Award-winning author Cathy Spencer lives in Ontario with her husband, an actor/teacher. She publishes her novels as e-books and paperbacks through her publishing company, Comely Press.
Cathy is the author of the Anna Nolan mystery series, in which there are currently 2 installments, Framed for Murder, winner of the 2014 Bony Blithe Mystery Award, and Town Haunts. The 3rd book, Tidings of Murder and Woe, will be available this December 2014.
Cathy has also written a regency romance, The Affairs of Harriet Walters, Spinster, and is publishing a contemporary romance on September 18, The Dating Do-Over.
She is also the author of 2 short story collections, Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Mysteries, and Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Science Fiction & Fantasy.
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Tidings of Murder and Woe
Julia Moreland, CEO of a big oil company, has a secret to announce to the press, but someone's sending her threatening notes to keep her mouth shut. Anna Nolan’s boss, Magdalena, is dating Julia’s stepson. Soon she’s turning to Anna for help, but a third criminal investigation in one year is more than Anna’s nerves can handle. A real page-turner with plenty of plot twists, humour, and romance.
The Dating Do-Over
Toronto school teacher Viv Nowak has a sympathetic heart and abominable taste in men. She expects an engagement ring when her live-in lover of six years lands a terrific new job in Vancouver. Instead, she gets dumped ‒ on Valentine’s Day! Her friends insist on a dating do-over to fix her life, but will they like her choice when Viv finally decides what her heart wants?
Cemetery caretaker Sherman Mason is horrified to hear his dead wife calling to him. He asks Tiernay Rae, a gorgeous witch, to hold a séance to find out what’s troubling his wife’s ghost. Tiernay needs a coven, however, so Anna Nolan and her friends volunteer to help. But with Halloween fast approaching and the séance unleashing a malicious evil in the small town, can Tiernay stop it in time?
Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Two short stories in one book, one science fiction and one fantasy. "Your Daughter is Marrying an Alien" is set in the year 2080. Simple farmer Lloyd Hodgkin suddenly learns that his only child is engaged, and not to the boy-next-door. "Willimede's Quest" is the story of a young female guard who needs help to gather a life-saving potion for her queen, but first she must establish her credibility.
Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Mysteries
2 mysterious short stories in 1 book.
In "The House on Cliffside," Colonel Booth fears that his doctor is spending too much time with Booth's wife. When her body is found at the foot of a cliff, he knows it isn't an accident.
"In the Playground," 2nd place winner in Suspense Magazine's 2011 writing contest, is a thriller about a suspicious stranger who watches children in a playground - but why?
The Affairs of Harriet Walters, Spinster
Harriet Walters, a twenty-six year old spinster, is evicted from her home and sent to live with a persnickety aunt. Resigned to the life of an unpaid companion, fate intervenes and Harriet becomes an heiress. Leaving her small town life for the glittering attractions of London, Harriet chooses an unconventional path to happiness and love. A sweet regency romance.
Framed for Murder
Winner of the 2014 Bony Blithe Mystery Award.
Anna discovers her ex-husband, Jack, on a country road one night - dead. To divert the suspicion of the tall, cool Brit investigating the crime, Anna delves into Jack's personal life, only to discover that the actor had been romancing three very different women on a nearby film set. But had Anna better be careful - one of them could be a killer!
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Smashwords book reviews by Cathy Spencer
- Who Tells the Moon to Sleep?
on Dec. 30, 2012
I quite enjoyed WHO TELLS THE MOON TO SLEEP. The story depicts the hard living conditions of a young slave girl and her mother while working on a tobacco plantation. The questions the girl asks about nature and the creatures living around her help her to ponder her own life and the difference between being free and enslaved. The illustrations are beautiful with warm colours and a rustic style well-suited to the story. It's a great children's story; both entertaining and thought-provoking. I recommend it.