My day took quite a turn not long after I moved back to my childhood hometown of Cherry Hills, Washington. It started off innocently enough. I woke up, ate, showered, and dressed. Then I stepped out of my apartment to find my neighbor’s cat Matty sitting in the common hallway.
This might not seem so unusual, but you have to understand that Matty was like a child to Mrs. Tinsdale. And as with any child, you don’t let her wander off on her own.
So, what could I do? I had no choice but to investigate.
My day only went downhill from there. First, I discovered that Mrs. Tinsdale was dead. And not just any dead, but murdered. Then I ran into several people who could have killed her. On top of all that, I had to adopt Matty since the poor thing was now homeless. Okay, that part wasn’t so bad—until I had to take Matty to the vet. Boy, did she put up a fight. But I won’t get into that now because a murderer is still on the loose, and I won’t be able to rest until I know he or she is behind bars.
So, yeah, overall my return to Cherry Hills hasn’t been off to a great start. But I did get to reconnect with my old friend Andrew Milhone. He’s a police detective now, and he looks pretty darn good. I just keep reminding myself that I’ve only been back a few weeks. I’ll give it some more time and see what happens.
Little did I know this was just the start of my involvement in some very serious crimes.
Cozy Cat Caper Mysteries and “Buy in July”
Murder in Cherry Hills is the first book in Paige Sleuth’s Cozy Cat Caper Mystery series featuring Kat Harper and her feline pals. As part of Paige’s second annual “Buy in July” event, you can read the book for free and enter her July giveaway for a chance to win another one of Paige’s books plus a surprise mystery book. In addition, Paige is donating $1 from every July book purchase (for books priced above $0.99) to the Community Cat Coalition of Clark County (C5). C5 is a volunteer-powered organization that seeks to reduce the number of cats euthanized every year by trapping and spay/neutering feral cats in the Las Vegas area before releasing them back into their communities.
Click HERE to enter the book giveaway and follow the instructions in the first entry option to download Murder in Cherry Hills for free. Good luck!
Meet the author
Paige Sleuth is a pseudonym for mystery author Marla Bradeen. She plots murder during the day and fights for mattress space with her two rescue cats at night. When not attending to her cats’ demands, she writes. She loves to hear from readers, and welcomes emails at paige(dot)sleuth(at)yahoo.com.
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