Another Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery in on the way!
Adventure Cat, Crazy Cat Lady mysteries #8 is coming in November, date to be announced,. We may not be quite ready for publication, but we have a cover and it’s wonderful! Again featuring cat art by Leslie Cobb, this one is titled “Here Comes Trouble” (© 2008 Leslie Cobb) and here is the story:
“I fostered Genevieve for Sunshine Rescue Group starting in 2007 because she had four different upper respiratory infections at the same time and the rescue had too many cats to give her the one-on-one attention her condition required. By the time she recovered, I couldn’t let her go so I finalized her adoption. She was one of my most affectionate cats, and it broke my heart when she died of cancer in 2020.” —Leslie Cobb
We decided to do something a little different with the Adventure Cat cover, and my cover artist Roslyn McFarland came up with the idea of repeating the painting into the border, giving a soft patterned effect. We looked at changing the covers of the rest of the series, but not all the paintings work with this format. This one sure does though..
From the back cover:
Five years ago, cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon discovered a gym bag in a warehouse. Inside the bag were a kitten, a cat toy, and ten thousand dollars. Then shots began to fly. Now, half a decade later, Lynley is thrown back with the very people from whom she’d been running.
Adventure cats, those fantastic felines who go boating, hiking, and traveling into the wilds! When Friends of Felines cat shelter starts their own adventure cat group, taking cats for strolls in the quiet parks of Portland, Lynley can’t wait to join up.
Then disaster happens! Dirty Harry slips out of his harness and runs up the Mt. Tabor hillside, leading Lynley on a merry chase. Finally she finds him resting in the arms of an enigmatic stranger named Carry.
Carry lives a solitary life in a bungalow at the top of the hill, surrounded by an amazing red-foliaged garden. Carry has a cat of her own, the very kitten Lynley rescued five years previous and been shot at for the effort! Suddenly Lynley finds herself embroiled in the caper that precipitated that long-ago encounter. She survived the first round, but can her luck continue to hold?
An elfin recluse, a handsome feline archaeologist, a stolen artifact, and one very special cat…
Watch for more about Adventure Cat as we work our way toward publication. Thanks to everyone for making this series an award-winning success!
Love the cover! And the story sounds good, too 😺
Thank you. I love it too! A little different from the others, but with the same Leslie Cobb artwork.
That cover is beautiful and I love the kitty paw through the flowers! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Thank you too!
We really like the pattern border. Really great cover
Thanks, Angel Timmy!
I’m looking forward to the book a lot! It sounds great, and I already know that it will be wonderful to read it. I must admit, I opted for the frame without a pattern in your survey, but of course, the contents is what matter most, not the cover. I became a bit worried, though, when I read your words “for the rest of the series.” So does that mean that you will terminate it in the forseeable future? I would miss it so much.
Katha, thank you so much, and don’t worry. I have no plan to end the series at this time. Lynley has lots more to do! I did look at redoing all the covers with the back-picture and decided against it, and I plan to go back to the plain cover for the nest instalment, Cat’s Play, coming next year.
This is wonderful news!! Thank you so much! A part of me has already started to look forward to Cat’s Play, too!
I love hearing that!