Synopses & Reviews
Izzy McHale wants her new Trendy Tails Pet Boutique in Merryville, Minnesota, to be the height of canine couture and feline fashions. But in a week of wedding bells, someone is about to hold their peace
forever. Love is in the air, and Izzy is hard at work coordinating two special weddings at Trendy Tails. First, Izzys friend and mentor, Ingrid, will be tying the knot with her old flame. And a week later, Izzy will host pupptials” for two lovable dogs.
But even with the hullabaloo, the Trendy Tails crew is intrigued by Daniel, an enigmatic writer boarding above the shop whos caught the attention of Izzys zany aunt Dolly, who gossips like most people breathe.
Unfortunately, its Daniel who stops breathing when he drops dead at the altar on Ingrids wedding day. Then Dolly is found at the scene with the murder weapon, and its up to Izzy, her Trendy Tails pals, and her scrappy pets, Packer and Jinx, to find a killer before the two affianced doggies bark down the aisle
Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson never wanted to be the crazy cat lady. But after Owen and Hercules followed her home, she realized her mind wasn't playing tricks on her-her cats have magical abilities.
When the body of elderly do-gooder Agatha Shepherd is found near Kath's favorite local café, she knows Owen's talent for turning invisible and Hercules's ability to walk through walls will give the felines access to clues Kath couldn't get without arousing suspicion. Someone is hiding some dark secrets-and it will take a bit of furtive investigating to catch the cold-hearted killer.
When cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to help a local animal shelter relocate a colony of feral cats living in an abandoned textile mill, she never expects to find a woman living there, too. Jeannie went missing from Mercy, South Carolina, a decade ago, after her own daughters disappearance.
Jeannie refuses to leave the mill or abandon Boots, her cat who died years ago. After all, she and Boots feel the need to protect the premises from creepers” who come in the night. After Jeannie is hurt in an accident and is taken away, those who've come to town to help repurpose the mill uncover a terrible discovery.. As the wheels start turning in Jillians mind, a mysterious new feline friend aids in her quest to unearth a long-kept and dark secret.
Aging eccentric James Delacorte asks Charlie the librarian to do an inventory of his rare book collection-but the job goes from tedious to terrifying when James turns up dead. Relying on his cat Diesel to paw around for clues, Charlie has to catch the killer before another victim checks out.
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A serial killer with a peculiar penchant for City Hall interns is on the loose in San Francisco, and its up to meand my two cats, Rupert and Isabellato put a stop to the spree. Unfortunately, worrying about my uncle Oscars failing health and assisting with the interim mayors Americas Cup regatta doesnt leave me with much opportunity to chase down clues.
Could the key to apprehending the killer be found in San Franciscos sailing history? The first European vessel to pass through the Golden Gate contained a familiar cast of humanand felinepassengers as well as an elusive killer who used a similar murder weapon. Will the past catch up to the present in time to crack the case?
About the Author
Rebecca M. Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cats and Curios Mysteries, including How to Paint a Cat and How to Wash a Cat, as well as the Mystery in the Islands Mysteries, including Aground on St. Thomas, Afoot on St. Croix, and Adrift on St. John. She lives in western Colorado with her feline writing associateswhen shes not off researching future books set in San Francisco, the Caribbean, or wherever else her wandering spirit takes her.