Sabrina Tate's divorce, she leaves her job at a Houston law
firm to move to Lavender, Texas. There she hopes to write
a novel while helping her Aunt Rowena, who is in a leg cast
that makes maintaining her vacation cottage rental business
difficult. When Bobby Joe Flowers suddenly appears, claiming
he's Aunt Rowe's half-brother and deserves half of the property,
Aunt Rowe is furious and threatens Bobby Joe. Later, Sabrina
learns about a black cat that her aunt's handyman, Thomas
Cortez, calls "El Gato Diablo." He claims it brings
bad luck, but Sabrina doesn't believe black cats are unlucky,
even after that same cat leads her to Bobby Joe's body. When
Aunt Rowe becomes the prime suspect, Sabrina vows to prove
her aunt's innocence. Certainly the cat had nothing to do
with it and Bobby Joe had more than his share of enemies.
But who killed him, and why?
This first release of a new series by Kay Finch is an action-packed
who-done-it that stays suspenseful to the very end. The black
cat provides a touch of the magical, for he appears and disappears
seemingly without effort. Sabrina names him Hitchcock - a
foreshadowing to the suspense and mystery to come in this
delightful cozy, replete with wonderful characters. There's
Sabrina's best friend Tyanne Clark, a bookstore owner who
introduces Sabrina to her future agent - provided Sabrina
can ever finish her novel. The handsome game warden, Luke
Griffin, provides a potential love interest for Sabrina, and
there's even one for Aunt Rowe.
Kay Finch has introduced charming and interesting characters,
a solid murder plot, superstitions, a very cute cat and sufficient
road blocks to make Black Cat Crossing a mystery replete with
exciting page turns and designed to keep us entranced and
begging for more. In short, thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining!