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Cat About Town

Cat About Town

A Cat Cafe Mystery

Cat Cafe Mystery Series (Volume 1)

Cate Conte

Minotaur Books

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The first novel in a frisky new mystery series set in a small New England town, where an unlikely citizen is called in to solve the purrfect crime. . .

Maddie James has arrived in Daybreak Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts, eager to settle down and start her own business—and maybe even fall in love. When a stray orange tabby pounces into her life, she’s inspired to open a cat café. But little does Maddie know that she’s in for something a lot more catastrophic when her new furry companion finds the dead body of the town bully. Now all eyes are on Maddie: Who is this crazy cat-whisperer lady who’s come to town? If pet-hair-maintenance and crime-fighting weren’t keeping her busy enough, Maddie now has not one but two eligible bachelors who think she’s the cat’s pajamas . . . and will do anything to win her heart. But how can she even think about happily-ever-after while a killer remains on the loose—and on her path?

Curl up with Cate Conte's first Cat Cafe Mystery: Cat About Town!

Chapter 1


The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.

—Mark Twain

The cat’s eyes had been on me during the entire service. I’d seen him right away despite his attempts...

Praise for Cat About Town

"What could be more enticing for bibliophiles than the mixture of love and small-town intrigue that Cate Conte serves up in Cat About Town? Conte's well-plotted novel with a host of likeable characters is a Valentine for any cat lover."--Best Friends Magazine -

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Cate Conte

Cate Conte serves on the Sisters in Crime New England board and is a member of Sisters in Crime National, Mystery Writers of America, and the Cat Writers’ Association. She currently lives in Connecticut with her cats and dog. Cate is the author of the Cate Cafe Mystery series.

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