Saturday, October 10, 2015

Guest Post and Giveaway: Knock On Wood by Linda O. Johnston

(A Superstition Mystery)
2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Midnight Ink (October 8, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0738745527
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Synopsis:
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.

Rory 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?

Guest Post by Linda O. Johnston
 

Hi, everyone.  

I'm here to tell you that you're going to love my latest superstition mystery... knock on wood.  That means I'm knocking on wood that you enjoy KNOCK ON WOOD!

KNOCK ON WOOD is the second in my Superstition Mystery series for Midnight Ink.  It's about Rory Chasen, a superstition agnostic who first came to Destiny, California, to learn if superstitions are real after her fiancĂ© walked under a ladder--and was killed shortly thereafter.  Rory stayed in Destiny after her lucky black-and-white dog Pluckie found an ill older lady in the back room of her store, the Lucky Dog Boutique.  Now, Rory runs that boutique.

In KNOCK ON WOOD, Rory's best friend Gemma comes for a visit and winds up staying to manage the Broken Mirror Bookstore--and run from her newly ex boyfriend.  She starts flirting with others in town, and when one of them, Lou Landorf, the town's Public Affairs Director, is found dead... well, you can guess who the main suspect is.

Are the superstition mysteries all about superstitions?  Well,  I do describe a lot of them, but I also leave it to Rory, and the readers, to determine if they're real.

Oh, did the knocking stop?  I can't always continue to knock on wood--especially since doing so apparently didn't solve all the problems in Lou Landorf's life...

But my fingers are crossed now that you do enjoy KNOCK ON WOOD!     


linda o johnston

About This Author
Linda O. Johnston’s first published fiction appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for Best First Mystery Short Story of the year.   Since then, Linda, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published more short stories, novellas, and 38 romance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, and Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne.  She additionally writes the Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink.

Her latest cozy mystery series, the Barkery and Biscuits Mysteries also from Midnight Ink, started off in May with BITE THE BISCUIT and KNOCK ON WOOD comes out October 8.

Author Links:
Webpage:  www.LindaOJohnston.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindaOJohnston
Purchase Links:
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Giveaway 
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4 comments:

Peggy Hyndman said...

When you start a new book, do you have all the characters in place and an ending planned, or does it come to you as you write?

Mama Cat said...

This sounds so good - and oh, for the chance of a new life for Gemma, what an opportunity. At least it seemed that way...would love to start reading this series.

Marilyn said...

Love the Cover and what a great interview. Thank you for the chance to win and read this Book.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

deana dick said...

Knock knock
Who's there?
A book?
A book who?
A book who needs a home?

That would be my home. I would love a copy of your book.
Thanks
Deana