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Pet detectives start with dogs and cats who help their human owners to solve mysteries and-or escape danger, then there are tales of
animals solving mysteries in all-animal fantasy worlds, and finally the reverse, the human detective who is hired to find missing pets.



Fiction  About  Pet  Detectives

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Mystery Cats anthology volume 1  "Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies by Ruth Rendell, Lilian Jackson Braun, Patricia Highsmith, and Thirteen Other Modern Masters of Mystery" [1991]
the other authors include Hugh B. Cave, Fred Hamlin, Patricia Moyes, and Edgar Allan Poe
Signet mass pb [12/91] out of print/140+ used
More Mystery Cats anthology volume 2  "More Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies by Lilian Jackson Braun, Ellis Peters, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, and Ten Others" [1993]
the other 10 stories are by: Phyllis Bentley, Bruce Bethke, A.H.Z. Carr, Gene DeWeese, Edward D. Hoch, Clark Howard, Frances & Richard Lockridge, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Nancy Schachterle, and Sandra Woodruff
Signet mass pb [1993] out of print/used
Mystery Cats anthology volume 3  "Mystery Cats 3: More Feline Felonies by Lilian Jackson Braun, Patricia Highsmith, Edward D. Hoch, and Fourteen Other Modern Masters of Mystery" [1995]
the other authors include Hugh B. Cave, Lael J. Littke, Frances & Richard Lockridge, Leslie Meier, Ingram Meyer, Barbara Owens, Edgar Pangborn, Charles Peterson, Steven Saylor, Lee Somerville, Theodore Sturgeon, Jimmy Vines, and Manly Wade Wellman
Signet mass pb [1995] out of print/40+ used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

'Cat Crimes' anthology edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman  "Cat Crimes: Masters of Mystery Present A Collection of New Cat Tales" [1991]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman

Seventeen stories by authors that include Jon L. Breen, Barbara Collins, Bill Crider, Barbara D'Amato, David H. Everson, Christopher Fahy, Joan E. Hess, Dorothy B. Hughes, J.A. Jance, Peter Lovesey, John Lutz, Barbara Paul, Bill Pronzini, William J. Reynolds, Les Roberts, and 2 more
Fawcett mass pb [4/92] out of print/80+ used
Dutton Adult 8½x5½ hardcover [7/91] out of print/60+ used
Book Sales 8¼x5½ hardcover [5/94] out of print/50+ used
'Cat Crimes 2' anthology edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman  "Cat Crimes 2" [1991] Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman
"Nineteen tales of mystery from today's masters", including B.W. Battin, Barbara Collins, Bill Crider, Carole Nelson Douglas, Christopher Fahy, June Haydon, Jeremiah Healy, Joan Hess, Edward D. Hoch, Richard Laymon, Charlotte Macleod, Margaret Maron, Sharyn McCrumb, Nancy Pickard, Bill Pronzini, Les Roberts, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, John F. Suter, and Carolyn Wheat
Fawcett mass pb [6/93] out of print/60+ used
Dutton Adult 8½x6 hardcover [6/92] out of print/60+ used
Donald I. Fine / Book Club 8½x5½ hardcover [1991] out of print/used
red cover for 'Cat Crimes II' anthology edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman  "Cat Crimes II: Masters of Mystery Present More Tales of The Cat" [1994]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman

different cover two or three years later, same 19 stories
Castle Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/94] out of print/50+ used
'Cat Crimes III' anthology edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman  "Cat Crimes III: Masters of Mystery Present A Collection of New Cat Tales" [1994]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman

"Eighteen original cat tales by modern masters of mystery", including D.C. Brod, William L. DeAndrea, DeLoris Stanton Forbes, Barbara Greenberg, Melissa Mia Hall, Wendi Lee, Nancy Pickard, Bill Pronzini, Herbert Resnicow, and nine more
Fawcett mass pb [6/94] out of print/50+ used
Dutton Adult 8x5½ hardcover [12/92] out of print/70+ used
Cat Crimes I, II, III anthology/omnibus edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman  
"Cat Crimes I, II, III: Masters of Mystery Present The Greatest Cat Tales" [1998]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman

54 stories, same as in above three books
M.J.F. Books8¼x5½ hardcover [8/98] out of print/70+ used

'Danger in D.C. - Cat Crimes in the Nation's Capitol' anthology edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman  "Danger In D.C.: Cat Crimes In The Nation's Capitol" [#4 = 1993]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman

More original cat mystery stories, by authors including Jon L. Breen, Max Allan Collins, Bill Crider, Barbara D'Amato, Carole Nelson Douglas, John Lutz, Sharyn McCrumb, Barbara Paul, Bruce Holland Rogers, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others
Fawcett mass pb [8/95] out of print/40+ used
Dutton Adult 8¼x5½ hardcover [11/93] out of print/50+ used
'Cat Crimes Goes Hollywood' anthology edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman  "Feline and Famous: Cat Crimes Goes Hollywood" [#5 = 1994]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman

Sixteen original stories, by authors including P.M. Carlson, Bill Crider, Ted Fitzgerald, Tracy Knight, John Lutz, Barbara Paul, Les Roberts, Bruce Holland Rogers, and eight more
Ivy Books mass pb [12/95] out of print/50+ used
Dutton Adult 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1994] out of print/many used
'Cat Crimes Takes A Vacation' anthology edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman  "Cat Crimes Takes A Vacation" [#6 = 1995]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman

Fifteen 'purrr-fectly sinister' original stories, by authors including Michael Collins, Catherine Dain, Barbara Paul, Gillian Roberts, Bruce Holland Rogers, ten more
Fawcett mass pb [9/96] out of print/40+ used
Dutton Adult 8½x5½ hardcover [7/95] out of print/40+ used

http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Crimes-Holidays-Martin-Greenberg/dp/1556115032/ [1997]
http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Crimes-Holidays-Martin-Greenberg/dp/0804118302/ [1999]
http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Crimes-Holidays-original-Tales/dp/B00KJ2D7PY/
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Cat-Mysteries-Martin-Greenberg/dp/0786705418/ [1998]
http://www.amazon.com/Crimes-Through-Time-Edward-Gorman/dp/0785814078/ [2001]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Cats In Crime mystery story collection by Anna Germeshausen  "Cats In Crime . . . and Others" [1968] by Anna Louise Germeshausen,
Illustrated by Frank Utpatel, Foreword by Robert Bloch

