Can you see it?
A silver cat. A green bird or two. A blue sky. It’s all beginning to come together. Less squiggles, more artwork. In fact, if you go to cat artist Leslie Cobb’s website, you should be able to figure out which piece this is. Or you can wait and see. There will be one more obscured picture post before the cover for Cat Conundrum is fully revealed.
Cat Conundrum, 7th Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery, takes our hero Lynley out to the wild Washington Coast where she is confronted with a series of murders so cunning, even she cannot guess the true nature of the crimes. Not only do the victims have nothing in common; the murders themselves are committed in different fashions. The only detail they share is that the murder room is always locked from the inside.
Here is the blurb:
A locked room. A dead man. The cat is the only witness, and he isn’t talking.
A series of locked-room murders have been committed in sleepy little Long Beach, Washington, but as for the killer, Sheriff Matt Boulder has no idea why or who. When he calls in his friend, animal cop Denny Paris, much to his surprise, he gets Lynley Cannon too. This isn’t the first murder investigation for the sixty-something cat shelter volunteer. While the officers investigate one line of inquiry, Lynley and her buddy Frannie take a different approach. Their only clues are a cat found at the murder scene and a rich man’s missing wife, but thread by thread, they unravel a scheme more insidious than fiction.
The winner of last week’s Cover Reveal Contest is Kathleen Harmon! Congratulations, Kathleen! We hope you enjoy your Sleepyville Critters Cat Purse and wallet set!
For full disclosure, I have to tell you the judge of this week’s contest was Blaze since Tyler was exhausted from his Zoom session with the Northwest Independent Writers Association. Thanks, Blaze, for stepping up.
In a third Cat Conundrum Cover Reveal contest giveaway, I’m offering a sweet set of ceramic heart cat items. One is a 3″ heart-shaped ornament with a furry cat on the front, and the other is a 1.5″ handmade porcelain pin, “Calico Mom & Baby.”
For a chance to win, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Contest, Heart Cats in the subject line. Tyler the cat will choose the winner at random from the entries received. Sorry, U.S. addresses only. Drawing later this month TBA.
Cat Conundrum will be out October 29th, 2020 in celebration of National Cat Day. There will be lots more good news between now and then!