Cozy Cat Press

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Cozy Cat Press is a small, independent publishing company devoted to producing cozy mysteries. Cozy mysteries are warm, gentle, character-centered books with an emphasis on humor, romance, and detecting puzzles.

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Voice Mail Murder
Series: Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,980. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011 by Cozy Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sex! Knives! Voice Mail Messages! Who stabbed the philandering football coach in the back? Was it one of the three women who left romantic voice mail messages on the cell phone found next to his body in the motel room? The police don’t have a clue.
Series: Essie Cobb Senior Sleuth Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,650. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011 by Cozy Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Essie Cobb, 90-year-old senior sleuth, and her three pals--Opal, Marjorie, and Fay are on the trail of mystery. They're determined to find out why one of their fellow residents at the Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility suddenly fell into a coma after winning the grand prize of one dollar at the weekly Bingo game. And when these ladies make up their minds to do something--watch out!
Sounds of Murder
Series: Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,730. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2010 by Cozy Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Psychology Professor Pamela Barnes discovers her department's star researcher strangled to death in the computer lab, she's determined to find out who did it. Will an accidental recording of the murder allow Pamela to use her expertise in acoustics to identify the killer? A unique cozy mystery--set in the world of academia and high-stakes research--full of excitement, humor, and romance.
Death of a Beauty Queen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,590. Language: American English. Published: November 2, 2014 by Cozy Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Margot and Daphne, those two 1950's California super sleuths are at it again! This time they attempt to find the killer of a beauty queen who is murdered the day after her crowning!
Clues Over Croissants
Series: Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,990. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012 by Cozy Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bess Bullock is out to solve her second retirement home mystery when the Honey Hills Retirement Center snags an amazing new chef.
Gumshoe Granny Investigates: A Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mystery
Series: Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,890. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 by Cozy Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Bess Bullock, the Gumshoe Granny, investigates mysteries at the Honey Hills Retirement Home.

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  • Tarnished Idols on June 17, 2010

    A delightful murder mystery, thinly-veiled version of the Marilyn Monroe "suicide." When playwright Peter Gregory is asked by Hollywood producer Zachary Max to investigate the death of screen legend Jennifer Deane, he accepts with a certain amount of skepticism. The money is good and Max offers access to many Hollywood icons that fascinate Peter. However, the primary reason is Peter's total adoration of Jennifer Deane. As he becomes embroiled in his detective work, he finds assistance from several unexpected sources--one other worldly. I thoroughly enjoyed "Tarnished Idol." It was a totally different type of murder mystery and the sly references to actual past movie stars made it all the more delicious.
  • Unheard Cries:Rock Store Rebel on June 08, 2011

    An epic novel, detailing the complexities of wife and family abuse in the early twentieth century—this story follows the lives of a fated—or rather doomed—couple, Emma and Aaron Lerner. We first meet them as children as their innocent friendship blossoms into teenage love. Although Emma has flashes of Aaron’s potential for cruelty early on in their relationship, he manages to conceal his true nature from her and the couple eventually marry and start a family. Their family grows quickly and soon Emma has her hands full, taking care of their children. Aaron, however, is not overjoyed with fatherhood. His penchant for drinking and womanizing eventually leads to marital discord between the two, and Emma leaves him more than once during the course of the book. Even after their divorce and Emma’s remarriage, Aaron’s anger at and hold over his wife and children remains strong. The intriguing aspect of this book is not so much the plot--which is winding, circuitous and follows the couple througout their entire lives to an expected conclusion. What is most gripping about this book is how it makes the reader recognize that not all that long ago in the United States of America, abused wives had virtually nowhere to go to find shelter and protection for themselves and their children. Yes, Emma returns home to her parents’ house on several occasions, but her life and the lives of her children always remain in jeopardy because her husband knows where she is and there is not much that she can do to protect herself. Today, safe houses and various organizations exist to provide assistance to abused women who must hide from violent spouses. The legal system, although not totally supportive, is also improving its response to abused wives in dire need of help. But despite genuine societal changes in the way we view abused wives, there is still much for such women today that hasn’t changed. For them, what began as love has been transformed into terror. For them, the person they once trusted the most, has become the one most feared. This reality of a not-too-distant past is captured beautifully and starkly in UNHEARD CRIES.