I’m in the habit of looking at life through a good news/bad news window. For example, a restaurant might serve the best food I’ve ever eaten – that’s good news. They might also be the most expensive place I’ve ever eaten – that’s the bad news. A friend might have a health scare, which is very bad news, but recovers and the episode creates a new grateful attitude in that person’s life – good news. I view the events in my life the same way.
The good news is that I was able and could afford to leave my office job in the big city and move to Lavender in the heart of the Texas Hill Country where I planned to focus on writing mystery novels. Bad news is that I’m very easily distracted – and there’s plenty in Lavender to distract me, especially when dead bodies turn up. There’s no way I can stay at my laptop and write fiction when there’s a real murder to be solved.
Good news is that here in Lavender I can spend a lot of time with my dear Aunt Rowe. Bad news is Aunt Rowe is more than a handful. She does things that run-of-the-mill women her age probably wouldn’t consider doing. Like signing up with her senior friends to participate in a rodeo when none of them have any rodeo experience. She rented a pumpkin cannon for the annual pumpkin festival and pranced around the cannon to the point where I feared she would volunteer to be shot out of the cannon herself.
Good news is when I moved to Lavender a special black cat strolled into my life. You may have heard I named him Hitchcock because the suspense in my writing improved whenever he sat by my side and watched me write. Hitchcock lives with me in the Monte Carlo cottage, and I enjoy his company even though he gives me a good scare now and then. The bad news about Hitchcock is that some people in town actually believe my sweet cat is the legendary Bad Luck Cat. I try every which way to convince them he’s a normal, simple, and loveable black cat. He is not responsible for any deaths. In fact, he’s helped save my life more than once. Hitchcock brings me nothing but good luck, and that’s the best good news of all.
Good news in The Black Cat Sees His Shadow is I met a lovely young woman, Tia Hartwell, who looks remarkably like me – the sister I never had. Bad news is Tia’s involvement with a man who ends up dead at the annual pumpkin festival. Of course, I have to step in and help.
You can read more about Sabrina in The Black Cat Sees His Shadow, the third book in the “Bad Luck Cat” mystery series.
Mystery novelist Sabrina Tate and her cat, Hitchcock, set out to catch a conniving killer in the next Bad Luck Cat mystery from the author of The Black Cat Knocks on Wood and Black Cat Crossing.
The town of Lavender, Texas is buzzing with tourists, and local businesses are pulling out all the stops for the annual Pumpkin Days Festival. On the eve of opening day, Sabrina comes face-to-face with her doppelgänger, Tia Hartwell, a caricature artist at the festival. The similarities between the two women are striking, including their matching black cats.
Sabrina learns that her new twin Tia has an enemy: bad-tempered jewelry vendor Calvin Fisher. When Fisher is found slumped over dead in his pickup, Tia tops the suspect list. With the help of her feline sidekick, Sabrina must clear her new look-alike friend before she finds herself in a deadly case of double jeopardy.
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About the author
Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries by Berkley Prime Crime – Black Cat Crossing, The Black Cat Knocks on Wood, and The Black Cat Sees His Shadow, a June 6, 2017 release. Though Kay’s 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.
Connect with Kay at www.kayfinch.com
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