Never Say Sty
Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery Book 7
November 27, 2021
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
L.A. attorney and pet-sitter Kendra Ballantyne, Esq., has recently taken on a third job masterminding a new reality show. But things get messy when the hot new producer is suspected of murder.
Wealthy dreamboat and pet supply magnate Dante DeFrancisco thinks Kendra’s the cat’s pajamas. So one of his conditions—before he signed on as producer of her new reality show, Animal Auditions, is that she dine with him. The meal is delicious and the kiss is steamy—so why does Kendra have a hunch Dante’s up to something?
Meanwhile, on Animal Auditions, pot-bellied pigs are to be judged by a panel. But things screech to a halt when a nasty judge is found strangled to death by a pig harness. The suspects include Kendra’s cop friend, Ned, his sister . . . and Dante. For their sake—and that of the show—Kendra just works like a dog to clear their names. If only Dante didn’t make such a sexy suspect.
Originally published April 2009 in mass market paperback by Berkley Prime Crime.
Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, currently writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Her stories include the upcoming Shelter of Secrets miniseries and the K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries, as well as stories for the HRS ongoing Colton series. She also writes mysteries, which have included the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Pet Rescue Mystery Series and Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime---with more to come. And nearly all her current stories involve dogs.