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The Cat Collector

An omnibus of novels by

"Veteran author Lori Herter is a refreshing new voice in cozy mysteries. Her CAT COLLECTOR anthology is the cat's meow."
Lisa Ks Book Reviews

What happens when a former romance author writes mysteries? A cozy novella series with a wholesome love story woven in.


Three lovable felines play a part in a trio of engaging mysteries, while a romantic flame kindles between Veterinary Technician Claudia Bailey and Police Detective Steve O'Rourke.

Includes these novellas:

THE COFFEE CAPER: Widowed and approaching forty, Claudia Bailey is happy working at the Briarwood Cat Clinic in suburban Chicago. When she discovers the murdered body of her church's deceitful new minister, no-nonsense Detective Steve O'Rourke views her as a prime suspect. Claudia's quiet, comfortable life is deeply shaken. Nevertheless, she helps Steve look for clues, unexpectedly putting herself in jeopardy, all the while treating a Maine Coon named Knickerbocker with a litter pan problem.

THE WINGED WITNESS: Tom and Ethel Radek bring Jasmine, their desperately ill Himalayan, to the Briarwood Cat Clinic. When Tom is found stabbed to death later that day, Claudia and Steve have a new mystery to solve. The only witness to the homicide is Tom's obnoxious parrot Hal. Meanwhile, will Jasmine recover from surgery? As the investigation continues, it's increasingly clear Steve is smitten with Claudia. How does Claudia feel? Conflicted and unsure, yet she can't deny she finds Steve attractive.

THE CLAIRVOYANT CAT: Wrigley, a deaf rescue cat, became famous for predicting the winners of Chicago Cubs' baseball games. When Lydia Worthington, Wrigley's wealthy owner, is murdered in her lavish home during an attempted catnapping, Steve and Claudia must solve a newsworthy homicide. Another issue is who will take care of the famed but traumatized Wrigley? An unexpected turn of events endangers Claudia and her Clinic co-workers. In the meantime, Steve drops the L word and hints at marriage. Claudia must examine her true feelings. Does she want to marry again? Or continue paddling her own canoe and risk losing Steve?

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Used availability for Lori Herter's The Cat Collector

Paperback Editions

March 2019 : Paperback

Title: The Cat Collector: A Cozy Mystery Series
Author(s): Lori Herter
ISBN: 1-09-015103-9 / 978-1-09-015103-2
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Cat Collector: A Cozy Mystery Series
Author(s): Lori Herter
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU