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KLEPTO CAT MYSTERIES  – The Books in the Cozy Mystery Series

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Catnapped – Book 1

When Savannah Jordan agrees to help her aunt while she recovers from a broken foot, she doesn’t expect to walk into a mystery, become part of a not-quite-legal surveillance team, be kidnapped by a deranged stranger and meet a steaming hot veterinarian. Beloved neighborhood cats are missing—the community can only guess at their fate—and Aunt Margaret’s life is being threatened. Is it because she has a clue to the missing cats or is it something more sinister?

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Cat-Eye Witness – Book 2

Savannah and Aunt Margaret open the old Forster home to the Hammond Cat Alliance for a fundraiser to help rehabilitate the abused horses rescued months earlier from the catnappers. Before the afternoon is over, the collected funds go missing and someone is murdered in an upstairs bedroom.

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Sleight of Paw – Book 3

Michael Ivey, the local veterinarian and Savannah’s new husband is attacked by an enraged client and then later accused of this man’s murder. The evidence quickly stacks up against Michael, until Rags, Savannah’s kleptomaniac cat, starts digging up clues implicating the unlikely suspect.

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Undercover Cat – Book 4

A popular local journalist goes missing just before she has the opportunity to turn in her story exposing unscrupulous cat hoarders. Not only is Colbi a friend of Savannah and Michael Ivey, Damon (now out of prison and employed by the local newspaper) has a strong personal interest in her. In fact, Damon breaks some rules and some trusts in his search for Colbi.

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The Colony Cat Caper – Book 5

Savannah Ivey, a veterinarian out on maternity leave; her aunt Margaret, the founder of the Hammond Cat Alliance; and Colbi Stanton, a reporter for the local newspaper take on a cat colony at an old, abandoned building. Odd activity around the place makes them wonder if it actually is vacant; some believe it’s occupied by something other-worldly.

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Celebrity Cat Caper – Book 6

Rags, the kleptomaniac cat, opens up a whole new bag of tricks, when he becomes a therapy cat in a children’s reading program. A documentary film crew arrives to capture the cat in action and they get more than they bargained for. Find out how Rags handles his sudden celebrity status.

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The Corral Cat Caper – Book 7

Savannah Ivey’s horse goes missing and Rags, the klepto cat, goes into mourning. Savannah and her friends spend days on horseback searching for Peaches over miles of dense wilderness. Along with a few dead-end clues, they stumble upon Elsie, a most unusual elderly woman living under dangerously primitive conditions. Elsie harbors secrets-some of which may lead to the recovery of Savannah’s horse, but only after Rags puts his claws into the matter and Detective Craig Sledge gets involved.

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The Gallery Cat Caper – Book 8

An old friend of Michael’s, who has become a successful artist, invites the entire Ivey family to his beach house. But their vacation is not all fun-and-games. It appears that someone is out to get the artist; and the Iveys and their friends keep stumbling upon clues to the tangled mystery.

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Mansion of Meows – Book 9

Rags’s documentary is scheduled to debut. The showing will take place at the investor’s San Francisco mansion, where the Ivey family and film crew will stay. Of course, the mansion holds secrets and Rags is instrumental in letting the cats out of the bag.

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PAWtners in Crime – Book 10

When Michael and Savannah invite young burn victim and heir Arthur Spence into their home, they don’t expect danger to follow. The sensationalism around his family’s dark secrets have the paparazzi in a photo-snapping frenzy and the young man isn’t yet equipped to deal with their shenanigans. Are they issuing the unnerving threats to Arthur’s life, or is it a beloved family member?

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PAWSitively Sinister – Book 11

The Ivey family travel to San Francisco to help Arthur and his long-time friend, Suzette, clean out the mansion. News of the massive estate sale lures a variety of people, including former residents and long-ago visitors, each carrying stories of bizarre activities occurring there in the past.

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The Purrfect Lie – Book 12

When the Iveys and the Sheridans find a deathbed confession letter, Savannah and her Aunt Margaret spring into action. Is Savannah’s imagination playing tricks on her or has she stumbled upon the unaware kidnap victim mentioned in the letter? In the meantime, there’s trouble at the Sheridans’ cat shelter and Rags, the kleptomaniac cat, leaps right into the middle of the tangled mess.

