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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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Never Say StyNever Say Sty

Kendra's seventh adventure

Berkley Prime Crime
April 2009

ISBN 978-0-425-22704-6
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Murder muddies up the new Pet-Sitter mystery.

Already an L.A. attorney and pet-sitter, Kendra's taken on a third job, masterminding a new reality show called "Animal Auditions." But things get messier than the show's pot-bellied pigs when her hot new producer is suspected of murder.


"Linda O. Johnson's latest Pet-Sitter mystery is a refreshing (the normal in this series...  Fans will enjoy the latest pet sitter caper." -- Harriet Klausner, Genre-Go-Round Reviews

"Ms. Johnston does a very good job of constantly expanding Kendra’s world – and thus, the suspect pool – in each installment.  There are several detours from the case, while Kendra takes care of her charges, but those bits simply add to the overall charm of the series. The pacing is solid, the dialogue crisp, and Kendra continues to evolve as a character. Many characters return from previous novels, and their lives continue to grow, as well. All of this without sacrificing anything in the way of storyline. Animal lovers will adore this series for the mystery as well as the animals." -- Deborah Hern, CA Reviews

"Ms. Johnston continues to make Kendra Ballantyne a likeable character with a sense of humor and with the wits about her to not get overwhelmed with everything going on. Whether she's trying to figure out who her close friend is now dating or to solve a murder mystery where a beau is one of the suspects, Kendra keeps her head on tight.  The scenes with the animals in training for the reality show are funny and realistic. It is perfect in today’s world of American Idol, Survivor, and The Amazing Race.  Never Say Sty is well thought out and an enjoyable read." -- Jen Oliver, MyShelf.com

"A mysterious millionaire benefactor, an ugly murder and a friend's incrimination are enough to get the ultimate animal lover into a charmingly witty...mystery." -- Pat Cooper, RT Book Reviews