Luther Norris pb [1970] out of print/used
self-publd pb [1968] out of print/scarce
Purr-fect Crime mystery anthology edited by Carol-Lynn Waugh, Martin Greenberg & Isaac Asimov  "Purr-fect Crime: Fifteen Master Storytellers Celebrate The Sinister Feline" [1989] Edited by Carol-Lynn R๖ssel Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg & Isaac Asimov; Introduction by Isaac Asimov
Some of the stories have dubious cat links; the 15 authors include John D. MacDonald, Edgar Allan Poe, Ellery Queen, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Bram Stoker
M.J.F. Publrs 8¼x5½ hardcover [1989] out of print/used
Mystery Cats / Felonious Felines mystery anthology  "Mystery Cats: Felonious Felines From Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine" [1990]
Sixteen cat mystery short stories by authors Lilian Jackson Braun, Hugh B. Cave, Lillian de la Torre, Gary Erickson, Fred Hamlin, Joyce Harrington, Patricia Highsmith, Edward D. Hoch, James Holding, Margaret B. Maron, Patricia Moyes, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Reed, Ruth Rendell, Theodore Sturgeon, and Roy Vickers
G.K. Hall large print? 9¼x6 hardcover [1994] out of print/used
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives mystery anthology edited by Carole Nelson Douglas  "Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives" [1998] Edited by Carole Nelson Douglas
Introduction by Lawrence Block; story reprint from Lilian Jackson Braun ("The Dark One"); and all-new stories from such masters of the mystery as Dorothy Cannell, Bill Crider, editor Douglas, Esther M. Friesner & Walter Stutzman, Ed Gorman, Jan Grape, Jean Hager, J.A. Jance, Toni L.P. Kelner, Lisa Lepovetsky, Barbara Paul, Ann Perry, Nancy Pickard, Bruce Holland Rogers, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, and Carolyn Wheat — and an Afterword by editor Douglas
Forge Books mass pb [9/2000] out of print/70+ used
Forge Books hardcover [9/98] out of print/80+ used
Crafty Cat Crimes: 100 Tiny Cat Tale Mysteries anthology edited by Dziemianowicz, Weinberg & Greenberg  
"Crafty Cat Crimes: 100 Tiny Cat Tale Mysteries" [2000]
Edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg

Over 600 pages of very-well-written very short cat tales.
Barnes & Noble Books 8x5¾ hardcover [2002] out of print/used
Barnes & Noble Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [2000] out of print/100+ used
Felonious Felines mystery anthology edited by Carol & Ed Gorman  "Felonious Felines: A Short Story Collection" [2000]
Edited by Carol & Ed Gorman

Short stories (nine new) by Mat Coward, Carole Nelson Douglas, Joan Hess, Wendi Lee, Nancy Pickard, and others
Five Star Mystery 8¾x5¾ hardcover [8/2000] out of print/used
Murder Most Feline mystery anthology edited by Edward Gorman, Martin Greenberg & Larry Segriff  "Murder Most Feline: Cunning Tales of Cats and Crime" [16 stories 2001]
Edited by Ed Gorman, Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff

Introduction by The Editors; sixteen courtroom-related cat mysteries by authors Ann Barrett, Dulcy Brainard, Gary A. Braunbeck, Jon L. Breen, Richard Chizmar & Barry Hoffman, Matthew J. Costello, Mat Coward, Bill Crider, Catherine Dain, Janet Dawson, Jan Grape, Parnell Hall, Jeremiah Healy, Tracy Knight, Dick Lochte, and Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Cumberland House Publng 9x6pb [8/2001] for $13.36
Gramercy 9¾x6½ hardcover [4/2003] out of print/many used

Milk Treading cat thriller novel by Nick Smith  "Milk Treading" [2002] by Nick Smith
Julius is a crime reporter for the Post and a crime novelist and also a cat. After his best friend jumps (or is pushed?) off a bridge and the lovely Moira asks for Julius's help, his life begins to match the dangerous and exciting fictional one of his sleuth Tiger Straight.
Luath Press 2nd edition pb [8/2003] out of print/70+ used
Luath Press 8½x5½ pb [5/2002] out of print/40+ used
Kittens, Cats, and Crime mystery anthology edited by Edward Gorman  "Kittens, Cats, and Crime" [11 stories 2003] Edited by Ed Gorman
Eleven all-original stories by authors that include Lillian Stewart Carl, P.N. Elrod, editor Gorman, Edward D. Hoch, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Five Star Mystery 8½x5½ hardcover [3/2003] out of print/40+ used
The Unscratchables dog mystery novel by Anthony O'Neill writing as Cornelius Kane  "The Unscratchables: A New Breed of Crime Novel" [Australia 2009]
by Cornelius Kane {pseudonym of Anthony O'Neill}

Bull terrier homicide detective Crusher McNash and Siamese cat F.B.I. (Feline Bureau of Investigation) agent Cassius Lap are assigned to solve the slasher murder of two Rottweilers who worked for the Mob; the trail first leads to a diabolical cat, then to fox media magnate Phineas Reynard.
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [7/2009] for $9.08
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [7/2009] for $12.10
Scribner 8½x5¾ hardcover [7/2009] out of print/80+ used
Code Name: Millicent cat mystery novel by Bryon Williams  "Code Name: Millicent - The Cat Intelligence Agent Who Came Out of The Cold"
[2010] by Bryon Williams of Australia

Highly-trained and experienced Cat Intelligence Agent Millicent is sent on a mission to investigate and infiltrate the drug trade operating in New South Wales, where she meets the mysterious and attractive King, a Burmese.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [11/2010] for $2.99 {sic}
CreateSpace 8½x5½ pb [10/2010] for $14.40

"Confessions of My Nine Lives As A Feline Detective" [Kindle 12/2010] by Charles Croston (Author)
http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Nine-Lives-Feline-Detective-ebook/dp/B004H8G0NW/

"The Cats That Spoke Russian" [Kindle Feb 2012] by John Avalon Reed
http://www.amazon.com/Spoke-Russian-Flying-Fur-Mystery-Books-ebook/dp/B007BR5SVG/

"The Maltese Felon" [June 2012] by Renee Pawlish
http://www.amazon.com/Maltese-Felon-Renee-Pawlish/dp/1477418296/

"Mephisto, The Internet Cat Detective, Volume One: Friends, Family & Feathers" [June 2013] by E JC Hall
http://www.amazon.com/Mephisto-Friends-Feathers-Internet-Detective/dp/1490339140/

http://www.amazon.com/Cats-Crime-Fiona-L-Woods-ebook/dp/B00ATUWVDK/ [1/2014]

The Deductive Detective children's mystery book by Brian Rock & Sherry Rogers  "The Deductive Detective" children's book [grades K-2; 2013]
by Brian Rock, Illustrated by Sherry Rogers

Someone stole a cake from the cake contest; twelve animal bakers are potential suspects but Detective Duck uses his deductive reasoning skills to quack the case - puns abound in this tale for the very young.
Kindle Edition from Sylvan Dell Publng [4/2013] for $8.95
Sylvan Dell Publng 9¾x8¼ pb [3/2013] for $8.95
Sylvan Dell Publng 10¼x8¾ hardcover [3/2013] for $13.81

