YES! I SCORED AN ADVANCE READER COPY OF A TALE OF TWO KITTIES!
I absolutely love the Hercules and Owen books. I know there are other characters in the series, mostly humans, but Hercules and Owen are the important ones. After all, it’s not everyone who can walk through walls or disappear at will, now is it?
These books are murder mysteries featuring the town librarian Kathleen and the cats who live with her, Owen and Hercules. Kathleen has the unfortunate tendency of stumbling onto dead bodies which can be very regrettable when your boyfriend is a police detective.
As a matter of fact, stumbling on a dead body is how this most recent book begins.
You’d think by now it wouldn’t bother me to step on a body in the middle of the kitchen floor, but I was in my sock feet and the body — missing its head, no surprise — was damp.
With cat slobber.
“Owen!” I yelled, hopping on one foot while I rubbed the other against my pant leg.
The cat stuck his gray tabby head around the living room doorway and looked at me, face tipped quizzically to one side.
“Come and get this,” I said, pointing at the headless yellow catnip chicken, aka Fred the Funky Chicken, I’d just stepped on.
Alas, (wow, I’ve never had the opportunity to use that word before) the other dead bodies Kathleen finds are always human and she, somehow, ends up having to help solve the crime . . . with feline help, of course.
A Tale of Two Kitties is not due out until September 5th. That just gives you plenty of time to catch up on the series. The first book is titled Curiosity Thrilled the Cat and there are nine total now.
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