My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Beaglemania is the first mystery I’ve read by Linda O. Johnston. I confess I picked up at a rummage sale, but that’s a good way to try a new author. Or at the library. Anyway I love animals, especially dogs and cats so when I saw the cover with four adorable beagle puppies, I couldn’t resist.
As an author myself, I know that the publisher not the author controls the title and cover for a book so I shouldn’t have been surprised that the beagles were just mentioned in the beginning and never were a part of the story.
Someone in marketing said: “Cute beagles will sell, just think of Snoopy!” And that’s how the title and cover probably came about.
Fortunately I didn’t hold this against Linda O Johnston. I quite enjoyed her story and her main character and the way she handled the beginning romance.
So if you want a sweet cozy mystery with lots of pets, this is for you!