Stories To Benefit The International Fund for Animal Welfare anthology edited by Denise Dietz & Lillian Stewart Carl;  "The Sound and The Furry: Stories To Benefit The International Fund for Animal Welfare" [2013]
Animal stories for sure, not clear how many/which ones are pet detectives; edited by Denise Dietz & Lillian Stewart Carl; contributors include Gordon Aalborg, editor Carl, editor Dietz, Carole Nelson Douglas, Anna Jacobs, Robert S. Levinson, Annette Mahon, Sue Moorcroft, Mary Jo Putney, Terese Ramin, Laura Resnick, and Janet Woods
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2013] for $2.99
CreateSpace 8½x5¾ pb [6/2013] for $8.99
Ginger The Gangster Cat mystery novel by Frank Kusy  "Ginger The Gangster Cat" [2013] by Frank Kusy
Rather a treat: a novel about gangster cats, previously available online as a children's book. Ginger is getting old - not that many lives left, and he still dreams of scoring a lorry of Spanish food at Tesco's Market in Barcelona; when he takes perpetual cute kitten Sparky under his care, Ginger sees his chance. But Sparky won't leave Surrey . . .
Kindle Edition from Grinning Bandit Books [12/2013] for $3.18
Grinning Bandit Books 8x5 pb [3/2014] for $7.21
No. 2 Feline Detective Agency mystery novel by Mandy Morton  "The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency: A Hettie Bagshot Mystery" [2014]
by Mandy Morton

As soon as Hettie launches her detective agency with sidekick Tilly, they are hired to investigate several bodysnatchings at Furcross, the Old Cats Home.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2014] for $5.99
CreateSpace 7¾x5 pb [5/2014] for $10.79
Hermelin The Detective Mouse book by Mini Grey  "Hermelin: The Detective Mouse" picture book [ages 5-8; 2014]
'as told to' Mini Grey

An observant white mouse locates items lost by his neighbors on Offley Street, and types up messages to reunite the lost things with their owners.
Kindle Edition from Random House/Knopf [9/2014] for $9.78
Knopf Books for Young Readers 11x9½ hardcover [8/2014] for $11.82
Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything dog mystery novel by Nancy Martin  "Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything: A Mystery" [2015] by Nancy Martin
Wealthy Miss Honeybelle Hensley of Mule Stop, Texas dies a suspicious death; the will leaves her fortune to her dog, Miss Ruffles – an unruly Texas Cattle Cur who likes nothing better than digging up rose gardens and chasing off U.P.S. drivers. Yankee Sunny McKillip becomes the unwilling dogsitter and she needs all the help that she can get understanding how Texans think while trying to protect the dog and also to solve the murder without losing her own life . . .
{Author has also written the ten-book Blackbird Sisters Series romance-mysteries.}

Kindle Edition from Minotaur/Macmillan [11/2015] for $12.99
Minotaur Books 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2015] for $16.83


Pet  Detectives  Series

Bookmobile Cat Mysteries by Laurie Cass (Dec 3, 2013)
A Cat Called Hope - The Complete Saga by Oliver Clarke (Sep 20, 2013)
Pet Detective Mystery Series) by Patricia Guiver (Nov 1, 1998)
Cat in the Stacks Mystery by Miranda James
A Magical Cats Mystery by Sofie Kelly (Feb 1, 2011)
A Cats in Trouble Mystery by Leann Sweeney (Apr 3, 2012)
Catnip (Dunbarton Mysteries Book 1) by Valerie Tate (Jul 11, 2014)
http://www.amazon.com/Catnip-Dunbarton-Mysteries-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00LR10HH2/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Peter Abrahams of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

writing as Spencer Quinn: Chet & Bernie mystery series
browse books • Chet's official website

"The Spencer Quinn Reader's Companion" [6/2012] by Spencer Quinn
http://www.amazon.com/Spencer-Quinn-Readers-Companion-ebook/dp/B007HAG8N4/

"Dog On It" [#1 = 2/2009]
http://www.amazon.com/Spencer-Quinn-Bernie-Mystery-Mysteries/dp/B004RPNL5U/

"Thereby Hangs A Tail" [#2 = 1/2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Spencer-Quinn-Box-Set-ebook/dp/B004X1TWIS/

"To Fetch A Thief" [#3 = 9/2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Fetch-Thief-Chet-Bernie-Mystery/dp/B0044X2TDK/
http://www.amazon.com/Spencer-QuinnsTo-Fetch-Thief-Mysteries/dp/B00854CY6Q/

"The Dog Who Knew Too Much" [#4 = 9/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Who-Knew-Too-Much/dp/B005LEV0P4/

"A Cat Was Involved" short story [ebook 8/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/A-Cat-Was-Involved-ebook/dp/B0078XG22M/

"A Fistful of Collars" [#5 = 9/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Fistful-Collars-Chet-Bernie-Mystery-ebook/dp/B0061OQXRI/
http://www.amazon.com/Fistful-Collars-Chet-Bernie-Mystery/dp/1451665172/
http://www.amazon.com/Fistful-Collars-Chet-Bernie-Mystery/dp/1451665164/

"The Sound and The Furry: A Chet & Bernie Mystery" [#6 = 9/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Furry-Chet-Bernie-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00A285TEM/ [9/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/The-Sound-Furry-Bernie-Mystery/dp/1476703248/ [7/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Furry-Chet-Bernie-Mystery/dp/1476703221/ [9/2013]

"Paw and Order" [#7 = 8/2014]  8/2014
http://www.amazon.com/Paw-Order-Chet-Bernie-Mystery/dp/1476703396/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Marian Babson [b. 1929]
pseudonym for Ruth Stenstreem; American-born longtime resident of London, England
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

Babson wrote two series – one (8 books, 1986-2012) about British actresses Trixie & Evangeline and their cats, the other (4 books, 1971-90)
about the people and cats at London public relations firm Perkins & Tate – the other 38 books (since 1973) mostly contain cat characters.


Douglas Perkins & Gerry Tate, public relations firm in London

"Cover-Up Story: A Mystery" [#1 = 1971]
http://www.amazon.com/Cover-Up-Story-Mystery-Marian-Babson/dp/0312021801/

"Murder On Show" [#2 = 1972] aka "Murder At The Cat Show"
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Cat-Show-Marian-Babson/dp/0312029543/
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Show-Marian-Babson/dp/0002311305/

"Tourists Are For Trapping" [#3 = 1989]
http://www.amazon.com/Tourists-Are-Trapping-Marian-Babson/dp/031203444X/

"In The Teeth of Adversity" [#4 = 1990]
http://www.amazon.com/Teeth-Adversity-Marian-Babson/dp/0312991037/


actresses Trixie Dolan & Evangeline Sinclair in London

"Reel Murder: A Mystery" [#1 = 1986]
http://www.amazon.com/Reel-Murder-Marian-Babson/dp/0002314320/
http://www.amazon.com/Reel-Murder-Mystery-Marian-Babson/dp/0312002270/

"Encore Murder" [#2 = 1989]
http://www.amazon.com/Encore-Murder-Marian-Babson/dp/0312049641/

"Shadows In Their Blood" [#3 = 1991]
http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Their-Blood-Marian-Babson/dp/0312093837/

"Even Yuppies Die" [#4 = 1993]
http://www.amazon.com/Even-Yuppies-Die-Marian-Babson/dp/0312139691/

