Feb 18, 2014

Teacup Turbulence by Linda O. Johnston

First Chapter, First Paragraph is a weekly meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.


First paragraph:
"But I was here first!" The senior lady with frizzy yellow hair stood in front of me on the crowded sidewalk. She placed her hands on her hips and looked up with her lower lip jutting belligerently.
I tried to smile, in case this woman was a better potential dog adopter than she initially seemed. "That never matters in pet adoptions. What's important is finding the right home for each of our wards."
Title: Teacup Turbulence: A Pet Rescue Mystery by Linda O. Johnston 
Published January 7, 2014; Berkley
Genre: cozy mystery

Book description: "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 for 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 fly the pups back to LA.

But Lauren didn’t count on rescue worker Teresa Kantrim coming along for the ride. Her biting comments haven’t earned Teresa any new friends, but when she turns up murdered, Lauren digs into Teresa’s past to find out who wanted her put down." (publisher)

Based on the opening paragraph of the book and the book description, would you keep on reading? 

14 comments:

  1. I have read a few of her books and yes I would keep reading. Enjoy your reading this week.

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  2. My wife loves these type of pet mysteries, I will recommend this one to her.

    I really like the cover.

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  3. I love that intro! I would definitely keep reading. Thanks for participating and enjoy the book.

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  4. It sounds interesting, so it really depends on my mood. I don't read a lot of mysteries, but I like one now and then.

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  5. I'm not sure this one is for me.

    Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros/

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  6. It is right up my alley. I would go on...

    Here is my Tuesday Intros post!

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  7. The dogs are a definite draw... I'd keep going!

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  8. Ha-ha! Love the images in the opener...that pouting frizzy-haired woman! I read another cozy by this author, so I'm in. Thanks for sharing, and here's MY TUESDAY POST

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  9. Not sure if this one would be for me, but hope you enjoy it.

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  10. I'm not much into "Cozy Mysteries" but I hope you enjoy the book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  11. How sweet, I would enjoy reading this for a change.

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  12. I would definitely keep reading. I have this one waiting for me to get around to reading.

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  13. It sounds like a book I'd enjoy, based on the beginning. The cover is adorable!

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  14. I am sure there is some fun situations happening! Enjoy.

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