Pet Whisperer P.I.

Kitty Confidential

Kitty Confidential

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 1
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I was just your normal twenty-something with seven associate degrees and no idea what I wanted to do with my life. That is, until I died... Well, almost.

As if a near-death experience at the hands of an old coffeemaker wasn't embarrassing enough, I woke up to find I could talk to animals. Or rather one animal in particular.

His full name is Octavius Maxwell Ricardo Edmund Frederick Fulton, but since that's way too long for anyone to remember, I've taken to calling him Octo-Cat. He talks so fast he can be difficult to understand, but seems to be telling me that his late owner didn't die of natural causes like everyone believes.

Well, now it looks like I no longer have a choice, apparently my life calling is to serve as Blueberry Bay's first ever pet whisperer P.I while maintaining my façade as a paralegal at the offices of Fulton, Thompson & Associates.

I just have one question: How did Dr. Dolittle make this gig look so easy?

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Terrier Transgressions

Terrier Transgressions

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 2

Cat detective meets doggie witness... What could possibly go wrong?

I’m finally coming to terms with the fact I can speak to animals, even though the only one who ever talks back is the crabby tabby I’ve taken to calling Octo-Cat. What I haven’t quite worked out is how to hide my secret…

Now one of the associates at my law firm has discovered this strange new talent of mine and insists I use it to help defend his client against a double murder charge. To make things worse, Octo-Cat has no intention of helping either of us.

Our only hope rests on an unhinged Yorkie named Yo-Yo, who hasn't quite figured out his owner is dead. Can we find a way to get Yo-Yo to help solve the murder without breaking his poor doggie heart?

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Hairless Harassment

Hairless Harassment

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 3

These two cats are naked and afraid... But did they also kill their owner?

I never signed up to be a private investigator with a snarky, talking cat for a partner, but there's no backing down now. Especially considering a prominent politician was murdered pretty much right in my backyard.

The only witnesses were the senator's two hairless cats, Jacques and Jillianne. Normally pets want to help us solve their owner's murders, but this time it seems the two devious felines might actually be the ones who committed it…

Surprisingly enough, my own partner in crime, Octo-Cat, actually wants to help this time, but he can barely understand our two prime suspects because of their strange Sphynx accents. And I thought speaking tabby was hard!

So, there you have it, even with two successful cases behind me, I really don't know how I'm going to solve this one. Is it too late to go back and pick another career?

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Dog-Eared Delinquent

Dog-Eared Delinquent

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 4

Octo-Cat's nine lives are on the line when he and Angie finally discover why they're able to speak to each other...

Apparently I’ve been slacking on the job as a paralegal, even though the firm doesn’t know that I’m secretly working as the area’s premier Pet Whisperer P.I. to solve our toughest cases behind the scenes. Now they’ve hired an intern to “help” me manage my workload…

But what the partners don’t realize is that they’ve let a nefarious criminal into our offices. Trust me, Octo-Cat can smell this guy’s stink from a mile away. The worst part? I’m pretty sure he can talk to animals too… and he most definitely isn’t using his talents to solve crimes and defend the innocent.

I’ve always wondered how that zap from an old coffeemaker landed me with supernatural abilities. Now it’s time to find out once and for all. Otherwise I fear I may wind up losing them–and my trusty talking feline sidekick–for good.

WARNING: This book includes a touch of magic. But how else could we have explained Angie's sudden life-changing ability to speak to animals? If you'd prefer to skip the paranormal stuff, you can move straight ahead to book 5, THE CAT CAPER, to continue Octo-Cat's saga.

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The Cat Caper

The Cat Caper

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 5

What’s even worse than having a snarky talking tabby as your best friend? When he inexplicably goes missing…

Octo-Cat is gone, and all the evidence suggests that he was taken on purpose. With the growing number of people the two of us have put behind bars, it’s no surprise that someone’s out for revenge.

But how will I ever manage to solve this particular crime without the help of my partner?

The only other person who might be able to help me just relocated to Georgia. But I’m desperate enough to try anything, including exposing my secret to the whole of Blueberry Bay.

Anything to bring him home safe. Oh, Octo-Cat. Where have you gone?

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Chihuahua Conspiracy

Chihuahua Conspiracy

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 6

A tiny rescue dog. A spoiled house cat. A big mystery to solve.

My crazy old Nan loves making decisions on a whim. Last week, she took up flamenco dancing. This week, she’s adopted a trouble-making Chihuahua named Paisley. This wouldn’t be much of a problem, were it not for the very crabby tabby who also lives with us.

Man, I never thought I’d miss hearing Octo-Cat’s voice, but his silent protest is becoming too much to bear, especially since we just opened our new P.I. business together.

