Friday, December 4, 2015

Leave it to Chase and Quincy

by Chase Oliver
from the FAT CAT series by Janet Cantrell




GIVEAWAY BELOW

As the sign says, leave the investigating to me, an amateur sleuth. So far, my record is pretty good! I’ve tracked down several killers while keeping the Bar None dessert bar shop running, handling my employees and their problems, and chasing Quincy, my cat. He can move surprisingly fast for such a tubby guy, and he likes to scoot out the door whenever he can.

Good luck getting cookies from the cops, though. Just sayin’.

I’ll admit that I have a partner at the shop, Anna Larson, who is practically my grandmother. Really, I couldn’t do it without her.

Since Quincy is reading over my shoulder and giving me a steady stare, I’ll also admit that he has helped catch the bad guys more than once. Wait, is that why he’s staring at me? Or does he just want his din dins? Look at the time. I’d better feed him.

While I’m getting his Kitty Patty warmed up to put on top of his diet food (he won’t eat it otherwise), I’ll turn this over to my author.

It’s me, Janet, the author. ‘Tis the season and I’m feeling generous. I find that I have five more copies of the second book in the series, FAT CAT SPREADS OUT, to give away to five readers for Seasons Readings. I’ll include bookmarks and cute Fat Cat sticky notes, too! Please leave your email below by midnight tomorrow, 12/5, (EST) to win.


FAT CAT SPREADS OUT is the second mystery in the Fat Cat series. (Please
check Janet’s webpage for preorder links for the third book, FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE, coming in April.) 


Below is a teaser for the giveaway book.


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. One of the top contenders in a butter-sculpting contest has been killed, and Chase is churning on the inside when she sees Quincy’s handsome veterinarian, Dr. Mike Ramos, being led away by the police. With a little help from a kitty with butter on his whiskers, Chase needs to find the real killer and clear the doctor’s good name…

Includes recipes for people and cats!

58 comments:

  1. Love the cover of your book and I would really Love to win your contest!! Thanks for this chance to win!!
    Happy holidays!!

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  2. A great teaser thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  3. I don't have a Fat Cat, but I do have a Pudgy Pug who has the stare for your din-din thing down cold. And I think he can tell time. He also does it when it's time for his medication that the vet recommended he have with a little chicken and rice. Good excerpt and great giveaway. Thanks!
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  4. I laughed when I read about Quincy staring at her! I think he understood her and was unhappy he didn't get more credit for his crime solving ability (plus he needs his din-din).
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. This post made me smile. What a nice way to start the day. thanks
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks! I love a humourous cozy and I am sure Quincy will make me smile!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. We do have a butter sculpture made of Princess Kay of the Milky Way every year at the MN State Fair! I love that this series is set in Minneapolis - just a few minutes north of me,
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  9. I can't wait to read this after the teaser! Thanks for the chance!
    karen.kenyon@rogers.com

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  10. Thank you for the chance to win! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  11. I was hooked at the Amateur sleuth graphic!
    Quincy reminds me of my former coconspirator Brutus. We had a decade of good times together.

    wismomworks@gmail.com

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  12. I just want to cuddle Quincy! Love this series!

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  13. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  14. I really enjoy fat cat and would love to win this book.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  15. I have never heard of this series but i can't wait to add it to my must read list! utaker555@gmail.com

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  16. Adorable series and giveaway. Thanks for this great feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Fat Cat is a sweetheart and very photogenic. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. This is a new to me series, always looking for something new to read.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  19. Would love to have this one. mjhopper@cox.net

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  20. This is a new to me author ... thank you for the introduction.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  21. Putting a cat on a diet is about as hopeless as trying to herd a bunch of cats!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  22. I have read the first book in this series, but not the second so thank you for the chance to win! Also, I wanted to say that I love the references to characters from other series! Thanks for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  23. I wish I could click LIKE on all of these posts! Thanks so much for all the interest. Don't forget to INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS. Otherwise, I can't get in touch if you win!

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  24. I read this one from the library but would love to read the first one and the forthcoming ones. I love Quincy (and other cats).
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Love this, Janet. Thank you. I have not had the pleasure of reading any of your books yet. But am hoping this will be my first to read in the series. In any event the series in on my TBR. My book dealer is almost afraid to hear from me I have added so many new books to the list since learning of this site, Chatting About Cozies. I have learned of so many new authors. Been in 7th heaven for about 4 months now. The synopsis is most interesting. Looks like a good, fun, read.
    Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com.

