The only thing that could make the High Cliff Shelter for Cats even cozier is a reading room where kids can snuggle up with a furry feline and a book. But as Lara and Aunt Fran prepare for the reading nook's official opening, the health inspector in their New Hampshire town, Evonda Fray, decrees that the shelter qualifies as a "cat caf ," thanks to the free snacks it serves to visitors-and that it must be shut down.
When Evonda's body is found in her car clutching a copy of the cease-and-desist order, suspicion naturally falls on Lara and Aunt Fran. But there's a whole litter of potential culprits, including a tenant in one of Evonda's buildings who'd been ordered to give up his rescue cat, a disgruntled daughter-in-law, and more. Now Lara-with some help from her aunt and her spirit cat, Blue-has to pin the tail on the right suspect . . .
Praise for Linda Reilly's Mysteries
"I was kept guessing until the final chapter. . . . A perfect cozy mystery." -Susan Furlong, author of the Georgia Peach Mysteries, on Escape Claws
"Engaging characters, the psychic cat Blue, and the extraordinary healing power of cats are a winning combination for this enjoyable, heart-warming novel." -Kings River Life Magazine on Claws of Death
"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, on Fillet of Murder
"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, on Fillet of Murder