Crooked Cat Publishing

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Crooked Cat Publishing is an independent publisher. We are looking for high-quality fiction from new and established authors. Please see www.crookedcatbooks.com for further details and our submission guidelines.

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Dead Dogs & Splintered Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,680. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Urban
"Brilliant" – Buzzfeed "Enlightening...entertaining...fascinating" – LitReactor “Read everything with his name on” – Tony Parsons “A little bit of Fellini/Fitzgerald in feeling” – Oliver Stone In these 24 short stories, author Tom Ward invites you inside a world at times heartbreaking, occasionally violent, and often perverse.
All the Wild Weather
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,100. Language: British English. Published: August 11, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Writer Paddy Fields is investigating the mysterious disappearing Isle of Larus – but never dreams he will find himself helping to defend it against a seemingly unstoppable enemy. His adventures with the gentle people of Larus lead him into an exciting and life-changing experience. Can Paddy manage to help fight off rampaging pirates in the world of Larus without revealing the island's secrets?
Roadkill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,910. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
What would you do if you were driving along a country lane one night and discovered a man lying dead in the road? Jack and Cookie Garrity do something nobody – certainly not the killer – could have expected. Then the pair are witnesses to a second crime, and a link is made that puts them squarely in the frame.
Lies, Mistakes and Misunderstandings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,710. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
It’s 1931. Nothing much has gone right for Jack since he graduated last year. His career has failed to take off, his fiancée has ditched him for someone with better prospects and now he’s received an invitation to their wedding. He dreads going to the wedding alone, surrounded by his high-achieving friends, so when he meets a beautiful girl who offers to accompany him he jumps at the chance.
The Helland Reckoning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,540. Language: British English. Published: June 3, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
After a bitter divorce, Katie Tremain heads for a new life with her twin daughters, Sarah and Tegan. The desolation of Bodmin Moor, and a small village called Helland, seems an idyllic place for Katie. But it’s a village with long-buried secrets. Then Sarah goes missing, and a stranger appears, claiming he wants to help. Who is he? Delve into a world between the living and the dead.
Vichyssoise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,540. Language: British English. Published: April 29, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
1942 Karin Schmidt, a former German citizen working for the British government, has disappeared during a spying mission in south-west France. Reporter David Klein is tasked with her search, which he gladly undertakes, despite the risks. In 1939, Karin had helped a Jewish family escape from Germany – and rescued him from Kletschkau prison. He owes her his life. But will he be in time to save her?
How Many Wrongs make a Mr Right?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,060. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meet Melissa... Incurably Romantic. Mildly Amoral. Terminally Single. A story about frog-kissing, bed-hopping, sliding off your lily-pad with embarrassment...and croaking with joy.
Bethel Manor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,980. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Bethel Manor, an inspirational romance, takes place during the Victorian era with engaging characters such as the wealthy Fredrick Shaw and his feisty daughter, Clare. Enjoy the rugged countryside as James Winthrop Blackwell travels across England. Revel in the setting, Bethel Manor, a place of magnificence and style where servants know secrets and the owner is a man of propriety and integrity. 
What the Clocks Know
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,810. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Twenty-six-year-old Margot sets out on a journey of self-discovery – she dumps her New York boyfriend, and crashes at her friend’s flat in London. Rather than find herself, though, she only feels more lost. An unsettling energy affects her from the moment she enters the old Victorian residence, and she spirals into depression. She suspects her dark emotions belong to Charlotte. But who is she?
Returning Eden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,890. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Eden Hollow is being hunted. A dark secret from her past has followed her to the remote island of Cantillon, where she is due to start college. A grotesquely beautiful tale of love, friendship and transformation.
Lamplight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,600. Language: British English. Published: February 25, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
1912 David Klein is eighteen when he runs away from the poverty and orthodoxy of his Jewish home in England, for the bright lights and opportunities of New York. From the anguish of nearly drowning at sea, the story moves between New York, Birmingham and later Breslau in Germany where, when working as a war reporter, he meets Karin. Together, they live through the terror of Nazi Germany in 1938.
Walking on Wild Air
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,040. Language: British English. Published: February 10, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
There is magic in the heart of the wind. Her name is Sushila Mackenzie. She is a damaged soul, running away to the peaceful refuge of her childhood home, as far away from life as she can get. She seeks sanctuary on a remote Scottish island, but the man she meets there will change her forever – and the difference he makes in her world is one she could never have imagined.
Dougal's Diary: It's a Dog's Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,130. Language: British English. Published: January 14, 2016 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Has he chosen his owner well and landed on his paws? Dougal the Labradoodle puppy, a complete hypochondriac and Boris Johnson’s No 1 fan, arrives in Greenwich with great expectations. He longs to travel the world on Virgin Atlantic, dine at royal banquets, become a superstar or work as a doorman at the Savoy, but behaviour classes were never on his wish list. Will his dreams ever come true?
Only a Hero Will Do
