Knock on Wood
Superstition Mystery #2
October 8, 2015
Available in: Trade Size
Rory Chasen, now the manager of the Lucky Dog Boutique in
Destiny, California, is delighted when her closest friend
Gemma Grayfield, a librarian, comes for a visit. But Gemma
arrives early and seems upset. It turns out she has broken
up with her boyfriend, Frank Shorester. Gemma is soon hired
to manage the Broken Mirror Bookstore. Frank follows her to
Destiny, where Gemma is also wooed by two local men. Rory
may be a little jealous—until one of those men, Deputy
Mayor Bevin Dermot, turns up dead. Bevin is known for
knocking on wood for everything, but despite Destiny being
all about superstitions that did not save his life.
tries to help Gemma clear herself of being a murder suspect,
even counting on her lucky black and white dog Pluckie to
help. But is Gemma guilty of murder—or of just having
a run of bad luck?
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. 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. She also writes the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries about shapeshifters---including canines---for Harlequin Nocturne.