"Break A Leg, Darlings" [#5 = 1995]
http://www.amazon.com/Break-Leg-Darlings-Marian-Babson/dp/031215285X/

"Not Quite A Geisha" [#6 = 4/2003]
http://www.amazon.com/Not-Quite-Geisha-Marian-Babson/dp/1841195960/

"The Cat Who Wasn't A Dog" [#7 = 8/2003]
http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Who-Wasnt-Dog-ebook/dp/B0057QUT3U/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Cat-Who-Wasnt-Dog/dp/0312284977/

"No Cooperation From The Cat" [#8 = 2012]
http://www.amazon.com/No-Cooperation-Cat-Marian-Babson-ebook/dp/B00633W6SC/
http://www.amazon.com/No-Cooperation-Cat-Marian-Babson/dp/B00BFQC3C6/

"Pretty Lady" [1973] + [Walker reissue 9/1990]
http://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Lady-Marian-Babson/dp/0802757782/

"Unfair Exchange" [1973]
http://www.amazon.com/Unfair-Exchange-Marian-Babson/dp/0802756603/

"The Stalking Lamb" [3/1974]
http://www.amazon.com/Stalking-Lamb-Marian-Babson/dp/0553271717/
http://www.amazon.com/Stalking-Lamb-Marian-Babson/dp/000231780X/

"Murder Sails At Midnight" [1975]
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Sails-Midnight-Marian-Babson/dp/0553280961/

"There Must Be Some Mistake" [1975]
http://www.amazon.com/There-Must-Be-Some-Mistake/dp/0312006934/

"Untimely Guest" [1976]
http://www.amazon.com/Untimely-Guest-Marian-Babson/dp/0312011032/

"The Lord Mayor of Death" [1977]
http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Mayor-Death-Mystery/dp/0446360112/
http://www.amazon.com/Mayor-Death-Black-Dagger-Crime/dp/0862207797/

"Murder, Murder, Little Star" [1977]
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Little-Star-Marian-Babson/dp/0802754163/

"Tightrope For Three" [1978]
http://www.amazon.com/Tightrope-Three-Marian-Babson/dp/0802757502/

"So Soon Done For" [1979 & 1988]
http://www.amazon.com/So-Soon-Done-Marian-Babson/dp/0802756948/

"The Twelve Deaths of Christmas" [stories 1979]
http://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Deaths-Christmas-Marian-Babson/dp/0802754260/

"Queue Here For Murder (Line Up For Murder)" [1980]
http://www.amazon.com/Line-murder-Walker-British-mystery/dp/0802730914/
http://www.amazon.com/Line-up-murder-Marian-Babson/dp/0802754538/
http://www.amazon.com/Queue-Here-Murder-Marian-Babson/dp/0754037916/

"Dangerous To Know" [1980]
http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Know-Marion-Babson/dp/0802730299/

"Bejewelled Death" [1981]
http://www.amazon.com/Bejewelled-Death-Marian-Babson/dp/0802754678/

"Death Warmed Up" [1982]
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Warmed-Up-Marian-Babson/dp/0802754791/

"Death Beside The Sea" [1982]
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Beside-Seaside-Marian-Babson/dp/0802754902/

"The Cruise of A Death Time" [1983]
http://www.amazon.com/Cruise-Deathtime-Marian-Babson/dp/0802731481/
http://www.amazon.com/Cruise-Death-Time-Marian-Babson/dp/0802755887/

"A Fool For Murder: A Mystery" [1983]
http://www.amazon.com/Fool-Murder-Marian-Babson/dp/0802755712/

"Whiskers and Smoke" [1984] aka "A Trail of Ashes" takes place in New Hampshire, USA
http://www.amazon.com/Whiskers-Smoke-Arsonist-Edgemarsh-Mysteries/dp/0312961812/
http://www.amazon.com/Trail-Ashes-Marian-Babson/dp/0802756077/

"Death Swap" [1984] Dead Letter reissue "Paws For Alarm" [1998]
http://www.amazon.com/Paws-Alarm-Dead-Letter-Mysteries/dp/0312965133/
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Swap-Marian-Babson/dp/0802756166/

"Murder On A Mystery Tour" [3/1987?]
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Mystery-Tour-Marian-Babson/dp/0802756689/

"Death In Fashion" [4/1986]
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Fashion-Marian-Babson/dp/0802756476/

"Fatal Fortune" [1987]
http://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Fortune-Marian-Babson/dp/0312054289/

"Guilty Party" [1988]
http://www.amazon.com/Guilty-Party-Marian-Babson/dp/0312063652/

"Past Regret" [1990]
http://www.amazon.com/Past-Regret-Marian-Babson/dp/0312077637/

"Nine Lives To Murder" [1992]
http://www.amazon.com/Nine-Lives-Murder-Marian-Babson/dp/0312105118/

"The Diamond Cat" [1994]
http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Cat-Marian-Babson/dp/031213049X/

"Canap้s For The Kitties" [1996]
http://www.amazon.com/Canapes-Kitties-Marian-Babson/dp/0312169299/

"Miss Petunia’s Last Case" [1997]
http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Petunias-Last-Marian-Babson/dp/0754030385/

"The Multiple Cat" [1999]
http://www.amazon.com/Multiple-Cat-Marian-Babson/dp/0002326817/

"The Company of Cats" [1999]
http://www.amazon.com/Company-Cats-Marian-Babson/dp/0312975015/

"To Catch A Cat" [2002]
http://www.amazon.com/Catch-Cat-Marian-Babson-ebook/dp/B009LRVSVI/

"The Cat Next Door" [2/2002]
http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Next-Door-Marian-Babson-ebook/dp/B009LRVSW2/
http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Next-Door-Marian-Babson/dp/0312209258/

"Please Do Feed The Cat" [2004]
http://www.amazon.com/Please-Feed-Cat-Marion-Babson/dp/0786271701/

"Only The Cat Knows" [5/2007]
http://www.amazon.com/Only-Cat-Knows-Marian-Babson/dp/0312332386/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

romance & mystery author Laurien Berenson lives in Kentucky
browse books • Wikipedia

Melanie Travis mystery series
School teacher Melanie Travis owns and shows pedigree full-size Standard Poodles, and
all of her (mis-)adventures involve the dog show circuit in varying degrees.

