When the Cat's Away

Proverbial Crime Mysteries

Book 2
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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From USA Today bestselling author Dane McCaslin...

Mystery writer Caro Layton-Browning has a bad case of writer's block and boredom—a very dangerous combination. Looking for something to distract her, she pays a visit to her newest neighbor, Meredith Holmes, the proprietor of a kitschy bookstore called Murder by the Book. When Meredith confides in Caro concerning an on-going battle with the president of the Seneca Meadows Chamber of Commerce, Caro jumps at the chance to liven things up a bit. Vowing to give "the dragon lady," Lucia Scarantelli, a piece of her mind, Caro takes Meredith downtown to confront the issue head-on.

 

Apparently someone else had the same idea. When Caro literally stumbles over the body of a very dead Lucia, she becomes determined to find out who did it—before hubby, Gregory, returns from a business trip to England. Teaming up with Meredith, Caro starts an investigation that uncovers a stolen goods ring which stretches from New York City to Seneca Meadows.

 

With just enough information to make her a threat to the bad guys, Caro begins to worry that this could be her last case...and possibly the end of her life.

 

Proverbial Crime Mysteries:

A Bird in the Hand – book #1

The Pen is Mightier – short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection

When the Cat's Away – book #2

 

What people are saying about Dane McCaslin's books:

 

"A BIRD IN THE HAND has delightful characters, a cozy setting, and a clever plot...what more could you want from a mystery?"

~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling mystery author

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About the author

Dane McCaslin, USA Today bestselling author of the new Proverbial Crime mystery series, resides in the state of Arizona with her very patient husband. She has been writing all of her life: poetry, short stories, journals, letters (yes, those old-fashioned epistles that require pen and paper), and now she brings her talents to the cozy mystery genre.

In addition to being an author, Dane McCaslin is an educator. She currently teaches advanced language arts classes for grade 11; additionally, she teaches beginning writing classes at the local university. Being an educator is an important part of her life, and passing on her passion for reading and writing is one of her great joys.
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Publisher
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Published on
Mar 3, 2016
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Pages
186
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ISBN
9781943587353
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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Book 1
From USA Today bestselling author Dane McCaslin...

Take two British expats, transplant them to upstate New York where the local HOA is worshipped and neighbors spy on each other for fun, and you have the makings of murder gone amok.

Caro Layton-Browning, an accomplished writer of mysteries, never imagined she would unwittingly stumble into a series of real-life murders good enough to be in her own books. But when the Cat Lady next door, who Caro is convinced is out to make life miserable for her, is found dead among her feline collection, Caro finds herself in trouble far more dangerous than her neighborhood HOA has ever dished out before. Suddenly she and her professor hubby, Gregory, find themselves on the trail of a murderer far more sinister than Caro's imagination could conjure up. 

 

As the bodies begin to pile up in picturesque Seneca Meadows, Caro sees the possibility of a plot for her newest book, and the killer sees someone who needs to be moved out of the way…permanently.  

 

**First book in the new Proverbial Crime mystery series! **

 

What people are saying about Dane McCaslin's books:

 

"A BIRD IN THE HAND has delightful characters, a cozy setting, and a clever plot...what more could you want from a mystery?"

~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling mystery author

 

"For those of you who enjoy cozy mysteries, this one is a winner."

 

"This is a great mystery with unexpected twists, turns and surprises."

 

"So good I absolutely couldn't put it down."

 

"This is a delightful book to snuggle up with on a weekend! The characters come to life with plot twists, humor, and suspense. It totally captured me and left me wanting more!"

Ellie Ashe
22 summer themed short stories by bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside! **Recipes included!**

 

Stories include:

One Red Cent (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries) by Ellie Ashe

Brunettes Just Wanna Have Fun (Gilda Wright Mysteries) by Diane Bator

A Spot of Murder (Cookies & Chance Mysteries) by Catherine Bruns

Queenie Baby: On Location (Queenie Baby Mysteries) by Christina A. Burke

Done in the Sun by Mary Jo Burke

Hard to Control (Hard Targets) by Wendy Byrne

Lesson in Fear (Schooled in Murder series) by Tracy D. Comstock

Ice Cream Bombes & Stolen Thongs (Poppy Peters Mysteries) by A. Gardner

Barbecue & Bad Juju (Culinary Competition Mysteries) by Janel Gradowski

A Killing in the Market (Danger Cove Mysteries) by Gin Jones & Elizabeth Ashby

Fun to Fiasco (Misty Newman Mysteries) by Gina LaManna

Scout Camp Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries) by Leslie Langtry

Heating Up the Night (Heroes of the Night) by Nicole Leiren

Killer Conch Shell (Health Nut Mysteries) by Patrice Lyle

The Pen is Mightier (Proverbial Crime Mysteries) by Dane McCaslin

Backyard Bar-be-Feud (Working Stiff Mysteries) by Kerri Nelson

Mr. Montana by Ellyn Oaksmith

Motion for Misfits (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Rey

Mystic Mojo (Mystic Isle Mysteries) by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

Blondes' Night Out (Barb Jackson Mysteries) by Anna Snow

Caper at Castle Rock (Amelia Grace Rock 'n' Roll Mysteries) by Anne Marie Stoddard

48 Hours in New York by Stacey Wiedower

Ellie Ashe
22 summer themed short stories by bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside! **Recipes included!**

 

Stories include:

One Red Cent (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries) by Ellie Ashe

Brunettes Just Wanna Have Fun (Gilda Wright Mysteries) by Diane Bator

A Spot of Murder (Cookies & Chance Mysteries) by Catherine Bruns

Queenie Baby: On Location (Queenie Baby Mysteries) by Christina A. Burke

Done in the Sun by Mary Jo Burke

Hard to Control (Hard Targets) by Wendy Byrne

Lesson in Fear (Schooled in Murder series) by Tracy D. Comstock

Ice Cream Bombes & Stolen Thongs (Poppy Peters Mysteries) by A. Gardner

Barbecue & Bad Juju (Culinary Competition Mysteries) by Janel Gradowski

A Killing in the Market (Danger Cove Mysteries) by Gin Jones & Elizabeth Ashby

Fun to Fiasco (Misty Newman Mysteries) by Gina LaManna

Scout Camp Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries) by Leslie Langtry

Heating Up the Night (Heroes of the Night) by Nicole Leiren

Killer Conch Shell (Health Nut Mysteries) by Patrice Lyle

The Pen is Mightier (Proverbial Crime Mysteries) by Dane McCaslin

Backyard Bar-be-Feud (Working Stiff Mysteries) by Kerri Nelson

Mr. Montana by Ellyn Oaksmith

Motion for Misfits (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Rey

Mystic Mojo (Mystic Isle Mysteries) by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

Blondes' Night Out (Barb Jackson Mysteries) by Anna Snow

Caper at Castle Rock (Amelia Grace Rock 'n' Roll Mysteries) by Anne Marie Stoddard

48 Hours in New York by Stacey Wiedower

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