Monday, March 14, 2016

Black Cat Crossing

Hitchcock the Cat, from the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries by Kay Finch


Cats aren't often asked to speak their mind, so when I get a chance like this I'm going to take advantage. My name is Hitchcock, and I'm a sleek black cat. I was pretty much nameless until I decided to hang with Sabrina Tate in Lavender, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Sabrina's a mystery writer, and she has this idea in her head that my presence helps her to write suspenseful scenes in her fiction. Thus the name Hitchcock, which is fine by me. So long as I can live with Sabrina at the Around-The-World Cottages owned by her Aunt Rowe, I'm happy.


Sabrina and I live in the Monte Carlo cottage on the banks of the Glidden River, and things are peaceful most of the time. Until people start saying I'm some legendary Bad Luck Cat. Maybe I look like this legendary cat. I guess he existed at some point in time because everyone (except Sabrina) seems to believe the legend. I'm only five years old, so there's no possible way I could know for sure if this legend they're talking about truly existed back in the day or if he caused his share of bad luck. If he did, then it was just a fluke, because black cats are not bad luck.


Poor Sabrina, bless her heart, spends so much time worrying about me and solving mysteries that she doesn't have a lot of focus left for her writing. I help her with the mystery-solving however I can, and I may have actually saved Sabrina's life a time or two. With all modesty aside, I'm smarter than the average cat. I don't have any special powers, but I'm tricky and fast. I can slip in and out of tight spaces in the time it takes you to blink, so it's hard for the average human to know whether I'm coming or going.
I'm having a grand time here in Lavender, watching the antics of Aunt Rowe and her friends, not to mention the cottage guests. I plan to stick around as long as they'll have me. You can read about my adventures in Black Cat Crossing and The Black Cat Knocks on Wood, coming this June. Give your cat a hug from me, and for crying out loud, tell everyone you know that there is no such thing as a Bad Luck Cat.





The Black Cat Knocks on Wood - Available June 7, 2016
(Available for Pre-Order)


Kay Finch is a Pennsylvania native, but she's lived in Texas more than half of her life. Paralegal by day, mystery writer by night, Kay is the author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries.  For more about Kay, visit www.kayfinch.com.

17 comments:

  1. Any kind of cat as bad luck? That's preposterous! All of us bring good luck. Meow!

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  2. I keep hearing wonderful things about Black Cat Crossing. I can not wait to read it! I believe all cats are lucky.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you're hearing good things. You're right - cats are lucky.

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  3. Welcome to Killer Characters, Kay and Hitchcock!

    Mr. Sandburg (you can call me Sandy), Pumpkin, and Arf

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  4. Thanks Leslie, Sandy, Pumpkin and Arf

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  5. I'm a black cat who brings lots of extra luck - I'm so polydactol that my feet look like baseball mitts. Tootsie.

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    1. You sound lucky, Tootsie, and I think you're lucky having an owner named Bittner - that's my maiden name.

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  6. We have an all-black cat named Cullen. He likes to walk us down to the bus stop each morning. :) He isn't unlucky!

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  7. Ou are surely a beauty Hitchcock and that is a rocking name. What is a Monte CArlo cottage? Or should I read the book to find out. :)

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    1. Aunt Rowe has twelve rental cottages, each of them named for countries she has traveled to - the Monte Carlo cottage, the Paris cottage, the Venice cottage, etc. Even though you know that now, I still think you should read the book. LOL.

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  8. I LOVE this series and Hitchcock. I'm pre-ordering the new book on Amazon right meow!

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  9. I am going to get the book now for sure Hitchcock! I'm looking forward to meeting you.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. Hope you love Hitchcock.

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  10. I was given the pleasure of being able to read the second copy of this book via drc. I love Hitchcock and Sabrina I'll let you figure out who is who. The book book picks up were book one left(umm read black cat crossing ) this story is set a few months after the first one I loved that and seening that Sabrina is hard at work well hard at trying to keep her cat out of trouble that is that she finds herself tangled up in another murder. This book has something for everyone you'll love the little town and cast of character's that live there. This is also a read herring mystery you thing you have it figured it out then BAM, not the killer. Congrats on your second book

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