I can’t wait a moment longer!
There you have it, the beautiful cover for the 7th Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery, Cat Conundrum. Do you love it? I love it! I love Leslie’s use of color and texture to tell the story of the cat and the birds. The name of the piece is “Gossip.” Here is a note from Leslie:
The cover painting is called “Gossip.” In my imagination, the bird on the left is telling the cat something, while the one above is saying, “Don’t tell the cat! It’s a secret!”
Check out this and other works by Leslie Cobb, Cat Artist here.
Cat Conundrum is a convoluted tale of mystery, intrigue, and cats. I chose this painting because one of the cats featured in the story is a silver Maine Coon who I picture looking much like this one. He is found at the scene of a murder, locked in the room with the victim. Since the poor boy badly needs someone to foster him during the investigations into the crime, Lynley Cannon steps up for the job. For lack of any other identification, she calls him Seaview after the little coastal town where he was found.
Seaview was a witness to the death, but as much as Lynley tries to purr-suade him to spill his secrets, he keeps his sly cat lips tightly shut. As his roots are revealed, however, Lynley finds he has more to tell than she could have ever guessed.
Cat Conundrum will be released on National Cat Day, October 29th. Stay tuned for more about the launch party
The winner of last week’s Cover Reveal Contest is Jane Dietz! Congratulations, Jane! We hope you enjoy your ceramic heart cat set!
One Last Contest!
In a final Cat Conundrum Cover Reveal contest giveaway, I’m offering a signed paperback copy of Cat Conundrum, sent to you before it comes out! That’s right. The winner will be able to read Cat Conundrum before anyone else (aside from me and my editor, of course)!
For a chance to win, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Contest, Conundrum Book 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.
More Fun To Come!
With all this time sitting at home, I’m planning more Cat Conundrum fun. Next will be a series of posts highlighting different items from the book. Since this tale takes place when Lynley travels to the coast, I’ll be sure to include some beachy parts. I’ll get some excerpts going to peak interest, and feature lots to do with cats.
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!