from FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE by Janet Cantrell
It really is, the best to work, I mean. The Bar None. That’s the name of the place I started working just a short time ago. The owners, Ms. Oliver and Mrs. Larson are so nice! They keep insisting I call them Chase and Anna, but that feels funny to me. They are my bosses, after all.
It’s such a pretty little shop, all pink and dainty. And so clean and neat, unless a clumsy customer knocks over a carefully stacked box of dessert bars on one of the little tables. That’s the salesroom, which everyone sees, but the kitchen, where the customers never go, is just as nice. There are lots of cupboards that hold baking supplies and all kinds of utensils. There are even granite countertops!
When I started, I thought it would be heavenly to be able to sample the wares whenever I wanted to, but...well, a problem came up. I don’t want to tell my employers why I don’t feel like eating anything. They’re very nice, don’t get me wrong, but if I were them, I’d fire me for what I’m not telling them.
I sure hope they don’t! I want to work here forever. Wish me luck.
FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE is the third mystery in the Fat Cat series, published April 5th. Please check Janet’s webpage for ordering links.
When their former classmate Richard “Dickie” Byrd throws a high school reunion to gather support for his mayoral campaign, it drums up some not-so-sweet memories for dessert shop proprietor Chase Oliver and her friend Julie Larson. Julie would rather not reconnect with Ron North, the creepy kid who had a crush on her back in the day. His social graces haven’t exactly improved with age, but is he creepy enough to kill?
The next day, Chase is in the park testing a new cat harness for Quincy, who quickly proves that he cannot be leashed. But when his escape leads Chase to Ron’s body, the police wonder who else got away. Now, with Julie suspected of murder, Chase must prove her innocence before the real killer plans another fatal reunion.
Includes dessert bar recipe and leash training tips for cats!