Mar 7, 2011

Book Review: Beaglemania by Linda O. Johnston

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.
"So what's the official theory?" I addressed my question to Ralph. "I suspect it was my buddy Efram, here, who tossed those puppies into the drain."  (ch. 1)
Beaglemania (Pet Rescue Mystery, #1)
Beaglemania (A Pet Rescue Mystery) by Linda O. Johnston
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (March 1, 2011)
Genre: mystery
Objective review: 3.75/5

Book description: "Lauren Vancouver is the head of HotRescues, a no-kill animal shelter north of Los Angeles, but it's often human nature that puts her in the path of danger. Just like when she helps rescue four adorable beagle puppies that were dumped down a drainpipe at a nasty puppy mill. One of the mill's employees has a history of dog abuse-and a bone to pick with Lauren. And when he's found dead at HotRescues after threatening her, Lauren will have to sniff out the real killer to keep herself out of a cage..." (Goodreads).

Comments: I like that the author brings the problem of puppy mills and pet rescue efforts to light through this novel, the first in the new pet rescue series. The plot so far is good,  but I keep comparing pet rescuer Lauren Vancouver to Kendra Ballantyne, the petsitter in Linda O. Johnston's other mystery series, and Lauren is not as well developed a character as yet.  Still a mystery worth reading.

Review copy provided by the publisher.


  1. Whoa! That's a great teaser! Thanks for visiting mine :)

  2. I love beagles! Especially beagle puppies.

    My teaser is here.

  3. Oh, this one sounds good...a mystery that showcases important issues.

    Thanks for sharing...and for your kind comments on my blog.

  4. Great teaser! I love the cover! This sounds very interesting. Thanks for stopping by Coffee Table Press

  5. Good teaser and I love the cover! Now I'll have to look up the series.

  6. This book sounds amazing, but also sad. It reminds me of a book that shares some of the same themes of this one, I think, called The Blessings of the Animals. I really liked that one and would recommend it to you.

  7. If the cover is anything to go by, the puppies made out all right, Efram or no Efram.

  8. Great teaser. Sounds like a series I'd enjoy.

  9. Nice teaser! This is definitely a mystery series I'd like to try.

  10. Great teaser! I can't wait to read this book! Mine can be found here

  11. OMG! Poor puppies!

  12. This sounds like something I need to check out. Thanks for the great teaser!

    TT: A Book of One's Own

  13. WHAT! OMG they tossed the puppy down the drain! Someone call the SPCA!

    Going to chop that person up to bits for his cruelty to animals!

  14. Ahh, I hope the puppies were okay! Sounds like a good mystery series.

  15. OMG! I don't know if I could read a book about animals being in danger!


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