Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Killer characters 10 4 2016

Din Dins, Not Mail (#Bookgiveaway)

by Quincy
from FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE by Janet Cantrell

Here I am, patiently waiting for my evening din dins, taking a nap on the computer keyboard. I’ve been swiveling my ears at every little sound, waiting for that doorknob to turn. When that happens, only goodness will follow.

I’ve heard some sounds of commotion from the kitchen, where everyone is gathered. They seem to be excited about some piece of mail.

It’s just about time for my human to walk through that door and give me the reward I deserve. What? Why do I deserve a reward? For existing, of course. I’m a cat, a superior being. I should be rewarded for being the handsome tabby fellow that I am. And maybe for being clever. My human might never have solved those two murders without me.

Wait! Where’s my din dins? Why is she dumping that pile of mail on the desk? Okay, she’s stopping to rub my head…but my awesome purr isn’t making any difference. She’s leaving!

I’d better see what this mail is all about.

Please leave a comment that includes your email address for a chance to win a copy of FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE. I’ll close out the contest at noon on Thursday, EDT.

FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE is the third mystery in the Fat Cat series.

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!


  1. Love the covers for this series, hope to get a chance to read it :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. A mystery with a class reunion as its foundation has to be good. Can't wait to read. "Leash training tips for cats"....I'd like to try those on my two cats. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

  3. Looking forward to reading fat cat. I like that cat.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  4. Leash training for cats? Now that's funny. I was just looking at an ad that said "How to leash train a cat and live to tell about". I had thought about taking a closer look as I have 2 cats rescued sort of recently. 2 years ago from an abusive situation. You even think about putting a collar on them and their gone. Good think I don't let them outside. I have 'rehabilitated' one cat previously. I live with my adult daughter. We are buying a home together. Rescued a kitten that was being abused. The idea was to help her over her trauma and give her to a young lady a few blocks over who had seen the cat being abused, asked my help and we got her. But the kitten fixated on me and refused to have anything to do with anyone else. Including my house mate. I would love to read a Fat Cat book. They are on my TBR, but have not been in a position to get one. So hoping this will be an early start. Della at deepotter at peoplepc dot com

  5. Delightful series which I enjoy greatly. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. I'm really looking forward to reading this. I love cat personalities...and how we interpret them. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. This series sounds great!

  8. This sounds like a good book.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

  9. Quincy sounds like my Merrick. I can never get her her food fast enough. Thanks for the chance.

  10. Do NOT keep a cat from its dinner! Sounds like another fun read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. We have a cat who used to tolerate a harness and leash. He'd prefer to run loose, of course.
    I think he is part Hobbit--he's convinced there should be second (and third and fourth...) breakfasts and lunches and dinner.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  12. Great series - would love to win!

  13. Thanks for this cute giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Fat Cat should get his din din---he'd be much happier. Thanks for the contest.

  15. Thanks for the chance zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

  16. I do need to get started on Fat Cat's series. I have not read any of them yet. Quincy looks so much like my son's Boba Fett!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

  17. I have not read your series yet but it sure looks like it needs to be on my list! lynneandco@comcast.net

  18. Love the excerpt from the cat. I haven't read this series yet, but I'm looking forward to reading it. Love mysteries featuring cats that think they are human.

  19. Such a fun post.


  20. You have to take the good with the bad - a head rub rather
    than din-din.
    Sounds like an interesting story.

  21. Really enjoy these cozies. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke (at) frontier (dot) com

  22. I've often wanted someone to bring me my din-din. =) Super excited to read. Thank you for sharing. konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. Love this series & haven't read this one yet. Thanks for the giveaway! doward1952@yahoo.com

  24. Leash training tips for cats! Hahahahahaha!
    Woofmew@aol.com and Bun and Ming who also say MrrowHahahahahaha!!

  25. I know there are some cats who will walk on a leash but I can't picture either of our cats on a leash. If I
    even tried it, they would probably demonstrate some interesting acrobatics. Janet Cantrell's Fat Cat series
    always perk my interest beginning with the cover so I can tell this book is no different. Thank you for including
    it on your blog. robeader53@yahoo.com

  26. To be a cat!!! I'm so tired getting all the kitties their DIN DIN, that I skip mine many nights!!!!!!!!

  27. Thak you for a chance to win a fantastic book! My daughter trained her cat to be toilet trained, I didn't belive it until I saw it with my own eyes! Merry Northstarvance@gmail.com

  28. I had a wonderful soul mate long furred black cat who was very smart and she learned early to walk on a lead. She loved it and went a lot of place with me. She pranced on a lead and loved exploring at hotels, rest stops and airports. My favorite was taking her to the airport where she pranced along and meowed to everyone. The TSA loved her as she was so fun to watch and funny. I think it takes a certain trust between owner and cat and only special cats are that trusting and bright. seascapelife at gmail dot com

  29. I really enjoy this series and am looking forward to the newest installment. Thank you for the chance!

    johnnabooks AT hotmail DOT com

  30. Sorry to be late--the day has gotten away from me. Here's the winner! Congratulation, elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com
    I'll email you for your address.