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Unlucky Charms
by Linda O. Johnston


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Rory Chasen, manager of the Lucky Dog Boutique in Destiny, California, hopes her new line of good-luck doggy toys will be a hit, especially the stuffed rabbits with extra-large feet. The timing of the line’s debut proves ill-fated, though, as several local shops—including Rory’s—are ransacked and vandalized with spilled salt and other unlucky charms.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Rory Chasen, manager of the Lucky Dog Boutique in Destiny, California, hopes her new line of good-luck doggy toys will be a hit, especially the stuffed rabbits with extra-large feet. The timing of the line’s debut proves ill-fated, though, as several local shops—including Rory’s—are ransacked and vandalized with spilled salt and other unlucky charms.

The most likely culprit is disgruntled real estate agent Flora Curtival, whose issues with the town give her a motive. But after Flora is murdered and one of Rory’s toy rabbits is found with the body, Rory needs all the luck she can get while trying to determine just who killed the superstitious vandal.

Praise:

"This is one author who has a great gift for telling a great tale that both humans and animals can enjoy."—Suspense Magazine


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780738745558
  • ISBN-10: 0738745553
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds

Series: Superstition Mystery

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-29
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Johnston’s so-so third Superstition mystery (after 2015’s Knock on Wood), the town of Destiny, Calif., where superstition generally keeps the residents safe, is hit by a rash of very bad luck, including vandalism, theft, and the murder of real estate agent Flora Curtival, whose death is foretold by a dog howling in the middle of the night. Rory Chasen, the manager of Lucky Dog Boutique, and her fellow business people decide that they have to help find a solution before the tourists leave for a more fortunate venue. Police chief Justin Halbertson, Rory’s sometime boyfriend, moves fast to keep ahead of his amateur helpers, including Rory’s spaniel-terrier mix, Pluckie, but it takes all of them to identify the killer. Johnston’s loyal readers will probably enjoy this installment, but this book reads more like an overview than a complete story, with insufficient attention devoted to motivation and character development. (Oct.)

 
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