The More The Terrier by Linda O. Johnston is the second book in the “Pet Rescue” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin), October 2011
Shelter manager Lauren Vancouver, has taught herself a new trick: sleuthing. Now she has a chance to hone her skills, as animal hoarding leads to one less human life.
When Lauren finds out that her old mentor, Mamie Spelling, is an animal hoarder, no one is more shocked, and she jumps in to help rehome the cramped critters. But Mamie’s troubles don’t end there. She’s accused of murder when the CEO of a pet shelter network is found dead. The aggressive businesswoman was bullying Mamie to join her organization by threatening to expose her hoarding, but that was before Lauren took control of the situation. Now Lauren’s dogged determination to clear her former friend of murder may put a killer on her tail.
When her old mentor is accused of murder, Lauren is determined to help her out despite what she is doing to the animals in her care. The topic of animal hoarding was very interesting and I liked how it was woven with the plot. It was a good mystery with a strong heroine who knows what to do to right a wrong. This was an enjoyable read and I look forward to the next book in this adorable series.