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A SPELL OF MURDER: A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery #1
by Clea Simon

A SPELL OF MURDER:  A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery #1 by Clea Simon

Polis Books * December 2018 * 320 pages

Praise for Clea Simon:

"Readers who enjoy the prickly pleasure of stepping into a strange alternate universe will welcome Simon’s hypnotic second Blackie and Care mystery.” –Publishers Weekly (As Dark As My Fur)

"A delight for anyone who relishes cat mysteries."–Library Journal (The Ninth Life)

“It’s Harriet’s fault. It’s always her fault, not that she’ll ever admit it.” So begins A SPELL OF MURDERr: A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery, the first in a new cozy series narrated by cats that mixes feline fiction with a touch of the paranormal, and a little romance as well.

Becca, newly single and newly unemployed, wants to believe she has psychic powers. With nothing but time – and a desire for empowerment – she’s studying to become a witch. What she doesn’t know is that her three cats – Harriet, Laurel, and Clara – are the ones with the real power. And when Harriet – “a cream-colored longhair with more fur than commonsense” – conjures a pillow for her own comfort, Becca believes her spells are finally working. Could that be why Trent, the coven’s devilishly handsome leader, has been showing her special attention? Or why Suzanne, a longtime coven member, draws her aside to share a secret — a confidence that may lead to murder?

When a member of the coven turns up dead, it’s up to the real magical creatures to help solve the crime.

A former journalist and music critic, Clea Simon wrote three nonfiction books, including the Boston Globe bestseller The Feline Mystique (St. Martin’s), before turning to a life of crime (fiction). www.cleasimon.com