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 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.

Spell Found

Author: Leighann Dobbs
Publisher: Leighann Dobbs
ISBN:
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Genre: Fiction

When the Blackmoore sisters travel to Salem Massachusetts in search of an ancient energy infused relic that has been hidden away since the 1692 Salem witch trials, they find themselves up to their elbows in witches, ghosts and cats ... not to mention murder. The sisters must depend on their paranormal detective skills to find the location of the relic before one of them becomes the next victim, but when their handsome guardian angel, Mateo, shows up with a surprise revelation about their paranormal gifts, the sisters must face a truth that could change their world forever.

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.

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.

Home for a Spell

Author: Madelyn Alt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475300
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Fiction

Back to work at her antique shop, Enchantments, Maggie's broken leg makes helping customers a lame proposition-but that doesn't mean the rest of her life is slowing down. While her boyfriend, the magically- inclined Marcus, has some unfinished business to attend to and her best friend is getting ready to tie the knot and move away, Maggie decides it's time to find her own change of scenery. And she'll start by finally getting a new apartment. But Maggie's new dream home turns into a nightmare when the apartment manager is found dead before she can even sign the lease. And Maggie finds herself not only searching for a new home-but for a frightfully clever killer...

The Cat Who Lived High

Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101214074
Release Date: 1991-05-01
Genre: Fiction

The colorful Casablance apartment building is in danger of demolition--but not if Jim Qwilleran can help it. He's determined to restore the building to its original grandeur. So he moves in with Koko and Yum Yum--and discovers that the Casablanca is steeped in history...and mystery. In Qwill's very apartment, a glamorous art dealer met an untimely fate, and the veteran journalist and his crime-solving cats are about to reach new heights in detection as the evidence builds up...and the Casablanca threatens to crumble down around them!

A Grave Mistake

Author: Leighann Dobbs
Publisher: Leighann Dobbs
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Genre: Fiction

When a mutilated body shows up in their seaside town of Noquitt Maine, the Blackmoore sisters realize that an ancient relic they've been trying to locate has been hidden under their noses the whole time. ... Too bad they aren't the only ones that know it's there. Stalked by a mysterious candy-chewing killer and threatened by paranormals, the girls must race against time to interpret a decades old clue left in an overgrown graveyard before the relic falls into the hands of their evil enemy Dr. Mortimer Bly. The search turns personal and the girls find their paranormal skills tested on every level while they try desperately to find the relic, a vessel with mystical properties, before it falls into the wrong hands.

Familiar Motives

Author: Delia James
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451476593
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Fiction

Anna's familiar isn't the only special cat in Portsmouth. When Anna takes Alastair to see the local veterinarian (who also happens to be a witch), they meet her most famous patient, Attitude Cat, spokes-feline for a national pet food brand. But then the veterinarian turns up dead and the valuable spokes-cat goes missing. It seems like the murderer was aided and abetted by magical means, so it's up to Anna and Alastair to catch a killer and corral a kitty before the fur really starts to fly.

Faux Paw

Author: Sofie Kelly
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780451472151
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Cats

When an art exhibition comes to the library, it's up to Kathleen to deal with all the hassle that comes with it, mainly in the form of people: the overworked and exasperated curator, the too-charming security expert and the owners of the valuable historical sketch that is the centrepiece of the show. But when the curator turns up dead in Kathleen's office and the valuable sketch vanishes, her magical cats Owen and Hercules have to turn to the art section of their detection skills to help Kathleen solve the murder.

Cat in the Dark

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061740160
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction

"Of course I worry. What if the cops witness a cat opening a skylight and masterminding a robbery? The tabloids will love it." There's a new pair of thieves in MolenaPoint, California, a renegade yellow-eyedtomcat with a cold disdain for the law,and a scruffy human partner who isno better. The two, clever and silentat their work, are bad news indeedto crime-solving cats Joe Grey andDulcie. But when Joe learns the pair'sconnection to a good friend, and then an innocent couple turns up dead in the library garden, Joe and Dulcie must engage in some fancy paw work to unmask the deceptions and route the real killer -- before his brazen criminal crime spree careens madly toward them.

Crime and Catnip

Author: T.C. LoTempio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101638521
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre: Fiction

Nick and Nora aren’t just pussyfooting around this time as they deal with a missing person’s case and murder. While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora Charles agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw’s niece, a case previously undertaken by her frisky feline friend Nick’s former owner, a private eye whose whereabouts are also currently unknown. As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage. Nora dares to hope that the labyrinth of leads will not only help them locate the missing young woman, but also solve the disappearance of the detective. That’s if Nora can stay alive long enough to find him... INCLUDES DELICIOUS SANDWICH RECIPES

A Tale of Two Kitties

Author: Sofie Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399584589
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Fiction

In this charming mystery from the bestselling author of Paws and Effect, two magical cats have powers of detection that prove indispensable to librarian Kathleen Paulson… With a well-placed paw on a keyboard or a pointed stare, Kathleen’s two cats, Hercules and Owen, have helped her to solve cases in the past—so she has learned to trust their instincts. But she will need to rely on them more than ever when a twenty-year-old scandal leads to murder… The arrival of the Janes brothers has the little town of Mayville Heights buzzing. Everyone of a certain age remembers when Victor had an affair with Leo’s wife, who then died in a car accident. Now it seems the brothers are trying to reconcile, until Kathleen finds Leo dead. The police set their sights on Leo’s son and Kathleen’s good friend Simon, who doesn’t have much of an alibi. To prove her friend innocent, Kathleen will have to dig deep into the town's history—and into her sardine cracker supply, because Owen and Hercules don't work for free...

Twelve Angry Librarians

Author: Miranda James
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698181991
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Fiction

The New York Times bestselling author of No Cats Allowed and Arsenic and Old Books is back with more Southern charm and beguiling mystery as Charlie and Diesel must find a killer in a room full of librarians... Light-hearted librarian Charlie Harris is known around his hometown of Athena, Mississippi, for walking his cat, a rescued Maine Coon named Diesel. But he may soon be taken for a walk himself—in handcuffs... Charlie is stressed out. The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding this year’s annual meeting at Athena College. Since Charlie is the interim library director, he must deliver the welcome speech to all the visiting librarians. And as if that weren’t bad enough, the keynote address will be delivered by Charlie’s old nemesis from library school. It’s been thirty years since Charlie has seen Gavin Fong, and he’s still an insufferable know-it-all capable of getting under everyone’s skin. In his keynote, Gavin puts forth a most unpopular opinion: that degreed librarians will be obsolete in the academic libraries of the future. So when Gavin drops dead, no one seems too upset... But Charlie, who was seen having a heated argument with Gavin the day before, has jumped to the top of the suspect list. Now Charlie and Diesel must check out every clue to refine their search for the real killer among them before the next book Charlie reads comes from a prison library... From the Hardcover edition.

Death by a Whisker

Author: T. C. LoTempio
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 9781683314899
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Fiction

Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney McCall and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter’s newest fundraiser: shopping channel queen Ulla Townsend. Shelter admin Maggie Shayne vehemently refuses to have anything to do with the woman, but the fundraiser ensues as planned. That is, until Ulla turns up dead in the middle of the event. The cause of death is determined to be an allergic reaction, but Syd and Toby are sniffing out something fishy. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. As they begin to investigate, they realize there is no shortage of suspects, and Maggie is at the top of the list. Now Syd and Toby must claw their way to the truth before everything goes paws up at their animal shelter in Death by a Whisker by national bestselling author T. C. LoTempio.