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Black Cat Crossing: A Collection of 11 Cozy Mysteries to Celebrate Halloween

(Pet Whisperer P.I. #12.5 (Black Cat Benefit))

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  182 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Lions and tigers and… black cats? OH MY!

Picture a chilly fall night spent curled up in your favorite armchair with a purring cat on your lap and a mug of steaming cider in your hand... Are you cozy?

Good. Now imagine how much more cozy you’ll feel when you add a book to the scene.

BLACK CAT CROSSING offers the perfect finishing touch for all that autumnal bliss. This collect
Kindle Edition, 661 pages
Published October 20th 2020 by Sweet Promise Press
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Kristen Lewendon
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh! That was so much fun. There’s humor and mystery and felines galore. Some of these stories gave me insight into already favorite characters, and the rest introduced me to brand new favorites. They all transported me to their individual worlds, and I foresee a lot of manic one-clicking in my future. This anthology completely stole my day away and yet I don’t regret a single second of it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing collection of stories from so many fantastic authors. Each story added to the perfect mysteries. Don’t miss out.
Julie Howard
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun collection of eleven short stories by different authors and is a great way to find a new favourite author without reading a full book. Each book is a novel out of the author series so if you are familiar with the series then it is another chance to catch up with your favourite characters. All involves either witches or cats (most of which can talk). There is some real gems in here and is great for any aged reader, there is the odd murder mystery ( but no graphic details) for sensit ...more
Sandra Holladay
Feb 14, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I was hoping to give an overall rating of 4 stars, but too many low points and problems.

‘About this boxed set’ section needed some proofreading (makes the series off to a bad start). “This collection of 11 all-new, never-before-read cozy…” In the next paragraph, “…come celebrate Halloween with ten sweet and delicious stories.” Evidently one isn’t sweet and delicious.

Black Cat Benefit-2 stars: Seems like Angie is the only one who can do anything to prepare for the party; she’s bouncing all over t
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall, I give the book a 4.4 rating. Most of the stories could use a good proofreader.

Black Cat Benefit by Molly Fitz---4 Stars
I enjoyed this addition to the Pet Whisperer, PI series. All the gang are back for a charity event to benefit the local animal shelter. Angie has to solve a murder without the help of Octo-Cat. I would have liked the story more if it had gone back and wrapped up the event after the murderer was revealed. Octo-Cat seemed to be a tad malicious in this story--much more so
Barb Foerst
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, mystery
This is my favorite Halloween anthology! Two of my favorite authors were included along with a lot of new potential favorites. I like that each story tells you where it falls in the series. Lots of cats, not all of them black, add to the mysterious going-ons.

Black Cat Benefit – Octocat returns as Nan hosts a benefit for the animal shelter. Unfortunately, a murder takes place during the event. Can Octocat get over his annoyance with a crowder of black cats to lend a paw?
Secrets of the Black Cat
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been provided with a copy of Black Cat Crossing: A Collection of 11 Cozy Mysteries to Celebrate Halloween by Sweet Promise Press for an impartial review. This box set has the following titles Black Cat Benefit by Molly Fitz, Secrets of the Black Cat by Mila Riggs, Black Cat Comes Back by Emmie Lyn, A Wash & Werewolf by S.E. Babin, A Haunted Offer by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Kitty Cat Caper by Stephanie Damore, Bewitching Henry by Michelle Francik, Poison Apple Potion by Nyx Halliwell, Mag ...more
Mary Lou Hoffman
Usually when you get an anthology there is one or two great stories and the rest you slog through. Not so in this great group. Each one holds its own. Many are prequels or first in a new series; all stand on their own even if they are further into their series (e.g. Black Cat Benefit).

Many of these wonderful authors I have had the pleasure of reading at least one book previously. For some, this was my first and I pray it won’t be my last.

The unifying factor was, as the title suggests, a black ca
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great collection of spooky mysteries that definitely put you in the mood for Halloween. Magical cats and people trying to solve a mystery sometimes involving a murder. I am just getting started so here are the ones I have read so far--

Black cat Benefit by Molly Fitz - Octo Cat is one sassy cat. Of course Angie find a dead body and is immediately on the case to find the murderer all while helping host the black cat benefit.

Secrets of the Black Cat by Mila Riggs - Two young girls learning how to
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
🍂Hit your cat 🐱and kitty quota in this variety pack anthology🐈

Most of these authors were new to me. This was a good way to get a feel for the author's style of writing and meet some new cat sidekicks in tales that are mostly standalone but fit into an existing series. The authors even guide you to where each story would fit in their existing series.

I loved the characteristic snark and inflated ego of Molly Fitz's Octo-Cat and was introduced to a darling, nervous Chihuahua named Paisley (I guess
Nov 12, 2020 rated it liked it
This collection was on sale right before Halloween, so how could a cat lover and cozy mystery enthusiast pass it up? Sadly, not all of the offerings in this collection were made alike. All of them were closer to novella length, which made them quick reads. One of them only gave a token nod to black cats. Many of them would have benefited from the help of even the most casual of editors. A couple of them had main characters who I just couldn’t like enough to want to read more books about them. Ov ...more
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fun collection of stories. I like how they tell you where it fits into a series even though they can be read as stand-alone.

