Purrs and Peril

Norwegian Forest Cat Café

Book 1
Jinty James
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A cat café


Who is the killer?

Lauren Crenshaw and her Norwegian Forest Cat Annie run their own certified cat café in the picturesque small town of Gold Leaf Valley, Northern California. Lauren’s fun cousin Zoe helps out as well.

Lauren, Annie, and Zoe are shocked when one of their favorite customers is poisoned. Steve came into the café nearly every day – but who wanted him dead?

The trio find themselves suspecting their customers – even elderly Mrs. Finch, whom Lauren thinks of as a substitute grandmother, doesn’t escape their scrutiny.

The new (and attractive!) police detective warns them off the case. But Annie, the Norwegian Forest Cat, seems to have a nose for sniffing out trouble.

Can Lauren, Annie, and Zoe catch the killer before the killer catches them?

This is a humorous, clean, cat cozy mystery with female amateur sleuths – and a gorgeous Norwegian Forest Cat!


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About the author

Jinty James grew up reading Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and Secret Seven mysteries, as well as all the Nancy Drew books. Later on, she graduated to mysteries written by Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Peters, and many other authors. It was her dream to one day write her own cozy mystery, and now she has, with plans for many more. 

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Mar 15, 2019
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Cats & Dogs
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Culinary
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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Murder at the hair salon!

Can cat café owner Lauren, her cousin Zoe, and Annie, the gorgeous Norwegian Forest Cat, discover who the killer is?


When Zoe gives her cousin Lauren a disastrous “trim”, they run to the new hairdresser in town, who manages to fix Lauren’s hair. While they’re there, an angry customer storms into the salon, complaining about her perm.


A few days later, Lauren and Zoe are shocked to discover the angry customer strangled right in front of the salon!


Who is a suspect? Brooke, the new hair stylist? The victim’s best friend? Or the victim’s ex-husband who is just recovering from their bitter divorce?


Meanwhile, Zoe’s fledgling romance with Chris is going well, and she’s talking about double dating with Lauren and Mitch.


When Lauren catches a cold, Zoe runs the café on her own – with help from Annie. After Lauren recovers, the trio start sleuthing …


But when they find a clue, the killer catches them in the act! Is it too late for Lauren, Zoe, and Annie? Or can Annie show them a way to escape in time?


This is a humorous, clean, cat cozy mystery with female amateur sleuths, cupcake talk – and Annie, the Norwegian Forest Cat!


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A new cozy mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Follow gardener and amateur sleuth Doreen Montgomery—and her amusing and mostly lovable cat, dog, and parrot—as they catch murderers and solve crimes in lovely Kelowna, British Columbia.

Riches to rags. … Chaos calms. … Crime quiets. … But does it really?

After getting involved in two murder cases in the short time she’s lived in picturesque Kelowna, divorcee and gardener Doreen Montgomery has developed a reputation almost as notorious as her Nan’s. The only way to stop people from speculating, is to live a life of unrelieved boredom until the media and the neighbors forget about her. And Doreen aims to do just that with a tour of Kelowna’s famed Carnation Gardens. Plants, more plants, and nothing whatsoever that anyone could object to. 

But when she sees a fight between a beautiful young woman and her boyfriend, she can’t help but be concerned. Concerned enough that she follows the couple out of the parking lot and through town. And when gunshots interrupt the placid afternoon, it’s too late to worry about how her nemesis, Corporal Mack Moreau, will feel about her getting involved in yet another of his cases. 

With bodies turning up in the carnations, and a connection to a cold case of a missing child from long ago, Doreen has her hands full, not least with trying to keep her involvement in the investigations a secret from her Nan, Mack Moreau, and especially the media. But someone’s keeping up with Doreen’s doings… and that someone can’t afford for her to find the answers to the questions she’s asking.

Drowned in a vat of bubbling mocha. Can Maddie prove it was murder with her new found witchy abilities?

Please note: This book was formerly called Magic, Mocha and Murder.

Recipe Included!

Maddie is all set to compete in a big barista competition in Seattle, when tragedy strikes. The elegant female judge is found dead, drowned in a big vat of bubbling mocha!

Requested by the police to stay in Seattle overnight, Maddie and her best friend Suzanne are determined to discover who the murderer is.

But once they return home to Estherville, will it really be that simple? The full moon means another spell is revealed to Maddie, but is it one that will help her catch the killer?

What will happen when she returns to Seattle the following weekend to finish competing? Is Maddie next on the killer’s list? And what about Trixie, Maddie’s Persian familiar? Will she be able to help Maddie from one hundred miles away – at home in Estherville?

If you like reading clean paranormal murder mysteries featuring a good witch, mystical cats, and fun sidekicks, then this might be the perfect series for you!

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