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by Casey Nagle


Wilfred is a five-year-old Terrier mix that came to Valley Animal Center in 2016. Wilfred was adopted, but unfortunately was returned to the center two years later because the owner was moving into a senior-living facility. Wilfred is shy and a bit timid around new people and dogs. This Terrier mix loves toys and is a great lap dog once he gets acclimated to his surroundings.

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by Cynthia Chow



From A to Z readers have faithfully followed Midnight Louie, the detective cat with attitude, through his adventures in Las Vegas. The romantic and extremely suspenseful fates of his frequent human companions were finally resolved in Cat in an Alphabet Endgame, with Public Relations whiz Temple Barr, late night radio host Matt Devine, and Mystifying Max magician Max Kinsella all finding variations of their own Happily Ever After.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Three Lives Saved

IN THE February 9 ISSUE

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by Lupe Gore


Pumpkin is a beautiful, large, seven-year old orange and white cat who Feral Paws Rescue saved from the CCSPCA (Fresno) over two years ago. She had been surrendered to the CCSPCA after the death of her human owner. She was at the main rescue site for a while and acclimated to life there, when a call came from a senior citizen who was looking for a cat to share her small apartment.

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by Sandra Murphy


Jaine Austen (no relation) is a well-known writer. Well, she wrote that slogan for the Toiletmasters Plumbers. Everybody knows that one. Christmas is slow for writers so she and neighbor Lance are house sitting for one of his shoe buying customers. The house is a mansion, full of antiques and baubles like Ming vases and Fabergé eggs. It is also off limits for pets.

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Valley Animal Center: Tim and Tom

IN THE October 13 ISSUE

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Tim and Tom are two of the many adult cats available for adoption at Valley Animal Center. They have both been in our care for a few years. Unfortunately they have not found their forever home because they are often overlooked since they are positive for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

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Valley Animal Center: JoJo

IN THE August 11 ISSUE

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by Vanessa Villanueva


JoJo is a playful, year-and-a-half old cat. A couple of months ago, she came to Valley Animal Center from Valley Oak SPCA and has been waiting patiently for a forever home ever since. She is adored by our staff because of her outgoing nature.

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by Doward Wilson


Let me introduce you to Beth, the “Landlady” and Sylvester, the “Psycho Cat!” Beth, her husband Arnie, and her sister Meg, and brother-in-law Paul are ending a great RV vacation to Texas when both their trucks are broken into and Paul’s gun is stolen, along with keys to Beth’s and Arnie’s RV and the paperwork with its current location.

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Catnip: A Mystery Short Story

IN THE April 7 ISSUE

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by Patricia Della Valle


“Heard you got a cat.”
I was in my bathrobe and dew-soaked slippers trying to retrieve the Sunday newspaper from my very wet lawn.

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History & Cat Mysteries

IN THE January 27 ISSUE

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by Cynthia Chow


Becoming the seamstress-in-residence for a reality show entry seemed like the ideal opportunity for Daria Dembrowski, who hoping to focus less on wedding gowns and more on historical garments. My House in History had chosen Priscilla Compton’s eighteenth century estate to be featured as she restored it back to how it was when it was first built, giving Daria the opportunity to sew embroidered curtains as well as Priscilla’s gown.

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by Kathleen Costa


Kathi Daley is the best at penning entertaining books set at the holidays making Halloween, Thanksgiving, and especially Christmas very special for cozy fans. First published in January 2015 with Romeow and Juliet, her Whales and Tails Mystery series has fourteen delightful books set on Madrona Island off the coast of Washington State treating us to clever cozy mysteries with a twist.

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by Sandra Murphy



Mary Turner Catlin has asked the Ducote sisters, An’gel and Dickce, to visit her family home, now a B&B. This is their downtime when no guests are on hand. Mary Turner believes her house, like many Southern homes, is haunted, and she wants the sister’s advice. Unusual things happen now and again at the Ducote house. An’gel is sure there’s a good reason for them while Dickce is more inclined to believe in an invisible presence.

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by Doward Wilson


A strange and unique adventure awaits as you venture into a world populated with intelligent cat and no humans. Meet Hettie Bagshot of the No. 2 Feline Detective Agency and her trusty sidekick Tilly, as they work to solve the brutal stabbing death of Miss Mavis Spitforce.

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by Doward Wilson


Meet Trouble, the son of The Black Cat Detective Familiar. He and his Human, Tammy Lynn, live in the town of Wetumpka, Alabama. During the day they run the local bookstore, and at night Trouble immerses himself in watching episodes of Sherlock Holmes. Trouble is determined to grow up following in his famous father’s footsteps.

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by Cynthia Chow


The assistant director of lower Michigan’s Chilson District Library, Minnie Hamilton, is more than a little proud of the bookmobile program she has been running for the past year. She’s also grown accustomed to living on a tiny houseboat until the long winter sets in, at which time Minnie moves into her Aunt Frances’s unique matchmaking boarding house.

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