Monday, May 14, 2018

Meet the Cats of the Beatrice Young Cozy Cat Mysteries by Alannah Rogers


It’s supposed to be the happiest time in 64-year-old Beatrice Young’s life—she’s finally planning a wedding to marry the man of her dreams. But when a shocking surprise shows up at her bridal shower, she knows a heinous villain is determined to ruin everything.

As the amateur sleuth scrambles to send out invitations, choose the perfect dress, and design the menu, her enemy is one step behind, spoiling every single moment in the most fiendish ways possible. Thankfully, Beatrice’s best friend the sheriff is hot on the case as well as maid of honor-zilla Zoe, who won’t let ANYTHING stand in the way of the bride's happiness.

In the end, the stalker’s fatal weakness might be the perfect opportunity for Beatrice’s four crime-fighting cats to save the day and turn a nuptial nightmare into wedding bliss.


This novella is the 14th in the Beatrice Young cozy cat mystery series and the purrfect choice if you only have an hour or so to spend reading on a busy day.

There's nothing but joy for Beatrice as she's getting ready to remarry the love of her life, until a box containing a grisly gift arrives at her bridal shower. This event throws her into the thick of a perplexing mystery once again, and it's up to Beatrice and her beloved felines to save her upcoming nuptials...if she manages to stay alive that long! I love how Beatrice's cats play a major role in everything she does, especially crime solving. Each story in this series is a rollicking adventure and I only hope the senior sleuth never decides to slow down!



In the Beatrice Young cozy cat mysteries, 64-year-old amateur sleuth Beatrice has 4 cats who help her solve crimes and track down bad guys in her small town of Ashbrook, New Hampshire. The series starts out with just Hamish and Lucky; Petunia and Simon join the series later on. Here, in their own words, they tell you all about themselves:

Hamish: Hi, I'm Hamish--a Maine Coon cat with golden eyes. I was here first and now somehow I've ended up with 3 cat siblings. We all get along okay, though I'm my owner Beatrice's #1. Helping her solve crimes is a lot of fun but my top priority is always to protect her. She is always ending up in scrapes and it's up to me to prevent tigers from eating her, bad guys from poisoning her, and a million other things! Protecting Beatrice is a full-time job but she's my best friend, I would never in a million years wish for anything different. Except for when she dresses me up in costumes; I could really do without that.

Lucky: I'm Lucky and I'm Beatrice's #1. Hamish likes to think he's #1 just because he got here first but I secretly think Beatrice likes me best. I'm a small black cat but what I lack in muscle I make up for in being able to sneak into small spaces and spy on people in dark rooms. Hamish is the brawn and I'm the brains of the operation. My favorite thing in the world is snuggling up on Beatrice's chest with my head under her chin. I don't even mind when I get put in costumes, I get more attention that way!

 

Petunia: I'm Petunia and I am the most beautiful cat in the world! I'm a fluffy Himalayan, all creamy fur with tawny paws and ears and the bluest eyes you've ever seen. My main occupations are eating, looking pretty, and napping. Sometimes I help Beatrice with her sleuthing if she's in a real fix but I usually prefer not to get my paws dirty. It's not work fit for a lady! Beatrice rescued me from one of the bad guys she was hunting down and I much prefer my new life. I have my own feather bed in the sun and all the treats I want--what could be better?

Simon: Hi, I'm Simon and I'm the best cat ever! I'm a year old, which means I'm so much stronger and faster than all those other cats. I'm smart too, and I help Beatrice solve every single crime ever! Beatrice is my best friend and she likes me the best because I'm the cutest and most useful cat. She could probably get rid of those other 3 cats and we'd all be happier! Anyway, Beatrice rescued me from a bad guy and taught me how to follow her everywhere without a leash. I love roaming around with her. Car rides are my favorite. Did I mention I'm a ginger cat and I'm the most handsome cat ever? It's true!

Giveaway!

One lucky winner is going to win a pair of box sets containing the first 10 books in the Beatrice Young Cozy Cat mystery series! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below.

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17 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

Sounds like a fun series :)
Happy Mother's Day to your mum !
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Misty said...

I collect cat everything including books. I would love to have these. (jozywails@gmail.com)

The Church Cat Family said...

What would suspense be without us cats? Hope your mom had a good Mother's Day, Mudpie!! - Tom

Patricia T said...

Sounds like the purr-fect books for cat (and mystery) lovers. Thanks, Melissa and Mudpie.

Robin Coxon said...

Any book that involves cats solving a mystery are my favorites. Thanks for hosting the Beatrice Young series on your blog.

oneponychick66 said...

Love this series

The Menagerie Mom said...

This series is very high up on my to-read list. I just love books with fun and unique casts of characters, and Beatrice and her kitties sound like just that. Thank you for always sharing such fantastic books with us, Mudpie and Melissa!

Cathy Keisha said...

Looks like a lot of reading which will take playtime away from me.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Sounds like a great series--I once had four cats -- i wish they got along as well as those guys!

Dianne Casey said...

Love the sound of this series and I would really enjoy reading the books. I have two cats, Hamilton and Jefferson, they make life so much fun.

Dianne Casey said...

Love the sound of this series and I would really enjoy reading the books. I have two cats, Hamilton and Jefferson, they make life so much fun.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

This looks like a great series.

biggie55 said...

I love cats so much! I need these books, they sound fanastic!

Fiona L. Woods said...

Cats, mysteries and chocolate. There's nothing better.

Roby Sweet said...

I have read a couple books in this series, and they are a lot of fun. Sounds like the cats have some real competition over who's the favorite :)

Rene said...

I've been wanting to read these books! Thanks for the giveaway!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sounds like a good one! I've read one of her others before.