Tuesday, August 4, 2015

There’s Something about that Woman

by Detective Niles Olson, Minneapolis Homicide Division
from the FAT CAT series by Janet Cantrell

See below for a giveaway!

Niles Olson, homicide detective here. I’ve just finished dictating my reports for the day. I love my job, all but the paperwork—and one other part of the job. I don’t like unsolved cases. I’m wrapping up my day, ready to go home, but there’s one person I can’t get off my mind. Chase Oliver, the Bar None co-owner. The one with that crazy cat.

I know it should be suspicious that she manages to get herself into the middle of some very bad situations. But I’ll never believe she has a bad bone in her lovely body. I almost feel guilty that I called her in for a cognitive interview. She’s so susceptible that I had her half hypnotized. What a sharp mind she has. When I asked her to close her mind and recall every detail from the scene of the crime, she came through like a champ.

All the time she was remembering things and I was droning on as softly as I could, I was just waiting for her to open those almost-blue, almost-gray eyes. She doesn’t know it, but I could gaze into those eyes all day and all night.

But I’m a professional. I can’t get attracted to someone who might, very remotely, be involved in murders.

FAT CAT SPREADS OUT is the second mystery in the Fat Cat series. Please
check Janet’s webpage for links.

A booth at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect opportunity for Charity “Chase” Oliver and Anna Larson to promote their Bar None bakery business. Unfortunately, plus-sized pussycat Quincy has plans for their delicious dessert bars other than selling them to customers. After tearing through their inventory, Quincy goes roaming the fairgrounds in search of more delights.

But what he finds is murder. 

I MUST celebrate the new cover for the third book FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE! I'm giving away 3 copies of FAT CAT SPREADS OUT, with Fat Cat sticky notes. Please comment below (include your email or message it to me) before Saturday, the 8th, when I'll pick a winner. Thanks for coming by!



58 comments:

  1. Love the cover. And want to see what is going on with Niles and Chase. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  2. FAT CAT SPREADS OUT sounds like a fun mystery! I like how Quincy sneakily eats the inventory (at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair booth). He sounds so mischievous. :-)
    Thank you for the giveaway, and congrats on your new book.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I love cozy mysteries, especially those in which cats play a significant role—thanks for the chance to win a copy of Fat Cat Spreads Out!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  4. These sound like such fun books to read. I love animals in them
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  5. Terrific covers! I love the fact that the series takes place in Minneapolis, which is just a few minutes north of me on 35W.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  6. Love the covers and the setting! Not too many in my homestate! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. What a cute expression on the kitty's face! Is Niles going to provide a touch of romance in this book? Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  8. WOW, love this cover:) Can't wait to find out what happens at the party:) The punch looks good.
    Pennymarks@frontier.com

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  9. I just recently picked up the first book in this series so I'm really ready for more Fat Cat! Thanks for the opportunity to win! stclairck@gmail.com

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  10. Covers are better each time. Read the first in the series and look forward to reading more - winning one always helps :). Dhg@debrahgoldstein.com

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  12. Love the covers of your books!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  13. I love this series. My favorite mysteries are the ones that have a kitty and food. The covers of your books are gorgeous. I'm really looking forward to the next book! srstrawn@msn.com

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  14. I love this series! Thanks for the chance to win. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  15. Such a great cover! This series is on my TBR list. :)

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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  16. Sounds so good and I love Fat Cat. kphans08@gmail.com

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  17. Delightful and very special. Thanks for this lovely feature and great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. The covers of your books are cute! The cat looks so adorable!
    c_mitchell1998(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I adore the covers of the books! Love mysteries that have dogs and cats in them. Thank for the chance to win the book.
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  20. Love the title and the cover! Fat Cat is a "cool cat", in my book! :)

    patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  21. Whoever did the Fat Cat Takes the Cake cover is a genius. The paw on the rim of the punch bowl. The look on Quincy's face clearly said "This is mine. Right?" Love the synopsis. Have not yet had the pleasure of reading the Fat Cat Series. but would love to do so. So I am hoping. Della. deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  22. Quincy is going to cause more meyhem? Cover looks cool.
    Bettyjo.english@gmail.com

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  23. Quincy is going to cause more meyhem? Cover looks cool.
    Bettyjo.english@gmail.com

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  24. Quincy is going to cause more meyhem? Cover looks cool.
    Bettyjo.english@gmail.com

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  25. Quincy looks so much like my sons cat, Boba Fett! Boba is bigger than their 4 month old baby girl.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  26. Would love to have this book.
    The cover is so cool

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  27. Even without knowing what the books were about, I would be drawn to them by the cute covers, Thanks for the info on your blog.
    robeader53@yahoo.com

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  28. I have been very interested in reading these books. I had a cat that weighed 25 pounds once, but he wasn't fat. ;) He really was a very large cat.
    lizstraw at sbcglobal dot net

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  29. The cat on the cover is so cute. Reminds me of my favorite cat, Punkin! Looking forward to reading the Fat Cat Takes the Cake. Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  30. This is a fun series. I really enjoy Fat Cat. Congrats on the new one.

    gibsobk at hiwaay dot net

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  31. This looks like a fun series. I would love a chance to read this.
    vabedel@aol.com

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  32. I'm new to the FAT CAT Series, but can't wait to get started. Loving the covers too.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  33. Love Quincy!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  34. This is my absolute favorite cozy series. I adore Quincy. itsacatslife17(at) yahoo dot com

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  35. I would LOVE a copy of Fat Cat Spreads Out with sticky notes. I love Quincy. He reminds me of my fat cat. Those covers are truly amazing. Love them.

    Lauigl [at] carolina [dot] rr [dot] com

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  36. love cozy mysteries and this one sounds awesome -- love your new cover --- jody.714@hotmail.com

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  37. Great covers. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at) yahoo(dot) com

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  38. How gratifying, after my hard work on these books, to see how many people already know about them and like them! LOVE all of you!

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  39. I love these covers! Great cozy mystery series! Thanks for the chance to win! luvs2read4fun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Sounds like a delightful read! Thanks for the opportunity!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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  41. I really enjoy mysteries with cats in them. They tend to make them more lively. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  42. Just seeing the cat on the cover almost guarentees that I'm going to enjoy them.
    jluebke@frontier.com

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  43. Would love to read Fat Cat Spreads Out -- I have heard such good things about this series! Thanks for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  44. The covers are adorable!! catslady5@aol.com

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  45. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance. Love the covers. Looks like my Youie, my orange tabby I lost in March after 17 years.

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  46. Aww what a cute bookcover. Love cozy mystery.

    xzjh04@ Gmail .com

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  47. I love the covers of your books! Would love to read the 2nd book, enjoyed the first.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Elisanabby at gmail dot com

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  48. I loved Fat Cat at Large.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  49. This series sounds wonderful-requesting the books from my local library as I type! Would love to win!

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  50. whoops-forgot my email ambersalley at msn dot com

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  51. I really love books where cats are the stars!

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  52. oops, I forgot to put my email, as others :)
    elianne@gmail.com

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  53. I think Quincy must be the real star of the series. At least he is the star of the book covers. The art is beautiful!
    ncroessner @ comcast.net

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  54. Love this cover....Fat Cat looks like a rascal as they say here. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  55. Love this cover....Fat Cat looks like a rascal as they say here. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  56. Saturday morning! Random.org has picked three of you. Thank you ALL for your interest! I'll email all three of you for your physical address. brookeb811 at gmail dot com JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com patucker54 (at aol dot com) Thanks again!

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