FROM: Glenda Kessler
OF: The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries
BY: Kay Finch
There’s never a dull moment at Around-the-World cottages – and that is not due to Hitchcock, the cat that too many folks call the Bad Luck Cat (by the way, he is a sweet cat and not bad luck at all). I'm not even talking about how Sabrina and her cat seem to run into murder investigations on too many occasions.
I'm talking about my boss, Rowena Flowers – Aunt Rowe to Sabrina. No two ways about it –Rowe is a handful. It’d be easy if all I had to do was clean her house and her dozen rental cottages, plus grocery shop, and do the cooking. But keeping an eye on Rowe is nine-tenths of the job – and that means keeping an eye on the people who rent the cottages, too. They aren’t always the most upstanding citizens.
Recently, a group of women that called themselves the Crop Shop Crew, a bunch of scrapbooking fanatics, came to stay at Around-the-World Cottages. If they wanted to make scrapbooks, I had no complaints (unless they went crazy with glitter – that stuff is a bugger to clean up). They looked like an innocent enough bunch, until I learned the intended theme for their scrapbooks. See, the women came to town armed with bucket lists. And not just some casual, let’s-go-see-the-Grand-Canyon type of lists. These women (who by the way were not youngsters) wanted to tour wineries, go on hot air balloon rides, jump out of airplanes, and try zip-lining. Of course, Rowe was determined to go along every step of the way.
You can read more about the Crop Shop Crew in this week’s new release – THE BLACK CAT STEPS ON A CRACK –
Sabrina Tate and her cat, Hitchcock, must sort through the clues when a librarian is killed and justice is overdue . . .
With construction on the town’s new library nearing completion, mystery writer Sabrina Tate is thrilled that local book lovers, and her own forthcoming novel, will soon have a fine new home. But tensions are rising at the site as the headstrong new librarian insists on telling the construction crew how to do their jobs, bringing work to a standstill. When Sabrina’s cat unearths the dead body of the librarian not long after—and a good friend’s husband is named as the main suspect—she finds herself being pulled into a murder investigation yet again. She and Hitchcock will have to tread carefully, before the library killer decides to check them out for good.
To celebrate this week's new release, I'm giving away this black cat journal. T
o enter, leave me a comment and tell me about either a scrapbook that you made or an item on your bucket list. I'll pick a random winner on Tuesday, June 18th at noon.
Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries, including the June 2019 release of The Black Cat Steps On A Crack. 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. Visit her at www.kayfinch.com.