Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Blog Tour: Knock On Wood by Linda O. Johnston Giveaway 1 Print copy Knock On Wood

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KNOCK ON WOODKnock on Wood
(A Superstition Mystery)

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

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?

My review: Knock On Wood by Linda O. Johnston


This is the second book of the Superstition mystery series.   The whole town is into superstition, but a lot are really not believers so they say.  Though they knock on wood, don't want to break a mirror.  It is surprising how many of them I do without thinking about them.  There are so many that I have not heard of. Every business has superstitions about them in this tourist town.

Rory Chasen is the main character.  She is now the manager of Lucky Dog Boutique in Destiny, California.  She is not in a relationship she says, but she eats out a lot with the Sheriff, calls him and is always kissing him.

Gemma Grayfield, a librarian who is Rory's good friend comes to visit her a day earlier.  Her old boyfriend Frank Shorester is following her determined to bring her back. Gemma first night in town meets two other men that are interested in her.  They get her to run the bookstore in town.

Rory out walking her dog ends up finding another dead body.  This time the trail leads back to Gemma.  Rory is determined to help her friend.

This is a pretty clean book. Full of drama, superstitions, gossip and characters that you like and some twists in it that you don't think about..  I was in the dark about who the real murder was.

I would love to read another book in the series.

I was given this book to read by Net Galley and Mid Night Ink.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Knock on Wood and be part of it's blog tour.

About This Author
linda o johnstonLinda 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
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ptclayton said...

I love your books and this one sounds just wonderful. Once I start them i can't stop as it is so good. can't wait to dive into this!

Mama Cat said...

Sounds like a great read! I am looking forward to start reading this series one day!