17 June 2022

The Case of the Cat Crazy Lady: A Buttercup Bend Mystery by Debbie De Louise Book Tour!

 

The Case of the Cat Crazy Lady: A Buttercup Bend Mystery
by Debbie De Louise

About The Case of the Cat Crazy Lady

The Case of the Cat Crazy Lady: A Buttercup Bend Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Buttercup Bend, a fictional town in the Catskills, New York State
Next Chapter (May 15, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 298 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8828540501
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B1HCG5M3

After Buttercup Bend’s “Cat Crazy Lady,” Maggie Broom, is smothered to death in her home, Cathy Carter is stunned to learn that the animal shelter and pet cemetery she co-owns with her brother Doug is the recipient of the bulk of Maggie’s estate.

When Maggie’s estranged brother and sister come to town and are upset with the terms of their sister’s will, Sheriff Leroy Miller is convinced one of them killed Maggie.

At a baby shower Cathy’s grandmother holds for Doug’s wife, one of the guests turns up dead, and Cathy and her reporter friend, Nancy Meyers, set out to solve the murders.

 

  • Cathy slung her camera strap over her shoulder and tiptoed out of the house to avoid waking her grandmother and her cat Oliver who was still asleep on her bed. It was a lovely May morning in Buttercup Bend and the perfect time to catch the sunrise.

    She stopped at the end of her block and gazed across the rooftops of the neighboring homes at the Catskill Mountains in the distance. Aiming her camera, she took a few shots of the pearly skies dipping into the mountain peaks.
    Continuing her walk, she paused several times to take more pictures. The whole town seemed to be in bloom with neatly planted flowerbeds mixing with wildflowers in a protrusion of colors that burst in vivid shades.

    While Cathy considered photography a great hobby, she was also paid for the work commissioned by Pauline Harding, the editor of the Buttercup Bugle, the town newspaper. Last night, she had walked this same route on an assignment for a feature story about spring in Buttercup Bend. Her photos would accompany her reporter friend Nancy Meyers’ background about the town that had been founded one-hundred years ago this coming Friday. Cathy wanted to have a selection of photos to choose from that were shot at dawn as well as twilight.

    Turning the corner, toward the newspaper office that was housed in a two-floor ranch,
    Cathy noticed something amiss. The cats that were usually gathered in various locations of the front yard of Pauline’s neighbor’s house were surrounding the front door. Some were crying, and a few were howling. Cathy assumed they were waiting to be fed by Maggie Broom, known as the town’s Cat Crazy Lady, since she’d arrived in town two years ago toting her van full of kitties.

    As Cathy paused outside Maggie’s house, the door flew open, and Pauline, wearing a nightgown and a pair of slippers, ran out. Her dark eyes were wide, and the color of her face almost matched her white hair.

    “Maggie’s dead. She’s been murdered. I just called Leroy on my cell. Her cats woke me up howling under my window, so I went over to let her know they were keeping me up. When she didn’t answer my knock, I opened the door that was unlocked and found her dead in her bed.”

About Debbie De Louise

Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Long Island Authors Group, and the Cat Writers’ Association. Her novels include the five books and four stories of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series, a comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, a paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow, and the standalone mysteries; Reason to DieSea Scope, and Memory Makers. Debbie has also written a time-travel novel, Time’s Relative, and a non-fiction cat book, Pet Posts: The Cat Chats, written from the points of view of four of her cats and has also published articles in online and print pet magazines including Catster.com. Her latest book, Meows and Purrs, is a poetry collection of cat poems that includes photos and notes about her cats.

Debbie’s stories and poetry appear in the Red Penguin Collections, What Lies Beyond, ‘Tis the SeasonStand Out, Volumes I and IIUntil DawnTreat or Trick, and Pets on the Prowl. Her poems are also featured in the Nassau County Voices In Verse 2020 anthology and the 2020 and 2021 Bards Annual. She lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

Author Links

Website/Blog/Newsletter Sign-Up: https://debbiedelouise.com

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Debbie’s Character’s Chat Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/748912598599469/

Sneaky the Library Cat’s blog: https://Sneakylibrarycat.wordpress.com

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