THE FRIGHT OF THE IGUANA
This time out, pet sitter, lawyer and super sleuth Kendra Ballantyne is juggling two careers and two love interests while solving mysterious pet-nappings. There are plenty of suspects and colorful characters to keep the story moving, but the mystery is a little weak in places. Kendra's conflicting love interests add drama, though, and the ending is a cliff-hanger that will leave readers looking forward to the next book.
Soon the situation turns deadly when a pet-sitter is found dead and the president of the pet-sitters club is the prime suspect. Kendra now has to catch a killer and bring her animal friends home safely. (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, Oct., 256 pp., $6.99)