Carrie Kennersly is basking in the success of the grand
opening of her two new businesses: Icing on the Cake, a
bakery Carrie purchased from her friend Brenda Anesco; and
the new business in the same building, but separated,
Barkery and Biscuits, which sells goodies for four legged
customers. Carrie is also a part-time veterinary
technician at the animal clinic owned by Dr. Arvis Kline.
She and her brother Neal, and her rescued toy poodle-
mix, Biscuit, live in this quaint and friendly community
Knobcone Heights, California. Myra and Harris Ethman
consider Carrie an outsider, and Myra must assume the
Barkery will be stiff competition for their Knob Hill Pet
Emporium. Myra is making loud and scathing remarks about
the tackiness of the Barkery and the dubious ingredients
Carrie probably uses in her homemade animal treats.
does her best to get the Ethman's to leave, but they are
sticking in like glue and keep casting scorn and ridicule
Carrie and her establishments.
Once the Ethmans depart, Carrie makes some nasty remarks
about Myra and immediately regrets that she said anything;
she apologizes to everyone that might have overheard her.
Carrie's words come back to bite her in her derriere when
Myra's body is found later that evening, and the police
consider Carrie their number one suspect in Myra's murder.
Some people in the community, including two suitors, have
begun treating Carrie with suspicion and even her best
friends seem to wonder if she offed Myra the Bad Witch.
Since the police are entirely focused on her as the
it looks like Carrie must hire an attorney and help
Carrie is single, independent, and looking down the road
a special someone, when she has the time. As a matter of
fact, three potential suitors for our heroine are
in BITE THE BISCUIT. Carrie and her younger brother Neal
moved to this tourist town about five years ago when
accepted a job at the Knobcone Heights Veterinary Clinic
with Dr. Arvis Kline.
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
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.
Carrie Kennersly, a veterinary technician, has become
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,
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 Carrieâ€™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.