Liz Mugavero, a delightful New England writer living in Massachusetts, has written three series, all three with animals as pals (and clue finders) for the lead characters. The first book in her first series, “Kneading to Die,” garnered her an Agatha nomination for Best First Mystery. It was clever, funny, and the beginning of one of the best cozy series out there, the Pawsatively Organic Mysteries. Who can forget the kibble on the body? Lolol
Cate Conte, Mugavero’s alter ego, pens the second series, the Cat Café Mysteries, also a big hit with the fans. Click on the titles (and a few reviews) to find out more about the enjoyable, wonderfully written books. A new title, “Gone, But Not Forgotten,” can be pre-ordered via the link below.
The third series, featuring a witch as the lead character, Full Moon Mysteries, is getting happy, great reviews.
Click on the titles to learn more about the books.
As Liz Mugavero:
Pawsatively Organic Mysteries:
Features Stan (Kristan) Connor, an Ex-Corporate PR Exec, & Nutty, her Maine Coon Cat. Among the fully fleshed out characters is a hunky bar owner boyfriend and his dog, making Stan’s life interesting as she navigates her new life in a small town and keeps finding bodies. Why the name for the series? Stan wants to open an organic animal treats business. Recipes included!
“Kneading to Die” – review here
“A Biscuit, A Casket” review here
“The Icing on the Corpse”
“Murder Most Finicky”
“Custom Baked Murder” review here
“Purring Around the Christmas Tree”
“Murder, She Meowed”
As Cate Conte: https://www.cateconte.com
The Cat Café Mysteries
Maddie James has a successful juice bar business on the west coast, but returns to her hometown of Daybreak Island off the coast of Massachusetts to take care of family matters. Maddie and a stray cat (based on one of Liz’ own cats) get caught up in murder! Maddie is a thoroughly enjoyable new character, with equally appealing love interests. The reason for the title of the series? Maddie is opening up a Cat Café, complete with cats for locals to adopt.
“Cat About Town” – review here
“Purrder She Wrote”
“Tell Tail Heart”
“A Whisker of a Doubt“
“Claws for Alarm“
“Gone, But Not Furgotten,” can be pre-ordered here.
You can read Liz Mugavero’s Author Profile here.
Cate Conte’s first title in The Full Moon Mystery series is the entertaining “Witch Hunt.”.
The second title, “Witch Trial,” is out now.
Happy Reading! 🙂
*Many thanks to Liz/Cate for the photos and book art! 🙂