THE TELL-TAIL HEART
THE BLACK CATS
Edgar Allan Poe’s cat, Cattarina, mistakes a glass eye for a plaything and unwittingly pulls them into a crime even the constable can’t solve - a madman is on the loose, prowling the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia in search of blue-eyed victims. When her beloved “Eddy” develops an obsession with the case, Cattarina takes matters into her own paws and begins an ambitious search for the Glass Eye Killer. But she soon learns this is no simple mouse hunt...
From spooky Eastern State Penitentiary to the lush gardens of Fairmount Water Works, Cattarina stalks her prey and encounters dangerous characters, including a feral band of gutter cats. But as the mystery unravels, the more tangled she and Eddy become until even her “man of letters” becomes a suspect. Yet she cannot give up the chase. If she succeeds in catching the murderer, the missing pieces of Eddy’s unfinished story will fall into place, and the Poe household will once again be happy.
THE RAVEN OF LIBERTY
In this final installment of the Cattarina Mysteries, Poe House turns upside down when Constable Harkness's cousin enlists Sissy and Cattarina's help in finding his missing fiancée. The only clue resides in the nest of a raven, and it's up to a certain feline sleuth to retrieve it. So begins the hunt that takes the two ratiocinators from the Delaware waterfront to the Liberty Bell.
As the mystery deepens, Cattarina reconnects with a friend who’s vital to finding the missing woman. But this dredges up the past and reveals Cattarina’s growing dissatisfaction with Eddy and their tumultuous relationship. At the story’s unexpected conclusion, Cattarina must choose between the life she wants and the life she has.
MR. EAKINS' BOOK OF CATS
Fresh from her Glass Eye Killer adventure, Cattarina is once again thrust into mystery when she makes a ghastly discovery – a dead black cat hanging from a tree. Human authorities are uninterested in feline affairs, so Cattarina takes it upon herself to find the culprit and enlists the help of her four-footed neighbors.
With occasional assistance from her human companions, Cattarina ferrets out the murderer. But her plan to exact justice unleashes a new set of problems. Now, much more than Eddy's unfinished story is at stake. If she fails to completely thwart the killer, a dear friend may suffer the black cat’s end.
A purrrfect complement to the Cattarina Mysteries. Mr. Eakins' Book of Cats highlights the strays Robert Eakins rescued from the streets of Philadelphia during the early 1840s. Learn about Midnight, Snip, Mr. Poe's Cattarina, and even Mr. Eakins himself in the journal that plays a pivotal role in the novel, The Black Cats.
TO THE RIVER
It's true that the Master of Macabre owned (or was owned by) a tortoiseshell cat named Cattarina. But little is known about his feline companion or the circumstances surrounding their introduction. Until now. From her cottage in Fordham, NY, Cattarina tells of her humble birth beneath the Schuylkill Permanent Bridge, her glorious trials as a gutter cat, and a chance meeting with Mr. Poe that changed not one, but two lives.
A prequel to the Cattarina Mysteries, this short story provides an irresistible feline take on 1830s Philadelphia and gives readers a glimpse of Cattarina's early life with her "Eddy."
CATTARINA MYSTERIES OMNIBUS
This box set is a must for Poe fans and mystery lovers alike. See for yourself why readers have praised the series as "creative" and "fun" and "a joy to read."
Inside, you'll find:
The Tell-Tail Heart
The Black Cats
The Raven of Liberty
To the River
and now, for the first time, Mr. Eakins' Book of Cats
With their hilarious, whisker twisting plots, quirky characters, and quaint Victorian settings, the Cattarina Mysteries are a purrfect match for fans of cozy mysteries, women sleuths, and Edgar Allan Poe. If you like a little cat hair with your literature, read on!