“Carol Ann Kauffman will keep us in suspense until the next book to the series is ready for us.” – April Yellow Moon (A Cat Collier Mystery 4) by Carol Ann Kauffman

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In this fourth installment in the Cat Collier Short Story Mystery Series, a dear, old friend comes up missing and Cat Collier must scramble to find her before it’s too late. A powerful enemy resurfaces and claims responsibility for a personal attack on Cat’s family. Nola relives Trent’s murder. Carter proposes…again.

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Valerie Roberson

Carol Ann Kauffman continues to keep the mystery in Heaton Valley, Ohio

Well in this next book to the series, we find Cat making a peace offering deal, saying yes and coming across girls in the back of a box truck. You wouldn’t think this combination would work together, but it does and very well.
Cat gets a call saying that one of her best friends from high school is missing. Someone at the Yellow Moon restaurant slipped a note from her into another friend’s pocket. Worried, yes. Terribly worried, no. This friend is known to leave on vacation without saying a word. But maybe we should check out the place and see if anyone has any information about her. Cat finds more than just her friend and it makes you wonder who else is involved. Got any ideas? I do!
Cat’s dad is hospitalized after becoming very sick at work. It takes a while to figure out what is wrong. But when they do, it wasn’t her dad who was supposed to get sick, but her mom. Why? And by who?
This one left more questions than answers. The mystery deepens and makes you think of who, why, where and when. Will Cat run away? Can the peace deal stay in place? Will Carter bolt again, even though he said he wouldn’t ever again? And how is all this tied in together? Carol Ann Kauffman will keep us in suspense until the next book to the series is ready for us. Can’t wait!

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“Surprised at every turn” – Lettie’s Plight by Michael Bussa

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Born in the Victorian era, in the slums of Bethnal Green, Lettie vowed never to follow in her mother’s dismal footsteps — even if it killed her!
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Terry

Surprised at every turn

I didn’t think it was her. There are a lot of twists and turns. The boys are cheeky little boogers. What a surprising ending she really thorough she got away. Highly recommend a lot of surprises

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Calder made mistakes he would pay for, though he didn’t think it would be with his life – Float by Michael Bussa

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Calder made mistakes he would pay for, though he didn’t think it would be with his life. He quickly learned that everything he believed about dying wasn’t true, after all.
From the author of The Peace of Pi, and Ending in V, comes a haunting new tale that will keep you turning the pages, to the unexpected ending.
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Elysa

Amazing Story!!
I loved it!! So captivating and breathtaking. It really drew me in and I would recommend this story to everyone.
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A dear, old friend comes up missing and Cat Collier must scramble to find her before it’s too late – April Yellow Moon (A Cat Collier Mystery 4) by Carol Ann Kauffman

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In this fourth installment in the Cat Collier Short Story Mystery Series, a dear, old friend comes up missing and Cat Collier must scramble to find her before it’s too late. A powerful enemy resurfaces and claims responsibility for a personal attack on Cat’s family. Nola relives Trent’s murder. Carter proposes…again.

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Jeanie49

Cat Collier and friends Yellow Moon rescue ……

Cat Collier Detective Agency is on a new case in April Yellow Moon. This month’s mystery introduces new characters as well as the returning cast of characters we learn more about. Like a clever puzzle; we are given pieces to put in place…but aren’t quite sure how they will all fit together. There are many pieces to put together. Cat, of course, is always solving puzzles and will quickly work towards the solution. A poisoning, more threats, and a friends kidnapping quickly evolves. But I suspect that there will be more to be solved in next month’s mystery because there are more missing people to be found and more puzzles to be solved……

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January Black Ice (A Cat Collier Mystery, Book 1) by Carol Ann Kauffman

