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Escape Claws

(2017)
(The first book in the Cat Lady Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Selected as a Modern Cat Connie’s Book Club pick

Here, killer, killer, killer . . .

 
For the first time in sixteen years, Lara Caphart has returned to her hometown of Whisker Jog, New Hampshire. She wants to reconnect with her estranged Aunt Fran, who’s having some difficulty looking after herself—and her eleven cats. Taking care of a clowder of kitties is easy, but keeping Fran from being harassed by local bully Theo Barnes is hard. The wealthy builder has his sights set on Fran’s property, and is determined to make her an offer she doesn’t dare refuse.
 
Then Lara spots a blue-eyed ragdoll cat that she swears is the reincarnation of her beloved Blue, her childhood pet. Pursuing the feline to the edge of Fran’s yard, she stumbles upon the body of Theo Barnes, clearly a victim of foul play. To get her and Fran off the suspect list, Lara finds herself following the cat’s clues in search of a killer. Is Blue’s ghost really trying to help her solve a murder, or has Lara inhaled too much catnip?  
 
Praise for Linda Reilly’s Deep Fried Mysteries
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed this puzzler of a mystery. Reilly cooks up a perfect recipe of murder and mayhem in this charming cozy.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Hat Shop Mysteries
 
“Smart, sassy, and a little bit scary. Everything a good cozy should be!” —Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries
 
“Everything I want in a cozy mystery: endearing characters, an enchanting setting, tantalizing food descriptions and a top-notch mystery plot!” —Susan Furlong, author of the Georgia Peach Mysteries

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Linda Reilly's Escape Claws

Paperback Editions

December 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Escape Claws
Author(s): Linda Reilly
ISBN: 1-5161-0419-6 / 978-1-5161-0419-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Escape Claws: Cat Lady Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Linda Reilly
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Escape Claws: Cat Lady Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Linda Reilly
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Escape Claws (A Cat Lady Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Linda Reilly
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU