Comfort reads: Kitten cozies

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

There’s nothing quite like the satisfying feeling of knowing that a mystery, with all its twists and turns, will be solved. Theories are put forth, deductions are made, answers are found. Cozy mysteries are great comfort reads. It makes sense that mysteries with cats are even cozier!

You can find all of the title suggestions below available in your digital library through Media on Demand and Libby and/or Hoopla.

Cozy mysteries featuring felines


Grey Dawn by Clea Simon

Check meow-t: Esmé is a kitty telepath, and Mr. Grey is a ghost cat!

Description: When Dulcie Schwartz learns that a fellow student, who looks like her, has been attacked the same night she encounters her adviser looking strangely inhuman, she, her kitten Esmé, and the ghost of her cat Mr. Grey investigate.

Stream & Download: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

The Girl With the Kitten Tattoo by Linda Reilly

Check meow-t: Blue is a Ragdoll cat only Lara can see.

Description: With wedding bells ringing in the near future for her best friend, Lara can’t help but wonder when her own beau, Gideon, will pop the question. It doesn’t help that Gideon’s old flame, Megan, just showed up with a fishy tale about being fired. But Blue, the Ragdoll cat who only Lara can see, appears to believe Megan’s story. When Megan’s ex-boss is found dead, Lara has to retract her claws long enough to follow the clues and clear her rival of a murder charge in time for the wedding.

Stream & download with: Hoopla (ebook)

Two Tall Tails by Sofie Kelly

Check meow-t: Hercules and Owen are library cats, and Elvis is a black rescue cat.

Descriptions:
The Cat Burglar: A Magical Cats Mystery Novella
Kathleen has her hands full running the public library and caring for her two uncanny cats, Hercules and Owen. When she discovers that items are being stolen from the local artists’ co-op and all the main suspects are friends, she doesn’t want to call the police. Luckily, Kathleen and her faithful felines are there to put their paws on the truth!

No More Pussyfooting Around: A Second Chance Cat Mystery Novella
Sarah and her rescue cat Elvis run the Second Chance shop, full of beautiful refurbished items. When her injured neighbor’s nephew begins acting shady, Sarah and Elvis set out to discover if he’s just a pain in the neck or actually a threat to his aunt.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

If You’ve Got It, Haunt It by Rose Pressey

Check meow-t: A psychic Angora cat has moved into vintage shop.

Description: While attending the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows, vintage clothing shop owner Cookie Chanel gets more than she bargained for when Charlotte’s ghost begs her for fashion advice and to find out who murdered her.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

A Spell of Murder by Clea Simon

Check meow-t: Harriet, Laurel, and Clara are sister cats, familiars, and full of magic.

Description: When she finds Suzanne’s body, a coven member who was secretly seeing her ex, Becca becomes a suspect and begins her own investigation to find the killer.

Stream & download with: Hoopla (ebook)

By Book or by Crook by Eva Gates

Check meow-t: Charles is a librarian’s cat!

Description: After her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy escapes to the Outer Banks to heal and finds her dream job at a lighthouse library on Bodie Island, until a theft and a murder ensnares Lucy in a real-life mystery.

Stream & download with: Hoopla (digital audiobook)

Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

About Dontaná

Dontaná is a Collection Management Librarian who was born with an unending reading list. She is almost always reading two books simultaneously and is easily distracted by cool covers.  

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