In the first in this cat-filled cozy series, aspiring mystery author Sabrina Tate is about to discover that when it comes to solving murders, her new feline friend Hitchcock is a master of sleuthing…
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…
About the Author:
Kay Finch grew up on a Pennsylvania farm but she got to Texas as fast as she could and discovered the Texas Hill Country, setting of her Bad Luck Cat mysteries. As a child Kay wrote mystery stories, but it wasn’t until she went to work for a renowned criminal defense attorney in Houston that plot ideas began to flow. In addition to the Bad Luck Cat mysteries, Kay has written the Corie McKenna PI mysteries, Final Decree and Final Cut, and Relative Chaos, a Klutter Killer mystery. Kay is a long-time member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division. She lives with her husband, a rescue cat, and two wild and crazy rescue dogs in a Houston suburb.
Review of Black Cat Crossing
Review (4.5 Stars): This is a great start to a brand new series and I love mysteries that involve animals especially mystery-solving cats. I instantly connected to Sabrina, who moved home to help her aunt run her vacation rental business while she is recovering from a broken leg. Sabrina is also an author working on her first mystery as well, when she finds that body of her no good relative, Bobby Joe Flowers. When her aunt is the prime suspect for the crime, Sabrina and her trusty sidekick, Hitchcock, must sniff out the clues to find a killer before it is too late.
Black Cat Crossing is a charming new mystery that will be a winner with cozy fans. I loved the storyline and this well-written mystery was entertaining from beginning to end. Can’t wait to see what is up next for Sabrina and I have a feeling that this will soon be one of my new favorite mystery series with the next installment.