February MysteryKIT: Furry Sleuths
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Furry Sleuth tales feature a cat, and sometimes a dog, as the principle investigator.
Most, if not all, of this subgenre's tales overlap with "cozy" mysteries in their tone and setting. (They rarely, if ever, feature a bird, reptile, or other non-mammalian animal.) Some of the series I have listed here include both cats and dogs or other creatures.
Cat Crimes Through Time ed Ed Gorman
Crafty Cat Crimes ed Stefan Dziemanowicz
Creature Cozies ed Jill M. Morgan
Mystery Cats, More Mystery Cats, Mystery Cats 3 ed Cynthia Manson
A Treasury of Cat Mysteries compiled by Martin H. Greenberg
Cat in the Stacks mysteries by Miranda James
Cat Who mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun
Fat Cat mysteries by Janet Cantrell
Joe Grey mysteries by Shirley Rosseau
Magical Cats mysteries by Sofie Kelly
Midnight Louie mysteries by Carole Nelson Douglas
Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
Mysteries of Max series by Nic Saint
Albertus Eagle Detective Beagle mysteries by Chloe Grace and Karen Botha
Chet and Bernie mysteries by Spencer Quinn
Country Cottage mysteries by Addison Moore and Bellamy Bloom
Cozy Corgi mysteries by Mildred Abbott
Doodlebugged mysteries by Susan J. Kroupa
Erin O’Reilly K-9 mysteries by Steven Henry
Melanie Travis Canine Mysteries by Laurien Berenson
Pet Whisperer P.I. series by Molly Fitz
Raine Stockton dog mysteries by Donna Ball
Cottage Tales series by Susan Wittig Albert
Paws and Claws mysteries by Krista Davis
Sister Jane foxhunting series by Rita Mae Brown
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Hmm....do everyone think Lillian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who... mysteries would work? Koko and YumYum aren't actually main characters, but they always have an impact on the story.
If I don't get too allergic to it, I'm planning to read Classified as Murder by Miranda James, a new series and author to me. It is among my tbr books. However, it is a mass produced paperback which has an ink smell to it.
>2 Dejah_Thoris: I am sure the Lillian Jackson Braun books would work. The cats definitely have an impact on the stories.
I want to read more of the Miranda James series. I read the first two, and I'm not really sure why I never got back to them. I'll see if I can get my hands on File M for Murder which is next up.
This is a new to me genre. So I looked it up on my library catalogue. Who knew there were some many mystery solving cats out there?! :)
I have chosen the first book in the Magical Cats Mysteries, Curiosity Thrilled The Cat, just because magical cats sound like something I need in my life!
I have a few options for this one (more than this, but these may be the ones that have been on my tbr longest):
- Mew is for Murder / Clea Simon
- The Cat, the Quilt, and the Corpse / Leann Sweeney
- Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof / Blaize Clement
>10 MissWatson: Love it! I have certainly never heard of a sheep detective book.
>11 JayneCM: The author's name sounds English, but this was actually written originally in German and won a prestigious prize for a debut mystery, so it ticks quite a few other boxes as well.
>14 Robertgreaves: Good reminder, I think I can borrow this from my sister.
>10 MissWatson: Sheep solving a mystery sounds intriguing! I will have to check that one out.
Add me in as another who enjoyed Three Bags Full - I've been hoping that the sequel will be translated into English.
I read Three Bags Full apparently shortly before I began actively using LibraryThing because it only includes a rating, but I really enjoyed it. The fact that I remembered it well enough to rate it speaks volumes!
My library has Three Bags Full - yay! I will be slotting it in to MysteryKIT at same stage. I actually collect books about sheep (call me weird!) so I do not know how I missed this one.
>19 thornton37814: I have read some negative reviews that are critical of the ending. Any thoughts on this?
>21 LadyoftheLodge: I'm afraid I don't remember enough at this point (since it was a decade ago) to remember the ending.
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