Black Cat and the Secret in Dewey's Diary: A Tale of History, Mystery, Riddles, and Gold. by Elaine Faber

Black Cat and the Secret in Dewey's 


Cozy Mystery 4th in Series 
Publisher: Elk Grove Publications (September 6, 2019)
Paperback: 264 pages 
ISBN-10: 1940781256 
ISBN-13: 978-1940781259
Digital ASIN: B07XSJQ5HF 

In this dual tale of mystery, lost treasure, and riddles, while Black Cat narrates the exciting events in Fern Lake, Kimberlee discovers a cryptic clue in a diary about a hidden treasure, and heads to Austria to solve the puzzle.
When Kimberlee and Dorian arrive in Austria, they attract the attention of a stalker determined to steal the diary in hopes the clues will lead him to the treasure first. On a collision course, it is inevitable that Kimberlee and the stalker meet in Hopfgarten.
Black Cat and Angel’s lives are endangered with the arrival of Kimberlee’s grandmother in Fern Lake, and the return of a man presumed dead for twenty-five years. With both arrivals, emotional and financial difficulties loom for Kimberlee's family. Since their return to Fern Lake, Angel seems reluctant or unable to adjust to her new home. Does she regret leaving Texas and Grandmother? And, when the opportunity arises, will she decide to leave Black Cat and Fern Lake?

Two mysteries, one that starts decades ago, another that happens in present day, set Kimberlee off on a journey to discover the truth. How are they related to each other?
Black Cat and Angel have relocated to Kimberlee's home now, after having adventures last summer. Black Cat wants Angel to enjoy home and the bookstore.
Something is causing her to not feel comfortable. She is irritable and not as affectionate as the Angel he knows. Also the woman next door is not the same loving human Black Cat remembers. Everything is just a bit "off."  Things become worse when Kimberlee looks like a murder suspect, even as the police and her family are convinced she is incapable of murder.

Is it fate or coincidence that a book Kimberlee ordered turns out to be a diary from a WWII American soldier who befriended a Germany soldier when both are left for dead on a notorious battlefield for days. This historical element sets Kimberlee off on an international quest of discovery.

Once again there is an accident which could cause an end to Black Cat and Angel's relationship.
Can someone save them and shed light on what has been wrong up to this point?

An exciting adventure told from varying viewpoints.

About Elaine Faber

Elaine Faber lives in Northern California with her husband and feline companions. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, California Cat Writers, and Northern California Publishers and Artists. She volunteers with the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. She enjoys speaking at public venues, sharing highlights of her novels. Her short stories have appeared in national magazines and multiple anthologies.
Black Cat’s Legacy, With the aid of his ancestors’ memories, Thumper helps pursue a cold case murder.
Black Cat and the Lethal Lawyer, Thumper accompanies his family to a Texas horse ranch where they confront wild horses, embezzling, false identities and attempted murder.
Black Cat and the Accidental Angel, Black Cat and his companion are left behind following an MVA. Taken in by a family facing personal and financial disaster, Black Cat and Angel encounter danger and a spiritual encounter.
Mrs. Odboddy-Hometown Patriot, Eccentric Mrs. Odboddy believes Nazi spies and conspiracies run amuck through her town.
Mrs. Odboddy-Undercover Courier, Mr. O carries a package by train to President Roosevelt that she presumes are secret war documents. She is equally sure Nazi spies are after her package and will to anything to deliver the package to the president.
Mrs. Odboddy-And Then There was a Tiger, Falsely accused of various crimes, Agnes sets about to restore her reputation and missing war bond money.

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  1. Thanks for a very nice review. Hope some of your readers will buy Dewey's Diary and enjoy the whole story.


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