A note about The Cuddlywumps Chronicles

This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. She receives creative input from the Real Cats and clerical assistance from She of Little Talent (old SoLT, a.k.a. Roby Sweet). Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to old SoLt (Ms. Sweet). Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Miss Cuddlywumps Investigates: Siren Song

Finally—finally—She of Little Talent has finished my latest book, Siren Song. I said “finally” twice (and now three times) because she has been slow like molasses this year, doing things like “working” when she should have been perfecting my book. Humans.

Anyway, in this adventure, I play myself of course, and I am once again doomed to live with the same old dimwitted human, Rory Roberts. I should not complain about her; she tries, poor thing. The story opens on New Year’s Eve, and our little town of Brooksford, Maryland (population 227) is holding its first-ever First Night celebration. The tiny village has invited half of the county to this bash with music, food, and fireworks, and that is all well and good until someone has the nerve to go and get murdered in the middle of it. Happy new year, right?

As usual, Rory and I are all mixed up in the ensuing investigation, only this time things are a lot more personal than ever before. That’s because Rory has a new “thing” (I think that’s what they call it) going on with the county sheriff, and the main suspect in the murder is her lifelong best buddy, Lee. She naturally thinks Lee couldn’t hurt a fly, but what does she know? Even murderers can be nice to their friends.

So Rory proceeds to bumble about trying to prove Lee’s innocence (getting her personal life all mixed up in everything), while I investigate in my habitual orderly and methodical manner. Whose method works best? Well, just wait to see which one of us delivers a walking, talking clue in the middle of a snow storm—then you’ll know.

I had a lot of fun going back to Brooksford and playing myself in Siren Song, and I hope that you have fun reading it.

The Kindle version, now available for preorder at just 99 cents, will be released on December 17, 2015. The print version will follow shortly.

Oh, and if, for some unfathomable reason, you have not yet read books one and two, they are also available on Kindle for 99 cents each, but only until the end of the year!

Book I
A Bump in the Road
Book II
The Ides of October

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