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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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Hounds AboundHounds Abound Read HumaneHounds Abound

A Pet Rescue Mystery #3

Berkley Prime Crime
April 2012

ISBN 978-0-425-24705-1
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Saving animals and solving murders seem to go paw-in-paw for shelter manager and amateur sleuth Lauren Vancouver. But this time, mixed up in a murder that may close a much-needed new shelter. Lauren will have to keep herself and her critters safe from an unleashed killer.


"Readers are going to love settling down with another entry in this charming, well-written series." -- Pat Cooper, RT Book Reviews

"The compassionate and lively Lauren Vancouver is back in this third volume of the Pet Rescue Series by Linda O. Johnston.  The series has wonderful animal characters that will remind pet lovers of dogs they have known.  So, read, learn and enjoy!"  -- Terell Byrd, Kings River Life magazine

"This book is filled with dogs and cats and promotes healthy and safe animal adoptions as well as a good, solid, well crafted murder mystery.  I look forward to the next book in this series." -- Jean and Louis Rigod, GoodReads

"...a wonderful cozy mystery that's got me hooked."  -- Linda Morelli, GoodReads

"Hounds Abound is an enjoyable and fast read. A nice mystery, especially for animals lovers." -- Patricia, GoodReads

"Pet lovers and mystery readers alike will be impressed with Linda O. Johnston's latest cozy, Hounds Abound. Third in the Pet Rescue series, Hounds Abound takes on-no kill animal shelter's and a clever killer.  The quirky characters and chaotic circumstances all add to the story itself and gets the message across to the reader without overwhelming them. A great addition to a very heartfelt series!" -- Debbie, Debbie's Book Bag

“Gutsy Lauren Vancouver easily wins over the hearts of animals in need as well as readers.”—Rebecca M. Hale, New York Times bestselling author of How to Wash a Cat

"I applaud Ms. Johnston for taking on the subject of special needs pets.The pet rescue series does not have to be read in order; each story is a standalone but they do build on one another. I’m enjoying the progression of Lauren and Matt’s relationship—it is just the right amount of romance for a cozy mystery. " -- Gina, Love Romances and More

"The settings and secondary characters are well-developed, and the plot is exceptional in that it focuses on a sensitive problem: the importance of trying to find homes and caring owners for pets that are considered too old or have disabilities that might make them otherwise unadoptable. Combine that with a masterfully wrought whodunit, along with excellent dialogue, and Ms. Johnston has created a fast-paced mystery, one of the best I've read this year. Though this is the third release in the series, Hounds Abound is a delightful, heartwarming read and a must for all pet lovers." -- Linda Morelli, MyShelf.com

"The latest Pet Rescue Mystery...is a wonderful whodunit with much of the focus on animals, shelters and the people including volunteers who work there. Pet lovers will enjoy Lauren’s amateur sleuthing as the animals steal the show." -- Harriet Klausner, Genre Go Round Reviews

"I love books that bring attention to societal concerns and in this one the focus is on shelters for handicapped and elderly animals. Lauren is a likable character and I enjoy watching her dogged pursuit in bringing a killer to justice. This was a good read and I look forward to the next book in this endearing series." -- Dru's Book Musings