I received this book for free from . This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.Teacup Turbulence on January 7, 2014
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Los Angeles animal shelter manager Lauren Vancouver has a soft spot for animals in need—and a keen eye for crime. . .
Thanks to a savvy ad campaign featuring teacup pups sporting HotPets Bling—a new line of faux jewelry dog collars—small dog adoptions have skyrocketed across the city. So when Lauren discovers a shelter in the Midwest with more toy dogs than it can handle, she arranges a private plane to swoop in and fly the pups back to LA.
But Lauren didn't count on rescue worker Teresa Kantrim coming along for the ride. Teresa has cared for the dogs since they were found and doesn't trust anyone from La-La Land to take over the job. Her biting comments clearly haven’t earned Teresa any new friends, but when she turns up murdered, it’s time for Lauren to dig into Teresa’s past and find out who wanted her put down.
Teacup Turbulence by Linda O. Johnston is part of the Pet Rescue mystery series. This was such a fun cozy for me to read! Even though it is the first book in the series that I’ve read, I felt like Linda did a nice job of explaining the characters and back stories. It was easy for me to immerse myself in the story. I really loved Lauren’s character! She is caring and smart, plus an awesome animal advocate.
Teacup Turbulence by Linda O. Johnston is a great cozy. The characters are enjoyable and the plot really held my attention throughout the book. It was a great ‘whodunit’ and I found myself wanting to read faster to find out what happened next. Lauren is a fun amateur sleuth, and I really look forward to going back and reading the other books in this series. Pet lovers will love the furry costars in this series, too. 😉
About the Author
Linda O. Johnston’s first published fiction appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for Best First Mystery Short Story of the year. Since then, Linda, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published more short stories, novellas, and 35 romance and mystery novels, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne.
Linda’s Pet Rescue Mysteries, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, feature Lauren Vancouver, a determined pet rescuer who runs a no-kill shelter. In this cozy series, “no-kill” refers to pets, not people!
[Note that, at the time this is being submitted, I’ve had 33 books published but will have a Harlequin Romantic Suspense published in December, and my upcoming Pet Rescue Mystery TEACUP TURBULENCE will be a January 2014 release.]