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Mary Catherine Collier is called to the penthouse apartment of the city’s very rich, most influential lawyer, Detrick Bittmor. He has a very personal assignment for her. It involves a mysterious young man who sits on a park bench every day at noon and stares up at Bittmor’s top floor apartment.
Mary Catherine, or Cat, as she’s better known, has a soft spot for this lawyer with a nasty reputation. There’s something about this old man she likes, and even finds charming.
Detrick Bittmor thinks the young man on the park bench resembles a younger version of himself. He thinks this young man could be his son from an affair he had many years ago with a beautiful New Year lawyer. This man could be his only heir.
And old man Bittmor isn’t getting any younger.
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MaineCoon

I have discovered a new author to follow

I found that I really enjoyed January Black Ice so much that I read the February and March books right after this one. It kept my attention and I liked the main characters. I would certainly recommend it for compelling reading.

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April Yellow Moon (A Cat Collier Mystery 4) by Carol Ann Kauffman – #Thriller&Suspense, #MysteryRomance

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In this fourth installment in the Cat Collier Short Story Mystery Series, a dear, old friend comes up missing and Cat Collier must scramble to find her before it’s too late. A powerful enemy resurfaces and claims responsibility for a personal attack on Cat’s family. Nola relives Trent’s murder. Carter proposes…again.

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Viv Drewa

I just love Cat Collier!

I’m totally hooked on the Cat Collier Mysteries!
Each book puts Cat in an interesting predicament that she solves only as Cat can!

I love the characters and how they interact with each other; the negative and positive.

I highly recommend this series if you want to read a fabulous story.

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Float by Michael Bussa – #Thriller&Suspense, #OccultSuspense, #GhostSuspense

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Elysa

Amazing Story!!

I loved it!! So captivating and breathtaking. It really drew me in and I would recommend this story to everyone.

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“Viral Dawn: (Viral Series Book 1) by Skyler Rankin – #Action&Adventure, #MysteryThriller&Suspense, #Romance, #Thriller

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What if your world changed in a split second, destroying everything you thought you knew and thrusting you into a world where your very survival depends on every move you make, every decision, and every step you take? Every. Move. Matters.
An explosion at the army depot unleashes a deadly cloud carrying a genetically engineered virus that turns people into flesh-eating zombies. High school senior, Casey Williams has taken refuge at the school with friends and others who managed to survive the blast and ensuing viral outbreak. They’re safe. For now. But supplies are running short, and tempers are running shorter as Casey realizes the time is coming they will need to get out. She is determined to lead her friends to safety only to discover that she’s led them into even greater danger. Determined to save her friends, she fights the living and the undead in her quest to survive.
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Kenneth R. Morris
Short, but worth the read

The worst part of this book? It is too short. Just as we have been getting things developed in the characters, the locations, the relationships, the author cuts off the story. Much like a Saturday Matinee… See you next week!! Uggg…

The story is basic Zombie Outbreak with introductions to the main characters, the history of the area and what is happening now. Add a few standard plot devices and viola, instant story. Now, this isn’t to say it’s like all the others, there is enough to make it fresh and worth the time to read. I am sure to pick up any and all books in the series as they become published.

All in all, a great ride, not too much gore, a touch of romance here and there, oh, and Zombies.

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 “Dead Comic Standing” by Karen Vaughan – #Mystery,Thriller&Suspense, #Comedy

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Stand-up comic Dave Feener has a great rapport with his audience, so when his body is found maliciously stabbed a short distance away from The Laff Attak where he’s just performed, there seems to be no real motive for the brutal murder. A serial killer who does not think local comics are funny has just begun his rampage.
Constables Mike Borneo and Lissa Cassway along with detective Vince Vetters are racing to find the killer before he claims another victim. Was Feener just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Left with his wedding ring and his wallet, Feener’s body isn’t even cold when the killer strikes again-this time stabbing Phil Vetters, a comic known for his redneck shtick and the brother of detective Vince Vetters. Just as Vince vows revenge, the killer makes a fateful mistake when he stabs another comic and does not ensure his victim is dead before he leaves the crime scene.

