Murder in the Cards: A Clean, Fun, Cozy Murder Mystery with Some Psychic Elements

Marla Bradeen
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Tiffany Swanson doesn't want to solve murders, she just wants to play poker. Unfortunately, the universe has other ideas.

 

Tiffany Swanson envisions big pots and big profits on her first day as a professional poker player. What she gets instead is the inside scoop to an unsolved murder. The image of the dead man comes to her in a flash—when she bumps into the victim's brother and picks up his memory of the crime scene. He's in Las Vegas with his buddies, celebrating his last weekend as a bachelor. Except right now he's doing more begging than celebrating as he tries to convince Tiffany to do some amateur sleuthing and help bring his brother's killer to justice. 

 

Tiffany intends to do nothing of the sort. She's not a police detective. She's not a private investigator. She's not even a true-crime aficionado. And she's definitely not telepathic—or so she's desperately trying to tell herself before she becomes another family black sheep like her kooky Vietnamese aunt Tuna. But all evidence indicates otherwise. And if there's a teeny, tiny chance she can help solve this homicide, doesn't she have an obligation to try? 


Hijinks and hilarity ensue when Tiffany reluctantly agrees to take on the case. But now she's only got one weekend to figure out "whodunit" before all the suspects flee town—taking their deadly secrets with them.


For fans of cozy mysteries with psychic and paranormal elements, clean murder mystery series, Asian women sleuth detectives, and fun, humorous fiction set in Las Vegas.

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About the author

Paige Sleuth is a pseudonym for mystery author Marla Bradeen. She plots murder during the day and fights for mattress space with her two rescue cats at night. When not attending to her cats' demands, she writes.

 

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Marla Bradeen
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Published on
Jul 1, 2018
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Pages
252
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Asian American
Fiction / City Life
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Women
Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language
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Welcome to Cherry Hills, where small-town life can be deadly.


Kat Harper fled Cherry Hills, Washington fifteen years ago never expecting to return. And she certainly never expected murder to strike so close to home.


Kat has barely settled into her new apartment when she spies her neighbor's cat Matty sitting on her doorstep. But Matty's not making a social call. The newly orphaned feline has just witnessed her owner's violent death.


But who would want to kill Mrs. Tinsdale? Was it one of her fellow animal rescue volunteers? A money-hungry daughter? Or a local veterinarian with something to hide?


If Kat wants to close the case, she's going to need Matty to lend a furry paw to solving the crime. But how do you convince a cat eyewitness to reveal "whodunit"?


All of the Cozy Cat Caper Mystery books can be enjoyed as standalones but will be better appreciated as part of the series. The books are light, fun cozy mystery novellas featuring an animal-loving female amateur sleuth, lovable and not-so-lovable quirky characters, and a page-turning mystery that needs solving. None of the books include cliffhangers, bad language, or graphic scenes. 


Books in the Cozy Cat Caper Mystery series:

Book 1: Murder in Cherry Hills (free ebook download)

Book 2: Framed in Cherry Hills

Book 3: Poisoned in Cherry Hills

Book 4: Vanished in Cherry Hills

Book 5: Shot in Cherry Hills

Book 6: Strangled in Cherry Hills

Book 7: Halloween in Cherry Hills

Book 8: Stabbed in Cherry Hills

Book 9: Thanksgiving in Cherry Hills

Book 10: Frozen in Cherry Hills

Book 11: Hit & Run in Cherry Hills

Book 12: Christmas in Cherry Hills

Book 13: Choked in Cherry Hills

Book 14: Dropped Dead in Cherry Hills

Book 15: Valentine’s in Cherry Hills

Book 16: Drowned in Cherry Hills

Book 17: Orphaned in Cherry Hills

Book 18: Fatal Fête in Cherry Hills

Book 19: Arson in Cherry Hills

Book 20: Overdosed in Cherry Hills

Book 21: Trapped in Cherry Hills

Book 22: Missing in Cherry Hills

Book 23: Crash in Cherry Hills

Book 24: Independence Day in Cherry Hills

Book 25: Checked Out in Cherry Hills

Book 26: Blackmail in Cherry Hills

Book 27: Last Supper in Cherry Hills


Fans of Lilian Jackson Braun (The Cat Who Series), Shirley Rousseau Murphy (Joe Grey Mystery Series), Liz Mugavero (Pawsitively Organic Mystery Series), Cate Conte (Cat Cafe Mysteries), Sofie Kelly (Magical Cats Mysteries), Sofie Ryan (Second Chance Cat Mysteries), Miranda James (Cat in the Stacks Mysteries), Kay Finch (Bad Luck Cat Mystery Series), and Ali Brandon (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series) are likely to enjoy this series as well.


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