Thursday, September 29, 2011

Spotlight: The More the Terrier by Linda O. Johnston

Paperback 304 pages
Expected publication: October 4th 2011 by Berkley
ISBN: 0425243796 (ISBN13: 9780425243794)
series: Pet Rescue Mystery #2

From the publisher:

Shelter manager Lauren Vancouver, “an ardent advocate for homeless pets,” has taught herself a new trick: sleuthing. Now she has a chance to hone her skills, as animal hoarding leads to one less human life...

When Lauren finds out that her old mentor, Mamie Spelling, is an animal hoarder, no one is more shocked, and she jumps in to help rehome the cramped critters. But Mamie’s troubles don’t end there. She’s accused of murder when the CEO of a pet shelter network is found dead. The aggressive businesswoman was bullying Mamie to join her organization by threatening to expose her hoarding, but that was before Lauren took control of the situation. Now Lauren’s dogged determination to clear her former friend of murder may put a killer on her tail...

Sounds like a fun cozy! Linda, a strong pet rescue advocate,  is also the author of Beaglemania, the first in the Pet Rescue series. She has also written numerous books in the Pet Sitter series. You can check out the list at at  the Berkley Signet  webpage. Linda can be found at her website along with some links to rescue organizations.


  1. I have never read a book that features animal hoarding, so this sounds rather interesting. I wonder at the direction it will take. Will it be serious and sad, or will the aspects of the hoarding be played down? Great spotlight today!

  2. Cutest cover ever! And I like that she is shining a spotlight on a serious issue as well as having a little fun.

  3. Love the cover! It does sound interesting.

  4. I am loving the cover and story of this one!

  5. Another adorable cover and clever title!

  6. Thanks, everyone! I'm so excited that the official publication date of The More the Terrier is tomorrow. And Zibilee, you can be sure that all the animals will be saved. Lauren Vancouver runs a no-kill pet shelter, and in the Pet Rescue mysteries, "no-kill" means pets, not people. They are cozy mysteries, after all!


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