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Bite the Biscuit

Bite the Biscuit

A Barkery and Biscuits Mystery
Midnight Ink
May 2015

ISBN 978-0738745039
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The Fright of the IguanaThe Fright of the Iguana

Kendra's fifth adventure

Berkley Prime Crime
October 2007!

ISBN 0-425-21802-3
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Los Angeles attorney and part-time pet-sitter Kendra Ballantyne has a lot more time to tend to animals now that she’s determined to stay out of the perfectly toned arms of superhunky investigator Jeff Hubbard.  But all too soon, her time is tied up chasing a truly nasty pet-napper.

Kendra’s nightmare starts when she makes an early stop at the home of an überwealthy film producer to check on his beloved pup and iguana--only to find them missing and a ransom note on the iguana’s cage.  Through her Southern California pet-sitting club, she learns that other four-legged clients have been snatched, too. Then a fellow pet-sitter turns up bludgeoned to death. Kendra has her suspicions, but it soon appears she’s barking up the wrong tree. And it becomes clear that she’ll need nine lives to escape this cold-blooded killer who’s friend to neither man nor beast...


Reviews

"Animal lovers and readers of amateur sleuth mysteries are going to love THE FRIGHT OF THE IGUANA. There is a sub-plot involving Kendra's love life that is very romantic and relieves some of the tension of this action filled who done it and why. Nobody is going to guess who the perpetrator is because that person hides in plain sight and has lots of credibility. The key, Kendra believes, into these crimes is to find the motive because she thinks all the criminal acts are committed by one person. Linda O. Johnston, can always be counted on to write an entertaining and memorable mystery." -- Harriet Klausner

"This time out, pet sitter, lawyer and super sleuth Kendra Ballantyne is juggling two careers and two love interests while solving mysterious pet-nappings. There are plenty of suspects and colorful characters to keep the story moving... Kendra's conflicting love interests add drama, though, and the ending is a cliff-hanger that will leave readers looking forward to the next book." -- Sandra Martin, RT Book Reviews

 

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