My name is Rowena Flowers, and I own the Around the World Cottages in Lavender, Texas. I named each cottage for a city I visited abroad – the Paris cottage, the Barcelona cottage, the Madrid cottage, you get the idea. I make a good living renting out my cottages to Texas Hill Country vacationers, but I’m more than happy for my niece Sabrina Tate to live in one of them full-time. See, Sabrina’s been living in Houston and working at a law firm, but she’s a country girl and a writer at heart. What better place for an aspiring mystery author to create stories than sitting in the lovely Monte Carlo cottage with the sparkling Glidden River right outside her door?
Sabrina’s excited about her new feline friend, and she claims the suspense in her writing has improved with him around so she named him Hitchcock. Too bad not everyone in town believes the cat’s a good-luck charm. Some call him the Bad Luck Cat, which is a bunch of legendary hooey from back in the day. Sabrina’s doing her best to set the superstitious townspeople straight and prove Hitchcock is simply a loveable cat.
Charming as our town might be, everything is not wine and roses here in Lavender. You know how there are some people in life who just need a good swat upside the head every now and then? My no-good cousin Bobby Joe Flowers is one of those people. I wasn’t happy when he popped in for a surprise visit, but how was I to know he’d go and get himself killed the same day I walloped him with one of my crutches? Now, instead of asking me to dinner like he usually does, the sheriff is asking me about alibis and such.
So now Sabrina’s busy trying to solve a real-life murder to keep me, her dear Aunt Rowe, from being locked up for the crime. And it turns out Hitchcock the cat is not only a good-luck writer’s charm – he’s a master of sleuthing, too. With their help, I should have nothing to worry about.
You can read more about Aunt Rowe in Black Cat Crossing, the first book in the NEW “Bad Luck Cat” mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime.
About Black Cat Crossing
Sabrina has never been the superstitious type. Still, when she moves to Lavender, Texas, to write her first novel and help her Aunt Rowe manage her vacation rental business, Sabrina can’t avoid listening to the rumors that a local black cat is a jinx—especially after the stray in question leads her directly to the scene of a murder.
The deceased turns out to be none other than her Aunt Rowe’s awful cousin Bobby Joe Flowers, a known cheat and womanizer who had no shortage of enemies. The only problem is that Aunt Rowe and Bobby Joe had quarreled just before the cousin turned up dead, leaving Rowe at the top of the long list of suspects. Now it’s up to Sabrina to clear her aunt’s name. Luckily for her, she’s got a new sidekick, Hitchcock the Bad Luck Cat, to help her sniff out clues and stalk a killer before Aunt Rowe winds up the victim of even more misfortune. . .
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About the Author
Kay Finch grew up on a Pennsylvania farm, but after moving to Texas she discovered her favorite vacation spot, the Texas Hill Country, setting of her Bad Luck Cat mystery series. Book one of the series, Black Cat Crossing, will be released in September 2015. Kay lives with her husband, a rescue cat, and two wild and crazy rescue dogs in a Houston suburb. Visit kayfinch.com.