Out October 8th, 2014
“Is it luck or is it . . . Destiny?
Are superstitions real? Rory Chasen doesn’t think so—until her beloved fiancé walks under a ladder and is killed by a car five minutes later. Needing closure, Rory takes her dog Pluckie to a town called Destiny, where superstitions are a way of life.
Rory’s visit to Destiny takes an unexpected turn when Pluckie saves the life of Martha, the owner of the Lucky Dog Boutique. To show her gratitude, Martha offers Rory a job at the pet store. But when Martha becomes the prime suspect in the murder of the local bookshop owner, Rory refuses to believe that she would do it. Rory is convinced the real killer still roams Destiny’s streets, and she must uncover the truth before Martha is hauled off to jail.”
“Lost under a ladder” is a uniquely quirky cozy mystery. It features Rory and her dog Pluckie – both utterly charming. After the death of her fiancé, She and Pluckie move to Destiny- a bizarrely charming town where superstitions aren’t just old wives tales.
Linda O. Johnson’s début mystery blends a bit of romance and intrigue with a body count and creates a refreshing new take on the genre.
Pluckie often steals the show and it is totally endearing. I adored this new mystery and I can not wait to see the next book in the series.