The killer is a sicko, but not an idiot. He’s right under everyone’s noses, and the anticipation of a righteous kill is all just part of the fun. Only time will tell if the killer will have the last laugh.

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Dellani Oakes
You’ll Die Laughing!

Someone’s lost his sense of humor, and it’s gonna be murder! A serial killer is stalking the comedians of Edmonton, seeming to choose his victims based on the fact he doesn’t share their sense of humor.

Dave Feener, the first comic to die, is at the top of his game, but when he’s stabbed, the killer tells him, “You just ain’t funny!” Nothing like a little constructive criticism!

Comedienne Shelly has a comeback for everything. When a customer heckles her, she gives back as good as she gets. She’s got a great routine, her comic star is rising. As the death count mounts, she begins to wonder what’s wrong with the guy. Nervous, but not terrified, she continues working on her routines for Comic F/X. Soon, she finds herself falling for her boss, Jeff.

Jeff used to be a standup comic but gave it up in lieu of starting his own club. He and his counterpart at the other comedy club, Laff Attack, have a friendly rivalry to see who can get the biggest crowd and the best comics. Unfortunately, both of them are losing their people as the serial killer continues.

Constables Lissa Cassway and Mike Borneo are investigating the murders. Despite their best efforts, the comic killer manages to kill, again and again, making them wonder how he’s managing to stay ahead of them. Will the tide turn in their favor? Or will the killer continue his deadly spree?

Karen Vaughan’s novel, “Dead Comic Standing,” is a wonderful look into the world of stand-up comedy. She mixes in funny comedic routines with the serious business of police work. Her characters sparkle, the story moves at a good pace as she builds to the climax of her tale.

I highly recommend “Dead Comic Standing” for anyone who likes a good mystery–or even a good joke.

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The Cat Collier Mystery Series by Carol Ann Kauffman – #WomensFiction, #Mystery, #Thriller&Suspense, #Detective, #ShortStories

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Mary Catherine Collier is called to the penthouse apartment of the city’s very rich, most influential lawyer, Detrick Bittmor. He has a very personal assignment for her. It involves a mysterious young man who sits on a park bench every day at noon and stares up at Bittmor’s top floor apartment.

Mary Catherine, or Cat, as she’s better known, has a soft spot for this lawyer with a nasty reputation. There’s something about this old man she likes and even finds charming.

Detrick Bittmor thinks the young man on the park bench resembles a younger version of himself. He thinks this young man could be his son from an affair he had many years ago with a beautiful New Year lawyer. This man could be his only heir.

And old man Bittmor isn’t getting any younger.

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A park bench = Love at first sight
By Valerie Roberson
This is the first book of the Cat Collier Mystery, and I’m already looking forward to book 2. Carol Ann Kauffman has a special way with her writing. She brings happiness and romance to light in a wholesome way. She makes you wish you were that main character.
Cat, Mary Catherine Collier, writes the Obituary for the Heaton Valley Herald and also does research for the paper. Detrick Bittmor is a lonely old man who once was in his hay day a very prominent lawyer for the town.
Mr. Bittmore asked Cat to “make friends” with this man who has been sitting on a park bench every day outside his penthouse apartment. Find out who he is. Get to know him. Why? Well, he may be —- —–! Cat agreed to do it. But she never expected to fall for this guy and find out he has been lying about who he is to her. Who is this guy?????
You are left hanging with some unanswered questions, but a warm feeling of true love. So now I have to read the next book to find out the answers. A good writer will leave a good book and you hanging.

 
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Join Cat Collier from January Black Ice as she starts her own detective agency,
Red Cat Investigations, inside the gorgeous old Palazzo Castellano Hotel and solves her first real paid case, the case of Shotzie, the missing French poodle. Just when she feels she is destined to find lost pets and missing luggage for the rest of her life in her beautiful new office, complete with business cards, magazines in the waiting room, and her Red Cat logo painted on the frosted glass door, a lovely, mysterious woman named Ms. White hires her to find out who is stalking her. A dead rat on her car. Being run off the road. A car bombing. Someone wants her frightened or maybe…dead.

