Klepto Cat Mystery series by Patricia Fry (.ePUB)
Klepto Cat Mystery series by Patricia Fry (.ePUB)
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Overview: Patricia Fry began writing articles for magazines in 1973 and that’s how she earned her living for decades. Her first book was accepted by a New York publisher in 1978. Every five years, or so, she’d evaluate the potential for her writing business and make adjustments accordingly. In 1983, she established a publishing company (Matilija Press) and began producing her own books. By the late 1990s, she was teaching publishing workshops. She wrote her first of many books for authors in 2000 and she also became a speaker at writers’ conferences in many cities throughout the US. Around the same time, she hung out her shingle and started working with other authors on their book projects.
Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller
When Savannah Jordan agrees to help her aunt while she recovers from a broken foot, she doesn’t expect to walk into a mystery, become part of a not-quite-legal surveillance team, be kidnapped by a deranged stranger and meet a steaming hot veterinarian. Beloved neighborhood cats are missing—the community can only guess at their fate—and Aunt Margaret’s life is being threatened. Is it because she has a clue to the missing cats, or is it something more sinister?
2. Cat-Eye Witness
Savannah and Aunt Margaret open the old Forster home to the Hammond Cat Alliance for a fundraiser to help rehabilitate the abused horses rescued months earlier from the catnappers. Before the afternoon is over, the collected funds go missing, and someone is murdered in an upstairs bedroom. Suspicion surrounds Iris, a local waitress and Savannah’s new best friend. The only witness to the murder is Rags, Savannah’s cat. With the assistance of a cat psychic and Rags’ good friend, Charlotte, the cat helps to “paw” the killer—but not before an attempt is made on Rags’ life.
3. Sleight of Paw
Michael Ivey, the local veterinarian and Savannah’s new husband, is attacked by an enraged client and then later accused of this man’s murder. The evidence quickly stacks up against Michael, until Rags, Savannah’s kleptomaniac cat, starts digging up clues implicating the unlikely suspect. Coinciding with the details of this challenge is the discovery that the old house, which the couple purchased from Savannah’s aunt, is cursed. Is this why the couple has not been blessed with a child? Savannah’s sister Brianna comes for a visit. She teams up with the Iveys’ vet tech, Bud, to discover how to break the gypsy spell, and they fall hard for each other. Will their courtship be strengthened or weakened by a frightening carjacking incident? Detective Craig Sledge is the lead investigator in the murder case. As usual, he engages in some creative tactics to get the information and the confessions he’s after. He has also become involved with Savannah’s friend, Iris’s family. He’s dating Iris and helping with her son, Damon’s rehabilitation in prison.
4. Undercover Cat
A popular local journalist goes missing just before she has the opportunity to turn in her story exposing unscrupulous cat hoarders. Not only is Colbi a friend of Savannah and Michael Ivey, Damon (now out of prison and employed by the local newspaper) has a strong personal interest in her. In fact, Damon breaks some rules and some trusts in his search for Colbi. Is this a love connection? It’s doubtful because Colbi is a strong advocate for the feral cat population, and Damon hates cats—or so he believes. Will a kitten in need change his heart? Colbi’s rescue is almost too late. She needs time to heal both physically and emotionally. So the Iveys invite her to recuperate in their home. Just when Colbi begins to feel safe, a body is discovered in the Iveys’ orchard, and Rags (their kleptomaniac cat) goes missing. Can someone in a nearby homeless camp shed some light on the evolving mystery? Does Rags have a secret of his own?
5. The Colony Cat Caper
Savannah Ivey, a veterinarian out on maternity leave; her aunt Margaret, the founder of the Hammond Cat Alliance; and Colbi Stanton, a reporter for the local newspaper take on a cat colony at an old abandoned building. Odd activity around the place makes them wonder if it actually is vacant; some believe it’s occupied by something other-worldly. When a stranger comes to town and suggests the Alliance open the old building to a fund-raiser, everyone gets involved, including Rags, Savannah’s kleptomaniac cat. He finds something that day that stirs a lot of people—both law-abiding and crooks—into action. Are the feral cats and their caretakers in serious danger? What (or who) lurks inside the old building? What secrets does it hide? And who has the key that unlocks the mystery?
13. A Picture-Purrfect Christmas
A spellbinding story of love, hope, and a child’s innocent Christmas dreams. When Savannah Ivey agrees to teach photography to a group of at-risk children, she doesn’t expect a sweet-spirited little crippled girl to steal her heart and become an important part of her family. Even Rags, the kleptomaniac cat, is captivated by the child named Marissa. When she goes missing, everyone, including Rags, experiences the pain of loss. Detective Craig Sledge fears that Marissa’s unscrupulous, non-custodial father may be behind her disappearance and the search escalates into high gear. When even a pack of rescue dogs can’t find the child, the detective turns to Rags and everyone prays for a Christmas miracle. Can Rags succeed where the others have failed?