"A Pedigree To Die For" [#1 = 1995] ISBN 978-1-5756-6003-5
"Underdog" [#2 = 1996] ISBN 1-5756-6108-X
"Dog Eat Dog" [#3 = 1996] ISBN 1-5756-6103-9
"Hair of The Dog" [#4 = 1997] ISBN 1-5756-6222-1
"Watchdog" [#5 = 1998] ISBN 1-5756-6350-3
"Hush Puppy" [#6 = 1999] ISBN 1-5756-6469-0
"Unleashed" [#7 = 2000] ISBN 1-5756-6596-4
"Once Bitten" [#8 = 2001] ISBN 1-5756-6677-4
"Hot Dog" [#9 = 2002] ISBN 1-5756-6781-9
"Best In Show" [#10 = 2003] ISBN 1-5756-6783-5
"Jingle Bell Bark" [#11 = 2004] ISBN 1-5756-6758-4
"Raining Cats & Dogs" [#12 = 2005] ISBN 0-7582-0813-8
"Chow Down" [#13 = 2006] ISBN 0-7582-0815-4
"Hounded To Death" [#14 = 2007] ISBN 0-7582-1603-3
"Doggie Day Care Murder" [#15 = 2008] ISBN 978-0-7582-1604-5
"Gone With The Woof" [#16 = 9/2013] ISBN 978-0-7582-8452-5
"Death of A Dog Whisperer" [#17 = 8/2014] ISBN 978-0-7582-8455-6
"The Bark Before Christmas" [#18 = 7/2015] ISBN 978-0-7582-8458-7

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Lilian Jackson Braun [1913-2011] Page

"The Cat Who..." mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Walter R. Brooks [1886-1958]
browse books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

"Talking Animals and Others: The Life and Works of Walter R. Brooks, Creator of Freddy The Pig" [1/2009]
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1590201701/


(sometimes detective) Freddy The Pig
illustrated by Kurt Wiese [original 26 books 1927-58]

The animals on the Bean farm near Centerboro in New York have all learned to speak to humans; Freddy the Pig quickly evolves into the central character, taking lead roles for each book as detective, politician, etc. The books are being republished since 2010 in paperback by Overlook Press, for ages 8 and up; the plan here is to construct a WRBrooks/Freddy page at Spirit of America Bookstore, copy only the detective tales here, and otherwise refer to the SA page from this page.
Friends of Freddy The Pig [est. 1984] website • Wikipedia

http://www.amazon.com/Art-Freddy-Books-Walter-Brooks/dp/1585673153/

"Freddy Goes To Florida" (orig "To and Again") [#1 = 1927]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Detective-Goes-Florida-Flip/dp/0142301620/
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Goes-Florida-Pig/dp/1590207416/

"Freddy Goes To The North Pole" (orig "More To and Again") [#2 = 1930]

"Freddy The Detective" [#3 = 1932]
Sandra Fenichel Asher adapted "Freddy The Detective" for the stage; a segment was performed at the 2004 Friends Convention
Freddy The Detective children's book by Walter R. Brooks  Having just finished reading about Sherlock Holmes, Freddy is more
than willing to attempt to locate Everett Bean's missing toy train.

Kindle Edition from Overlook/Penguin [11/2010] for $7.99
Overlook Juvenile 7¾x5¼ pb [11/2010] for $9.91
Overlook Juvenile 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/97] for $18.27
Alfred A. Knopf library hardcover [9/1932] out of print/used

Freddy Anniversary omnibus by Walter R. Brooks  
"Freddy Anniversary Collection: Freddy Goes To Florida, Freddy
Goes To The North Pole, and Freddy The Detective" [2002]

Overlook Press hardcover [9/2002] out of print/used

"The Story of Freginald (Freddy and Freginald)" [#4 = 1936]

"The Clockwork Twin (Freddy and The Clockwork Twin)" [#5 = 1937]
"Freddy The Politician (Wiggins For President)" [#6 = 1939]
"Freddy's Cousin Weedly" [#7 = 1940]
"Freddy and The Ignormus" [#8 = 1941]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Ignormus-Walter-R-Brooks/dp/1590204670/
"Freddy and The Perilous Adventure" [#9 = 1942]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Perilous-Adventure-Pig/dp/1590207424/
"Freddy and The Bean Home News" [#10 = 1943]
"Freddy and Mr. Camphor" [#11 = 1944]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Mr-Camphor-Pig/dp/1468306669/
"Freddy and The Popinjay" [#12 = 1945]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Popinjay-Pig-Walter-Brooks/dp/1590204689/
"Freddy The Pied Piper" [#13 = 1946]
"Freddy The Magician" [#14 = 1947]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Magician-Pig-Walter-Brooks/dp/1590204816/
"Freddy Goes Camping" [#15 = 1948]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Goes-Camping-Pig/dp/1468308319/
"Freddy Plays Football" [#16 = 1949]
"Freddy Plays Football" was adapted for the stage and performed at the 2006 Friends Convention
"Freddy The Cowboy" [#17 = 1950]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Cowboy-Pig-Walter-Brooks/dp/1468308300/
"Freddy Rides Again" [#18 = 1951]
"Freddy The Pilot" [#19 = 1952]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Pilot-Pig-Walter-Brooks/dp/1590208676/
"Freddy and The Spaceship" [#20 = 1953]
"The Collected Poems of Freddy The Pig" [#21 = 1953]
http://www.amazon.com/The-Collected-Poems-Freddy-Pig/dp/1585671363/
"Freddy and The Men From Mars" [#22 = 1954]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Men-Mars-Books/dp/1590206959/
"Freddy and The Baseball Team From Mars" [#23 = 1955]
"Freddy and Simon The Dictator" [#24 = 1956]
"Freddy and The Flying Saucer Plans" [#25 = 1957]
"Freddy and The Dragon" [#26 = 1958]
http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Dragon-Pig-Walter-Brooks/dp/1590208668/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Rita Mae Brown [b. 1944]
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

Rubyfruit Jungle first novel by Rita Mae Brown  Rubyfruit Jungle first novel by Rita Mae Brown, 2015 cover  "Rubyfruit Jungle" [1973] by Rita Mae Brown
Brown's first novel, published in June 1973, was remarkable in its day for its explicit portrayal of lesbianism; it was a bestselling autobiographical coming-of-age account of Brown's youth and her emergence as a lesbian and feminist writer, and is considered a landmark in LGBT literature.
Kindle Edition from Bantam/Random House [6/2014] for $7.59
Bantam mass pb [5/83] for $7.99
Bantam 8x5¼ pb [6/2015] for $12.97
Bantam 9x6 hardcover [10/88] out of print/40+ used
book entry at Wikipedia


novels with feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown
This series of popular mysteries stars Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen, intrepid kitty sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter,
the ever-faithful crime-solving corgi Tee Tucker, and the exuberant Jack Russell terrier Tally.

