New Cozy Animal Mystery Series
Kathy’s new series is garnering rich reviews and praise from readers all over the world. Check out this clever and entertaining Cozy Animal Mystery Series today. Book II – Pumpkins, Paws, and Murder will be out this coming March 2020, with Book III already in the works.
When tragedy strikes Leta Parker’s life, the successful banker and closet sleuth chases a lifelong dream to retire to England. Leaving her friends and neighbors in Atlanta, she settles into Astonbury with her talkative dog and cat.
Driving a refurbished London taxi to the bookshop and tearoom, Leta enjoys leisurely walks with Dickens the dog, and sipping coffee in the garden with Christie, her sassy cat.
When Leta stumbles across the dead body of a new acquaintance, her inner Nancy Drew comes out. Before you know it, she’s enlisted the help of Wendy, a retired English teacher friend—and even Wendy’s elderly mum.
Two whipsmart retirees, one spunky senior citizen, and a feisty dog and cat are on the case!
Who better to unearth clues from their friends in the village? Even Dickens and Christie get in on the act gathering intelligence from their four-legged friends and pointing out the obvious to Leta.
What do authors A. A. Milne, Arthur Conan Doyle, and J. M. Barrie have to do with all this?
Is their connection with the Cotswolds merely an interesting bit of trivia, or is it more? Will Leta and Wendy let their literary noses lead them astray?
You’ll be captivated as this unlikely team chases clues and ferrets out a long-buried secret—a scenario that would make any BBC cozy mystery producer proud. No matter the clues uncovered by Dickens and Christie, you’ll be hard-pressed to guess who the villain is unless, like Leta, you’re able to “talk to the animals.”
Grab a copy of Bell, Book, and Murder today—book one of a new and finely crafted Cozy Animal Mystery Series by author Kathy Manos Penn.
For a Limited Time, you can purchase the full ebook of Bells, Tails & Murder for only 99¢ on Amazon.
Book II – Pumpkins, Paws & Murder coming in March of 2020.
Leta Parker is back with her talkative dog and cat, Dickens and Christie. Though she’s still haunted by the tragic loss of her husband, her move from Atlanta to the Cotswolds village of Astonbury has given her a new lease on life.
Her days are filled with yoga, book club, long walks with Dickens, and outings with friends. Add preparations for the Astonbury Fall Fête —complete with apple-bobbing, scarecrows, pumpkins, and costumes—and she’s beyond busy.
All is well until a dead body is discovered on the riverbank, and once again, Leta and her friends are drawn into the search for a killer—a search that takes them to the coast of England.
Will touring Agatha Christie’s summer home help them access their inner Miss Marples?
Will Dickens sniff out clues closer to home? Or will Christie the cat outthink them all?
Discover the answers in Pumpkins, Paws, and Murder—book two in Kathy Manos Penn’s Cozy Animal Mystery Series.
Leta and her friends are busy preparing for the Tree Lighting on the Village Green—the event that kicks off the Christmas season. The school children hang ornaments, the church choir sings carols, and the Earl of Stow flips the switch to set the tree ablaze with white lights.
What could go wrong?
Plenty when there’s a new Earl in town. The beloved elderly Earl passed away months ago, and his American grandson has arrived to claim his title and inheritance. And he has plans—big plans.
The village is rife with rumors about the goings-on at Astonbury Manor. Change is afoot.
Add a tragic accident, a dead body, and a grieving family—and the season is off to a rocky start. Can the village pull together to chase away the dark mood? Only if the mystery surrounding the accident can be solved.
Leave it to Leta and her four-legged sidekicks Dickens and Christie. Fresh off investigating a murder at the Fall Fete, they’re once again on the case with the help of retired schoolteacher Wendy and her mum, Belle.
The oldest of three girls, I was the shy bookworm in a boisterous New York City family of Greeks and Italians. I took a book everywhere I went−-to family dinners, to the doctor’s office, on family drives, and to bed.
I'm no longer shy, but I'm still an avid reader. And now? I'm passionate about writing too. Color me content!