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Whether serving as a confidant to a real sleuth, solving crimes themselves or aiding their human IMG_0163detective partners by pointing out clues, these nosy cats are sure to entertain.
 

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Garrison Allen

“Big Mike” series.  Penelope Warren and Big Mike, the cat who presides over the Mycroft & Co. bookstore, discover the body of Louise Fletcher on their doorstep, and they search for a cunning killer with nine lives.

Marian Babson

Lorinda Lucas series and other stand-alone novels.  Lorinda Lucas is a mystery writer living in Brimful Coffers, a picaresque British village, with her two cats Had-I and But-Known who find themselves in the thick of local intrigue.

Cynthia Baxter

Reigning Cats and Dogs series.  When veterinarian Jessica Popper and her canine companions uncover a half-buried corpse during a house call to a local horse farm, she teams up with sometimes lover PI Nick Burby to help her discover who wanted the victim, a notorious PR mogul, dead.

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who… series. This prolific series centers around the life of former newspaper reporter, James Qwilleran, and his two Siamese cats, KoKo and Yum-Yum, in the fictitious small town of Pickax located in Moose County “400 miles north of everywhere.”

Rita Mae Brown

Mrs. Murphy series.  Mary Minor Haristeen, postmistress of Crozet, Virginia, joins forces with her willful cat, Mrs. Murphy, and her Welsh corgi, Tucker, to investigate a series of bizarre postcards sent to the town’s inhabitants that forecast impending death.

Carole Nelson Douglas

Midnight Louie series. Freelance public relations expert Temple Barr teams up with Midnight Louie, the sleuthing tomcat, to investigate the murder of a publisher at the Las Vegas American Booksellers Association convention and the kidnapping of Baker & Taylor’s feline corporate mascots from their ABA booth.

Miranda James

Cat in the Stacks series. There’s a cat in the stacks… …and he makes the purr-fect partner for a librarian-turned-sleuth. Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris-and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous bestselling novelist, Godfrey Priest. But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the bestseller lists- permanently, and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town’s past to find a killer.

Evan Marshall

Jane Stuart and Winky series. Jane Stuart, a widowed young mother and literary agent who has a penchant for sleuthing, and her feline partner, Winky, attempt to locate Jane’s nanny Marlene, who has mysteriously disappeared.

Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Joe Grey series. Joe Grey, a cat, discovers that he can understand, speak and read human language and feel such human emotions as guilt and sympathy, but when he witnesses Beckwith’s murder, he begins to wish that he was just a regular cat.

Laurien Berenson.  Raining Cats and Dogs.

It’s an all-new case for Melanie: a husband, an eight-year-old son and, count them, five poodles. Finding a new, bigger house is at the top of her agenda. To add to the mayhem. Melanie has got the task of keeping an eye on her disconcertingly beautiful new neighbor, whose absent husband is nearly as worrisome as her seven wander outdoor cats. Melanie’s poodles are constantly being provoked by the frisky felines. Melanie is not going to let all of the chaos in her life deter her from enrolling her dog Faith in obedience school. The South Avenue Obedience Club to be exact, which seems to be a fun challenge. Melanie is especially eager to bring faith to the group’s program at the Winston Pumpernill Nursing Home. Obedience club member Paul Lennox initiated the outings to please his Great Aunt Mary and the other dog lovers at Winston Pumpernill. All is nice and good at Pumpernill, that is until Aunt Mary is tragically found suffocated during Melanie’s first visit. Melanie’s investigative pedigree quickly comes to light and the club members urge her to track the killer. Suspects, motives and opportunities are plentiful. Melanie simply has to sniff out the culprit — and watch her back.

 Susan Conant. Scratch the Surface.

Introducing a great new series and a terrific new sleuth in Felicity Pride , (herself an author of a series of popular cat mysteries). Now Felicity’s facing a real mystery when she finds a cat-and a corpse-on her doorstep. Who was he? Who killed him? And what publicity value could it all have for her newest novel? The answers may lie with an avid pet-hater; a highbrow professor who’s read every cat mystery ever written; or perhaps with Felicity’s own number-one rival in the field, a reclusive, bestselling author. With a burly, kilt-wearing detective on her side, Felicity must sort out a case more puzzling than any she’s ever plotted on paper.

Kinky Friedman. When the Cat’s Away.

When wisecracking Kinky Friedman sets out on a search for his editor’s missing cat he finds himself unexpectedly involved with drug-centered gang wars, a beautiful woman, and a couple of macabre murders.

Kinky Friedman. Meanwhile Back at the Ranch.

Investigating the disappearance of an eleven-year-old autistic boy, Kinky Friedman is also challenged to discover the whereabouts of a missing cat and enlists the help of Steve Rambam, an octogenarian with poor eyesight.

 Nicola Furlong. Plots and Pans.

A Church Choir Mystery.

Gilbert Morris. What the Cat Dragged In.

In their debut mystery, Jacques and Cleo and their owner…or rather the human they own, Kate Forrest, and her son, Jeremy, move to a beautiful beach house in Gulf Shores, Alabama, left to Kate by a distant relative. The catch is that another distant relative, wannabe novelist (and bonafide cat-hater) Jake Novak, has also inherited an interest in the house. Undeterred, Kate and Jeremy move in the downstairs quarters and Jake takes the separate apartment upstairs. Then, when a murder occurs…everyone is stumped–but feline sleuths Jacques and Cleo come to the rescue and reveal the identity of the killer.

Gilbert Morris. The Cat’s Pajamas.

Hollywood comes into the lives of the newest residents of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Jake Novak and Kate Forrest have settled into the beautiful beach house left to them by a distant relative. Cat-hating Jake busies himself working on his novel in his upstairs apartment, while Kate gets involved in a beach ministry to young people. When New Leaf Productions arrives to film a movie, the locals are fascinated by the glamor of the actors. But when a cast member is murdered, followed quickly by a second killing, the town of Gulf Shores becomes worried. Jacques the Ripper has solved one murder and when he and Cleo are recruited to be in the movie, Jacques throws himself into nosing around for clues–and a murderer.

Gilbert Morris. When the Cat’s Away.

Readers of mysteries and cat lovers alike will devour this third whodunit in the Jacques & Cleo, Cat Detectives series by bestselling author, Gilbert Morris. When White Sands, Alabama, is chosen as the location for an international cat show,cat lovers from all over the world flock to the beach. Jake Novak is disgusted at the idea of people fawning over cats, but his downstairs housemate, Mary Katherine Forrest, is delighted. And when the favorite pedigreed cat is kidnapped, however, the cat-loving world is shocked. Then other favored contestants disappear and Jake is hired to solve the catnapping. As the plot thickens, the friends of Jake and Mary Katherine are drawn into the chase.  Beverly Devona Hunt, Enola Stern, and Oceola Plank join forces to run the catnapper to a blazing finish–aided of course, by Jacques the Ripper…

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