“Murder Most Yowl” Snippet #9

Once again it’s Rainbow Snippets time.

Today’s snippet is from my novel Murder Most Yowl which is now available.

This scene follows shortly after my last, as Cam deals with a heart wrenching message.

 

The voice that came out of the speaker made my heart drop. It was Natalie Turner, Ms. Welch’s sister. Her voice was thick, like she’d been crying. She didn’t say much, simply asking me to call back as soon as possible.

 I hesitated. The last time I spoke to a grieving woman was five years ago. I had to tell her that her son was dead. Back then I spared her the details that continued to haunt me to this day.

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“Murder Most Yowl” Snippet #8

Hey everybody.

It’s Rainbow Snippets time.

Today’s snippet is from my novel Murder Most Yowl which is now available.

This scene follows shortly after my last post. Cam has found the courage to wake up and now much face communications on his phone.

 

I had two messages. The first one made me want to flush the cell down the toilet. I didn’t. No point in throwing away a four-hundred-dollar phone. My sister could still track me down, no matter how much I wanted to hide.

Since our mother died, Janice had made it her mission to look out for me. She was there for me the night Dad cut me out of his life and every day since. 

I hadn’t been fair, hitting Dad with two surprises at once. First that I was gay, and second that I had quit my job. Six generations of Sherwood men had served in the United States Military, and I was the seventh. I kept a low profile during four years in the Navy and the decade that followed at NCIS. I hated myself every second while I kept the family tradition alive. After one disastrous night I’d had enough.

Dad walked out on me that night. We hadn’t spoken since.

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“Murder Most Yowl” Snippet #7

Hey everybody.

It’s Rainbow Snippets time. Sorry I skipped last week. I was out of town, but better late than never.

Today’s snippet is from my novel Murder Most Yowl which is now available.

In this scene Cam has trouble getting up in the morning.

I cracked open my eyes, and a pulsing red light shot right into my pupils. I slammed my lids shut, embracing the dark. As long as I couldn’t see the phone I didn’t have to deal with the messages, right?

It’s a cat way of hiding. My beloved Maine coon, Rylie, would stick her head behind a tissue box, the rest of her body in plain view. She thought I couldn’t see her because she couldn’t see me. It worked for her.

For me, not so much.

Even with my eyes closed I knew the phone was there, just inches from my hand, its red light bouncing off my eyelids in colorful patterns.

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“Murder Most Yowl” Snippet #6

Hey everybody.

It’s Rainbow Snippets time.

Today’s snippet is from my novel Murder Most Yowl which is now available.

Here’s a peek at Cam in his shop the Cat’s Meow.

 

The bell over the door rang, signaling the arrival of another customer, hopefully my last of the day. I put a smile on my face, and still managed to hang on to it when I caught sight of my visitor.

Two thousand people called Sunrise Cove home. You would think one lone woman with a passion for purple dresses and orange straw hats couldn’t keep track of everyone.

 Think again.

Abigail Barnett must have a gossip telegraph stashed in her basement. The second anything noteworthy happened in this berg, she knew about it. Then she talked about it, to everyone she met. Especially me.

It seemed I was easy to talk to.

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