THE CRAZY CAT LADY COZY MYSTERY SERIES, featuring Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip.
Cats’ Eyes, the 1st Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery
Lynley Cannon is the crazy cat lady, but she’s not quite crazy yet, though a bizarre connection to a bumbled heist and a double homicide has got her wondering. The fifty-something retiree usually enjoys her old Portland home with her clowder of rescue cats, but when elderly Fluffs drags in a dusky brown beach agate that turns out to be a priceless chocolate diamond, things change fast. The uncut stone, one of a pair called the Cats’ Eyes, has been stolen from its wealthy owner, but how it ended up a cat toy, even the robbers cannot guess. Threatened by theft, kidnapping, and murder, Lynley is determined to maintain her serenity, even if it means finding the crooks herself. With the police completely baffled, friends, family, and a hunky humane society investigator come on board to help. The killer, convinced that Lynley has the diamonds, is prepared to go to any lengths to get them back. Will Lynley live to clean the litter box another day?
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Copy Cats, The 2nd Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery
If your cat told you there was murder afoot, would you believe him? When cat-lady Lynley Cannon attends a workshop on animal communication–the psychic kind–she never dreams it could lead to a scheme both conniving and deadly. Someone is counterfeiting show cats, but that’s not the worst of it. Their techniques are savage and abusive, and Lynley must find the culprits before they do more harm. To compound matters, there’s a serial killer on the loose, mangling his victims with a gruesome cat-like claw. The crimes are connected, taking crazy to a whole new level.
Cat’s Paw, The 3rd Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery
Suspicion falls on a dear friend, and Lynley must fight through fear, assault, and her own anxiety disorder to keep from becoming another victim. It all comes down to cats in this 3rd Crazy Cat Lady mystery.
“Starting Cat’s Paw is a lot like a kitten tapping a colorful ball of yarn—soon a claw is caught and there’s no letting go until the whole thing is unwound… A fun read for all you wanna-be cat ladies and mystery fans.” —Ann Littlewood, author of the Zoo Mystery series.
Cat Call, The 4th Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery
When cat-handler Rhonda Kane is injured on the set of a TV mystery pilot, Lynley Cannon steps in to help. The sixty-something cat shelter volunteer is good with Rhonda’s identical red tabbies, but the production proves to be another story. Rumors fly of a mysterious “hex” causing mayhem and misfortune on set.
Hex, or a hoax?
A suspicious death is followed by murder, and Lynley enlists famed actor Ray Anderson and her own granddaughter Seleia to help expose a truth that could topple a career and destroy the show itself.
Cat Café, The 5th Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery
A body is discovered on the floor of the cat café, and all the black cats are missing!
Sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon always finds more trouble than a cat in catnip, but this time it’s not about her. Someone is targeting very senior citizens, and when Bea Landrew, the elderly owner of the Blue Cat café turns up dead, Lynley’s mom Carol could be next.
A black cat rescue, an antique photograph, an elaborate payback. Is this killer seeking justice or vengeance? With death as the objective, the results are the same.
Cosmic Cat, The 6th Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery
Who killed Captain Cat?
When the Captain is murdered at Bridgetown Comic-con and philanthropist Esmae Westhouse is arrested for the crime, sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon steps out of her comfort zone and into her Star Trek uniform to expose the real killer.
A decade-spanning love triangle, a band of vigilante cosplayers, a shady pharmaceutical company, and an ancient black cat named Kitty tie into a puzzling plot that has Lynley running in all directions. Lynley must stay ahead of a ruthless hit man if she is to make it out alive.
Winner of the CWA Muse Medallion for Mystery, 2019-2020
Cat Noel, a Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Christmas Novella
Lynley Cannon is dreading the Holidays. The sixty-something cat shelter volunteer would rather hang out with cats that brave her daughter’s soulless Christmas gala, so when a witch’s beloved kitty is catnapped, Lynley grabs the excuse to skip out on her social obligations.
Though Lynley knows little about the white witchcraft, Wicca, she does know cats and can’t decline a plea for help when one goes missing. Then the witch disappears as well. Lynley, compelled by her cat-like curiosity, sets out to search for the pair, but the task is daunting.
A freak snowstorm and a crazed captor take things in a dangerous direction. As Lynley endures the cold dark of confinement, the Christmas spirit brings a strength she never knew she possessed.
Cat Conundrum, the 7th Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery
A locked room. A dead man. The cat is the only witness, and he isn’t talking.
Locked-room murders are being committed in sleepy little Long Beach, Washington. Sheriff Matt Boulder has no idea who is doing them, or why. The sheriff needs help, but when he calls in his friend, animal cop Denny Paris, he gets amateur sleuth Lynley Cannon as well.
This isn’t how the sixty-something cat shelter volunteer envisioned her beach vacation, but she can’t resist a mystery. While the officers investigate one line of inquiry, Lynley takes a different approach. Her only clues—a cat found at the murder scene and a rich man’s missing wife—lead her, thread by thread, to a scheme more insidious than fiction.
Will she have time to disclose her findings before she ends up in the locked room?
THE CAT SEASONS TETRALOGY, cats saving the world!
Cat Summer, the Cat Seasons Tetralogy, Book 1
Lise has a special destiny: to help a clowder of sentient cats save the world from an evil older than history itself. It is a terrible battle, but Lise and her feline comrades prevail, putting an end to war, poverty, ignorance and want. The world is a better place.
Or is it?
A century later, it becomes clear that something has been lost. The new civilization produces no artists, no musicians, no scientists, no philosophers. Inertia has taken hold. Lise, now at the end of her life, must join her cat-friends once more to restore the Spark of the Human Spirit, but the goal cannot be reached without sacrifice.
Winner of the CWA Muse Medallion for Mystery, 2019-2020
Cat Winter, the Cat Seasons Tetralogy, Book 2
Nine were chosen. The task? Slip beyond time and help put right humanity’s wrongs. Slayter, the obsidian feline, is one of the selected few.
But something has gone wrong. Humans are dying in cruel and mysterious ways that should not be possible in time-stall. In the dark matter beyond our galaxy, a powerful anomaly has come into being. It’s single purpose, to devour the cosmos.
Magical transformations, daring rescues, a journey through time and space. Will Slayter and his companions succeed in defeating the malevolence before the universe is gone forever?
A STAND-ALONE MYSTERY
Placid River Runs Deep
When Ember Mackay learns she has a life-threatening illness, she flees to the old Placid River cabin, but instead of solace, she finds mystery, murder, and a revenge plot that has taken a generation to unfold.
Diagnosis: hepatitis C. It’s a shocker for Ember. In 2010, there is no cure and she is far too young to die. Ember needs time to process, so she makes for River Lane, the Southwest Washington summer community her grandparents established long ago. The old cabin holds happy memories, but can they ease this new grim reality that will change her life forever?
Her focus shifts when an elderly River Lane patriarch is found horribly murdered and his brother dies a mysterious death soon after. The handsome artist whom Ember hasn’t seen since childhood becomes friend, lover, and then protector, but his care may be coming too late. When a third neighbor is killed and the police are no nearer to discovering a motive—let alone the killer’s identity—it’s clear no one is safe.
CAT POEMS: For the Love of Cats
Let the mystery
that is cat
teach and inspire
those of us
who are merely human.
Celebrating love, loss, and life shared with the feline species.
The Dream Spinner, a Brief Fantasy
Morningstar is a cat with a special gift. He is a Dream Spinner, one who can weave the fabric of people’s dreams as they sleep. Morningstar’s talent is welcomed by the elderly residents of St. Joseph’s Care Facility until he is unwittingly swept into the nightmare world of a troubled woman. The distraught mind is a treacherous place; will Morningstar’s feline cunning be enough to get him out alive?
Winner of the CWA Muse Medallion Award for Best Short Story 2017-2018.
Cat’s Cradle, A Crazy Cat Lady short story
Lynley Cannon knows the sound of a cat in trouble, so when she hears plaintive mews coming from a gym bag on the floor of a vacant warehouse, she has no choice but to respond. Lynley isn’t the only one after that gym bag, however. As shots fly, Lynley and Kitten run for their lives.
Fantastic Feline Heroes (2018)
From honorable feline assassins to compassionate feline dream walkers, these cats are saving the world—at least for someone. This multi-author bundle pays tribute to every cat who has ever played hero, from little things to big.
Cat Tales 1 (2019)
No matter where you are, no matter what you are doing – cats are always watching you. Even when you think that cat is totally ignoring you, that cat is watching.
A Taste Of NIWA: Multi-Genre Novels By Members Of NIWA (2021)
The Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA) invites you to enjoy “A Taste of NIWA”. This bundle contains an assortment of novels, in various genres, written by members.