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Pick and Chews
May 29, 2018
Pick and Chews
A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery #4
by Linda O. Johnston
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 08 May 2018
Linda O Johnston’s novels are always a safe bet for lovers of animal cozies. While not the most innovative, Her books are entertaining, and pets, dogs in particular, play a central role. Pick and Chews is a good, solid cozy that makes for a pleasant afternoon read.
Carrie Kennersly, vet tech and pet baker extraordinaire, is once more drawn into a murder investigation, this time to clear her boyfriend, Reed’s name. When a former veterinary colleague is found murdered after badmouthing the Knobcone Heights Veterinary Clinic - and opening her own competing clinic - suspicion falls on Reed and the other veterinarians. Raella was an unpleasant woman, and only a moderately competent vet, but she was beautiful and she had a talent for manipulation. Having solved murders in the past, and being worried about Reed’s future, she immediately starts her own investigation.
Carrie’s investigative technique relies heavily on loaded questions and insinuations. Guesswork and intuition play more of a role than evidence. Despite this, Pick and Chews is a cute read.
4 / 5
I received a copy of Pick and Chews from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Carrie Kennersly tries to help her veterinarian boyfriend when he’s under suspicion of murder...Is he a keeper, or should she let him go off-leash for good?
As a technician for a local vet and the owner of the Barkery & Biscuits dog bakery, Carrie Kennersly is excited to host a rescue animal adoption event. She’s also excited to be in a relationship with veterinarian Dr. Reed Storme, despite his pleas for her to butt out of the murder cases she keeps finding herself involved with. Yet when Reed is accused of killing his former veterinary colleague, he seems a lot more agreeable to having amateur detective Carrie butt back in. Can Carrie clear Reed, or does she care too much for a killer?
Includes recipes for dog treats and people treats!