Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Off The Chain by Janice Thompson

Posted July 28, 2022 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, cozy mystery, giveaway, Janice Hanna Thompson, mystery/suspense / 10 Comments

Off the Chain JustRead Takeover Tour

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for Off the Chain by Janice Thompson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for an excerpt!

Off the Chain

OFF THE CHAIN by Janice Thompson
Gone to the Dogs Mysteries #1

GENRE: Inspirational Cozy Mystery
Barbour Fiction
July 1, 2022

The Town of Brenham, Texas, Has Gone to the Dogs!

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?


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“I…I…” I stared off into the distance, bug-eyed, then shifted my attention to my friend. “I gave you one job.”

“Hey, I was busy keeping an eye out in case the dog escaped! And then my phone died, so I couldn’t see anything anyway. And I told you it was loud out here! Do you hear that noise from the highway?”

I did. My gaze shifted back to where I had parked the car on the shoulder of the busy highway, as if I expected it to materialize. Was I having some sort of out-of-body experience? Maybe this was all a weird dream. I’d been having a lot of those since Mama died.

I turned to face my friend. “You still have the keys though, right?” The shivering began in earnest now.

“Sure. They’re right here in my –” Cassidy reached into her jacket pocket and came up empty. “Wait. I remember putting them on the dashboard while we loaded up our stuff, and then I, I…” She clamped a hand over her mouth. “Oh, Marigold.”

“Ladies, I’ve heard enough.” The officer put his hand up in the air. “There’s no car. And I suspect there’s no apartment. And don’t even get me started on that whole country music star bit. Good try, though.”

Janice Thompson

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.

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Off the Chain JustRead Giveaway

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

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 27, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on August 3, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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10 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Off The Chain by Janice Thompson

  1. Megan D Hamsher

    SHHH.. don’t tell my cat that I found another book featuring a pooch that I want to read!
    I hope I get a chance to read this one some day!

    Hmmm… how to convince the cop that they aren’t making things up? lol

  2. Debra Pruss

    I will try this a second time. This sounds so good. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.

  3. Janet Estridge

    Unfortunately, I’m allergic to cats, dogs, birds, etc.
    A book, featuring animals is the next best thing.

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