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ISBN:0425243796
Author: Linda O. Johnston
ISBN13: 978-0425243794
Title: The More the Terrier (A Pet Rescue Mystery)
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Category: Mystery
Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (October 4, 2011)

The More the Terrier (A Pet Rescue Mystery) by Linda O. Johnston



In The More the Terrier, there was a network of rescue places in this book called Pet Shelters Together run by Bethany Urber. Bethany did care deeply about the dogs and cats that were rescued but not so much about people, including the other managers of rescue place, the volunteers and the people who came to adopt.

This book is the second Pet Rescue mystery and I have the same complaint with this book as with the prior "Beaglemania". Lauren manages a large shelter, and she oversees every aspect of its management. Other characters are a cross over from Linda O Johnston's other series Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries, including Kendra and Dante DeFrancisco the CEO of HotPets and HotRescues. This was a good read, and dealt with some of the real problems of small animals that need rescued and rehomed.

Book in the Pet Rescue Mystery Series). by Linda O. Johnston. When shelter manager Lauren Vancouver finds out that her old mentor, Mamie Spelling, is an animal hoarder, no one is more shocked, and she jumps in to help re-home the cramped critters. But Mamie's troubles don't end there. She's accused of murder when the CEO of a pet shelter network is found dead. And Lauren's dogged determination to clear her former friend of murder may put a killer on her tail.

Linda writes romantic mysteries for Harlequin Intrigue as well as authoring a new mystery series about a dogsitter. Printable List of Books . tf). A Pet Rescue Mystery Berkley Prime Crime February 2013. The More The Terrier. A Pet Rescue Mystery Berkley Prime Crime October 2011.

In The More the Terrier, there was a network of rescue places in this book called Pet Shelters Together run by Bethany Urber. She had started and made a success out of a cosmetic company previously. The mystery was a kind of bonus. I would highly recommend this cozy mystery to those cozy fans who don’t mind if the mystery is not the main focus of the story.

When shelter manager Lauren Vancouver finds out that her old mentor, Mamie Spelling, is an animal hoarder, no one is more shocked, and she jumps in to help re-home the cramped critters.

The More the Terrier. Pet Rescue Mystery Series, Book 2 · Pet Rescue Mystery.

2011) (The second book in the Pet Rescue Mystery series) A novel by Linda O Johnston. June 2013 : UK Paperback.

The complete series list for - A Pet Rescue Mystery Linda O. Linda O. Johnston Series List. A Pet Rescue Mystery. 2.

Linda O. Johnston - bibliography, chronological book list and series. PET RESCUE MYSTERY Series: Main Character: Lauren Vancouver, Animal Advocate, Runs Animal Shelter, California. Beaglemania ’11. The More the Terrier ’11. Hounds Abound ’12. Oodles of Poodles ’13. Teacup Turbulence ’14. Nonstop Spaniels ’13 (novella after Oodles of Poodles). Chihuahua Chaos ’14 (novella after Teacup Turbulence). SUPERSTITION MYSTERY Series

When shelter manager Lauren Vancouver finds out that her old mentor, Mamie Spelling, is an animal hoarder, no one is more shocked, and she jumps in to help re-home the cramped critters. But Mamie's troubles don't end there. She's accused of murder when the CEO of a pet shelter network is found dead. And Lauren's dogged determination to clear her former friend of murder may put a killer on her tail.
Reviews: 7
Yozshugore
This isn't really the worse thing I've ever read, but it is one of the most boring. I was looking for a book to buy when I discovered this on my Kindle!! I had gotten about half way through, put it down and forgotten all about it.

Don't waste your money, boring plot, predictable characters--just a time waster.
Flamehammer
If you like dogs and a cozy mystery you'll love this series. I have already read more books in the series.
Kage
It was easy to read and entertaining, but by about halfway through, it started dragging. If you want something that doesn't make you think much and yet isn't inane, this book would be the ticket.
Kezan
These books are addicting and I have read all them. I Cant wait till the next one comes out, hopefully soon
Keth
The shipping was prompt and e-mails easy to understand and friendly and professional. I dud not read the book, I got it for my local library to encourage kids to appreciate their animal friends.
Mr_Mix
Someone reviewing book 1 of this series called its characters and animals «cardboard.» Nothing has changed in #2. Plus, it is a boring, sluggish read. The author's pet-sitter series started with zip and wit, though it has faltered; this one never got out of bed.
Vertokini
Lauren Vancouver, manager of the HotRescues animal shelter, hasn't heard from her former mentor Mamie Spelling in almost seven years. Then, out of the blue, Lauren receives a hysterical phone call from Mamie who tells Lauren someone is threatening her, but then abruptly hangs up. Lauren decides to pay a visit to Mamie's Beach Pet Rescue to make sure she is okay and is shocked at Mamie's haggard appearance and what she finds inside Mamie's home. It seems Mamie has become a pet hoarder and her home is filled with hundreds of cats and dogs - all filthy and malnourished. When the person who has been threatening Mamie is found shot, Mamie finds she herself facing charges of pet hoarding and murder!

