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.

18 comments:

Jenny Q said...

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

Lisa said...

I love beagles! Especially beagle puppies.

My teaser is here.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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

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

Aimee said...

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

Martha Eskuchen said...

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

Zibilee said...

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.

Alice Audrey said...

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

Janet said...

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

Janet said...

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

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Great teaser! I can't wait to read this book! Mine can be found here http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday.html

fredamans said...

OMG! Poor puppies!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday.html

kayerj said...

sad :( but I do love the cover art. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

jlshall said...

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

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Aisle B said...

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!

Lizzy said...

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

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

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

Marie Cloutier said...

I love it! Great teaser! :-)

Anonymous said...

Poor puppies!

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