Sunday, May 12, 2019

Yes, I'm At It Again - A Guest Post & Giveaway

I'm happy to welcome Carrie Kennersly back to the blog today. You can find Carrie on the pages of the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery series by Linda O. Johnston. For A Good Paws is the fifth book in the series and was released last week.

Yes, I'm At It Again

by Carrie Kennersly, veterinary technician and owner of an adjoining barkery and bakery, whose adventures are memorialized in the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston

Hi, everyone. I'm delighted to be here at the Cozy Up With Kathy blog again.

You can probably guess that I'm visiting because yet another book describing how I've solved a murder or two has just been published. It's For A Good Paws, and it's the fifth time I'm featured in a book for solving crimes. Yes, I guess you could call me an amateur sleuth. I'm certainly not a professional. And yet--well, when I've jumped in to try to figure out who murdered someone else in my town of Knobcone Heights, I've been successful.

I'll tell you again what my real careers are. One thing I love is that I'm a part-time veterinary technician. I love helping animals. And as a vet tech, I created some fun and healthy dog treats. Now, I can share those treats with a lot more dogs than I would at the clinic. Several years ago, I bought a friend's bakery when she had to leave town and turned half into a barkery. Now I can sell those doggy treats, in my Barkery and Biscuits shop, as well as people treats in Icing on the Cake next door.

So what murders have I poked my nose into here in Knobcone Heights? Well, in the first, I was considered a major suspect--Ugh!--so I had to make sure the right solution was found. That situation was described in Bite the Biscuit.

Other murders I got involved with were documented in To Catch a Treat, and Bad to the Bone. Yes, two more murders, and since friends were considered suspects I got involved with solving them, too.

Then, more recently, I got involved with one in which the main suspect was Dr. Reed Storme, a vet at the clinic where I work... and my guy. That one was Pick and Chews, and Reed backed off then from telling me not to solve murders because of the danger involved. You can guess the result since we're still together, but the story itself was certainly interesting.

And now? Well, this time, in For A Good Paws, I found myself involved because a guy who was convicted of killing the lady mayor of Knobcone Height years ago is paroled early and I wondered why. When he's back in town, he confronts that mayor's husband and accuses him of being the actual murderer. And when that husband is found murdered after their confrontation... Yes, I'm nosy. I wanted to find out what really happened back then and now.

Anyway, I think I may back away from trying to solve other murders. No more books then. But we'll see...


For a Good Paws (A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery) by Linda O. Johnston

About the Book

 Cozy Mystery 5th in Series  
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2019)  
Paperback: 288 pages
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!

About the Author

 Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, writes the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series for Midnight Ink. Her fifth and final book in the series, For a Good Paws, is a May 2019 release. She has also written Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Pet Rescue Mystery Series and Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Linda also writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and nearly all her current stories involve dogs.

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  1. Loved hearing from Carrie Kennersly and I can't wait for the opportunity to read "It's For A Good Paws". Really enjoy Linda O. Johnston's books and can't wait for the opportunity to read this one on my TBR list.
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  2. I love this blog and this is another one that sounds so good from Linda! Peggy Clayton

  3. Looks really fun. Thanks for this opportunity.

  4. I have the first three books in the series. I love animal cozies.