Things go from bad to worse, of course, when Nan and I discover that someone has been embezzling funds from the local animal shelter. If we can’t find the culprit soon, the shelter may not be able to keep its lights on and those poor homeless pets won’t have anywhere to go.

Okay, so I just need to find the thief, rescue the animals, and save the day—all while trying to find a way for Octo-Cat and Paisley to set aside their differences and work together as a team. Yeah, wish me luck…

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Raccoon Racketeer

Raccoon Racketeer

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 7

Is this nosy trash panda a sleuth or a suspect?

Lately my life has seemed pretty perfect—great house, great gig as my own boss, great new boyfriend, and the world’s most awesome talking cat. Turns out I shouldn’t have let my guard down…

Even though my private investigation firm is brand new, I’ve already got some not-so-friendly competition, and it’s coming from the sticky-fingered raccoon who lives under my front porch. I have no doubt he’s robbing his clients since he’s stealing from mine, too.

Things go from irritating to downright dangerous when he foists a little trinket from my attic, one that suggests dark secrets and spells big trouble for my beloved Nan. I need to learn more, but that’s not going to be easy since the person of interest lives under the same roof.

Can I trust this raccoon racketeer with something so dear? Unfortunately, I haven’t got any other options.

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Himalayan Hazard

Himalayan Hazard

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 8

Cats on a train are so much better than snakes on a plane!

Ever feel like your entire world has been turned on its head? That’s how I’ve felt ever since the gang and I found out that Nan has been keeping major family secrets stashed neatly away in the attic.

What’s worse, we still don’t know exactly what happened, and I have so many follow-up questions, like is she still the same woman I always assumed she was? And can I ever fully trust her again?

With Nan unable to give me a straight answer, I invite my parents to join me for a cross-country train trip so that we can all discover the truth, once and for all. Octo-Cat hitches a ride with us, too, and it’s a good thing he does, because it isn’t long before a dead body joins us in the dining car.

Now we have two mysteries to solve, and fast—our lives and legacy depend on it.

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Hoppy Holiday Homicide

Hoppy Holiday Homicide

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 9

Tis the season for a double ho-ho-homicide!

Nobody does the holidays like small-town Maine, and my particular small town just so happens to be the very best at decking the halls and rocking around the big Christmas tree downtown.

Yes, every year, Glendale puts on a Holiday Spectacular that’s grander and greater than the one that came before. Unfortunately, the only thing everyone’s going to remember this year is the two dead bodies that show up in the center of the ice sculpture garden.

With the whole town having come out to play, everyone’s in close proximity to the crime scene—and everyone’s a suspect. A great many fingers are pointed my way, too, since it was me and my cat that discovered the deathly duo. With only my whacky Nan, recently discovered cousin, overly optimistic Chihuahua, and snarky feline to help me, can I clear my name and save Christmas all in one perfectly executed investigation?

Hold on to your jingle bells, because it’s going to be a wild ride.

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Retriever Ransom

Retriever Ransom

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 10

A dognapping turns into a kidnapping, which turns into... murder?

Octo-Cat and I have officially landed our first paying gig!

Our client? None other than the brand-new mayor of Glendale. You see, some disgruntled constituent just dog-napped the poor guy's golden retriever and will only return the purloined pooch when he agrees to resign his small-town position of power.

But little does our client know that while we search for his missing companion, we'll also be delving into his past to uncover the motive behind this sinister plot to push him out of office.

Woof, talk about drama!

Luckily, I've got the world's best talking cat on my side, which means I'm sure to land on my feet with this investigation... Uh, right?

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Lawless Litter

Lawless Litter

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 11

Is Octo-Cat a new daddy? You've gotta be kitten me!

It's kittens for Octo-Cat when an orphaned litter shows up at our doorstep. And although the needy litter may be cute, the deadly mystery they bring with them is anything but.

Charles has been hinting at a big surprise he’s planned for our first Valentine’s Day together, but the arrival of the kittens quickly changes everything. Now he’s helping me figure out who put the babies on my porch and why their paws are covered in blood. Meanwhile Octo-Cat is left to play babysitter to the unruly brood while we investigate, and he’s none too happy about it.

Right, so all we have to do is keep the kittens safe, solve their mystery, find forever homes for them, and try to find a way to salvage Valentine’s Day. That shouldn’t be too impossible…

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Legal Seagull

Legal Seagull

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 12

Just as I was beginning to think we’d never find the last missing member of our long-lost family, a seagull named Bravo shows up with both a promise and a threat.

He claims he’s been watching me for a long time—even before I gained my strange ability to talk to animals. He also says that if I help settle a dispute between warring flocks, then he’ll personally take me to see the one person I’ve been all but dying to meet. If I refuse to help, however, he’ll send an army of mercenary woodpeckers to destroy my house. Yikes!

