Friday, September 10, 2021

Ghost Cat of Ocean Cove by Mollie Hunt - Blog Tour with Character Guest Post and Giveaway


A new feline cozy from the author of the award-winning Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries.

Septuagenarian Camelia Collins and her cat Blaze move to the Oregon Coast to fulfill a lifelong dream, but that dream becomes a nightmare when Camelia learns she has purchased a murder house. The former resident, reclusive businessman Jonathan Chamber, was brutally killed on the stoop, and the killer is still at large.

What’s more, Camelia discovers an ancient gravestone at the back of her garden belonging to a cat named Soji. Dead long ago, this seventh black kitten of a seventh black kitten now returns in corporeal form. Will Soji’s haunting help Camelia solve the murder mystery or send her screaming back to Portland?

Character Guest Post - THE KILLER

I’ll start by saying there are things I can’t, absolutely cannot, discuss. I’m a great fan of cozy mysteries, but it’s no fun if you know who the murderer is before the time is right. Since Ghost Cat of Ocean Cove was only recently published, I’m betting you haven’t read it yet. I won’t touch on anything that might reveal who I am. You’ll just have to decide for yourselves.

Ghost Cat is not really my story at all—I just happen to play a part in it. It’s Camelia’s story—Camelia whom I met when she first moved into Love Cottage, Ocean Cove. I liked her very much, and I thought she liked me. She probably did until she found out I was a killer.

It’s also Soji’s story. Soji is a ghost. The ghost of a cat. According to local lore, she’s been haunting Love Cottage ever since she crossed the Rainbow Bridge in the early 1900s. (I wonder if pets had the Rainbow Bridge back then? Or is that something people thought up later on? In those days, folks didn’t always give cats the respect they deserved, I’ve heard.)

But you can’t have a murder mystery without a murderer, so I suppose my part is important too.

What drives someone to take a life? Greed? Jealousy? Fear? It was none of those for me. I just knew it had to be done—there was no other way. If Jonathan Chamber hadn’t been dispatched, things would have gone badly. When a crooked businessman like Chamber starts to run roughshod over his fellows, there is no choice but to put him down.

I thought it was over once Chamber was gone. The police had no clue who killed him and finally gave up looking. Three years passed quietly, and I’d put the death behind me. Then Camelia came on the scene. She moved into Chamber’s place and started finding things. Her discoveries stirred up the hornet’s nest of misdeeds all over again. That’s when I was called to act a second time…

About Mollie Hunt:

Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer. Mollie Hunt writes the award-winning Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series featuring Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip, and the Cat Seasons sci-fantasy tetralogy where cats save the world. She also pens a bit of cat poetry.

Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, the Cat Writers’ Association, and Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA). She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like Lynley, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.

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Mickey's Musings said...

Mum likes cozy mysteries and this one sounds pretty good.
Soji sounds like quite a character as well ;)
Purrs, Julie

Patricia T said...

Thanks, Melissa (and Mudpie)!

Rene said...

We love cat cozy mysteries!

Brian's Home Blog said...

That one sounds really good and congrats on 10th in the series!

pilch92 said...

That looks good. I like ghost stories, especially this time of year.

Leah said...

This sounds good, and a bit scary! I really like the cover too!

Three Chatty Cats said...

I love a good cat cozy and this sounds fun!

Mollie Hunt said...

Thanks so much, Melissa and Mudpie for hosting my new book on your wonderful blogsite! One of my favorites!

Sandee said...

I have that book and it's on my list of books to read. I love cozy mysteries.

Have a purrfect day and weekend, Mudpie. My best to your mom. ♥

Brenda said...

This sounds like a lot of fun!

katsrus said...

Sounds like a good book. Love the cover. The link in the subscribe for her newsletter does not work. I went on her FB page and found a newsletter sign up.

diannekc said...

Sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading. I love books featuring cats in the storyline.