Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Chihuahua Chaos to Come

by Lauren Vancouver, pet rescuer, whose adventures are memorialized in the Pet Rescue Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston
 

You know, for a while I began to think I was through with solving murders.   

My most recent was the killing of a not-so-nice person who was involved in the very nice situation of helping to move rescued pets from an area where they couldn't find homes to places where they were more easily adopted.  That was memorialized in the book TEACUP TURBULENCE, by my chronicler Linda O. Johnston. 

 I'd kind of decided after that to stay out of figuring out who killed people, even if I knew them or the people accused of the murders. 
 

But then--well, a very nice lady with a sad story to tell showed up at HotRescues, the wonderful rescue shelter that I manage.  She was trying to relinquish her own pet, whom she clearly loved, a very cute Chihuahua.  So, I couldn't help it.  I decided to help her after all.  Because, yes, there was a murder involved. 
 

And now the story of what happened is in the process of being chronicled by Linda O. Johnston, too.  It will soon appear as an e-novella on the Amazon website, she tells me.  She has called it CHIHUAHUA CHAOS. 

 

So please watch for CHIHUAHUA CHAOS.  And maybe it will be the last murder that I solve...  What do you think? 

 

Don't forget to enter our Cozy Days of Summer giveaway. Linda is giving away a copy of OODLES OF POODLES or TEACUP TURBULENCE, the two most recent Pet Rescue Mysteries--winner's choice. Leave a comment before midnight tonight for a chance to win. At the stroke of 12:00 the next drawing begins! 

 

TEACUP TURBULENCE, the fifth Pet Rescue Mystery by Linda O. Johnston, was a January 2014 release from Berkley Prime Crime.  And watch for CHIHUAHUA CHAOS, an upcoming e-novella in the series.

64 comments:

  1. I suspect this is far from the last murder you will solve. Sounds like an awesome series.

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    1. Thanks, Booklady. And we'll just have to see about those murders...
      --Lauren

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  2. This series sounds great. I am glad I found this blog
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Debby. I'm glad you found it, too.
      --Lauren

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  3. I always enjoy mysteries where animals are involved. I doubt this will be the last murder you will solve.

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    1. As you can guess, animals are my passion, Dianne B.
      --Lauren

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  4. LOVE this series!!!! I'm not an animal-person, but I LOVE them in books, especially in cozies!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, cyn209. Animals do help to make books special!
      --Lauren

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  5. Sounds like a good read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  6. This series sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. It's certainly consisted of an interesting set of adventures for me, Dawn.
      --Lauren

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  7. I really love your books and am looking forward to reading this one :) :)
    Mary, Ladylotion@msn.com

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  8. Lauren, I have a feeling you may be solving more murders.

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  9. I don't think this is the last murder you are going to solve. If you don't solve murders then I don't get to read the books and I like the books.
    Cmkeck311@aol.com

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    1. As I've said, Christine, we'll just have to see what happens--but in any event I'm glad you're enjoying my adventures!
      --Lauren

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  10. Sounds like fun - and not the last murder!

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  11. No, not your last. You will be wanting to help someone else soon!

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. I agree that's a possibility, Elaine Ellen...
      --Lauren

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  12. Teacup Turbulence, for me, please!

    patucker54 at aol dot com

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  13. If only we listened to our furry family members more.

    DelAnne
    InspirationalAngel@hotmail.com

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    1. I agree, DelAnne--although I listen to Zoey a lot, and my chronicler Linda says she always obeys her dogs.
      --Lauren

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  14. OMG, I love Chihuahuas. I have one and so does my daughter!! This book must be for me!!

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    1. Maybe so, Pink2! Hugs to your Chihuahuas.
      --Lauren

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  15. Enjoyable series. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Dogs are my delightful companions. This would be wonderful. I have a mix who is part Chihuahua. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. I love this series! Helping animals is one of the greatest, most rewarding things to do.

    lkleback@hotmail.com

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  18. Sounds like a sweet spirited series.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  19. Cute cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  20. I love this series. Can't wait to read the enovella and for my personal greedy self, I sincerely hope it isn't the last mystery she solves. :)

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    1. We'll see, Violet. I'm a bit tired of so many murders in my life, but that doesn't mean they'll stop happening.
      --Lauren

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  21. I love visiting HotRescue, it's like visiting with an old friend. I finish one and can't wait for the next installment.

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    1. I'm pretty fond of HotRescues myself, Jill T.
      --Lauren

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  22. Sounds like a great series.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. I hadn't realized that there were that many to this series, I had better get reading, this sounds fun, I love animals.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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    1. Five so far, and two novellas, Debbie S. Glad to hear from another animal lover.
      --Lauren

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  24. I love the series, and hope there are many more to come! Unfortunately, e-reading really isn't an option for me, so I won't be able to find out what happens with the Chihuahua Chaos.

    lovesdogsandbooks (at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Carol B., and sorry you won't be able to read Chihuahua Chaos.
      --Lauren

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  25. I have read and heard a lot about this series but have yet to get started on it...
    the3beersus@yahoo.com

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  26. All of these doggie cozies are just delightful. Thanks for the series----and the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  27. This series sounds wonderful. I'm a die hard animal lover so I'm glad the main character rescues pets! :)

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    1. Thanks, Robyn K. And I do so enjoy rescuing pets!
      --Lauren

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  28. Looking forward to reading. Love the cover. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for commenting, scaro, and glad you like the cover.
      --Lauren

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  29. I hope this won't be the last murder you solve!
    cozyupwithkathy at gmail dot com

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    1. We'll see, Katreader. I'm always surprised when I run into another murder, so there could be more to come.
      --Lauren

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  30. Sounds like a fun read.
    rjprazak6@gmail.com
    Becky Prazak

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  31. I hope so, Anonymous/Becky!
    --Lauren

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  32. a posse of pups, what fun this book must be..

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  33. Well, this sounds like a good story but I hope it's not the last of this series.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  34. I think it's your lot in life to solve mysteries. As long as you have a dog to help you get through it, you'll be just fine.

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