14. Meow for the Money
In this story, Rags, the klepto cat, saves a beautiful Himalayan when he finds her near death one chilly night. Did this pampered kitty escape or was she abducted? Her wealthy owner, June Balcomb, can only guess. June is so grateful to Rags that she embraces the entire Ivey family, and Savannah and Rags become frequent visitors at the Balcomb estate. It doesn’t take Savannah long to realize someone close to June is out to harm her. The plot thickens when those June relies on most come under attack, her grandnephew is kidnapped, her attorney stabbed, and a trusted employee dies. When someone attempts to poison one of her cats, June agrees to bring in a whole new staff—all friends of the Iveys. Against the advice of others, she also hires a young woman who was only recently released from jail. Will things calm down for June once she has sent her staff and relatives away? Not until Detective Craig and Savannah, with a lot of help from Rags, start stirring things up.
15. Claws for a Cause
Just when Michael and Savannah Ivey think their tropical vacation is over, a stranger arrives from the islands with demands they cannot fulfill. Imminent danger follows as a frantic search for the mysterious missing item ensues. Savannah is drawn into a friend’s dilemma when Colbi’s long-lost brother returns—an event that becomes personal for Savannah. When Rags, the klepto cat, finds incriminating evidence that this man might not be who he claims to be, chaos becomes the order of the day and Colbi’s life begins to unravel. In the meantime, there are rumors of wolves terrorizing the neighborhood and locals take up arms against them with some frightening results. All the while, Rags keeps a secret that puts his family in peril, but two unlikely friends team up to thwart a potentially bloody duel.
16. Cabin FURvor
A girls’ fun getaway weekend quickly becomes something that would rival any Fright Night flick. The women run into the infamous mountain monster, they’re visited by an escaped kidnap victim, and they’re privy to rumors of a deranged serial killer who may live secretly in their cabin. Just when Savannah, Aunt Margaret, and their two best friends think the worst is over, they make a grisly discovery that shakes up the mountain community. This thriller is also rich in hilarity and features plenty of cat action, as Rags and his tabby friend Dolly tag along on this fur-raising adventure.
17. A MEOWvelous Witness
Chaos is the order of the day as Colbi and Damon plan their wedding. Colbi fears she has an incurable illness. In order to cheer her up, Savannah organizes a trail ride and Iris, Colbi’s future mother-in-law, joins in on the fun. Aunt Margaret’s surprise—to drive up and bring Rags and Dolly to the picnic—backfires when Margaret, the two cats, and their lunch go missing in the mountains.
In the meantime, an unwanted visitor shows up in town and starts making threats to Damon and his mother. When the stranger is found dead, Iris confesses to the murder in order to save her son. But Detective Craig Sledge goes out on a limb and invites Rags and Dolly to a line-up. The two cats shock everyone when they paw the real killers.
18. Cats in Cahoots
Strange things are happening in Savannah and Michael Iveys’ neighborhood. Items are going missing; some of them mysteriously reappearing. Rags, the klepto cat, is caught pilfering some of the small stuff, but who or what is carrying off the larger objects and why? Is the horse involved or do the new kids on the block have sticky fingers? Perhaps Rags’s new feline friend, the golden girl, is a mystical being.
In the meantime, when Michael volunteers in an out of state animal abuse case, Savannah invites her sister and mother to spend the week at the Ivey home and the women soon find themselves hostages of angry jewel thieves. A cousin Savannah hasn’t seen since they were children arrives with her family and a pleasant outing becomes a close call for Savannah and her baby, Lily. A mysterious young man courageously thwarts tragedy that day, then runs off before he can be identified. It takes a child to solve the neighborhood thievery and to reveal the identity of the true hero in this story. You’ll delight at the feel-good ending to this light mystery.
20. By Cat or By Crook
Iris continues her refurbishing work at the grand old Kaiser home, but things aren’t going smoothly. Is she being stalked or is she simply spooked by what she hears at night kicking around in the attic? She certainly didn’t expect to hire gravediggers, nor did she anticipate the discovery of a large fortune amidst the chaos and mayhem at the old mobster hangout. Of course, Rags, the klepto cat, is on duty. He helps to reveal some decades-old family secrets and he finds a murderer’s calling card in the most unexpected place.
21. Merriment, Mayhem, and Meows
Iris finishes renovating the Kaiser Bed-And-Breakfast, but the inn’s not complete until Rags chooses a charming array of cuddle cats for overnight guests to enjoy. Before the official opening, however, Iris loses her business partner to unusual circumstances and she calls on friends to help her run the place. That’s when pandemonium shatters the calm. What is sending guests packing and intriguing others? Is the old inn haunted? Or is the mayhem a result of something more sinister?
