Karen Anne Golden

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Fun, fast-paced cat sleuth mysteries for all to enjoy!

The Cats that Watched the Woods

What have the extraordinary cats of millionaire Katherine “Katz” Kendall surfed up now? “Idyllic vacation cabin by a pond stocked with catfish.”

It’s July in Erie, Indiana, and steamy weather fuels the tension between Katz and her fiancé, Jake. Katz rents the cabin for a private getaway, though Siamese cats, Scout and Abra, demand to go along. How does a peaceful, serene setting go south in such a hurry? Is the terrifying man in the woods real, or is he the legendary ghost of Peace Lake?

It’s up to Katz and her cats to piece together the mysterious puzzle. The fifth book in the popular “The Cats that . . . Cozy Mystery” series, this suspenseful, thrilling ride will keep you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy this stand-alone novel, or learn more about these amazing characters by exploring the first book in the series, “The Cats that Surfed the Web.”

The Cats that Surfed the Web

Forty four million dollars. A Victorian mansion. And a young career woman with cats. The prospect sounded like a dream come true; what could possibly go wrong? How could a friendly town’s welcome turn into a case of poisoning, murder, and deceit? 

When Katherine “Katz” Kendall, a computer professional in New York City, discovers she’s the sole heir of a huge inheritance, she can’t believe her good fortune. She’s okay with the clauses of the will: Move to the small town of Erie, Indiana, live in her great aunt’s pink Victorian mansion, and take care of an Abyssinian cat. With her three Siamese cats and best friend Colleen, Katz leaves Manhattan to find the housekeeper dead in the basement. Ghostly intrusions convince Colleen, a card-carrying “ghost hunter,” that the mansion is haunted. Several townspeople are furious because Katherine’s benefactor promised them the fortune, then changed her will. But who would be greedy enough to get rid of the rightful heir to take the money and run? 

Four adventurous felines help Katz solve the crimes by mysteriously "searching" the Internet for clues.


The Cats that Chased the Storm

It’s early spring in Erie, Indiana, and the weather has turned most foul. We find Katherine “Katz” Kendall, heiress to the Colfax fortune, living in a pink mansion, caring for her three Siamese and Abby the Abyssinian. Severe thunderstorms frighten the cats, but Scout is better than any weather app. 

A different storm is brewing, however, with a discovery that connects great-uncle William Colfax to the notorious gangster John Dillinger. Why is the Erie Historical Society so eager to get William’s personal papers? Is the new man in Katherine’s life a fortune hunter? Will Abra mysteriously reappear, and is Abby a magnet for danger? 

A fast-paced whodunit, the second book in “The Cats that . . . Cozy Mystery” series involves four extraordinary felines that help Katz unravel the mysteries in her life. Author of Amazon’s Bestselling Cozy Animal Mystery "The Cats that Surfed the Web."

The Cats that Told a Fortune

Autumn in Erie, Indiana means crisp, cool days of intrigue and subterfuge. Katherine “Katz” Kendall settles into her late great aunt’s Victorian mansion with her high-spirited feline companions. 

What better time to host a Halloween party? Katz sets the stage with scary decorations, a fortune teller, and even a magician. Jake and Colleen join in the adventure. Scout — a Siamese with extraordinary abilities — fang marks a “Wheel of Fortune” Tarot card. Is it because her person will soon receive millions, or does that card have a more ominous meaning? Although Iris is smitten with the magic man, it’s unclear whether he’s a lovable rogue, or an opportunistic thief. Along the way, Katz and her cats uncover important clues to the identity of a serial killer, and find out about Erie’s crime family . . . the hard way.

This fun, fast-paced third book in “The Cats that . . . Cozy Mystery” series involves five extraordinary felines that help Katz solve a crime.

The Cats that Played the Market

A blizzard blows into Indiana, bringing gifts, gala events, and a ghastly murder to heiress Katherine “Katz” Kendall. It’s Katherine’s birthday, and she gets more than she bargains for when Colleen and her mum visit the Victorian mansion to celebrate. 

Handsome boyfriend Jake adds to the joys of the season. After all hell breaks loose at the Erie Museum’s opening, Katherine and her five cats unwittingly stumble upon clues that help solve a murder mystery. But has Scout lost her special abilities? Will Katz find that another one of her amazing felines is a super-sleuth? With the cats providing clues, it’s up to Katherine and her friends to piece together the murderous puzzle . . . before the town goes bust!

This fun, fast-paced fourth book in "The Cats that . . . Cozy Mystery" series involves five special felines that help Katz solve a crime.

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