Cat Among the Pumpkins: A Hettie Bagshot Mystery (Hardcover)
Cat lovers, rejoice! The second installment in Mandy Morton's cat-driven series has arrived with Cat Among the Pumpkins, where crime-solving is in the capable paws of felines. And these cats haven't been declawed.
As All Hallows’ Eve approaches, Hettie Bagshot of The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency has more than just a ghost and warlock tart on her plate. Along with her faithful sidekick, Tilly, the tabby duo set out to investigate an old crime and a spate of new murders.
Why is Mavis Spitforce dressed as a pumpkin? Can Irene Peggledrip really talk to cats from the spirit world? Did Milky Myers murder his family on Halloween, longer ago than anyone can remember? All questions the pair must answer before the case can be solved. As the November fog closes in, where will the killer strike next—and will there be enough catnip to go around?
About the Author
MANDY MORTON began her professional life as a musician. More recently, she has worked as a freelance arts journalist for national and local radio. The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency series was inspired by her own cats, Hettie and Tilly.
Praise for Cat Among the Pumpkins:
"Halloween brings an appropriately grotesque second case to those purrfect partners, Hettie Bagshot and Tilly Jenkins."—Kirkus Reviews
"For those who can accept the premise that cats can wear clothes, ride motorcycles, and run detective agencies, this series has a peculiar English charm."—Publishers Weekly
Praise for The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency:
“Original and intriguing... a world without people which cat lovers will enter and enjoy.” —P.D. James
"For lovers of cat cozies, the world that Morton has created will be irresistible."—Publishers Weekly
"Tired of watching Lilan Jackson Braun's Koko and Yum Yum get upstaged by that do-nothing Jim Qwilleran? Wish the sleuthing pets in Rita Mae Brown's tales had even more prominent roles? Morton's debut, featuring an all-feline cast running amok in something like modern England, is the answer to your prayers."—Kirkus
"For fans of the British cozy, this series launch could be a welcome detour, as long as one suspends disbelief long enough to allow for feline crime solvers and the like."—Library Journal
“Anyone who has ever loved a cat will love this book.” —Nicola Upson, author of London Rain
"This delightful series is witty and smart... prepare to be besotted" —M.K. Graff, author of Death Unscripted