posted on October 13, 2016 by Linda O. Johnston

Are You Lucky?

by Linda O. Johnston

unlucky-charmsAre you lucky?  I’m not always sure that I am, but one lucky thing for me is that my third Superstition Mystery, UNLUCKY CHARMS, is now available.  It’s an October 2016 release from Midnight Ink.

My Superstition Mysteries feature Rory Chasen, a pet lover who managed a pet store in Los Angeles… till she came to Destiny, California.  Destiny is all about superstitions, and Rory headed there when her fiancé died after walking under a ladder.  No, the ladder didn’t fall on him, but he was hit by a car soon afterward.  Did the two interconnect?  Did he die thanks to the effect of the superstition?  Rory wants to know, but she still isn’t sure.

Even so, is she lucky?  Maybe, since she’s wound up in Destiny managing the Lucky Dog Boutique.  And she’s there with her dog Pluckie, a spaniel-terrier mix who’s black and white, which makes Pluckie a lucky dog.  On the other hand, Rory’s the murder suspect in UNLUCKY CHARMS.

In the first two books, she had to solve the murders because friends were the suspects, but now it’s even more critical for her to get the necessary answers.  And does she?

Well, it’s a cozy mystery, so I’d imagine you can guess.  But how she gets there isn’t always easy.

Meantime, Halloween is approaching, which itself is filled with superstitions.  For all of you at Writerspace reading this, my fingers are crossed that you have a great, lucky month–and that you enjoy UNLUCKY CHARMS!

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, currently writes two mystery series for Midnight Ink involving dogs: the Barkery and Biscuits Mysteries where the protagonist, a veterinary technician, owns a barkery and a bakery, and the Superstition Mysteries, where her protagonist runs a pet boutique. Her second Superstition Mystery, KNOCK ON WOOD, will be an October release. She has also written the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime—also involving dogs. Linda additionally writes for Harlequin. Her August release is a Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel, COVERT ALLIANCE. She also writes the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries about shapeshifters—including canines—for Harlequin Nocturne.

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