"Wish You Were Here" [#1 = 1990] ISBN 978-0-553-28753-0

"Rest In Pieces" [#2 = 1992] ISBN 978-0-553-56239-2

"Murder At Monticello" [#3 = 1994] ISBN 978-0-553-57235-3

"Pay Dirt" [#4 = 1995] ISBN 978-0-553-57236-0

"Murder, She Meowed" [#5 = 1996] ISBN 978-0-553-57237-7

"Murder On The Prowl: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery" [#6 = 1998]
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Prowl-Mrs-Murphy-Mystery/dp/0553575406/ (Feb 1999)

"Cat On The Scent" [#7 = 1999] ISBN 978-0-553-57541-5

"Pawing Through The Past" [#8 = 2000] ISBN 978-0-553-58025-9

"Claws and Effect" [#9 = 2001] ISBN 978-0-553-58090-7

"Catch As Cat Can" [#10 = 2002] ISBN 978-0-553-58028-0

"The Tail of The Tip-Off" [#11 = 2003] ISBN 978-0-553-58285-7

"Whisker of Evil" [#12 = 2004] ISBN 978-0-553-58286-4

"Cat's Eyewitness" [#13 = 2005] ISBN 978-0-553-58287-1

"Sour Puss" [#14 = 2006] ISBN 978-0-553-58681-7

"Puss n' Cahoots" [#15 = 2007] ISBN 978-0-553-58682-4

"The Purrfect Murder" [#16 = 2008] ISBN 978-0-553-58683-1

"Santa Clawed" [#17 = 2008] ISBN 978-0-553-80706-6

"Cat of The Century" [#18 = 2010] ISBN 978-0-553-80707-3

"Hiss of Death" [#19 = 2011] ISBN 978-0-553-80708-0

"The Big Cat Nap" [#20 = 4/2012] ISBN 978-0-345-53044-8

"Sneaky Pie For President" [#21 = 8/2012] ISBN 1410450244 & 0345530470
Amazon readers complain that this book has no plot and is extremely preachy

"The Litter of The Law" [#22 = 10/2013] ISBN 978-0-345-53048-6

"Nine Lives To Die" [#23 = 6/2014] ISBN 978-0-345-53050-9

"Tail Gait" [#24 = 5/2015] ISBN 978-0-553-39236-4  5/2015

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Blaize Clement [1932-2011] and her son John Clement
browse books • official website & weblog • Wikipedia

pet sitter Dixie Hemingway mystery series

"Curiosity Killed The Cat Sitter" [#1 = 2005] ISBN 0-312-34056-7
"Duplicity Dogged The Dachshund" [#2 = 2007] ISBN 0-312-34092-3
"Even Cat Sitters Get The Blues" [#3 = 2008] ISBN 1-4104-0629-6
"Cat Sitter On A Hot Tin Roof" [#4 = 2009] ISBN 0-312-36955-7
"Raining Catsitters and Dogs" [#5 = 2010] ISBN 0-312-36956-5
"Catsitter Among The Pigeons" [#6 = 2011] ISBN 0-312-64312-8
"Catsitter's Pajamas" [#7 = 2012] ISBN 0-312-64313-6
"The Cat Sitter's Cradle" [#8 = 2013] with John Clement
http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Sitters-Cradle-Hemingway-Mysteries/dp/1250054346/
"The Cat Sitter's Nine Lives" [#9 = 2014] with John Clement
http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Sitters-Nine-Lives-Hemingway/dp/1250009332/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Carole Nelson Douglas
browse books • official website & weblog • Wikipedia

Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives anthology edited by Carole Nelson Douglas  "Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives" [1998] Edited by Carole Nelson Douglas
Introduction by Lawrence Block; story reprint from Lilian Jackson Braun ("The Dark One"); and all-new stories from such masters of the mystery as Dorothy Cannell, Bill Crider, editor Douglas, Esther M. Friesner & Walter Stutzman, Ed Gorman, Jan Grape, Jean Hager, J.A. Jance, Toni L.P. Kelner, Lisa Lepovetsky, Barbara Paul, Ann Perry, Nancy Pickard, Bruce Holland Rogers, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, and Carolyn Wheat — and an Afterword by editor Douglas
Forge Books mass pb [9/2000] out of print/70+ used
Forge Books hardcover [9/98] out of print/80+ used

"White House Pet Detectives" [8/2002] by Carole Nelson Douglas
http://www.amazon.com/White-House-Pet-Detectives-Mysteryat/dp/158182243X/

"A Wall Street Christmas Carol [Kindle 11/2011] by Carole Nelson Douglas
http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Street-Christmas-Carol-ebook/dp/B006CQAX0S/

"Scrogged: A Cyber Christmas Carol [Kindle 12/2011] by Carole Nelson Douglas
http://www.amazon.com/Scrogged-Christmas-Carole-Nelson-Douglas-ebook/dp/B006HLPZ6A/

"Once Upon A Midnight Noir: Mysterious Tales of Midnight Louie, Delilah Street & EAP" [4/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Louie-Delilah-Street-Stories-ebook/dp/B00ASS41AE/
http://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Midnight-Noir-Delilah/dp/0974474231/

Carole Nelson Douglas also wrote the Sherlock Holmes & Irene Adler series (1990-2004) and the Delilah Street series (2007-11)


'cozy-noir' Midnight Louie in Las Vegas, Nevada mystery series
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Louie

"Catnap" [#1 = 1992] ISBN 0-7927-1644-2
"Pussyfoot" [#2 = 1993] ISBN 0-312-85218-5
"Cat On A Blue Monday" [#3 = 1994] ISBN 0-312-85607-5
"Cat In A Crimson Haze" [#4 = 1995] ISBN 0-8125-4414-5
"Cat In A Diamond Dazzle" [#5 = 1996] ISBN 0-8125-5506-6
"Cat With An Emerald Eye" [#6 = 1996] ISBN 0-312-86228-8
"Cat In A Flamingo Fedora" [#7 = 1997] ISBN 0-8125-6535-5
"Cat In A Golden Garland" [#8 = 1997] ISBN 0-312-86386-1
"Cat On A Hyacinth Hunt" [#9 = 1998] ISBN 0-312-86634-8
"Cat In An Indigo Mood" [#10 = 1999] ISBN 0-312-86635-6
"Cat In A Jeweled Jumpsuit" [#11 = 1999] ISBN 0-312-86817-0
"Cat In A Kiwi Con" [#12 = 2000] ISBN 0-8125-8425-2
"Cat In A Leopard Spot" [#13 = 2001] ISBN 0-8125-7022-7
"Cat In A Midnight Choir" [#14 = 2002] ISBN 0-312-85797-7
"Cat In A Neon Nightmare" [#15 = 2003] ISBN 0-7653-4592-7
"Cat In An Orange Twist" [#16 = 2004] ISBN 0-7653-4593-5
"Cat In A Hot Pink Pursuit" [#17 = 2005] ISBN 0-7653-1399-5
"Cat In A Quicksilver Caper" [#18 = 2006] ISBN 0-7653-1400-2
"Cat In A Red Hot Rage" [#19 = 2007] ISBN 0-7653-1401-0
"Cat In A Sapphire Slipper" [#20 = 2008]
"Cat In A Topaz Tango" [#21 = 2009]
"Cat In A Ultramarine Scheme" [#22 = 2010]
"Cat In A Vegas Gold Vendetta" [#23 = 2011]
"Fruit of The Tomb: A Midnight Louie Mystery Story [Kindle 2/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Fruit-Midnight-Louie-Mystery-story-ebook/dp/B0077XYM3E/
"Cat In A White Tie and Tails" [#24 = 2012]
"Cat In An Alien X-Ray" [#25 = 2013]
"Cat In An Alphabet Soup" [#26 = 10/2013]
"Cat In An Aqua Storm" [#27 = 11/2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

J.F. Englert
"Meet Randolph, a dog like any other dog – but with a nose for murder ..."
Randolph's blog "The Intelligent Dog’s Guide To A Troubled World"

