Author Showcase ~ How to Paint a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale

How to Paint a Cat

San Francisco isn’t the biggest city in the country, but it feels pretty vast when you’re canvassing its neighborhoods looking for clues to your missing uncle’s hidden location. Aided by my two cats, Rupert and Isabella, I try to follow Uncle Oscar’s painted clues on a trail that leads from Coit Tower’s famous murals through San Francisco’s New Deal art—all while hoping my uncle’s sudden disappearance is unrelated to the murdered intern at City Hall.

Just when it seems our search has hit a wall, we receive some surprising help from beyond. But will it be enough to save us from our own brushes with death? Here’s hoping we don’t paint ourselves into a corner…

Release: March 2014
Series: Cats and Curios #5
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime

GIVEAWAY: Comment on this post by noon EST on March 31, and you will be entered for a chance to win a copy of HOW TO PAINT A CAT. One winner will be chosen at random. Unless specified, U.S. entries only.

Meet the author
Rebecca M. Hale is a graduate of Colorado State University (Biochemistry 1994) and Vanderbilt School of Law (JD 1997). After almost ten years working as a patent attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, she took time off to write her first novel, HOW TO WASH A CAT—and never looked back. She primarily writes fiction in the form of quirky mysteries that reflect her travel experiences and many of the people she meets along the way.

She now lives in Western Colorado with her feline writing associates, that is, when she’s not off researching future books set in San Francisco, the Caribbean, or wherever else her wandering spirit takes her.

Visit Rebecca at her website, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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30 responses to “Author Showcase ~ How to Paint a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale

  1. Thanks for the offer. This looks like a cute series.

  2. Sound like the purrrfect cozy 😉

  3. This sounds like a great series! Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. She writes fun reads!

  5. I’m a little behind in this series but I am looking forward to catching up with this one. A fun and quirky set of characters!

  6. Looks like a great read, thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  7. What a fun series. Thank you for the chance to win

  8. This is a wonderful series.

  9. Alicia Farage

    A series that I’m looking forward to reading!

  10. I haven’t read this series, but Thank You for bringing this out so I can start reading. I love the sound of this.

  11. Love series with cats or dogs in them. Would really like to read this book.
    Thank you for the chance!

  12. I’ve not heard of this author before, but I love mysteries and cats. I’ll definitely have to add this to my reading list!

  13. Quirky mysteries are my thing – would love to read this book.

  14. I love Rebecca’s books. I’m sorry to say I have the 2nd book in her Island series still buried in my 4 stack TBR pile. I love the Cats & Curio series and own at least 2 of them that I can find on my shelf. LOL

    Dru, please toss my hat into the contest ring please. I want this book.

  15. That sounds really good!! I love Cozies that have animals helping solve the crime!!!

  16. San Francisco and cats? That sounds perfect to me.

  17. Love cats as protagonists. Used to enjoy the Lillian Jackson Braun THE CAT WHO…….. Series. Would love to try this series and see what these felines are up too!!

  18. This sounds not only charming but also the kind of story to keep this reader turning the pages. Thanks for the introduction.

  19. This is a new series to me and sounds wonderful. Love cats! Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Gorgeous cover. Mystery/curiosity and cats. A winning combination. Count me in for the giveaway.

  21. This sounds like a fun read, everytime I read that title “How to Paint a Cat” I think “very carefully” LOL.

  22. San Francisco is my favorite city—and cozies with cats are my favorite reading material. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  23. This sounds like a good read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  24. Cynthia E. Blain

    I faintly remember having read one of the books in this series quite some time ago and wonder what happened that I haven’t kept up with it as I love cats and with this particular series, I am also a painter so I am definitely going to have to put this one my list as well. I have already done a “painting” of a cat, but it was actually a graphite/pencil painting of my last kitty. Would love to receive this book to find out what I have missed I guess.

    Thank you for refreshing my memory about this author, Dru.


  25. Kaye Killgore

    I love this series.

  26. I’ve been with this series since the first How to wash a Cat. Wonderfully fun series.

  27. Debra Woloson

    Thank you for the giveaway. I have enjoyed this series. I have missed a couple of the last books but I will catch up this week. The cats have me laughing out loud, I have really liked some of their actions.

  28. This is one of my favoirte series. Looks good

  29. Anita Yancey

    It sounds like a great read. I love that the story has cats. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  30. contest is closed.