Fool's Moon (Tarot Cats Mystery #1) (Paperback)

By Diane A. S. Stuckart

Midnight Ink, 9780738757087, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2018

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Paperback, Large Print (4/10/2019)

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Two tarot-savvy cats and their tenderhearted human outwit a cruel criminal in this animal-centric whodunit.

Most days, Ruby Sparks feels like the sign that says "Tarot Card Reader Extraordinaire" should say "Tarot Card Reader Fairly Competent." But as challenging as it is to take care of her half-sister's New Age shop--and her growing menagerie of enchanted pets--Ruby never worries that she's bitten off more than she can chew...until a customer wants her to divine the truth about a murder.

When her own life is threatened with a double dose of danger, Ruby begins to wonder if she's being played for a fool. Luckily, she has Ophelia and Brandon--sibling black cats with a talent for tarot--and a feisty pit bull friend who all lend a paw in collaring the culprit before Ruby finds herself taking her final cat nap.


" Stuckart] writes throughout with charm and warmth. Anyone with a pet will enjoy."--Kirkus Reviews

"Lighthearted and quirky, this will enchant cozy readers and animal lovers."--Publishers Weekly

"Diane A.S. Stuckart strikes the perfect balance of quirky and charming with murder and sleuthing hijinks. Ruby handles the human matters with plenty of sass and a quirkiness that pairs well with murder-solving pets. While Ophelia, Brandon, and Zuki handle their own investigation in a realistically animal way, they show their innocent nature and their heartfelt determination."--Seattle Book Review

"Fool's Moon is an enjoyable cozy mystery; it's the cat's meow for animal lovers and a purr-fect debut for her new series."--Lansing State Journal

About the Author

DIANE A.S. STUCKART is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series. She's also the author of the award-winning Leonardo da Vinci historical mysteries, as well as several historical romances and numerous short stories. Her Tarot connection is even more sprawling. She's been an on-and-off student of Tarot since she was a teenager, though she confesses to being more of a collector of decks than a reader. She will, however pull out the cards for a friend on occasion. Diane has served as Chapter President of the Mystery Writers of America Florida chapter, is a member of the Cat Writers' Association, and also belongs to the Palm Beach County Beekeepers Association. She lives west of West Palm Beach with her husband, dogs, cats--including the real-life Brandon Bobtail and Ophelia--and a few beehives.