Paige Sleuth is a pseudonym for mystery author Marla Bradeen. She plots murder during the day and fights for mattress space with her two rescue cats at night. When not attending to her cats' demands, she writes. She loves to hear from readers, and welcomes emails at email@example.com.
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The Cherry Hills Library becomes the center of controversy when a cat moves in to keep the building's mouse problem at bay. But much to everyone's surprise, Pepe the former stray turns out to be more adept at sniffing out dead bodies than rodents. His first discovery? A corpse in the research alcove.
Kat Harper doesn't expect to arrive at Jessie's Diner one Sunday morning only to discover somebody broke into the popular Cherry Hills, Washington restaurant. A bit of snooping soon reveals the culprit could be anyone from an opportunistic thief, to an angry ex-employee, to a dark-haired stranger with a dangerous crush on the restaurant's single owner. Can Kat solve another case?
Sometimes murder is the only way to clean up the neighborhood.
Kat Harper's leisurely Sunday afternoon at her police detective boyfriend Andrew's house comes to an abrupt halt when a stray cat leads them to a dead body next door. Tragic as it is, nobody is surprised to learn the neighborhood hoarder lost his life in a mess of his own making.
Or did he?
Animal rescue organization Furry Friends Foster Families is in the business of saving lives, not solving murders. Yet that's exactly what treasurer Kat Harper finds herself doing when the body of Savannah Newton turns up in a local park. Between workplace rivalries and rocky romances, Kat soon discovers that Savannah's life was fraught with conflict. Now it's up to her to figure out who's guilty.
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Kat Harper attends a dinner party to remember when one of the guests turns up dead mere days later. His death is deemed a homicide by poisoning, and it quickly becomes clear someone in attendance that night had murder on the mind. With Kat's police detective boyfriend sitting out this investigation, it's up to the amateur sleuth to figure out "whodunit."
What should have been a night for celebration takes a criminal turn when a Cherry Hills town council vote doesn't go the way Kat Harper expected. It doesn't take long before the amateur detective and her sidekick Imogene uncover a sinister blackmail threat that forced one of the council members to withdraw her support of the animal breeder ban Kat and Imogene worked so hard to get passed.
Kat Harper's good deed turns deadly when an impromptu floral delivery leads to the discovery of a dead body. This time the victim is an elderly retirement home resident, and it seems someone wanted her gone enough to commit murder.
Tiffany Swanson is finally living the dream when she quits her stressful job to become a poker pro. Except her dream job doesn't turn out to be so perfect when the telepathic Tiffany picks up the troubling vision of a murdered man from one of her opponents.
Fourth of July weekend turns deadly in Cherry Hills, Washington when Kat Harper and her police detective boyfriend hear a gunshot in the midst of the neighborhood fireworks. A killer with a grudge has taken advantage of the small-town festivities to shoot a local divorce lawyer in cold blood.
Kat Harper doesn't expect to witness a fatal car wreck when she agrees to help her friend Imogene shop for a new vehicle. But was the crash an accident or something more sinister? The amateur sleuth will have to investigate to answer that. And with a little insight from the dealership's resident cat, she might just figure out what really happened before a killer gets away with murder.
Kat Harper fears the worst when her neighbor Janice Moseley goes missing. All evidence points to foul play, and Kat takes it upon herself to investigate. It's a race against the clock as Kat works to identify the guilty party and bring Janice home before she falls victim to a fate much worse than kidnapping.
What should have been a simple feral cat trapping turns deadly when a woman ends up murdered nearby. To make matters worse, Kat Harper's friend Imogene was seen arguing with the victim mere hours before her death. Determined to clear her friend's name, Kat launches her own investigation. But identifying "whodunit" isn't so easy when everyone seems to have a motive for murder.
Kat Harper discovers murder and mayhem when she pays a visit to a local veterinary office. This time the victim turns out to be one of the vet techs, and somehow Kat finds herself involved in yet another homicide investigation. But between jealous coworkers and angry clients, Kat's not sure who had more motive. Will she be able to figure out who's guilty before she becomes a victim herself?
Kat Harper's morning walk is cut short when a nearby house goes up in flames. It doesn't take long before arson is deemed the cause, and Kat can't help but investigate. But when she discovers the guilty party may have personal ties to someone she cares for, she might soon wish she had skipped the amateur sleuthing just this once.
Kat Harper attends a birthday bash to remember when one of the guests ends up murdered. Now everywhere she looks a new suspect turns up, and even Kat has to wonder if this homicide will ever be solved. But the amateur sleuth refuses to stop investigating until the guilty party is caught—even if it means putting herself in the path of a killer.
Kat Harper doesn't expect to be dragged into a four-year-old murder case when a friend asks her to meet with a troubled student. Now everywhere she looks Kat sees potential suspects. But will she be able to identify the killer after so many years have passed?