Randolph The Dog novels by J.F. Englert  "A Dog About Town" [2007] by J.F. Englert
Dell mass pb [5/2007] for $6.99
"A Dog Among Diplomats" [2008] by J.F. Englert
Dell mass pb [4/2008] for $6.99
"A Dog At Sea: A Bull Moose Dog Run Mystery" [2009]
Dell mass pb [12/2009] for $7.99
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Pet Boutique Mystery Series by Annie Knox
http://www.amazon.com/Paws-Murder-Pet-Boutique-Mystery/dp/0451239504/ [1/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Groomed-Murder-Pet-Boutique-Mystery/dp/0451241126/ [9/2014]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

T.C. (Toni) LoTempio lives in New Jersey, USA
author's official website

Nick and Nora cat mystery series

Meow If It's Murder cat detective mystery novel by T.C. LoTempio  "Meow If It's Murder" [2014 bestseller]
First of a projected 'Nick and Nora Mysteries' series; journalist Nora returns to California and bonds with a cat named Nick; writing for a local online magazine, Nora finds that the recent death of a socialite may not have been accidental . . .
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [12/2014] for $5.99
Berkley mass pb [12/2014] for $7.99
Claws for Alarm cat detective mystery novel by T.C. LoTempio  "Claws For Alarm" [2015]  11/2015
Nora is happily running the sandwich shop when her sister is accused of stabbing a college professor over a bad grade; turns out that the professor had an ex-wife with secrets, a trophy wife, and a mistress . . .
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin Group [DUE Nov 2015] for $5.99
Berkley mass pb [DUE Nov 2015] for $7.99
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Gilbert Morris
Prolific and popular Christian author Morris wrote three novels featuring the cat detectives Jacques and Cleo.
CAVEAT: Reviewers point out that the religion here is 'heavy-handed'.

What The Cat Dragged In feline mystery novel by Gilbert Morris  "What The Cat Dragged In: A Feline Mystery" [#1 = 2007]
Jacques and Cleo's mother and son humans inherit half-interest in a beach house in Alabama, to be shared with a cat-hating ex-cop distant relative named Jake.
Harvest House Publrs 8¼x5½ pb [3/2007] out of print/50+ used
Thorndike Press 8½x5½ hardcover [12/2007] out of print/many used
The Cat's Pajamas feline mystery novel by Gilbert Morris  "The Cat's Pajamas: A Feline Mystery" [#2 = 2007]
A movie production crew arrives in town, using many locals, including Jacques & Cleo, on camera; then two movie people are killed . . .
Harvest House Publrs 8½x5½ pb [3/2007] out of print/60+ used
When the Cat's Away feline mystery novel by Gilbert Morris  "When The Cat's Away: A Feline Mystery" [#3 = 2007]
The town is pleased to host an international cat show – until the favorite is kidnapped, followed by several more contestants . . .
Harvest House Publrs 8½x5½ pb [7/2007] out of print/50+ used
Harvest House Book Club 8¼x5½ hardcover [2007] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Shirley Rousseau Murphy
browse books • author's official website • Joe Grey's official website

Joe Grey, P.I. cat mystery series
"The Catswold Portal" [1992] non-Joe Grey explanatory prequel
"Cat On The Edge" [#1 = 1996]
"Cat Under Fire" [#2 = 1997]
"Cat Raise The Dead" [#3 = 1997]
"Cat In The Dark" [#4 = 1999]
"Cat To The Dogs" [#5 = 2000]
"Cat Spitting Mad" [#6 = 2001]
"Cat On The Money" novella [2001] (**published in Cats Magazine and at www.joegrey.com)
"Cat Laughing Last" [#7 = 2002]
"Cat Seeing Double" [#8 = 2003]
"Cat Fear No Evil" [#9 = 2004]
"Cat Cross Their Graves" [#10 = 2005]
"Cat Breaking Free" [#11 = 2005]
"Cat Pay The Devil" [#12 = 2007]
"Cat Deck The Halls" [#13 = 2007]
"Cat Playing Cupid" [#14 = 2009]
"Cat Striking Back" [#15 = 2009]
"Cat Coming Home" [#16 = 2010]
"Cat Telling Tales" [#17 = 2011]
"Cat Bearing Gift" [#18 = 2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Diana Orgain
browse books • author's official website

The Roundup Crew mystery series

Yappy Hour dog mystery novel by Diana Orgain   "Yappy Hour: A Mystery" [#1 = 2015]  12/2015
Kindle Edition from Minotaur/Macmillan [11/2015] for $11.99
Minotaur Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/2015] for $17.14
Every Friday night a group of dog-loving friends meet at a neighborhood wine bar in the idyllic seaside town of Pacific Cove, California - along with their precious lapdogs - for Yappy Hour. When the bar owner mysteriously leaves town and asks her sister to run things in her absence, Maggie arrives to open up and finds a body sprawled on the floor . . .
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sheldon Russell
author's official website

one-armed railroad detective Hook Runyon and his dog Mixer mystery series

Yard Dog mystery novel by Sheldon Russell (Hook Runyon)  "The Yard Dog: A Hook Runyon Mystery" [#1 = 2009]
Set in the 1940s; when a harmless hobo is found dead in the Waynoka, Oklahoma railyards, one-armed railroad detective Hook Runyon decides that the matter was no accident; his investigation soon turns up a smuggling ring, foul play at the nearby German P.O.W. camp, and the corrupt dealings of a local oil tycoon.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur Books [9/2009] for $6.99
Minotaur Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/2009] for $20.77
The Insane Train mystery novel by Sheldon Russell (Hook Runyon)  "The Insane Train: A Hook Runyon Mystery" [#2 = 2010]
Set in the 1940s; after a fire burns down the insane asylum in Barstow, California, Hook is assigned to transport the inmates to Oklahoma by rail; his problems include a train that might not make it that far, all but four staff refusing the job transfer, and suspicion that the fire was not accidental.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur Books [11/2010] for $9.99
Minotaur Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [11/2010] for $24.96
Dead Man's Tunnel mystery novel by Sheldon Russell (Hook Runyon)  "Dead Man's Tunnel: A Hook Runyon Mystery" [#3 = 2012]
Set in the 1940s in Colorado; Hook Runyon and his dog Mixer are assigned to a tunnel at the top of America's steepest railroad grade; when one of the Army guards is killed by a train inside the tunnel, suicide is first suspected, then a love triangle gone wrong, but Hook suspects some-thing much more sinister.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur Books [6/2012] for $12.99
Minotaur Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [6/2012] for $15.79
The Hanging of Samuel Ash mystery novel by Sheldon Russell (Hook Runyon)  "The Hanging of Samuel Ash: A Hook Runyon Mystery" [#4 = 2013]
Dispatched to check out a misfunctioning wigwag signal, railroad detective Hook Runyon & his dog Mixer find the body of a young man hanging by a rope from the signal, strangled to death.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur/Macmillan [8/2013] for $7.59
Minotaur Books 8½x5½ pb [8/2013] for $15.00
Minotaur Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [8/2013] for $21.16
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Clea Simon
browse books • official website

