A new witch and her feline familiar get their fifteen minutes of fame in this enchanting mystery in the national bestselling series...
After learning that she comes from a family of witches—and adopting a familiar named Alistair—artist Annabelle Britton has made beautiful Portsmouth, New Hampshire, her home. Together with her coven, this good witch is trying to put a stop to magic and murder most foul.
When Anna takes Alistair to see local veterinarian Ramona Forsythe, they meet the most famous cat in town: Ruby the Attitude Cat, spokes-feline for a pet food brand. But then Ramona turns up dead, and Ruby goes missing. It seems like the murderer used magical means, so it’s up to Anna and Alistair to catch a killer and cat-napper as only a canny cat can.
About the Author
Born in California and raised in Michigan, Delia James writes her tales of magic, cats, and mystery from her hundred-year-old bungalow home in Ann Arbor. She is the author of the Witch’s Cat Mysteries, which include By Familiar Means and A Familiar Tail. When not writing, she hikes, swims, gardens, cooks, reads, and raises her rapidly growing son.
Praise for the Witch’s Cat Mysteries
“A special brew of magic, murder, mayhem...and one extraordinary cat.”—Laurie Cass, national bestselling author
“Great story, strong characters, lovely setting, fun familiars as well as a great mystery and a ghost or two...I hope you will love this one as much as I did!”—A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery
“Anna is so genuinely likable, the dialogue so cleverly written, and the plot so compelling, that readers will enthusiastically follow her adventures.”—Kings River Life Magazine
“Much like Bewitched, the feline in this one is a blast, and Annabelle is perfect when it comes to magical thinking and doing in New Hampshire.”—Suspense Magazine
“This intriguing first installment of a new series is populated with wonderful characters and has a twisty plot that will keep you turning the pages. If forthcoming novels are as tantalizing as this one is, this series should land on everyone’s must-read list!”—ReadertoReader.com