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Crazy Cat Lady Cozy: Cat Conundrum

Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mysteries. Purrrfectly delighted to introduce you all to Mollie Hunt and hand my blog over for a guest post on the dangers of cats and manuscripts!

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Cat Conundrum: Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery

Crazy Cat Lady CozyCat Conundrum (Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Independently Published (October 29, 2020)
Number of Pages: 292
Digital ASIN: B08KSK1531

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. As to the killer, Sheriff Matt Boulder has no idea who or why.

The sheriff needs help. He calls his friend, animal cop Denny Paris, and gets a surprise bonus: Lynley Cannon, amateur sleuth. This isn’t how the sixty-something cat shelter volunteer envisioned her beach vacation, but when Denny asks her to join him in the search, how can she refuse?

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.

But who will she tell when she turns out to be the one in the locked room?

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Tinkerbelle is looking at me from her bed behind my monitor where she does her best editing. She knows what I’m thinking. She knows I don’t have a clue what I’m about to write, and she knows I’m going to fudge my way through in spite of that. Cats know these things, but…

How do they know?

I turn slightly and see Tink is not alone; Little is also watching. She wants to see what I do next. She looks exceedingly smug, knowing that if she doesn’t like it, she will drift her feathery fur across my touch screen and make it disappear in a fizzle of pixel-fire.

“No, Little, no! It can’t be that bad. Can it?”

Crazy Cat Lady Cozy
The Cat Editors

There has been a lot of buzz on the internet lately about cat editors. You think we’re kidding? That the phrase, cat editor, is just a cute way of saying we like to work with a cat on our laps? Not true. Cats know a good story when they hear one, and since they are essentially telepathic, they often know a writer’s work before the writer does.

Tinkerbelle is purring as she pushes me for full disclosure. Okay, I admit my title is misleading: I don’t find cats scary; certainly not my own little clowder.

No, I’m not afraid of cats’ arsenal of arcane abilities. Bring them on, the more the better! The feline talent for reading my mind, and at times, influencing it, is a good thing—after all, what would a cat writer be without cats? The fact that my books revolve around cats doesn’t seem strange to me. When sometimes I find myself writing from their perspective, well, that’s not weird, is it? Someone needs to tell their stories.

When I have crazy cat lady dreams and wake up with a cat on my head, that’s just life with cats, right?

But sometimes when I close my eyes, I begin to purr…

Be afraid! Be furry afraid!

Note from author: Tinkerbelle, Little, and Big Red are reoccurring characters in my Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery Series. Along with several others, they make up the clowder of my hero, cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon. Cat Conundrum takes Lynley away from home, however, where she becomes entangled with some new cats, leaving her own cats’ involvement at a minimum. I let the trio help me pen this post so they wouldn’t feel bad about the omission. Tinkerbelle, Little, and Red will be back full force in the next of the series, Adventure Cat coming fall of 2021.

The Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mysteries: Books need not be read in order.

Cats’ Eyes (book #1)

Copy Cat (book #2)

Cat’s Paw (book #3)

Cat Call (book #4)

Cat Café (book #5)

Cosmic Cat (book #6)

Cat Noel (a Christmas novella)

Cat Conundrum (book #7)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Crazy Cat Lady CozyMore about the Crazy Cat Lady, Mollie Hunt

Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer.

Mollie is the author of 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. The 3rd in the series, Cat’s Paw, was a finalist for the 2016 Mystery & Mayhem Book Award. The 5th, Cat Café won the World’s Best Cat Litter-ary Award in 2019. The 6th, Cosmic Cat, is the winner of the Cat Writers Association Muse Medallion Award for Best Cat Mystery 2019.

Mollie’s sci-fantasy, Cat Summer (Fire Star Press) also won a Muse Medallion, this time for Best Cat Sci-fi Fantasy. Cat Summer is the first in her Cat Seasons Tetralogy where cats save the world from an evil older than history—twice! Mollie published a stand-alone mystery, Placid River Runs Deep, which delves into murder, obsession, and the challenge of chronic illness in bucolic southwest Washington.

Two of her short cat stories have been published in anthologies. She has a little book of Cat Poems as well.

Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, the Cat Writers’ Association, and the Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA). She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like Lynley, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.

To learn more about Mollie, click on her name, photo, or any of the following links: Blog, Amazon, Facebook, Five Star Author Page, Goodreads, and Twitter

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Mollie Hunt

    Thanks so much for featuring me and my kitties today!
    Meows, Mollie

    1. Elena Taylor

      Such a pleasure to have all of you on my blog!

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