Sunday, October 5, 2014

DOGHOUSE! IN HONOR OF ANIMAL WELFARE WEEK: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

In honor of Animal Welfare Week (October 5-11) and National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week (November 2-8), please join BOOKIN' WITH BINGO by reading about the GIN & TONIC MYSTERY SERIES by L. A. Kornetsky and your chance to win the latest in the series, DOGHOUSE!
 
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DOGHOUSE
A GIN & TONIC MYSTERY
BY L. A. KORNETSKY
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the third novel in the “entertaining” (Library Journal) Gin & Tonic mystery series, the stakes are raised when Ginny Mallard and Teddy Tonica stumble on an underground dog fighting ring with bloody consequences. 

Even though she’s unlicensed as an investigator, the infamously nosy Ginny Mallard has begun to make a name for herself as an unofficial champion of the tongue-tied. When a mysterious stranger comes to her with landlord trouble, she convinces her bartender friend Teddy Tonica to help her once more. Soon, they realize they might have got themselves tied up in an underground dogfighting ring. With the help of Ginny’s pet shar-pei puppy and Tonica’s tabby cat, they have to figure out what’s going on before someone else gets hurt. Will twelve legs really be better than four? 


OTHER BOOKS IN THE GIN & TONIC MYSTERIES:
 
           
PRAISE FOR THE GIN & TONIC MYSTERIES:
Praise for the first Gin & Tonic Mystery, COLLARED:
“The plot moves quickly, enhanced by smart dialog and good characterizations…Recommended for purchase where pet mysteries are popular.” -Library Journal

Praise for the second Gin &Tonic Mystery, FIXED:
"[Fixed] is the second foray into the lives of a very unlikely pair of investigators; unlikely and a whole lot of fun…Collared was the first title that introduced this extremely fun ‘family and friends’ grouping, and the author has come back with a sequel that will truly make Gin & Tonic a well-known duo! Very light-hearted, this is a great book. Any reader who likes the ‘cozy’ avenue will love this mystery, with a little bit of cat and dog language thrown in for fun.” -Suspense Magazine

Praise for the third Gin & Tonic Mystery, DOGHOUSE:
“Human and animal characters are equally appealing.  A thoroughly enjoyable read.” -I Love a Mystery

“Doghouse is a crafty mystery with engaging characters and countless unknowns…L.A. Kornetsky makes mysteries inventively delightful, and Doghouse entertains with wit and cleverness.”-Single Titles

“I recommend it to those that really like animals and cozy mysteries.” - Books and Things

“The third Gin & Tonic “researchtigations” is an appealing anthropomorphist amateur sleuth enhanced by life in a cheerful neighborhood bar. The lead humans and their animal owners remain fresh leads while the case proves bloody in the ring and the bar.” -The Mystery Gazette

“Sniffing out clues…L.A. Kornetsky brings back Ginny Mallard and her bartender friend Teddy Tonica, along with Ginny's pet shar-pei puppy and Teddy’s tabby cat, for their third outing inDoghouse.” -Library Journal

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
L. A. Kornetsky is the author of two previous Gin & Tonic mysteries. She lives in New York City with two cats and a time-share dog, and also writes fantasy under the name Laura Anne Gilman.  She welcomes visitors to www.lauraannegilman.net, @LAGilman and Facebook L-A-Kornetsky.

AN EXCERPT FROM DOGHOUSE:
Theodore—Teddy to nearly everyone not related by blood—Tonica was king of his domain. Or maybe ringleader was a better description, he thought with a grin, snapping the bar towel in his hand at a patron who tried to reach over the bar and change the music. “Hands off the dial, Joel.” The radio was set to a local jazz station, and it didn’t get turned up any higher than could be heard at the bar itself. Those were the rules, and everyone knew it.

The joint was jumping—well, jumping for a relatively quiet part of Seattle early on a Thursday evening, anyway. The eleven bar stools were in use, and most of the chairs were taken, too, people settling in to stay for a while. It wasn’t the crazed rush of a weekend, but there was enough work to keep both hands busy. Teddy set up two beers and pushed them across the bar with a professional flourish, then paused to check on his waitress.
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I likewise have not heard of Gin and Tonic Mystery series. We always get our pets from the animal shelters and love every one of them so the book caught my eye. Thanks so much!!!

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