Monday, June 11, 2018

Pick And Chews by Linda O. Johnston Great Escape Tour-Book Review/Giveaway

Pick and Chews (A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2018)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738752457
Digital ASIN: B075W2BCW6

About the book (Provided by Great Escapes Tours)
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!
And others are saying 
The well-written story will suck you in until you find yourself on the last page amazed at the ending.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
I truly love cozy mysteries, and when they include pets, I’m over the moon! Almost every character in this story, no matter gender, personality, or career, is owned by one or more pets, and animals play a highly significant role.

I truly love cozy mysteries, and when they include pets, I’m over the moon! Almost every character in this story, no matter gender, personality, or career, is owned by one or more pets, and animals play a highly significant role.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
Author Linda O. Johnston puts her all into each and every book she writes. PICK AND CHEWS, like her stories before, leads readers on a whodunit that in the end, I didn’t guess.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
You will find yourself drawn to solving the mystery with Carrie and you will want to cozy up in her barkery and enjoy seeing the pets!
~Bibliophile Reviews
One of the things I love about this series is the emphasis on animal adoption. It is so nice to see awareness about a problem that so many animals face. The author always does such a great job of putting pet adoptions in the stories and it makes me smile every time I read it.
~Texas Book-aholic

. . . the conclusion is suspensefully surprising!
~Laura’s Interests
And I thought
I enjoy the Bakery & Biscuits Mystery Series books at least the 
ones I've read.  I had the chance to read the 3rd book in the series 
Bad To The Bone also.  Having picked up the series at book 
3 and 4 was as easy as starting at book one.  
The books are easy to read and the main and sub characters are introduced with enough detail to help the reader dig right into the story. 
Carrie the main character seems to always be involved in solving a murder.  This time the victim is a  Veterinarian that has come into town to open a new practise.  The thing is there is already a really great practise already in town which Carrie works at along with her boyfriend Reed.  Reed becomes one of the main suspects when it is revealed he knew Raela the victim previously.  This time
Reed has a little different attitude about Carrie's sleuthing.  Since he's a suspect he's all for her to stick her nose in and help the detectives whether they want her help or not.   Reed isn't really the only suspect as almost everyone at the clinic could have been the one to get rid of the competition. 
Once I dug into the story it was hard to put this one down.  
The plot/storyline was fast passed and easy to stay on track. 
Although the twist at the end when it is revealed who actually did it is a little of a surprise.  Although I did pick up on that there just wasn't something right with the guy. 
Linda O. Johnston provides the reader with a great cast of characters that are friends and colleagues of Carrie's.  Many of her friends and co-workers are ready to jump in and help her solve the mystery.  And ready to protect her and her dog Biscuit when need be.  Everyone in town is ready and willing to chat it up with Carrie when she is asking questions.  
Carrie's brother Neal and his girlfriend Janelle that works at Carrie's bakery are read to step up and support Carrie's sleuthing. 
The detectives seem to be becoming more accepting of Carrie and her suspicions as the series progresses.
If you love a good Cozy Mystery and you enjoy a story with dogs you'll really enjoy Pick And Chews and the Bakery and Biscuits
Mystery Series.  
Included in each of the books are recipes also.   
I really enjoy this series and look forward to the next one.  

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites Net Galley and Good Reads.
And about that cover
You might not even have to read the synopsis on the back covers
if your like me.  The covers just say pick me up. Who can resist 
those adorable dogs? The bakery beckons too!

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  1. Thank you for your review on "Pick And Chews" by Linda O. Johnston and for being part of the book tour. I wholeheartedly agree with you on the cover. :) I'd love the opportunity to read the book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. I really liked the description of the book. I like storylines featuring animals and I'm looking forward to reading to reading "Pick and Chews".