Literary Pursuits

Review: Off the Chain

Today I’m sharing a book review for Off the Chain, a Christian cozy mystery by Janice Thompson. It is Book 1 of the Gone to the Dogs Mysteries series published by Barbour. 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher as part of JustRead publicity tours. This post includes Amazon affiliate links.

My Review

A southern small-town setting with a slightly ditzy heroine who has a passion for rescuing dogs makes for a fun summer read.

Off the Chain includes several believable mysteries: Where is the owner of the rescued dog, and why haven’t they claimed him? Who vandalized the vet clinic? And then a more obvious: Which man will Marigold end up with? No dead bodies or gore, which, I guess, is what makes it a cozy mystery.

Also: must love dogs. I mean, you don’t have to, but if you do, you’re sure to enjoy this book. I’m looking forward to reading others in the series.

From the Publisher

Curl up with your pup and sink into a delightful small-town mystery as riddles and rescues stack up in book one of a new cozy mystery series.

Marigold Evans’ first attempt at rescuing an abandoned pooch lands her in the underground sewer lines of Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. . .and almost in jail, until Parker Jenson comes to her defense. Then a bad day only gets worse as the Lone Star Vet Clinic, where they both work, is vandalized and the list of suspects starts to climb. With the help of her fellow employees, Marigold sets out to simultaneously solve the crime, rehab the rescued dog, and help more dogs in crisis. But why would anyone continue to work against all their good efforts?

About the Author

Janice Thompson, who lives in the Houston area, writes novels, non-fiction, magazine articles, and musical comedies for the stage. The mother of four married daughters, she is quickly adding grandchildren to the family mix.

Connect with Janice by visiting janiceathompson.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

Giveaway

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of Off the Chain and a $15 Amazon egift card!

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