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26 November 2023

Butterfly Betrayal: A Seneca James Mystery by Ruth J Hartman Blog Tour!


About Butterfly Betrayal


Butterfly Betrayal: A Seneca James Mystery 

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 

Setting - Rural Indiana 

Level Best Books (November 21, 2023) 

Print length ‏ : ‎ 289 Pages Digital 


Raising butterflies is peaceful and calm, until someone dies.

Majestic Monarch Butterfly Farm might flitter away forever. That is, unless Seneca James acquires the property next door. She and Winifred, her costume-wearing cat, have a fight on their hands. Their land sits next to a milkweed-covered field, essential for monarchs. If she’s unsuccessful in buying it, her precious, winged friends won’t survive. When people end up dead on her farmland, Seneca is suspected of murder.

What is it about the milkweed field that’s worth killing for? And who’s the murderer?

About Ruth J. Hartman

Ruth J. Hartman spends her days herding cats and her nights spinning mysterious tales. She, her husband, and their cats love to spend time curled up in their recliners watching old Cary Grant movies. Well, the cats sit in the people's recliners. Not that the cats couldn't get their own furniture. They just choose to shed on someone else's.

Ruth, a left-handed, cat-herding, farmhouse-dwelling writer uses her sense of humor as she writes tales of lovable, klutzy women who seem to find trouble without even trying.

Ruth's husband and best friend, Garry, reads her manuscripts, rolls his eyes at her weird story ideas, and loves her despite her insistence all of her books have at least one cat in them. See updates about her cozy mysteries at

Winifred trotted next to me, only falling behind every so often to sniff wildflowers or stalk a grasshopper. At least she didn't try to catch the butterflies. If she did, we'd have a heart-to-heart about not only that, but her habit of somehow sneaking into the greenhouse without me knowing. One of these days, I'd figure out how she did it.

The cat halted, flopped down, and rolled around in what appeared to be an ecstatic frenzy of happiness, making me laugh. She’d found my patch of catnip again.

"Yes, I know, kitty. All God's felines adore catnip, don't they?"

My cat glanced up and smiled, her eyes closed to slits as she jackknifed to the left then to her tummy then returned to her back. She pawed at the air toward something. Did catnip cause hallucinations? Maybe she batted at butterflies I couldn't see. When I continued my walk, she gave a loud mew of resignation and tromped along. Winifred’s expressions often reminded me of a person’s. I had a good idea she thought she was one of those, too.

Author Links 

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  Purchase Link - Amazon 


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November 21 – My Reading Journeys – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 22 – Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense – SPOTLIGHT

November 22 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

November 23 – THANKSGIVING U.S.

November 24 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT

November 24 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

November 25 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

November 25 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 

November 26 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy – REVIEW

November 26 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT

November 27 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW


November 28 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 28 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 29 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

November 29 –My Journey Back – SPOTLIGHT

November 30 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – SPOTLIGHT

November 30 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT

November 30 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

December 1 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT

December 1 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT

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