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  26. I have not read the second book yet. I loved the first one. Quincy is awesome!
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  27. Love the Cover of this Book and I know Fat Cat will be up for giving us a great mystery...Thanks for the giveaway..
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  28. Sounds like a wonderful addition series! Thanks for the chance to win! luvs2read4fun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I had a fat cat named Snuggles, 24 pounds of love. Nothing like waking up in the morning with the tub sitting on my chest. But he was a sweetie and a great mouser (he could move when he wanted, such as the sound of a tuna can being opened). Please enter me in the Fat Cat drawing! Thanks! starcollector(at)earthlink(dot)net

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  31. Amy F.-- I am the parent of two wonderful tabby cats--Anthony and VitoSalvatore.. I haven't yet read this series but would love to win a copy.. Thanks! salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  32. What a cool looking book. I love books about cats and have one myself that loves to run out the door every chance she gets. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  33. Yummy sounding book.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  34. please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. jchizmar01@windstream.net

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  35. Thank you for the giveaway. I enjoyed the first one in the series.
    suzieqsb(at)aol(dot)com.

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  36. Quincy's not fat...he's fluffy! My four cats agree!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  37. Quincy looks like my son's cat, Boba Fett. About the same size too!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  38. I love Quincy and his picture on the covers. He wins my heart. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  39. Would love to give this book a happy home! Thanks for the opportunity!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  40. Love the cover. Would love to win the book. I like the idea that it includes recipes. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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  41. I really liked the fat cat book before this one. I do hope I wind, but I suppose everyone who enters thinks the same. Thank you for the contest. Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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  42. "Fat Cat..." Love it! I enjoy your blog, too. It stirs me into the right direction toward great reads! kat8762@aol.com

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  43. Lovely giveaway...thanks. Kuzlin at AOL.com

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  44. Thanks for your generosity to us fans! Merry Christmas!
    dblaser(at)wiindstream(dot)net

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  45. I would like to win this book as I like adding new to me authors;to my tbr pile..The cover is wonderful.Ruth Nixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  46. Love this series. Have a Happy Holiday Quincy, you too Janet

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  47. I loved the first book, and Quincy

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  48. I adore Quincy. Thank you for the opportunity to win as I cannot buy books. I would love to read this next in this fun series.
    Seascapelife at (Gmail ) dot com

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  49. My first comment did not register in comment. seascapelife at gmail dot com

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  50. A cat series that is new to me is great! Because I serve as staff to 2 cats myself.
    stitchkat at austin dot rr dot com

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  51. I do so want to read this series. I have one on my tbr staring at me. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  52. Nice tease. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  53. Merry Holidays all around to everybody! Oh boy does that fat cat on the cover ever look like my parents fat ol' kitty. His wrinkles have wrinkles! They have also tried to get him on diet food but feared for their lives too much so compromised on a food that is better for him but still isn't 100% diet food.

    The series sounds brilliant and I'm off to further check it out when I'm done typing this post up. Of course, now I also want to raid the kitchen for ingredients to throw some cookies together! I don't think I've yet earned the respect it would take to have the local cops make them for me so I'm stuck making my own, sadly.

    Have the happiest of Christmas' or whatever holiday you might chose to partake in, whoever may have gotten far enough to read all this. Take care and have a very smiley day :D

    Shelly H
    booski24@hotmail.com

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  54. Love the fat cat covers. Hope I can get to win. thanks much
    amhengst AT verizon DOT net

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  55. Would love to win this book!! I had a wonderful fat cat and his brother was just huge. Both weighed over 30 pounds. My fat boy had the shortest legs, the thinnest tail and boy was he pudgy, but in great health. My big boy had a tail almost as big around as a half dollar. He could reach the counters when he stood up and loved to stretch with his paws on the top of the back of the recliner. Unfortunately he always turned it over. He thought he was a dog for sure in every way. Thanks for the opportunity. kayt18 at comcast dot net

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  56. My cats can't wait for me to tell them about the next adventures! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  57. My William has just begun a grain-free diet. He likes the food but I became concerned that an abrupt change might cause liver shock, so for two or three weeks, he'll get a mix of old food and new. Maybe Chase should try that for Quincy. Quincy's situation is more challenging, because he has to live with the aroma of baked goods wafting up from the shop. I don't bake, so William doesn't have a prayer of getting anything good around here. Still, he and Quincy are kindred spirits, and William is pleased that a cat who so closely resembles him has his very own mystery series. kathywaller1@gmail.com

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  58. I've gotten a kick out of all the personal cat tales! Thanks so much for posting them. I've picked 5 winners with random.org and will post them here by email and in the sidebar as soon as I get complete names.
    karen.kenyon@rogers.com
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com
    debby236 at gmail dot com
    anna-blundell@austin.rr.com
    saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com
    Congrats to you five winners!

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