Unfortunately, I’ve already promised Octo-Cat that I’ll take him on a cross-country trip to visit his girlfriend out in Colorado. With Nan and I on the road, it falls to Charles and Pringle to investigate in our absence.

Will they be able to solve the case according to the flock’s satisfaction? What shocking secrets has Nan been keeping from me now? And will I be able to survive more than 70 hours in the car with my complaining kitty?

The mysteries abound in our most unusual adventure yet.

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Grizzly Grievance

Grizzly Grievance

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 13

Life has been kind of hectic lately, so Charles and I have decided to fill our weekend with the three Rs: Rest, Relaxation, and Romance, courtesy of a private weekend away.

Unsurprisingly, two furry stowaways manage to sneak aboard our rental RV, which means we're stuck with one very bossy talking cat and a raccoon who's decided to role-play the weekend as some kind of big rig trucker.

And if that wasn't enough to put a damper on things, the dead body that shows up in the communal picnic area surely does the trick.

Throw in a grizzly mama with a desperate plea for us to help find her cubs, a budding reality TV star who's desperate to be liked by everyone she meets, and a couple secrets of our own, and the four of us are in for one wild, wild weekend!

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Persian Penalty

Persian Penalty

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 14

We've finally found my long-lost grandmother, and I refuse to wait another day to meet her in person. Unfortunately, she's proving rather difficult to pin down.

So Charles and I decide to finish our search on the ground and book a quirky lakeside B&B to serve as our HQ while we're in the area.

But because nothing is ever easy, we stumble across mystery after mystery while simply trying to get a good night's sleep. Precious items from our luggage keep going missing, the door to our room won't close properly, and bad reviews online hint at even worse things to come. Of course, the ill-tempered proprietress and her even crazier Persian cat refuse to help—or even to apologize.

All of which makes me wonder, will I finally get to meet my missing grandma face-to-face, or could the trouble at the inn have us packing our bags long before then?

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Deer Duplicity

Deer Duplicity

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 15

Lately I’ve been putting my P.I. business on the back burner in favor of planning my upcoming nuptials. But when my brand-new next-door neighbor turns up dead, I drop everything to investigate—especially since I had a clear motive for her murder and I don’t plan on saying “I do” in jail.

The police say her death was an accident, but it doesn’t seem so open and shut to me. A frightened buck may be the only one who knows what really happened, but I’m having a hard time getting him to stop running and to start talking.

Another problem? Octo-Cat and I can’t see eye-to-eye on how to tackle our newest investigation, which forces me to work with my other, less reliable animal sidekicks to get the job done. Can I not only prove foul play, but also solve the case?

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Scheming Sphynx

Scheming Sphynx

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 16

It all started when a vengeful seagull with a shady past promised to wage a brutal war against my wedding day. Things snowballed pretty quickly from there. I always thought my special day would be perfect. Now, all I want is to get through it without any major catastrophes.

And that's pretty hard with four hyped-up cats running underfoot—two who are so desperately in love it makes you want to puke, and two more who very much don't want me as their new stepmother and aren't afraid to tell me so... constantly.

By the time a certain friend shows up with the film crew for her floundering reality TV in tow, I know I'm in big trouble. Not only could I fail to make it down the aisle, but I also risk exposing my biggest, most intimate secret.

So when all is finally said and done, will I be saying "I do" to the man of my dreams or admitting "I can" when forced to confess to my Pet Whisperer abilities?

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Honeymoon Hearsay

Honeymoon Hearsay

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 17

The old stone mansion Charles and I have booked for our week-long honeymoon seems to be something straight out of a fairytale.

That is, until it all starts to fall apart. Quite literally. My poor husband plunges straight through the staircase on our first night--and it's a real wonder he didn't need serious medical intervention after that.

I want to find another place to stay, but Charles insists he's okay and that he'd like to see the week out. Of course, we become stucker than stuck when we stumble upon a lost kitten crying for her missing mama in the back garden.

We can't just leave her, but we also can't stay here, especially once deadly rumors begin buzzing in the garden… What happened to Charles wasn't a mistake, but he also may not be the intended target.

Time to find the kitten's mama and skedaddle. I just got married; I'm definitely not ready to become a widow!

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Animal Accomplice

Animal Accomplice

Series: Pet Whisperer P.I., Book 18

The jig is up. Someone knows my secret.

What starts as mild online harassment soon turns much more dire when my blackmailer reveals irrefutable proof of my ability to talk to animals, promising to expose me whether I like it or not.

I've always lived life on my own terms, but if word were to get out about my secret superpower, I know better than anyone that things would never be the same... for me or anyone I love.

With the stakes higher than ever, Octo-Cat and I decide to take on one last case. First we must reveal the identity of my anonymous bully, and then we'll have to ask ourselves the hardest question yet: Where do we go from here?

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