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Alaska is one of my favorite travel destinations, and it was particularly enjoyable to set a story there.

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Bite the Biscuit

A Barkery and Biscuits Mystery #1

Midnight Ink
May 2015

Audio Edition

Carrie Kennersly, a veterinary technician, has become known for offering healthy and popular dog treats at the clinic where she works. When the local bakery's owner moves away, Carrie jumps at the chance to convert it into the Barkery, a shop to make and sell her canine delights.

But Myra Ethman, co-owner of another pet product store, hates the new competition. At the Barkery's opening party, she badmouths Carrie’s homemade dog biscuits, insisting she'll find a way to shut the place down. So when Myra is found dead with a Barkery biscuit beside her, Carrie must prove she didn't do it before she's collared for murder.


"Kicking off a cozy new series, prolific Johnston (Lost Under a Ladder, 2014, etc.) blends mystery and romantic intrigue." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Author of the Pet Rescue Mystery series and the Kendra Ballantyne Pet Sitter mysteries, Johnston continues her streak of creating entertaining novels celebrating animals and the humans responsible for them." -- Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life

"Linda O. Johnston is launching another animal themed cozy mystery series, and BITE THE BISCUIT is an entertaining, suspense filled debut. Ms. Johnston has a genius for forming convincing characters and ingenious storylines that definitely holds the readers' attention. BITE THE BISCUIT is a tasty page-turner serving up such delights as humor, mystery, and a dash of romance." -- Betty Cox, FreshFiction

"Bite the Biscuit was entertaining and engrossing and I'll be looking for the next book in the series."   -- Bea's Book Nook

"The beginning of a new series for Johnston starts off on a good leg. She introduces readers to a new town with interesting characters and a solid mystery to solve. ...an enjoyable mystery." -- Jennifer Wilson, RT BookClub

"You can always count on Linda O. Johnston for a great pet cozy, and this first book in the Barkery & Biscuits mystery series is no exception. The killer's identity remained a mystery to me until the very end, and caught me completely off guard. Two of the most popular themes in cozy mysteries are culinary and pets...this new series is a perfect blend of the two!" -- Truffles, Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and Meows

"I would recommend this book to anyone enjoys a well plotted cozy mystery, and if you enjoy animals then that is a plus. I have read other series by this author and I have enjoyed them all. The same can be said for Bite the Biscuit. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see what will happen next." -- Mary Brown, Goodreads

"This is a promising start to a new series and one that kept me guessing right till the end. I am giving this book 4 stars." -- Judy, Musings and Ramblings, GoodReads

"Linda O. Johnston brings her love of animals to another new series with Bite the Biscuit. Linda O. Johnston gives us a victim we dislike and plenty of suspects with motive. Bite the Biscuit gave me clues, red herrings, and lots of detailed characterization which had me puzzling over the suspects. Since the author also had me craving baked goods, I'm pleased to say she also included recipes for both humans and dogs." -- Cozy Up with Kathy, Amazon.com

"I have read Linda O. Johnston's other series, so I was excited when I heard about BITE THE BISCUIT in her new Barkery & Biscuits Mystery series. I loved it!This series is off to a wonderful start! Ms. Johnston has written a good solid mystery, with very enjoyable characters. And once again, her love for animals shines through.  If you're a fan of Linda O. Johnston's other titles, you are going to love BITE THE BISCUIT as much as I did!" -- Lisa Ks Book Reviews

"This is very well written and a great start to the series." -- Yvonne Reviews, GoodReads

"Linda O. Johnston never fails to deliver a delightful read and Bite The Biscuit is no exception. If you haven't purchased it go out and do it you won't regret it." -- Susan Frank, Amazon.com

"I love cozy mysteries, and always enjoy mysteries that involve dogs or cats. I enjoyed the details of pet related businesses in this book. This is a fun first mystery in Linda O. Johnston's new series. Carrie is a great protagonist, and the book is well written, with a good mix of description and dialogue to move the story along quickly. I think other cozy lovers will also enjoy this book, especially if they like pet related mysteries. I look forward to reading the next book in the series!" -- Birdhouse Books, Amazon.com

"I want to see where the next book in the series goes. I will look forward to reading more from Linda O. Johnson in the future." -- Rhonda, GoodReads

"This is a great start for this new series!" -- Lori Caswell, GoodReads

"Quirky characters, interesting story line and yummy food make this a must read. Just a word of warning though, don't start this one late at night or you'll find yourself turning the pages with a snack at your side instead of sleeping. Very good read. I highly recommend this book." -- Marie, GoodReads

"This was a very good start to a new cozy mystery series, even though it would make a good stand alone book. If you love animals and cozy mysteries I think you would really enjoy this new start to a series!" -- Jeri, GoodReads

"Linda has done it again. She has created a captivating cozy with great characters who truly love animals. I love how she writes about people who love animals and treat them as equals. I enjoyed this cozy from the time I started it, till I finished it. It kept me guessing till the very end, which is what I love in a cozy. I look forward to more in the Barkery and Biscuits mystery series.": -- Melina, GoodReads