Cat Miranda Mysteries
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Cat Miranda Mystery #1
Kissed is a Finalist for Best Cozy Mystery, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2021.
Cat Miranda returns to her childhood home in Bisbee, Arizona, to take over her brother’s art gallery following his untimely death. On her first night home, an intruder breaks in. Cat quickly realizes that she is being targeted by a murderer with links to an 8-foot tall painting in the gallery titled “Kissed.” In her struggle to stay safe, Cat finds an ally in Miles Trevelyan, a charming visiting British scholar. The heat rises with more assaults on Cat and between Cat and Miles, too, as their feelings for each other grow. Can they discover what is behind the painting “Kissed” before Cat becomes the next victim? There’s mystery, suspense, and romance in this Sonoran Desert Borderlands tale. Readers say of C.J. Shane’s books:~an intriguing mix of history, mystery, romance, and contemporary adventure.
Downtown Bisbee, Arizona, and the Copper Queen mine.
Cat Miranda Mystery #2
Cat Miranda’s art gallery exhibition in Bisbee, Arizona, is going well until events suddenly take a dark turn. Jeremy Flores, Cat’s childhood friend and personal attorney, has disappeared. Cat and her favorite Englishman, Miles Trevelyan, quickly find Jeremy only to learn that he has been brutally assaulted. Cat and Miles begin a quest to identify and stop the assailant, as well as to seek links to two murders. Miles’s father, retired Sussex police detective Ian Trevelyan, and Cat’s best friend, Amanda Fontaine, find each other irresistible as they help Cat and Miles solve the mystery. This Arizona-Sonora Borderlands tale has mystery, suspense, a spoonful of seasoned romance, and Cat’s big dog Tito.
My name is Tito. I'm a Great Dane about four years old. Cat Miranda rescued me from the animal shelter in the book Fair Play, and I promised to take care of her forever. And I do! A bad guy comes after Cat and her friends. I get in the way. Cat and Amanda and Ana stay safe, thanks to me. I love Cat Miranda. See a photo of Greta. She's my daughter. Her mother is Greta Garbo. Greta is a puppy. Be patient with her, please.
The Broken Pot
Cat Miranda Mystery #3
A broken ceramic pot and a dead woman’s body on Tombstone Canyon Road pull Cat Miranda into a mystery that must be solved before anyone else gets hurt. Cat learns that there is a threat to a visiting travel writer from England; to a local musician; to one of her clients; and ultimately, to Cat herself. She’s helped in her efforts to uncover a criminal plot by her favorite man, Miles Trevelyan, her friends, and two Great Danes, Tito and Greta. The Broken Pot is a stand-alone cozy mystery and #3 in the Cat Miranda Mystery series.
My name is Greta. I'm in the book The Broken Pot. I'm a puppy. Okay, so I'm a little clumsy and I bang into things. I knocked over a bunch of stuff in Cat's office and she yelled at me. I cried and hid. But I love people, and I love making them happy. That includes Cat.