33. The Secret Claws
Rags knows no bounds.The Ivey and Pettit families look forward to spending their last vacation days together relaxing at a mountain cabin, but Rags has other ideas. It doesn’t take him long to change the flow of events and everyone’s plans. Rags unveils a secret and immediately involves his humans in a whirlwind of intrigue. While everyone looks forward to an exciting program at the church among the pines where certain mysteries will be explained, the unruly cat goes missing. He puts Savannah and Detective Craig in danger, he causes a near forest fire, but it’s because of Rags that the show goes on and the mischievous cat becomes the star. However, before he can be celebrated, he is taken and held for ransom. What happens next stuns the entire community. Will Rags live to appear in another Klepto Cat Mystery?
34. FURever Friends
When the Iveys agree to board half-dozen horses, they didn’t expect to be caught up in an evil rip-roaring, wild-west plot. One of the horses is threatened, putting those who care for him in danger, but leave it to Rags to take the upper paw with the outlaws. His heroism doesn’t stop there. An exotic cat visits the Iveys and becomes just a little too adventurous. Rags’s over-the-top curiosity and purrfect timing averts a tragedy. As if the klepto cat isn’t busy enough, he’s invited to a cat conference and attends a cat show in the same hotel. When a valuable Persian cat disappears, Rags wastes no time in pawing the culprit.
35. On the Wrong Side of the Paw
The klepto cat digs up a long-held secret. While helping to manage a colony of homeless cats, Rags uncovers what could be clues to an old mystery. In this story, not only does Rags rescue a toddler from a precarious situation, he nearly loses his life saving a litter of kittens, he diagnosis another cat’s ailment in time to get him the proper treatment, and he paws the culprit in a decades old crime.
36. A Whisker of Truth
An enjoyable weekend with Rochelle and Peter quickly turns frightening for Savannah when Rags vanishes inside an old building that’s scheduled for demolition. Everyone goes on high-alert, even a small parrot that has befriended Rags. The scramble to find him accelerates when a street urchin delivers a possible new clue—could Rochelle’s old nemesis be involved? A spontaneous decision to visit a local mansion sheds new light on Rags’s whereabouts, but it takes some fancy footwork and a little help from local authorities to release the imprisoned cat, who had been looked after by a large bird of the night. But it’s not over. Rags is forced to locate a treasure for his captor and inadvertently exposes this person as a murderer. A victim of revenge, Rags’s life is threatened again, and everyone is surprised when his feathered friends courageously come to his rescue.
39. A Purrfectly Perilous Plot
AThe klepto cat takes center stage and works a little magic.Rags is invited to help rehearse a murder. The community is shocked when fiction becomes a gruesome reality and a key feline witness goes missing. Leave it to Rags to uncover crucial clues that prevent this from being a perfect crime. Rags is on a roll when he performs on stage in San Francisco. He gets more snickers than rave reviews, but he’s applauded for pawing the culprit in a very real embezzlement scam. Without missing a beat, Rags goes on to help reform a troubled friend who’s about to become a terrorist and he helps save the spirit of a dear old man. A lovely cat’s life is saved as well, when the Iveys, with Rags’s blessings, adopt a special-needs cat.
40. Meow and Forever
Rags becomes a pawn in a most preposterous plot.Savannah’s on high alert after someone threatens to take Rags. Every stranger becomes a suspect and every encounter causes more uncertainty. Meanwhile, Glori, the special-needs cat settles into the Ivey home nicely. In fact some of her characteristics cause interesting speculation. Could the sweet calico actually be related to Rags? You might have some ideas of your own once you get to know Glori.Rags is oblivious to his stalker. He just continues being Rags. He puts a lot of energy into welcoming Glori into the family, with a few unexpected calamities. He helps Teddy celebrate his second birthday, and manages to steal the show. He also saves a little boy and is the catalyst that just might mean a better life for the child. Behind the scenes, Savannah and Detective Craig Sledge work to expose the stalker, but time is running out. How much longer can they keep Rags safe? And what is Glori’s role in all of this?
41. Cats of a Feather
Rags joins the fascinating search for his feline family. When Savannah partners with a cat-DNA specialist and launches out to find Rags’s fur-family, she doesn’t expect an adventure of a lifetime. Rags finds his own sister, he helps rescue his mother from deplorable conditions, and he has the opportunity to meet his unlikely sire. You’d better believe there are skeletons in Rags’s closet and he has a knack for exposing them. Be prepared to learn some of the heart-warming and heart-wrenching truths about Rags’s kittenhood and his ancestral pawprint.
42. The Secret in the Whiskers
Rags never tires of offering a helping hand. In this gripping story, Rags is summoned to find a victim, who’s also a witness to a serious crime; he’s asked to locate a trio of missing cyclists; he stumbles across a lost child; and he still manages to keep an inheritance from landing in the wrong hands. This crafty cat has never been so bold and creative while righting the wrongs he encounters.