Series Spotlight: Cozy Cat Mystery

22 Apr

Christy Award winning author Gilbert Morris is a prolific writer.  You may be familiar with his historical sagas.  But did you know he has written a cozy, cat mystery series too.  Check it out!


Jacques the Ripper: A tough–minded “Savannah” breed of feline–fierce, enormous, and with a mind of his own.


Cleo: A multi–colored “Rag Doll” with long silky hair. Cleo is as affectionate as Jacques is tough and her favorite mode of transportation is draped over the shoulder of the nearest human.

In their debut mystery, Jacques and Cleo and their owner…or rather the human they own, Kate Forrest, and her son, Jeremy, move to a beautiful beach house in Gulf Shores, Alabama, left to Kate by a distant relative.

The catch is that another distant relative, wanna–be novelist (and bonafide cat–hater) Jake Novak, has also inherited an interest in the house. Undeterred, Kate and Jeremy move in the downstairs quarters and Jake takes the separate apartment upstairs.

Then, when a murder occurs…everyone is stumped—but feline sleuths Jacques and Cleo come to the rescue and reveal the identity of the killer.

Two more books round out the series — 

The Cat’s Pajamas — When two murders occur on the movie scene in White Sands, Alabama, who are you going to call? Jacques the Ripper and Cleo, cat detectives!

Jacques and Cleo have recently moved to White Sands to live in a beautiful beach house left to their owner, Kate Forrest. While Kate gets involved with a beach ministry for young people, Jake Novak works upstairs on his novel. Their peace is shattered by the arrival of the Hollywood set, and two subsequent murders. But the excitement doesn’t stop there…Jake is pulled in for questioning and Jacques and Cleo are asked to take part in the film. Will Jacques and Cleo be able to solve the crimes before Jake is convicted…or something worse happens? 

When The Cat’s Away ––  Mary Katherine Forrest is delighted when an international cat show comes to White Sands, Alabama—but neighbor Jake Novak is disgusted at all the feline fawning! When the favored contestant disappears, Jake is hired to capture the catnapper—with Jacques and Cleo’s help—before all the pedigreed pets disappear! 

Gilbert Morris was a pastor before becoming an English professor and earning a Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas. Gilbert has been a consistent bestselling author in the Christian market for many years and one of the most prolific authors in Christian fiction with over 200 books currently in print.  He and his wife live in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Favorite Verse: Matthew 6:9-13 : Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

One Response to “Series Spotlight: Cozy Cat Mystery”

  1. Brenda April 23, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    I love cat mysteries, I have read all of Rita Mae Browns Ms. Murphy’s series and also loved the Cat Who series by Lillian Jackson Braun, will definatly have to look these books up. Have a Happy Easter!

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