by Evinrude the handsome tiger cat from Lucy Burdette’s Key West food critic mysteries
Recently I read a post on Facebook in which readers were admiring the brand-new cover for Lucy's fifth Key West mystery, DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS.
But one ignorant person asked: Is there a rule that a cat must appear on every cozy mystery cover?
At first I thought I wouldn't even bother to answer such an absurd question. I am very, very busy these days, with extra jobs like keeping the dumb schnauzer on the houseboat next door guessing. (Sparky and I like to tease him when we see him tied out there until he barks his fool head off and makes his owner crazy. Hee hee hee: it doesn't take much to get that silly dog going.)
Anyway, if cats aren’t important, then why in the world were there 6 or 8 emails going back and forth between Lucy and her editor trying to decide which expression should be on my face?
If you think I’m joking, take a look at this version, the one with my fierce cat face. They decided they liked me smiling better--
Anyway, Lucy tells me I've said enough except that we're having a book giveaway today. All you have to do is leave a comment explaining why cats and cozies go together like...kibbles and milk...
And leave your email too, and tell us which book you want...(You can choose DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS, but it won't be out until December.)
DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS will be in bookstores on December 2. But you can pre-order it now at your favorite independent bookstore or at Barnes and Noble or Amazon. Or really anywhere books are sold...
Summer is here and the bloggers at Killer Characters are ready to celebrate. During June and July, we're having a Cozy Days of Summer Giveaway. There will be a winner every day. Leave a comment before midnight to be entered in that day’s drawing. Hurry! Because at midnight, the next drawing starts.