Title: Teacup Turbulence
Author: Linda O. Johsnton
Genre/Audience: Cozy mystery, adult
Source: For review, Great Escapes
Review by Kim
Summary: Los Angeles animal shelter Lauren Vancouver has a soft spot for animals in need and a keen eye for crime. Thanks to a savvy ad campaign featuring teacup pups sporting HotPets bling – a new line for faux jewelry dog collars – small dog adoptions have skyrocketed across the city . So when Lauren discovers a shelter in the Midwest with more toy dogs than it can handle, she arranges a private plane to swoop in and fly the pups back to L.A. But Lauren didn’t count on rescue worker Teresa Kantrim coming along for the ride. Teresa has cared for the dogs since they were found and doesn’t trust anyone from La-La Land to take over the job. Her biting comments clearly haven’t earned Teresa any new friends, but when she turns up murdered, it’s tiem for Lauren to dig into Teresa’s past and find out who wanted her put down.
My Thoughts: I just recently adopted a mini poodle from a rescue organization, so I was extremely interested in the behind-the-scenes look at a rescue shelter. This book is actually the fifth in the series (Pet Rescue Mystery) and I read it without reading the prior ones. There were a lot of names and characters that were most likely in the previous books, but it wasn’t essential to enjoying the story, as the author does give a brief description when introducing them into this book. I’m a dog lover, so I really loved all the doggy aspects in the story. This is what I would consider a cozy mystery, as the main character, Lauren, isn’t really a law enforcement professional, but rather an innocent bystander thrown into the middle of a murder investigation, although from what I gather about this series, she manages to get involved in a lot of murders! I would recommend this if you are in the mood for a fairly quick read, with a not too intense plot.
My Rating: 3.5/5