Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Black Cat Crossing {+ Giveaway}

Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch - Thoughts in ProgressI have another fascinating new cozy murder mystery series from Berkley to tell you about. To celebrate the release, Berkley is giving away a print copy of the first installment in the series, BLACK CAT CROSSING.

Here’s my thoughts on the debut book in the Bad Luck Cat Mystery series. Be sure to see the end of the post for more details on the giveaway.


Small town atmosphere, quirky characters, superstitions, and a murder come together smoothly in author Kay Finch’s BLACK CAT CROSSING.

This first installment in Finch’s Bad Luck Cat Mystery series takes off on a tantalizing track. Readers get to know protagonist Sabrina Tate and her Aunt Rowe as the roller coast ride of suspense and mystery begins.

Sabrina moves to Lavender, Texas, to help her aunt manage her rental business and hopefully give herself inspiration to finish her first novel. Sabrina encounters a local black cat everyone believes is a jinx, but who turns out to be most helpful to her.

When her aunt’s cousin, Bobby Joe Flowers, is found dead, Sabrina and her new sidekick have to overcome all obstacles to find the real killer. Seems her aunt is a major suspect despite a long list of enemies Bobby Joe had.

Finch has created interesting characters and placed them in a charming setting. Her rich descriptions draws readers in and holds them entranced until the very end.

A good blend of suspense, mystery, superstition, wit and romance takes this series in an enjoyable direction. The tasty recipes are an added bonus.

Some people just seem to have a knack for getting along with animals and Finch has a knack for writing a captivating mystery.

Author Kay Finch’s website can be found HERE.

Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch, A Bad Luck Cat Mystery Book #1, Berkley, @2015, ISBN: 978-0425275245, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.


This giveaway is for one print copy of BLACK CAT CROSSING and is open to residents of the U.S. The deadline will end at 12 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19.

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  1. I am currently owned by two black cats, so this is a shoe-in on the temptation stakes. Thank you.
    And good luck to all those eligible to enter the giveaway.

  2. Love the superstitious theme for the book; thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. New series!
    And now it's dogs ten, cats six. They're catching up.

  4. Sounds like a good fun read...cats and cozies.

  5. I have a black cat, too. (Used to have two of them.)

  6. This sounds like an interesting setup for a mystery series, Mason. I always like it when writers are characters in series... Thanks for sharing.

  7. What an intriguing and captivating story. Thanks for this great feature and wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Just in time for Halloween! I want this to read on a spooky October night. Sounds great.

  9. I don't know how people can be afraid of a cat because of it's color...unless your face to face with a black panther, LOLI love the sound of this one, thanks for the chance to win.

  10. The new series and the book Black Cat Crossing sounds interesting.

    Joyce in Texas

  11. I love cats and would never consider a black cat unlucky.

  12. This sounds like such a good new series. I tend to not walk under ladders unless absolutely necessary!

  13. I once lived with a black cat named Sasha—he was tall, strong, and very tough-looking but he actually was the sweetest kitty I've ever known, a real mama's boy. Thanks for the chance to read about another black cat!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  14. What an interesting sounding book. Also a coincidence that my daughter loves cats and lavendar, lol, I think she will enjoy it too.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  15. I am not superstitious about black cats! I prefer to think of them as good luck as the Irish do.

  16. I love books that incorporate animals as characters. I don't have cats, and I'm not superstitious about black ones, but I still think the idea that they can be a curse is fun.


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