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A Picture Purrfect Christmas – Book 13

A spellbinding story of love, hope, and a child’s innocent Christmas dreams. When Savannah Ivey agrees to teach photography to a group of at-risk children, she doesn’t expect a sweet-spirited little crippled girl to steal her heart and become an important part of her family. Even Rags, the kleptomaniac cat, is captivated by the child named Marissa. When she goes missing, everyone, including Rags, experiences the pain of loss.

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Meow for the Money – Book 14

In this story, Rags, the klepto cat, saves a beautiful Himalayan when he finds her near death one chilly night. Did this pampered kitty escape or was she abducted? Her wealthy owner, June Balcomb, can only guess. June is so grateful to Rags that she embraces the entire Ivey family, and Savannah and Rags become frequent visitors at the Balcomb estate.

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Claws for a Cause – Book 15

Just when Michael and Savannah Ivey think their tropical vacation is over, a stranger arrives from the islands with demands they cannot fulfill. Imminent danger follows as a frantic search for the mysterious missing item ensues. Savannah is drawn into a friend’s dilemma when Colbi’s long-lost brother returns—an event that becomes personal for Savannah.

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Cabin FURvor – Book 16

A girls’ fun getaway weekend quickly becomes something that would rival any Fright Night flick. The women run into the infamous mountain monster, they’re visited by an escaped kidnap victim, and they’re privy to rumors of a deranged serial killer who may live secretly in their cabin.

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Merriment, Mayhem & Meows – Book 21

Iris finishes renovating the Kaiser Bed-And-Breakfast, but the inn’s not complete until Rags chooses a charming array of cuddle cats for overnight guests to enjoy. Before the official opening, however, Iris loses her business partner to unusual circumstances and she calls on friends to help her run the place. That’s when pandemonium shatters the calm.

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A Christmas to Purr About – Book 22

The Ivey family and friends agree to serve the hungry during the holidays, but not without serious consequences that require a little feline and equine intervention. Detective Craig goes missing, Rags is accused of grand theft and malicious mischief, Savannah is harassed and nearly arrested, Michael has a surprise reunion to beat all reunions, and Peaches facilitates a Christmas miracle.

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Cattywampus Travels

Cattywampus Travels – Book 23

A rollercoaster ride of kitty-cat escapades.
Rags accompanies his human family and friends on an extended vacation and manages to find plenty of trouble along the way. But, in typical Rags fashion, he also discovers ways to help in the most unexpected manner. Follow Rags on his first book-signing tour. Get ready for his first cross-country flight. Tag along with this most unpredictable cat as he meets new people and manages to touch their lives as only Rags can do.

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Cats in the Belfry

Cats in the Belfry – Book 24

Rags goes a paw beyond in solving this mystery.
Savannah and Margaret take on a large cat colony at an abandoned seminary. With Rags’s help, they find more than cats in the belfry. Is it real or simply illusion? No one knows for sure, even after Rags is attacked by something from above, a body is discovered, and Rags and Savannah are held captive. Will an evening in the bell tower shed some light on the chilling mystery?

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CATalyst for Clues, A Klepto cat Mystery, Book 25

CATalyst for Clues – Book 25

Rags breaks all the rules and unravels a tantalizing mystery.
When Savannah receives a ransom note, she teams up with Detective Craig Sledge to discover who’s holding her sister, Brianna. But Rags, the Klepto Cat, becomes the catalyst in finding her. You’ll delight at his covert strategy and intricate undercover work, as he misbehaves his way to another successful outcome.

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Perilous PURRsuit

Perilous PURRsuit – Book 26

The klepto cat participates in a thrilling purrsuit.
Michael Ivey and his brother, Keith, launch a search for their elusive, recluse father in the mountains of Colorado. With Rags’s help, they find themselves facing unexpected challenges at every turn. The drama accelerates when a local mountain man is accused of murder and an apparent thief moves into the area. Follow along as Rags leads the two families on a wilderness adventure full of mystery and surprises.

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