Beaglemania by Linda O. Johnston

Read: August 15 - August 17
Format: e-book equivalent 304 pages
Source: Nook Barnes & Noble
Subject: animal cruelty, animal rescue
Category: Something New - books acquired in 2011
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Challenges: 11 in 11, 75 Book, TIOLI, BOYS
Stars: ★★★½

This new cozy mystery series centers around Lauren Vancouver the administrator of a privately funded animal rescue shelter that specializes in no killing. She works with public agencies to rescue and find homes for the overflow of unwanted pets. At the start Lauren is seen at the site of a raid on a puppy mill, nothing strange for her except that one of the people, Efram, identified as being involved, is a worker from her center HotRescues. Lauren is angry with Efram and they argue, he is told not to return, he threatens her and her facility, so when he is found dead on at HotRescues and she is bending over the body, Lauren becomes the #1 suspect.

This was a nice little cozy which introduced the reader to the agency and characters involved, nothing too over the top or complicated. It did give a warm fuzzy feeling, mainly because of all the little puppies and kitties involved. I will look for the next one.

1 comment:

Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks so much for the delightful review, Chèli!