Who’s ready for Christmas?
Not Lynley Cannon, that’s for sure.
But she has little say in it. My new Crazy Cat Lady Christmas novella, Cat Noel, is back from the beta reader and on its way to my editor. I’m working for a launch date in July.
Cat Noel is a bit of a departure from my usual Crazy Cat Lady cozy mysteries. First of all, it is a novella, not a full-sized book. Secondly, I thought we could take a break from murder for the Christmas season so nobody gets killed! Not that there aren’t thrills and spills aplenty— there are!
Here is a glimpse at the cover. That little strip at the top is cat art by Leslie Cobb. Can you guess which one?
About Cat Noel, a Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery Christmas novella (2019)
Lynley finds a new meaning of Christmas when a wiccan’s familiar is cat-napped and Lynley becomes her only hope.
The holidays aren’t Lynley Cannon’s favorite time of year. The sixty-something cat shelter volunteer would rather hang out with cats that brave her daughter’s elaborate and impersonal Christmas gala. But when she gets her wish in the form of a stranger’s kidnapped kitty, she may have a change of heart.
Though Lynley knows little about the white witchcraft known as Wicca, she does know cats and is hard-pressed to decline a plea for help when one goes missing, even if it is said to be a witch’s familiar. Then the owner disappears as well. Lynley uncovers a clue, and led by her cat-like curiosity, is compelled to follow up, but as she searches for the pair, a snow storm hits the Pacific Northwest, taking things in a dangerous direction.
Will Lynley finally find the Christmas spirit? As Lynley experiences the cold dark of confinement, she discovers an unexpected strength in thoughts of family and home.
And please stay tuned for news of Cosmic Cat, Crazy Cat Lady #6. Cosmic Cat directly precedes Cat Noel as the stories of Lynley Cannon, sixty-something cat shelter volunteer, continue to unfold!