14 talented mystery authors team up with Trouble, the black cat detective, to take a whirlwind tour of mystery locales--and holidays--across the country and the calendar. In this unique collection of original stories, the black cat shows his charm and sass as he works with cozy sleuths you know and love!
From facing down the spirits of Halloween with a Main Coon Cat named Diesel in Mississippi to Christmas in Taos, Trouble is on the prowl for arch criminals, and he's never needed the skills he learned from watching Benedict Cumberbatch on the telly as Sherlock Holmes more.
Join the wise-cracking cat and a host of "biped" sleuths for a romp across the mystery map--where he works with only the finest amateur sleuths to bring justice.
Authors are Ritter Ames, Rebecca Barrett, Susan Boles, Pamela Sue DuMond, Caroline Fardig, Carolyn Haines, Miranda James, Ava Mallory, Claire Matturro, Joanne Pence, Larissa Reinhart, Connie Shelton, Susan Y. Tanner, Jaden Terrell.
Read the stories all at once--or savor them as each holiday approaches! Just remember: Life is never the same when Trouble takes a holiday!
About the Author
Miranda James is the pen name of New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Dean James. He was a medical librarian for nearly twenty years and published articles on topics in library science, the history of science/medicine, and mystery fiction. His books include the Simon Kirby-Jones series, the Wanda Nell Culpepper series, the Silver Dagger series, and the Agatha Award winner By a Woman's Hand, which he cowrote with fellow librarian Jean Swanson. James lives in Texas.
Carolyn Haines is the USA Today bestselling author of the Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series and a number of other books in mystery and crime, including the Pluto's Snitch paranormal-historical mystery series, and Trouble, the black cat detective romantic suspense books. She is the recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing, the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, and the Mississippi Writers Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a former journalist, bartender, photographer, farmhand, and college professor and lives on a farm where she works with rescue cats, dogs, and horses.
Even as a child, I was aware of my daddy's love for and pride in America. During WWII, he served on a naval aircraft carrier and in its planes as an aviation radioman. He met and married my mama while stationed in New York, far from his Mississippi home. I love the picture from their wedding day which sits on my dresser. He's in uniform, standing behind her, his arms around her. Daddy talked very little about his time in the service and only as an adult did I realize the wounds he carried inside from things experienced during battle. I'll always stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and I'll always respect our country and our flag. That's a part of my daddy's legacy to me.