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Black Cat Crossing
Bad Luck Cat Mystery #1
Kay Finch

September 1, 2015 / ISBN 978-0425275245
Cozy Mystery

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


After 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!

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2015