Treats for people and treats for pets. I love cozies with pets involved, so I knew I’d have fun. This was an easy to read book and it had your basic components of a cozy. You know, your dead bodies, your amateur sleuth, friends that must be saved, and bad guys of course. This sounds like I’m making light and I’m not. I love a good cozy. The fun aspects of this one…the bakery, the Barkery, the pets, and so forth, are what made this one worth the time. Johnston’s characters were fine as far as her immediate friends and her handsome vet boyfriend goes. One thing that bothered me and I think this will sound silly to a lot of people but…it seems as if the author is very concerned a reader will think she isn’t applying all safety rules and regulations in the Bakery/Barkery. By that I mean that I seemed to read an awfully lot of explanations about employees washing their hands really well. It just seemed redundant. As if Johnston was worried that my mother might be reading it whispering, “wash your hands dear”. I’m sure this must be a difficult balance, but it is after all fiction. Surely someone will not read the story because “ooh, their buns might be cross-contaminated”. Although we readers can be a bit picky :)
4GranJan 10 days ago
Drowning in Details This might have been a good story, but it slogs so slowly and is so boring! The author has totally drowned the story in meaningless details. As a reader, I do not need to know and don't really care if a shopper paid with a chipped credit card or how many times the waitress refilled drinks during a group discussion. It is almost as if the author needed to pad her word count. I think it would have been a great novel if 100 pages had been knocked off or if that same 100 pages had interesting things to say. I might have rated this 1 star more if this was a novice writer, but this woman has many books under her belt and is a full-time writer. I am not a fan, but perhaps you will like it more than I. This is the first book that I have read by this author. I received this ARC book for free from Net Galley and this is my honest review.
Tangen 11 days ago
amateur-sleuth, murder-investigation, women-sleuths, pets, cozy-mystery Good hints in the publisher's blurb. A local convicted murderer is released back to the town where he confessed to killing the mayor ten years ago. However, it doesn't take long before there is another murder and once again the same man is the prime suspect. It sounds too convenient an answer so Carrie, the owner of the Bakery/Barkery, puts her amateur sleuth nose into the investigation and the sleuthing begins! I requested and received a free ebook copy from Midnight Ink via NetGalley. Thank you!
MKF 11 days ago
This is a clever concept for a cozy but unfortunately this really needed a detached edit to weed out repetition and just stuff. Carrie's got potential as a character- love the concept of the two bakeries (but how does she afford the rent on both?) - but the story is weighted down. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.
CozyOnUp 12 days ago
When a convicted murderer is released from prison after serving ten years for the murder of Knobcone Height’s mayor, he’s not the only one returning to town. The mayor’s widower also returns to town and is then murdered as well…and Carrie’s full time assistant, Dinah is the prime suspect. Even without full confidence that Dinah is innocent, Carrie has a few other suspects and doesn’t trust the local police to seriously consider other suspects with stronger motives, so she does what she normally does and begins digging around to help the police out. To be honest I was not in love with the previous book and figured I would give this one a shot…sometimes it is the frame of mind you are in at the time. But I find the attitude that Carrie has towards the local police to be rather annoying. If it weren’t for her, they’d never have figured out all the murders that have taken place in town and she doesn’t have confidence in their abilities, yet she claims she’s just an amateur sleuth. I’m going to skip any future entries in this series as it’s just not my style