Friday, March 18, 2016

Dognapping? How Terrible!

by Carrie Kennersly, veterinary technician and owner of an adjoining barkery and bakery, whose adventures are memorialized in the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston


Could you imagine having your beloved pet stolen?  If anyone did that to my wonderful Biscuit I don't know what I'd do.  And I most certainly felt sympathetic to Janelle Blaystone, a photographer who came here to Knobcone Heights to get away from Los Angeles and its dog parks for a while after her dog Go was stolen from one of those parks.  My brother Neal introduced her to me.  She appears to be his newest romantic interest, and I do like her--and felt sorry for her. 

Then Go miraculously reappeared, all the way here in Knobcone Heights.  Odd and coincidental?  I thought so.  But there was a lot more to it than I originally imagined. 

Would you be surprised to hear there was a murder involved?  I'm really not the kind of person who enjoys solving such things, but I am the kind of person who gets involved if I believe I can help.  And since Janelle became the main suspect in the murder I had to at least try to help her. 

The result was the story that's now been documented in To Catch A Treat.  No, you can't read it just yet... but wait a few weeks.  It'll be published in May, I understand, written by the same person who wrote about the first murder I solved, Linda O. Johnston.  I was a suspect then, and what happened was documented in Bite the Biscuit, which was a finalist in the fiction category of the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Awards.  Interesting, right? 

I thought so, although I'd much rather any fame I achieve be as a result of the wonderful dog treats I created and now sell at my dog bakery Barkery and Biscuits here in Knobcone Heights, with my human bakery Icing on the Cake right next door. 

Anyway, I think you can preorder To Catch a Treat, and in any event it won't be long till it's available.   


TO CATCH A TREAT, to be released in May 2016, will be the second Barkery & Biscuits Mystery by Linda O. Johnston.


  1. I figured it out, of course--after some effort.

  2. It sounds like a very interesting story!

    1. It was definitely interesting to figure everything out...