Are All Black Cats Bad Luck?

Oct 19, 2019 | 2019 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze, Pets

by Elaine Faber

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of Black Cat and the Secret in Dewey’s Diary, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Halloween is right around the corner, and people are decorating with pumpkins, witches, goblins, and black cats. My name is Black Cat, but I’m not “All Black” because I have a white chest and white feet. My cousin cats who are “All Black” have a much tougher time fitting into society. They’re the most likely to be left behind at the shelter because many people think they bring bad luck.

“All Black” cats have been abused and neglected for hundreds of years. They even invented a holiday, called Halloween, specifically to celebrate witches and goblins, and tossed in their prejudice against black cats, calling them witches in disguise and familiars of Satan.

As an almost “All Black” cat, and because my name is Black Cat, I know personally that I bring good luck to my people. Good luck is what my latest book, Black Cat and the Secret in Dewey’s Diary is all about. mystery

Kimberlee had purchased a WWII soldier’s diary for her bookstore. Angel, that’s my soulmate, and I sensed something important in the diary and I pushed it on the floor, right at Kimberlee’s feet. She picked it up and inside was a clue to the location of a treasure in gold coins, missing for over 50 years! Good luck, or what?

Imagine our surprise when she had an opportunity to go to Austria, right where the missing gold was supposed to be hidden.

So here’s the deal. Black Cat and the Clue in Dewey’s Diary is the fourth Black Cat Mystery, and has just been published. It’s a dual story where I narrate my troubles in Fern Lake with the return of a man presumed dead these past 25 years, threats of legal and financial ruin for Kimberlee’s family, vandalism, and intrigue. It’s also about Kimberlee facing her own challenges in Austria, searching for the missing gold, with a stalker right behind, determined to steal the diary and reach the treasure first. Oh my! How could this end well for either of us?

Black Cat and the Clue in Dewey’s Diary is a cool cozy cat mystery filled with history, mystery, riddles, and gold. Toss in an almost “All Black” cat, and you’ll have nothing but good luck when you read the perfect Halloween book.

Available in paperback and e-book, $3.99 at Amazon:
Or contact Elaine.Faber@mindcandymysteries[dot]com for a special paperback price.

Check out a Halloween short story by Elaine recently posted in KRL!

To enter to win an ebook copy of Black Cat and the Secret in Dewey’s Diary, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “black cat or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 26, 2019. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address (so if you win we can get the book sent right out to you), and if via comment please include your email address. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Elaine Faber is a member of Northern California Publishers/Authors, Sisters in Crime, and Cat Writers Association. Elaine lives in Elk Grove, CA with her husband and cares for five cats, the inspiration for the Black Cat Mysteries. The Agnes Odboddy character is a figment of Elaine’s vivid imagination. Her cozy mysteries include. Black Cat’s Legacy; Black Cat and the Lethal Lawyer, and Black Cat and the Accidental Angel. Her Odbody mysteries include Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot and Mrs. Odboddy Undercover Courier. Black Cat and The Secret in Dewey’s Diary is Elaine’s latest cozy cat mystery. Learn more on her website.

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  1. This sounds really good. Thanks. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. My black cat, LuLu, thanks you for writing about how smart and special black cats really are, Elaine. 🙂

  3. Sounds like a great story. Would really like to read.

  4. I love black cats!
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  5. We have 2 new 4 month old black kittens, and are looking forward to many magical years with them. This book is right up my alley!

  6. How fun for Halloween…my Mom loved black cats. Thank you for the opportunity.

  7. Book sounds good. Would love to win a copy.

  8. Sounds interesting. Count me in!

  9. We have a winner!


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