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: British English. Published: December 18, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Marriage to a cruel dandy is not how Hetty Avebury envisions spending the rest of her life. Determined to avoid the match, she raises funds the only way she knows how – by gambling. When her plans go astray, she finds herself on board a man-of-war under the care of its high handed physician. But Hetty soon realizes that Doctor Withington is not quite the stuffed shirt she had first imagined...
Messandrierre
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,720. Language: British English. Published: December 7, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sacrificing his job, Jacques Forêt has only a matter of weeks to solve a series of mysterious disappearances as a Gendarme in the rural French village of Messandrierre. But, as the number of missing persons rises, his difficult boss puts obstacles in his way. When a new Investigating Magistrate is appointed, he becomes the go-to local policeman for the case. Will he find the perpetrators in time?
Green Eyed Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,240. Language: British English. Published: November 13, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Black Eyed Boy A year after driving away to begin their new life together as travelling gypsies, things are less than perfect for Emily and Dylan. Though Emily has accepted the dark secret of the black-eyed clan, she can't find the courage to make the transition herself. Her life is turned upside down when she finds herself in danger. Will it be too late?
Kindred Spirits: Tower of London
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,070. Language: British English. Published: October 27, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
A King, three Queens, a handful of nobles and a host of former courtiers… In the Tower of London, the dead outnumber the living, with Tudor Queens Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard rubbing shoulders with one man who has made his way back from his place of death to discover the truth about the disappearance of his famous nephews. Amidst the chaos of daily life, King Richard III takes control.
3rd Degree Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,990. Language: British English. Published: October 23, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
3rd Degree Murder – a university intrigue. A prestigious Vice-Chancellor receives two formal complaints about Professor Axel Sloan just before he is due to retire. Whilst studying for her PhD, Maliha suffers a horrifying rape at university. How will she be able to cope? At the same time, Jenny suffers anti-semitic remarks. Others are also embroiled in the intrigue. So, who killed Axel Sloan?
Sea of Clouds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,310. Language: British English. Published: October 22, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Three messages arrive in the world of Larus: one brings a seeker of the truth, one brings an old flame, and one is a cry for help. They are all bad news, so far as the Reverend Pontius is concerned. But little does the Reverend, and the other guardians of Larus, know that none of them will have such far-reaching consequences as a fourth and very mysterious message that appears...
Rebellious Cargo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,690. Language: British English. Published: October 6, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Spring 1803. Jane Charlesworth, daughter of a code breaker, is the only person deemed capable of deciphering a vital government document. But when a naval frigate is sent to enlist her services, Jane is horrified. Captain Adam Marston is livid when his ship is diverted to collect a reluctant bluestocking whose insolent manner hold nothing but contempt for him. Soon, duty and desire collide...
Five Guns Blazing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,580. Language: British English. Published: September 13, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
"Never had she imagined she would be brought so low, and all for the love of a very bad man." 1710. Convict’s daughter, Laetitia Beedham, is set on an epic journey from the streets of London, through transportation to Barbados and plantation life, into the clutches of notorious pirates John ‘Calico Jack’ Rackham, Mary Read and the treacherous Anne Bonny. Who will win her loyalty and her heart?
The Book of Lismore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,610. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
While visiting the beautiful Hebridean island of Lismore, Cas and Sam stumble upon a new chapter of the island’s past. Once again, they are confronted by the ghosts of the distant past, and ancient tragedy combines with present danger as each is faced with a fresh challenge.
The Adventures of Katie Button
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,080. Language: British English. Published: June 10, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What happens when your dreams collide with reality? Katie Button doesn’t believe in soulmates. When charismatic Jack Masterson asks her out on a date, despite him being her new boss alongside his aloof brother, James, she agrees. But her romantic dreams are becoming more frequent. And, worryingly, they feel real. Until she realises the man in her dreams is James. But Katie doesn't even like James!
The Unkindest Cut of All
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,140. Language: British English. Published: June 8, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Beware the Ides of March... Brian Wilmer is God’s gift to amateur dramatics – and he knows it. So when the Castlemarsh Players take the ambitious decision to stage Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, there is only one man who can play the title role – even though Brian’s posturing ‘prima donna’ attitude has, over the years, won him few friends and many foes. But tragedy is waiting in the wings.
A Beautiful Game
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,720. Language: British English. Published: August 18, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Robbie MacFarlane is a disappointment to his father. Named after the top striker of Hearts Football Club, his dad calls him their lucky mascot, but Robbie has two left feet and secretly spends his time in the world of books. His dad says books are for girls. A Beautiful Game is an honest, deeply moving coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to the days of school bullies and first dates.
Nice Girls Don't
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,040. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Who knows what secrets lie hidden in your family’s past? Southern England, 1982 At 25, single, and under threat of redundancy from her job in a local library, Emily feels as though her life is going nowhere – until the day when Carl comes into the library asking for books about tracing family history. Can Emily finally lay the ghosts of the past to rest and look forward to a brighter future?


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