Thursday, June 14, 2018


FROM:    Magnolia Jensen

OF:       The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries

BY:       Kay Finch

I’m the local veterinarian in Lavender, Texas, and you might say that ninety-nine percent of my life is devoted to animals. Of course, I have many patients. I’m also involved in pet rescue groups, pet emergency situations, searching for lost pets, searching for owners of found pets – you get the picture. Sabrina Tate and her black cat Hitchcock are favorites of mine. Sabrina works tirelessly to publicize pet adoption events and to collect funds for needy animals. She’s especially interested in promoting the adoption of black cats.
Unfortunately, there are too many superstitious folks who believe that black cats bring bad luck. With Hitchcock, Sabrina’s cat, nothing is further from the truth. Even so, there’s a decades-old bad luck cat legend around here, and I’ve heard from more than one person who believes Hitchcock is that bad luck cat.

Give me a break! I've never known a cat to live for many decades. While my heart breaks for the poor feline who was around when that ridiculous legend began, I'm equally concerned for Sabrina’s Hitchcock. There have been some unfortunate deaths around here, and it seems he’s become a scapegoat of sorts. We must turn this bad luck story around and make people realize that Hitchcock is not only a sweet and adorable pet – he’s a darn good sidekick when it comes to solving a mystery.


And folks – if you’re looking for a new kitty cat in your life, please consider adopting a black cat or cats – they will be a joy to you and yours.
Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries by Berkley Prime Crime.  Though her character, Sabrina Tate, has left the paralegal profession behind to move to the Texas Hill Country, Kay still works as a paralegal at a Houston, Texas law firm. She resides in a Houston suburb with her husband and pets where she is working on Bad Luck Cat Mystery #4 – The Black Cat Steps On a Crack. Visit her at




  1. Love this! I have never had a black cat myself, but I would gladly consider one the next time I'm looking to adopt a pet. I've heard they have some of the sweetest dispositions.

  2. I had a black cat once. She was neurotic but lovable. I have two cats now and would consider a black cat later.

  3. I have a black & white tuxedo cat. I was looking for a black cat when I adopted her & am lucky to have found her. Such a sweet baby.

  4. I have 2 black cats and they are wonderful!