Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Here's Carrie!

An essay from Linda O. Johnston

I would like to introduce you to Carrie Kennersly, featured in the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries. The first in the series, Bite the Biscuit, is a May release.

Carrie, a dog lover, veterinary technician and more, recently bought a bakery in the town of Knobcone Heights, California, and converted it into two shops. One is Barkery and Biscuits, where she bakes and sells healthy gourmet treats for dogs. Next to it is Icing on the Cake, where she bakes and sells delightful human desserts. 

Carrie's proud of both, especially the Barkery. There, she prepares dog treats that she developed as a vet tech, while having her own dog Biscuit, a golden toy poodle-terrier mix, hang out with her in the shop. In Icing, she uses some of the former shop owner's favorite recipes, purchased along with her store.

Although most people in town are happy about the new stores, Myra Ethman, wife of a member of one of the town's preeminent families, is not. She considers it competition to the pet supply store she bought for her husband to keep the wealthy man occupied while she runs a lakeside resort. At Carrie's store opening party, Myra insults Carrie and her products--and guess who's a major suspect when Myra is murdered that night. Carrie must clear her name while running her stores and still working part-time as a vet tech.

So, yes, Carrie is one busy lady. And she—and Biscuit—have more stories to come, too.

Bite the Biscuit is available online and in bookstores now!

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