Mollie Hunt and Heather Ames

Join us for a multi-book launch event from local authors Mollie Hunt and Heather Ames! Among the featured releases are Hunt’s Cat Noel, a Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery Christmas novella, and Ames’s Swift Retribution, book three in the Brian Swift & Kaylen Roberts mystery/suspense series.

In Cat Noel, Lynley finds a new meaning of Christmas when a Wiccan’s familiar is catnapped, and Lynley becomes her only hope.

Lynley Cannon is dreading the Holidays. The sixty-something cat shelter volunteer would rather hang out with cats that brave her daughter’s soulless Christmas gala, so when a witch’s beloved kitty is catnapped, Lynley grabs the excuse to skip out on her social obligations.

Though Lynley knows little about the white witchcraft known as Wicca, she does know cats and can’t decline a plea for help when one goes missing. Then the witch disappears as well. Lynley, compelled by her cat-like curiosity, sets out to search for the pair, but the task is more difficult than she’d thought.

A freak snow storm and a crazed captor take things in a dangerous direction. As Lynley endures the cold dark of confinement, the Christmas spirit brings a strength she never knew she possessed.

In Swift Retribution, Brian Swift and Kaylen Roberts should have everything they ever wanted. Kaylen’s about to open her second supper club, Brian’s in charge of the Cold Case squad, and their relationship is stable. But the men who murdered Brian’s brother still haven’t been brought to justice, and Brian wants revenge.

When Kaylen’s former mentor, Sam Wilson, returns to Miami and Brian gets involved with an active triple homicide, stability shakes hands with turmoil, and chaos results.

Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer. Mollie is the author of THE CRAZY CAT LADY COZY MYSTERY SERIES, featuring Portlander Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. The 3rd in the series, CAT’S PAW, was a finalist for the 2016 Mystery & Mayhem Book Award, and the 5th, CAT CAFÉ, won the World’s Best Cat Litter-ary Award in 2019.

Mollie’s sci-fantasy, CAT SUMMER (Fire Star Press) is the first in her CAT SEASONS TETRALOGY where cats save the world from an evil older than history—twice! Mollie also published a non-cat mystery, PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP, which delves into murder, obsession, and the challenge of chronic illness in bucolic southwest Washington. Two of her short cat stories have been published in anthologies, one of which, THE DREAM SPINNER, won the prestigious CWA Muse Medallion. She has a little book of Cat Poems as well.

Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, the Cat Writers’ Association, and NIWA. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like Lynley, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.

Heather Ames is a world traveler, documentary filmmaker and storyteller now living in Salem, Oregon. Her novels combine mystery, suspense and romance. After a long career in healthcare, she has finally committed to writing full-time. She plans to launch a new mystery series with paranormal elements in 2020 as well as continuing to expand her current series and writing more stand-alone novels.

Mollie Hunt, Cat Café: A Crazy Cat Lady Mystery

Join us in welcoming Mollie Hunt with the latest installment of her cozy Crazy Cat Lady mystery series, Cat Café!

A body is discovered on the floor of the cat café, and all the black cats are missing!

Sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon always finds more trouble than a cat in catnip, but this time it’s not about her. Someone is targeting very senior citizens, and when Bea Landrew, elderly owner of the Blue Cat café turns up dead, Lynley’s mom Carol could be next.

Handsome Detective Devon is looking for a link between the victims when he makes a different sort of connection— with Lynley! It’s been a long time since the cat lady had romance in her life, but while her mom is in danger, the case comes first.

It appears the cat café will go the way of its deceased owner, but Bea’s grandson, a slick Miami businessman, steps in at the last minute. Arthur is not a cat person so why would he bother? Romeo, the big Russian Blue, senses ulterior motives, but who will listen to a cat?

A black cat rescue, an antique photograph, an elaborate payback. Is this killer seeking justice or vengeance? With death as the objective, the results are the same.

Mollie Hunt & Tinkerbelle, Registered Pet Partners

Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer. Mollie is the author of THE CRAZY CAT LADY COZY MYSTERY SERIES, featuring Portland native Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. Mollie also published a non-cat mystery, PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP, which delves into murder, obsession, and the challenge of chronic illness in bucolic southwest Washington. Two of her short cat stories have been published in anthologies, one of which, THE DREAM SPINNER, won the prestigious CWA Muse Medallion this year.

Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, the Cat Writers’ Association, and the Northwest Independent Writers Association. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like Lynley, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.

Cat Café, Mollie Hunt’s latest Crazy Cat Lady mystery, will be released October 29th, to coincide with National Cat Day. The 3rd in her series, Cat’s Paw, was a finalist in the 2016 Mystery & Mayhem Book Award. Mollie is the recipient of four CWA Muse Medallion honors for her cat writing.

Local Author Mollie Hunt

Get a cozy mystery just in time for winter! Join us in celebrating the launch of Cat Call, the fourth book in local author Mollie Hunt’s Crazy Cat Lady mystery series. There will be a reading, Q&A, and book signing–plus cat-print cupcakes.

Local Author Panel with Kate Ristau, Steve Theme, Mollie Hunt, and Steve Davala

CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER. WILL RESCHEDULE WITH THESE AUTHORS AS POSSIBLE.

It’s a gaggle of local authors, all who write different genres! It’s going to be a super fun panel with memoirist Steve Theme (Asphalt Asylum), mystery writer Mollie Hunt (The Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries), fantasy author Steve Davala (The Soulkind Series) and Steve Perkins (A Man Ought To Know That…). Each will read, answer questions, and sign books. (Kate Ristau will be rescheduled.)

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Book Launch with Local Author Mollie Hunt

Mollie Hunt’s newest Crazy Cat Lady Mystery is out! Help us celebrate the release of Cat’s Paw with Mollie. Reading, Q&A, signing, and bubbly!

Lynley Cannon is in trouble again.

It all starts when the sixty-something cat shelter volunteer is invited to the exclusive Cloverleaf Animal Sanctuary art retreat by her college colleague, Simon Bird. The retreat, located on its very own island in the San Juans, is a dream come true for Lynley. The peaceful setting; the precious animals; time spent with Simon who also happens to be heading the sessions: What could possibly go wrong?

Everything!

Things turn from tranquil to terrifying when two women are murdered and Lynley is accused of the crimes. She asserts her innocence, and once cleared, runs home to Portland, but death follows in her wake.

After a third victim is discovered, this time in the city, it comes out that each have had a close link with Simon Bird. Unsure whether her old friend is the target of a heinous plan to rip away everyone he loves or is the killer himself, Lynley must fight through fear, assault, and her own anxiety disorder to survive.

In a twist she never saw coming, it all comes down to cats in this 3rd Crazy Cat Lady mystery.

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Local Author Mollie Hunt

For the first time, tonight’s reading will feature a live cat! Mollie will read from her Crazy Cat Lady Mystery series, and will be joined by her cat, Tinkerbelle. Reading will be followed by a Q&A, after which she will sign her books, Cats’ Eyes (2013) and Copy Cat (2015).

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