Kat Harper's morning workout takes a sinister turn when she discovers a dead body in the gym pool. All evidence points to murder, and Kat can't help but speculate over "whodunit." But she'd better hope the killer doesn't find out about her amateur sleuthing, because this time her cats might not be around to save her.
Kat Harper is in for a Valentine's Day surprise when her police detective boyfriend is spotted with another woman. Kat doesn't really believe Andrew would cheat on her, but that doesn't explain why he's being so mysterious. She realizes if she wants answers she'll have to investigate herself . . . but she better be careful or she might find herself facing a dangerous criminal.
Kat Harper's visit to Jessie's Diner ends abruptly when the man at the next table drops dead. Nobody suspects murder until a wannabe crime reporter and some disturbing evidence convinces them otherwise. Now it's up to Kat to figure out "whodunit" without getting killed herself.
The Furry Friends Foster Families January fundraiser turns fatal when one of the guests ends up murdered. But who would want to kill popular local radio personality John Sykes? Kat Harper doesn't know, but she's running into plenty of people with motive for murder. Now if she could only figure out which one is guilty.
Kat Harper's holiday reunion with her mother turns out to be nothing like she expected. Maybelle Harper has no qualms about flirting with Kat's boyfriend, and she's more interested in seeing old friends than her daughter. Worse yet, she hates cats. But Kat might have to put her disappointment aside when bigger problems arise—unwelcome gifts have been showing up, and doesn't know who they're from.
Cherry Hills resident Kat Harper finds herself embroiled in another murder investigation when a local artist is run down by a car. Between a nearby gallery owner, a brooding rival painter, and the victim's jealous sister, Kat's not sure who had more motive. Will Kat and her justice-seeking felines be able to figure out "whodunit" this time?
Kat Harper's first day at her new job doesn't go as planned when a runaway cat leads her to a dead body outside of her office building. Things only get worse when Sadie Cramer's death is deemed a homicide, and Kat starts running into plenty of people with motive for murder. But Kat better be careful, or her quest to figure out "whodunit" just might turn her into the killer's next victim.
Kat Harper expects her biggest Thanksgiving challenge to be coming up with an edible tofu pumpkin pie, but that all changes when a woman is mugged outside her apartment building. Now it's up to Kat and her two cats to figure out who in Cherry Hills would commit such a crime right before the big holiday.
Polly Blake never expects her family's annual spring barbecue to kick off with her uncle dropping dead in her backyard. When his death is ruled a homicide, it's up to her to figure out who the murderer is. (Previously published as part of the Seasons collection.)
Kat Harper wants nothing more than to forget about her disastrous job interview, but that's pretty hard to do when your interviewer turns up murdered. Now her search for a job has turned into a search for a killer. But Kat better watch her back, or she might just need her cats to come to her rescue once more.
Halloween has arrived in Cherry Hills, Washington—the worst time of the year for a black cat to go missing. But did Midnight sneak out, or was he kidnapped? It's up to Kat Harper to find out what really happened . . . before Midnight falls victim to the wrong person.
Kat Harper isn't the only one with a knack for finding dead bodies. This time she's led to the scene of the crime by her adventurous cat, Matty. And if Kat can't figure out "whodunit" soon, it might just be up to Matty to save her from becoming the killer's next murder victim.
What starts off as a foster dog wellness check turns into a nightmare when Kat Harper discovers a dead body. But who would want to murder Eric Halstead? Kat's not sure, but Eric's orphaned tuxedo cat just might lead her to the killer.
Kat Harper's mother disappeared from Cherry Hills thirty years ago, but Kat is determined to locate her. The question is where does she even begin to look, and will her cats Matty and Tom be able to help her solve the mystery this time?
Kat Harper has been looking forward to the Furry Friends Foster Families benefit dinner for weeks, never guessing it would come to a screeching halt when one of the guests ends up poisoned. Now the question she must answer is who would have wanted to murder Heidi Smith? Kat has a few suspects in mind, but before long her cats Matty and Tom are making her question everything about the case.
Kat Harper doesn't expect her first meeting with the Furry Friends Foster Families nonprofit organization to kick off with the mysterious absence of another member. But it soon becomes clear why Willow Wu is a no-show; she's been arrested for a crime that nobody can believe. Now, with a little help from her cat Matty, Kat has to figure out who is framing Willow and why.
Kat Harper has only just returned to her small hometown of Cherry Hills, Washington when she discovers the dead body of her neighbor, Mrs. Tinsdale. Matilda, Mrs. Tinsdale's orphaned rescue cat, just might be the only eyewitness to the murder. But how do you convince a cat to reveal "whodunit"?