The trail of graft and corruption leads Cat into danger as she hides the mystery woman with the old, reclusive lawyer Detrick Bittmor for safe keeping.

Cat’s relationship with the handsome Erick “Carter” Larsen is put in jeopardy when she teams up with Officer Kiernan Scott from the Heaton Valley Police Department to unravel the mystery in February White Lies.

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Jeanie49
The Lies are out there……

February White Lies by Carol Kauffman was a great continuation to the Cat Collier series. Introduction of additional characters were clearly developed with the humor and simplicity I have come to expect from this author. I am consumed with-“What is going to happen next?!!!” As I read this….It ended too quickly! I want to know what is going to happen to Nola as Cat’s secretary and I need a Butterscotch Scone!

 

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Small-town red-head Cat Collier runs a private investigation service called Red Cat Investigation out of her office in the beautiful Palazzo Castellano with the help of her secretary, Nola White, an ex-client Cat took in because she had nowhere else to go, her boyfriend, Erick “Carter” Larsen, and Carter’s father, the wealthy, influential, and shady lawyer, Detrick Bittmor.

In this third installment of the Cat Collier Mystery series, after escaping from captivity in an abandoned train car, Cat stumbles upon a homeless man at the long deserted train station, who helps her get home to Carter. Detrick discovers he knows this homeless man as the one-time legendary saxophone player who played in the downstairs bar when they were both young, and the family embarks on rehabilitating the sax player and reopening the bar, “The Blues.”

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MikiHope
A short, clean romances with heartbreak and healing

This is the third book in the Cat Collier series. The first January Black Ice sets the stage. Both are short, clean romances with heartbreak and healing. Dietrick, Carter’s father, is as manipulative as ever–but in a good way!! There are some mysteries to be solved by Cat–and some truths to be revealed by Carter.

 

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In this fourth installment in the Cat Collier Short Story Mystery Series, a dear, old friend comes up missing, and Cat Collier must scramble to find her before it’s too late. A powerful enemy resurfaces and claims responsibility for a personal attack on Cat’s family. Nola relives Trent’s murder. Carter proposes…again.

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Jeanie49
Cat Collier and friends Yellow Moon rescue ……

Cat Collier Detective Agency is on a new case in April Yellow Moon. This month’s mystery introduces new characters as well as the returning cast of characters we learn more about. Like a clever puzzle; we are given pieces to put in place…but aren’t quite sure how they will all fit together. There are many pieces to put together. Cat, of course, is always solving puzzles and will quickly work towards the solution. A poisoning, more threats, and a friends kidnapping quickly evolves. But I suspect that there will be more to be solved in next month’s mystery because there are more missing people to be found and more puzzles to be solved……

 

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Join the further adventures and misadventures of Cat Collier, a woman who opens her own private investigation business in her small hometown on her journey from being a small town obituary writer to a big city detective. In this fifth installment of the short story mystery series, Cat works to find a missing Chinese girl who came to the United States on a work/study program and disappeared into thin air. An informant takes a big risk. Nola is put in danger. The child of a prominent country club women has her Parentage questioned. Someone from Gus Black’s past shows up at the hotel.

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Mary Jane Ravella
Another great Cat Collier Book

I love Cat, her adventurous spirit, strong character, and her boyfriend, Carter. Her cases are interesting from kidnapping to rescuing a young Chinese woman to a routine background check.

 

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Join Cat Collier is this serial mystery short story series, described as a cross between Nancy Drew and Mike Hammer.

Carter disappoints Cat in the worst possible way. She begins to doubt her worth. Can a new location bolster Cat’s self-confidence? Is she strong enough to let a new love in?

June Green Leaves of Deceit continues and adventures and misadventures of Mary Catherine Collier, known as Cat, as she opens a second online investigation office, away from Heaton Valley and the love and support she’s known there. Can she make it on her own?

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