"The Feline Mystique"
"Fatherless Women: How We Change After We Lose Our Dads" [Wiley]
"Mad House"


Pru Marlowe Pet Noir mysteries series from Poisoned Pen
"Panthers Play For Keeps" []
"Parrots Prove Deadly" []
"Cats Can't Shoot" []
"Dogs Don't Lie" []
"Kittens Can Kill" []


Dulcie Schwartz feline mysteries series from Severn House
"Stages of Grey" []
"Grey Howl" []
"Grey Dawn" []
"True Grey" []
"Grey Expectations" []
"Grey Zone" []
"Grey Matters" []
"Shades of Grey" []


Theda Krakow mysteries series from Poisoned Pen
"Probable Claws" []
"Cries and Whiskers" []
"Cattery Row" []
"Mew Is For Murder" []

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Eve Titus [1905-2002]
browse books • Wikipedia

Basil of Baker Street children's book series
Basil the Mouse lives in Holmestead, in the basement of 221-B Baker Street in Victorian London
Wikipedia • illustrated by Paul Galdone [1907-86]: Wikipedia

"Basil of Baker Street" [#1 = 1963]
Basil and Dawson search for missing twin children.
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Baker-Street-Eve-Titus/dp/0671635174/
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Baker-Street-Eve-Titus/dp/0671293036/
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Baker-Street-Eve-Titus/dp/B0007F0XS2/
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Baker-Street-Eve-Titus/dp/0070649073/

"Basil and The Lost Colony" [#2 = 1964]
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Colony-Baker-Street-Mystery/dp/0671641204/
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Lost-Colony-Eve-Titus/dp/0340200405/

"Basil and The Pygmy Cats" [#3 = 1971]
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Pygmy-Baker-Street-Mystery/dp/0671641190/
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Pygmy-Cats-Street-Mystery/dp/0070648891/

"Basil In Mexico" [#4 = 1976]
After solving the Case of The Counterfeit Cheese, Basil and Dawson discover that the painting Mousa Lisa has been stolen.
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Mexico-Baker-Street-Mystery/dp/0671298437/
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Mexico-Baker-Street-Mystery/dp/0070649006/

"Basil In The Wild West" [#5 = 1982]
Basil and Dawson thwart a gang of smugglers led by outlaw Monterey Jack and then confront a 'thing' terrorizing a hotel.
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Wild-Baker-Street-Mystery/dp/0671641182/
http://www.amazon.com/Basil-Wild-Baker-Street-Mystery/dp/0070649340/

The Disney people made major changes to the story and to the characters: Ratigan is drawn as a rat, the bat Fidget is an original creation
(replacing Captain Doran), and so on. The plot has to do with a robot designed to impersonate the Queen of the Mice.

Disney's "The Great Mouse Detective" animated feature
[Buena Vista Pictures July 1986]
movie poster for 'The Great Mouse Detective' animated feature from Disney  DVD cover for 'The Great Mouse Detective' animated feature from Disney  Set in Victorian London; Scottish mouse Olivia's scientist father is kidnapped by a bat with a peg leg; she asks for help from Dr. Dawson; he takes her to Basil of Baker Street, the Great Mouse Detective, who leaps at the chance to re-engage in battle against the evil mastermind Ratigan.
Music by Henry mancini; featuring voices of Barrie Ingham {as Basil}, Val Bettin {as Dr. Dawson}, Vincent Price {as Prof. Ratigan}, Susanne Pollatschek, Candy Candido, Diana Chesney, Eve Brenner, Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Melissa Manchester, and archive voices of Basil Rathbone & Laurie Main
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [10/2012] 2 disks for $17.19
Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [4/2010] for $9.96
Walt Disney Home Video widescreen color DVD [7/2002] for $29.99
Walt Disney Home Video color VHS [11/92] for $7.65
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD by Henry Mancini [5/95] 17 tracks for $34.99
Varese Sarabande soundtrack cassette [3/92] 17 tracks for $4.99
'Basil, The Great Mouse Detective' children's book from Disney  
"Basil, The Great Mouse Detective" children's book [1986]
Hippo Books 8¾x7¼ pb [12/86] out of print/used
Dutton 8½x6 hardcover [5/88] out of print/used
Viking Childrens Books 11¼x8¼ hardcover [1987] out of print/70+ used
Ladybird Books 6¾x4½ hardcover [12/86] out of print/many used

"Basil The Great Mouse Detective" video game for Commodore 64 [Gremlin Graphics 1987] /tt3708328/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYaEGYFlGWw [11:26]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpqsGyNkId4 [1:55]


"Ace Ventura, Pet Detective"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Ventura_(film_series)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Ventura:_Pet_Detective
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Ventura:_When_Nature_Calls
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Ventura,_Jr.:_Pet_Detective
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Ventura:_Pet_Detective_(TV_series)


Other Media

"Jim Henson's Dog City: The Movie"
Jim Henson's Dog City: The Movie  Emmyฎ award-winning 23-minute segment from "The Muppets Show" TV series, pilot for the 1993-95 animated series; Ace Hart, the dog detective, inherits a saloon from his Uncle Harry which is in the corrupt (and very noir) Dog City; he refuses to pay protection money to vile bulldog Bugsy the Dogfather and also meets a beautiful runaway collie named Colleen. • episode credits at IMDb
Directed by John van Bruggen; voices of Kevin Clash, Ron White, Fran Brill & John Stocker
LionsGate color DVD [6/2010] for $9.98
"Dog City: The Movie" official trailer [0:51] at YouTube

"Dog City" TV series [Henson/Nelvana 1993-95]
31-episode half-hour color cartoon series from Nelvana Entertainment, Ltd. in Canada
not available on Blu-ray or DVD; some episodes available on Amazon Instant Video
credits at IMDb • official movie site
watch official promo videos at YouTube: promo #1 [0:31] • promo #2 [0:10] • promo #3 [0:20]

"Pet Detectives" Game [2007]
'Pet Detectives' children's game packaged in a collective tin box  Matching game produced by Morning Star Games; for 2-10 players ages 7 and up,
packaged in a collectible tin or in a box; includes: 80 pet cards, 26 action cards,
4 custom pet cards (add your own pets to the game), 40 pet dollars, and instructions.

children's game in a collectible tin box [2007] for $16.99
children's game in a cardboard box [2007] for $14.99


Pet  Detective  Links

No relevant links found on Wikipedia, no such category on Amazon; very little elsewhere (still looking).

award-winning cat culture blog Catsparella [est. 8/2009]

BlogPaws social media company [est. 2009] is a member of Pet360 {est. 1999]
BlogPaws Conference [May 2015 in Nashville = #7]
The Petties: Dogtime's Pet Blog Awards [est. 2010] are given out at Blogpaws

DogTime Media Network - Find Your Wag [est. 2000]
CatTime - Find Your Purr [est. 2002]

Dog Writers Association of America [est. 1935]


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