The Cats That Broke the Spell

Author: Karen Anne Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1544009135
Release Date: 2017-03-24
Genre: Cats

When a beautiful professor is accused of being a witch, she retreats to her cabin in the woods. Soon a man dressed like a scarecrow begins to stalk her, and vandals leave pentagrams at her front gate. The town of Erie, Indiana has never known a witch hunt, but after the first accusation, the news spreads like wildfire. "She stole another woman's husband, then murdered him," people raged in the local diner. "She uses her black cats to cast spells to do her evil deeds!" But what do the accusers really want? How is Erie's crime boss involved? In the meantime, while the pink mansion's attic is being remodeled, Katz, Jake and their seven cats move out to a rural farmhouse, which is next door to the "witch." They find themselves drawn into a deadly conflict on several fronts. It's up to seven extraordinary felines to unravel the tangle of lies before mass hysteria wrecks the town. Murder, mayhem, and a cold case make this book a thrilling, action-packed read that will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Cats That Stopped the Magic

Author: Karen Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1986127532
Release Date: 2018-03-13
Genre:

This classic whodunit boasts a new cast of characters: a self-centered magician, a compulsive gambler, a sweet cat wrangler and her grandmother, a caring nurse, and a wealthy couple. How are their lives intertwined with a show cat named Abra? In 2009, two Siamese cats performed in Magic Harry's Hocus-Pocus show, in front of hundreds of devoted fans. But their lives were far from magical, and their careers were cut short when Abra was stolen backstage after a performance. Why did the magician increase the insurance on Abra days before she disappeared? Was Abra stolen and sold on the black market? Or did anonymous cat-lovers rescue her from an abusive situation? A wealthy tycoon wants a Siamese cat with a specific look for his dying wife. Why? Four years later, Abra ends up in an animal shelter. Where had she been during this time? Back in Erie, Indiana, Katherine and Jake work on borrowed time to piece the puzzle together before Magic Harry tries to take Abra away from them.

Final Catcall

Author: Sofie Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101627730
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Small town librarian Kathleen Paulson gets plenty of entertainment from her extraordinary cats, Owen and Hercules. But when a theatre troupe stumbles into more tragedy than it bargained for, it’s up to Kathleen to play detective... With her sort-of boyfriend Marcus calling it quits and her ex-boyfriend Andrew showing up out of the blue, Kathleen has more than enough drama to deal with—and that’s before a local theatre festival relocates to Mayville Heights. Now the town is buzzing with theatre folk, and many of them have their own private dramas with the director, Hugh Davis. When Davis is found shot to death by the marina, he leaves behind evidence of blackmail and fraud, as well as an ensemble of suspects. Now Kathleen, with a little help from her feline friends Owen and Hercules, will have to catch the real killer before another victim takes a final curtain call.

The Cats That Surfed the Web

Author: Karen Anne Golden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1494253240
Release Date: 2013-11
Genre: Fiction

When Katherine "Katz" Kendall, a computer professional in New York City, discovers she's the sole heir of a huge inheritance, she can't believe her good fortune. She's okay with the clauses of the will: move to the small town of Erie, Indiana, live in her great aunt's pink Victorian mansion, and take care of an Abyssinian cat. With her own three Siamese cats and her best friend, Colleen, Katz arrives to find a former housekeeper dead in the basement. Four adventurous felines help Katz solve the crime by mysteriously "searching" the Internet for clues.

The Cat the Mill and the Murder

Author: Leann Sweeney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101609682
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Fiction

When cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to help a local animal shelter relocate a colony of feral cats living in an abandoned textile mill, she never expects to find a woman living there, too. Jeannie went missing from Mercy, South Carolina, a decade ago, after her own daughter’s disappearance. Jeannie refuses to leave the mill or abandon Boots, her cat who died years ago. After all, she and Boots feel the need to protect the premises from “creepers” who come in the night. After Jeannie is hurt in an accident and is taken away, those who've come to town to help repurpose the mill uncover a terrible discovery.. As the wheels start turning in Jillian’s mind, a mysterious new feline friend aids in her quest to unearth a long-kept and dark secret.

No Cats Allowed

Author: Miranda James
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425277751
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Librarians

Mississippi librarian Charlie Harris and his cat, Diesel, are on their guard. Oscar Reilly, the new director at the Athena College library, is on a mission to cut costs and replace Charlie's fiery friend Melba with someone younger. But his biggest offense is declaring all four-legged creatures banned from the stacks. With enemies aplenty, the suspect list is long when Reilly s body is discovered in the library, but incriminating evidence throws suspicion on Melba. Now it's up to Charlie and Diesel to prove her innocence.

The Cat the Collector and the Killer

Author: Leann Sweeney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451477408
Release Date: 2016-01-09
Genre: Cat owners

Cat quilter Jillian Hart and her trouble-making feline companions scratch out crime in small-town South Carolina in this purr-fect cosy mystery series. Jillian Hart and police chief Tom Stewart are enjoying peaceful, newly-wedded bliss in Mercy, South Carolina, until a woman is found wandering the streets one night. She's in her night clothes, disoriented and carrying a kitten in a tote bag. A search of the woman's house reveals many more cats, a maze of cardboard boxes - and a dead man.