While this book is a mystery and is about the murder of pet shelter network CEO Bethany Urber, the book is centered on the topic of animal hoarding. While animal hoarding is a serious offence, I like the way the author addresses the issue by having Lauren show conflicting feelings about Mamie's hoarding. While she hates the conditions in which Mamie was keeping the animals, she can't help but pity the obviously disturbed woman.

It is clear the author loves animals and is very knowledgeable about animal rescue efforts. The many details about running an animal shelter are included throughout the book and are an integral part of the story. This book is the second Pet Rescue mystery and I have the same complaint with this book as with the prior Beaglemania (A Pet Rescue Mystery). Lauren manages a large shelter, and she oversees every aspect of its management. In addition to all the paperwork, budgeting, PR, and security of the shelter, she personally interviews every applicant that wants to adopt an animal, as well as makes several home visits, announced and unannounced, before and after the pet adoptions. I don't know how she has time to do her job, run her household, have a romantic relationship with Matt Kingston of LA Animal Services, and still find time to investigate crimes!

With the exception of her micromanaging, Lauren is a likeable character. She has a good relationship with her college-age son and daughter who make a brief appearance in the book. She is a good manager to her employees and volunteers and deals with a situation in which animals are being anonymously dropped off at her shelter with understanding and compassion. She is also a good friend to Mamie and gets involved in the murder investigation to protect Mamie even though she is appalled at the way Mamie was neglecting the animals under her care.

Lauren's friendship with vet and host of cable TV animal health show Dr. Carlie Stellan is interesting, although we don't really get to know Carlie. Lauren and Matt's romance has potential, and while Lauren says she isn't ready for a relationship, she seems to spend a lot of time with the handsome animal services captain.

Unfortunately, the mystery itself isn't as interesting as the parts of the book dealing with the animal shelter. Lauren talks to a lot of different shelter owners in trying to find out who killed the domineering Bethany. Part of the reason so many people disliked Bethany was the way she forced people to join her network of pet shelters, but I was never clear as to why Bethany takes such extreme measures to get new members. Lauren eventually solves the mystery after an unbelievable scene in which she escapes from the murderer.

While the mystery and depth of most of the supporting characters is lacking, animal lovers will enjoy the many details about animal shelters and enjoy meeting some of HotRescues furry residents. If you enjoy Cynthia Baxter's Reigning Cats and Dogs mysteries, then you may want to give "The More the Terrier" a try.

This review was originally written for The Season E-Zine. The book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
Lauren Vancouver is the manager of HotRescues in the San Fernando Valley. Mamie Spelling was Lauren’s mentor and later competed against Lauren for the manager’s job. Mamie was deeply disappoint and the two lost contact with each other. One day, Lauren gets a frantic phone call from Mamie. Mamie says that she is being threatened. Lauren goes to her house and is instantly hit with a bad smell. Lauren realizes that her mentor is now pet hoarder, her house was filled with dogs and cats. The animals although dear to Mamie’s heart have not had enough to eat and the house is no longer clean. There is no way that Mamie could afford to feed or have the energy to even begin to take care of that many animals properly.

Lauren seems to be very judgmental and critical of everyone that she meets. I began to wonder if I could finish the book. It was very difficult for me to understand. But then the author, Linda O. Johnston, had Lauren confess that she really loved animals more than people and I understood her better. I knew someone who was the same way and now I wish that I had read this book before I met that person! Everything fell together and I just accepted that was the way that Lauren was. After that, I settled down to learn more about animal rescues places. I already knew something about them but there was a lot new to me. If the people in the book are like me, they would not like to have a surprise visit when they haven’t had time to pick some clutter or even feel like it if they are sick or if they getting ready to go to work. I think it is would be more polite to call first and see if a visit would be alright.

In The More the Terrier, there was a network of rescue places in this book called Pet Shelters Together run by Bethany Urber. Bethany did care deeply about the dogs and cats that were rescued but not so much about people, including the other managers of rescue place, the volunteers and the people who came to adopt. She had started and made a success out of a cosmetic company previously. But her ways of handling people’s feeling did not make her a bit popular. Mamie was seen arguing with Bethany recently at a meeting. Mamie called Lauren and told her that Bethany was dead. The police thought that Mamie had killed Bethany. The mystery takes a back seat to the details of what actually goes on in a rescue place. I didn’t mind that at all, because I enjoyed the stories. The mystery was a kind of bonus. This book was never boring and I want to read more by Linda O. Johnson.

I would highly recommend this cozy mystery to those cozy fans who don’t mind if the mystery is not the main focus of the story. I want to read more of the author’s books.