Book Launch: The Black Cats

the black cats finalAt long last, the follow-up to The Tell Tail Heart has arrived. Just days ago, Jumping Jackalope Press released The Black Cats, Cattarina Mystery #2. I’ve got high hopes for this little book. I’ve already got readers and reviewers lined up and some promotions in the works. At only $2.99 on Amazon, it’s an inexpensive introduction to my writing. Or, if you prefer to start the series from the beginning, The Tell-Tail Heart is on sale right now for only 99 cents (but the price will rise in the next few weeks).


The untold story behind Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat.”

Philadelphia, 1843: All is not well in Spring Garden. Fresh from her Glass Eye Killer adventure, Cattarina is once again thrust into mystery when she makes a ghastly discovery – a dead black cat hanging from a tree. Human authorities are uninterested in feline affairs, so Cattarina takes it upon herself to find the culprit.

With the help of her new Green Street Troop and her human companions, she ferrets out the murderer. But her plan to exact justice unleashes a new set of horrors. Now, much more than Eddie’s unfinished story is at stake. If she fails to thwart these events, a dear friend may suffer the black cat’s end.

Full of Victorian wit and rich detail, this cozy novella is a fictional account of Edgar Allan Poe’s real-life animal companion. Fans of historical and animal mysteries are sure to like this series.


The next book in the series, The Raven of Liberty, is due out this spring. Gotta love independent publishing!


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