Cozy Witch Torrent Witches Cozy Mysteries Book 8

Author: Tess Lake
Publisher: Tess Lake
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre: Fiction

It’s meant to be an easy job for Harlow Torrent, Slip Witch: personal assistant to Red Forrest, best-selling cozy mystery author in town for Writerpalooza. But when a man staggers out of an alleyway claiming he was attacked by a monster, Harlow is pulled into a dangerous mystery decades in the making. Between Red running her own investigation, two possible charlatans with a history of faking monsters, Aunt Cass leading expeditions under the mansion, mysterious symbols appearing everywhere, and Jack’s parents in town, Harlow has her hands full. The past can hurt plenty and this time it’s coming back with sharp teeth to bite! Book #8 in the Torrent Witches Cozy Mysteries series.

Wrong Side of the Paw

Author: Laurie Cass
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698405516
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Genre: Fiction

As Laurie Cass continues the national bestselling Bookmobile Cat mystery series, librarian Minnie Hamilton is happy to take her bookmobile for a spin with her rescue cat, Eddie—but her tenacious tabby always seems to find trouble... As the bookmobile rolls along the hills of Chilson, Michigan, Minnie and Eddie spread good cheer and good reads. But when her faithful feline finds his way into the middle of a murder, Minnie is there, like any good librarian, to check it out. Eddie turns a routine bookmobile stop into anything but when he makes a quick escape and hops into a pickup truck…with a dead body in the flatbed. The friendly local lawyer who was driving the pickup falls under suspicion. But Minnie and Eddie think there's more to this case than meets the eye, and the dynamic duo sets out to leave no page unturned.

Out of Circulation

Author: Miranda James
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101619117
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Fiction

Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows Charlie Harris, the librarian with a rescued Maine coon cat named Diesel. He's returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but when a feud erupts between the town's richest ladies, the writing on the wall spells murder. The Ducote sisters are in a tiff with Vera Cassity over the location of this year's library fundraising gala, and Charlie would rather curl up in a corner than get into the fray. It seems everyone--even his housekeeper Azalea--has it in for Vera. And at the gala, she gives them good reason, with a public display of rancor aimed at anyone who gets in her way. But those bitter words wind up being her last. When Charlie discovers Azalea standing over Vera's dead body, it's up to him--with a little help from Diesel--to clear Azalea's name, and catch a killer before his last chapter is finished.

The Trouble with Murder

Author: Kathy Krevat
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
ISBN: 9781516102983
Release Date: 2017-12-12
Genre: Fiction

Single mom and gourmet cat food entrepreneur Colbie Summers thought she’d escaped her tiny California hometown forever. But when her father needs her, she packs up her adolescent son, their finicky feline, Trouble, and her budding business. She knows change is tough—but she doesn’t expect it to be murder . . . Between dealing with her newly rural life, her grumpy, sports-obsessed father, and preparing to showcase her products in the local Sunnyside Power Mom’s trade show, Colbie has more on her plate than she bargained for. Luckily, she has her official taste-tester, Trouble, by her side to vet her Meow-io Batali Gourmet Cat Food line. Things look promising—until one of the Power Moms is found dead—with an engraved Meow-io specialty knife buried in her chest. As the prime suspect, Colbie needs paws on the ground to smoke out who had means, motive, and opportunity among the networking mothers—including a husband-stealing Sofia Vergara lookalike. And the cat’s still not out of the bag when a second violent death rocks the bucolic community. Trouble may have nine lives, but Colbie’s only got one to clear her name and stop a killer from pulling off the purr-fect crime . . .

The Black Cat Sees His Shadow

Author: Kay Finch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698162044
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Fiction

Mystery novelist Sabrina Tate and her cat, Hitchcock, set out to catch a conniving killer in the next Bad Luck Cat mystery from the author of The Black Cat Knocks on Wood and Black Cat Crossing... The town of Lavender, Texas is buzzing with tourists, and local businesses are pulling out all the stops for the annual Pumpkin Days Festival. On the eve of opening day, Sabrina comes face-to-face with her doppelgänger, Tia Hartwell, a caricature artist at the festival. The similarities between the two women are striking, including their matching black cats. Sabrina learns that her new twin Tia has an enemy: bad-tempered jewelry vendor Calvin Fisher. When Fisher is found slumped over dead in his pickup, Tia tops the suspect list. With the help of her feline sidekick, Sabrina must clear her new look-alike friend before she finds herself in a deadly case of double jeopardy.

The Cat who Knew Shakespeare

Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0515095826
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Fiction

Qwilleran and his feline friends believe that the accidental death of a local publisher is actually murder, but an amorous lady, a strangely merry widow, and a desperate stranger may stop them from ever learning the truth

Paws and Effect

Author: Sofie Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451472168
Release Date: 2016-01-10
Genre: Cats

When her old beau, Detective Marcus Gordon, is accused of murder, resourceful librarian Kathleen and her magical felines must paw through the clues to discover who is trying to frame him for murder.

A Familiar Tail

Author: Delia James
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698405578
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Fiction

Magic and meows meet in the first enchanting Witch’s Cat mystery! Unlucky-in-love artist Annabelle Britton decides that a visit to the seaside town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is the perfect way to get over her problems. But when she stumbles upon a smoky gray cat named Alastair, and follows him into a charming cottage, Annabelle finds herself in a whole spellbook full of trouble. Suddenly saddled with a witch's wand and a furry familiar, Annabelle soon meets a friendly group of women who use their spells, charms, and potions to keep the people of Portsmouth safe. But despite their gifts, the witches can’t prevent every wicked deed in town.... Soon, the mystery surrounding Alistair’s former owner, who died under unusual circumstances, grows when another local turns up dead. Armed with magic, friends, and the charmed cat who adopted her more than the other way around, Annabelle sets out to paw through the evidence and uncover a killer.