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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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Double Dog DareDouble Dog Dare

Kendra's sixth adventure

Berkley Prime Crime
June 2008

ISBN 0-425-22232-2
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As a lawyer and pet-sitter in L.A., Kendra Ballantyne, Esq., has met more than her share of difficult pets... and people.  But when some arrogant cloners cross her path, she meets a whole new breed--one whose perilous business is playing God...p>

It’s been a rough month for Kendra.  Her boyfriend and sidekick, Jeff Hubbard, P.I., has gone missing--right after they decided to move in together.  It sounds like a case of cold feet until they find his car submerged in a canal.  Kendra's panicked inquiries lead her to Jeff's Aunt Lois, an ex-pole dancer and full-time eccentric who had taken her dog Flisa, a sweet-natured Akita mix, to a company that promised to clone the pup.  But poor Flisa never made it out alive...  And then one of the cloners is murdered.

As Kendra picks up the scent of Jeff’s investigation, she wonders:  Was Jeff kidnapped?  If not, why hasn’t he contacted her?   Is he protecting his revenge-driven aunt?   Or worse...could he be the killer?  Kendra is hounded by questions, and for the first time, she's not sure she wants the answers...


"This fabulous series stars a kind hearted animal lover who though an amateur sleuth is strong willed; Kendra is opinionated and unforgiving especially at those who harm animals as she is an animal rights advocate. Thus two passions merge as she goes from one clue to another to learn what someone will kill to conceal at the Clone Arranger. Linda O. Johnston writes a strong tale that fans will enjoy as the mystery is difficult to solve though the clues are there." -- Harriet Klausner 

"Linda O. Johnston is an incredible writer who creates believable, intelligent characters. DOUBLE DOG DARE has a fun-filled-suspense storyline that contains intrigue, mystery, murder, lots and lots of animals, and humor. Ms. Johnston's wit, pacing, and dialogue make this cozy entry into the "Pet-Sitter" series a sure fire winner." -- Betty Cox, Fresh Fiction

"Amateur sleuth, attorney and pet-sitter Kendra Ballantyne is busy solving a dog-related murder in the latest book in her animal-loving series. This story nicely combines mystery, romance and humor. A strong affection for furry, four-legged friends is highly recommended." -- Barb Anderson, RT Book Reviews