A Haunted Offer by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
In Spooks for Sale, Alyssa Grey finds out she’s a rare witch by having the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Now Alyssa is preparing another house to sell while staying on the good side of her demanding boss, Iris. Working with her familiar, cheese-addicted mouse John, Alyssa must find out who killed previous home owner Co
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodread-authors
(Don't) get spooked by this wonderful Halloween collection!
I'm not a great fan of cats, black or otherwise, since 2 of my pet rabbits were killed by them.
But some of them are cute. Not Octo-Cat, the main cat in Black Cat Crossing. He is a spoiled, irritating specimen. But I like the humans in his life. And the mystery is good!
Secrets of the Black Cat makes me want to read more in this series! Tigers, panthers, magic. Sounds like fun!
I also really enjoyed Black Cat Comes Back by Emmie Lyn. This i
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A collection of cozy mysteries involving cats! This is a great collection with many short stories.

I mainly read for Molly Fitz Black Cat Benefit! I love Angela, October-cat, NaN, and Paisley. These characters are great and I love the cozy mystery! NaN is always up to something and this time it is a benefit for the local animal shelter. Of course Angie stumbles upon a murder and uses her Pet-Whisperer PI skills to investigate!

Mila Riggs-Secrets of the black Cat

Zoey and Delphinia are celebrating
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
11 authors come together to bring us cozy stories to curl up with and enjoy mystery, fun, and of course, cats!

The stories are all short enough for a quick read, but be prepared to be so engrossed in the fun you devour more than one at a time. Clean reads, fun storylines and unusual characters make this anthology a very good read.

They are all stand-alone reads, set in the authors' own series. Introducing a varied collection of quirky characters, ranging from ghosts, physics, to a PI that can talk
Darla Taylor
This is a great collection of stories by multiple authors. All of them fit into various series by the authors but can be read on their own. I really enjoyed most of the stories and now have some new series to read; however, some of the stories had quite a few errors/typos that should have been caught and they detracted from my overall enjoyment. I especially loved Molly Fitz's, Black Cat Benefit; Emmie Lyn's, Black Cat Comes Back; and Lisa Siefert's, The Witch Wears Prada. And, of course, all th ...more
Scarolet Ellis
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Black Cat Crossing: A Collection of 11 Cozy Mysteries to Celebrate Halloween by Molly Fitz , Mila Riggs , Emmie Lyn , S.E. Babin , Carolyn Ridder Aspenson , Stephanie Damore , Michelle Francik , Nyx Halliwell , Izzy Wilder Lisa Siefert, FM Storm is such an awesome collection that I have had the privilege to read. I have read some of these authors others not till this collection but I can say I will read more of all these authors cause I loved reading these stories. I highly recommend this awesom ...more
Nancy Garbe
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an anthology of short stories from eleven authors representing eleven different series published by Sweet Promise Press. It is a veritable Smörgåsbord of delicious mysteries with witches, lots of black cats, a bit of shape shifting and even a twist on a popular fairytale. Information is provided for each story regarding where it fits in its respective series, as well as access to each series for further reading. The final story is a special preview of a series due out next year.

I receive
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Love, and definitely recommend!

I have to admit: I adored this collection! Of course, there are always stories in a collection that speak to me more than others, but I really enjoyed them! But hey, as a cat lover, I felt drawn to all the cats in the stories! Cute, cuter, cutest, or sometimes snarky, but they all added so much to the stories! The stories by Molly Fitz, Emmie Lyn, SE Babin, Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Nyx Halliwell, Izzy Wilder, FM Storm: these all really stood out for me. Love, and
Mar 17, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eleven short stories with a Hallowe'en theme, most involving witches or psychics, with a black cat somewhere in the story. They each belong to a different series, and tell you where in the series they fall chronologically - a good way to find a new series to read. A fair amount of proofreading errors, as usual in an e-book, and rather annoying. I almost gave it 4 stars, but rounded 3.5 down to three. They were all entertaining, but none of them were quite good enough to convince me to buy more b ...more
Kat Taylor
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Para cozey readers 14+and up as well as any cozey mystery reader !
Recommended to Kat by: I recieved a gifted copy
WOW I mean really WOW what a collection of cozey feline mysterys so intense, so intreageing, so mischievous, so charming, so entertaining. Molly Fitz has brought to life ten amazing mystery's full of humorous caracters and villainous creations not one alike except the fact of a different cat in the middle of it all. You really don't want to miss out , aquier"black Cat Crossing " today so you yourself can enjoy reading it as much as I have .☺😀🤔🙄😊Kat ...more
Andrea Stoeckel
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great anthology of stories about cats! This is that time of year, of "things that go bump in the night". Here, these wonderful bunch of cats congregate to sweep you into known, and in some cases unknown authors. Read all the way through or nibble at this Halloween trick or treat bag of smiles. Highly recommended 5/5

[disclaimer: I received this anthology from the publisher and chose to read and review it[
Sue Hanson
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great collection of mysteries to help celebrate Halloween! I thought I was just purchasing some "short" stories but these stories were quite substantial and very entertaining. I loved all of them and have found a few new authors to watch for in the future. What a great way to spend my reading time. Wonderful stories! I'm so glad that I made this purchase and I highly recommend this book! The authors are fantastic! ...more
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Black Cat Crossing is a wonderful collection of novellas and short cozy mysteries from some truly talented authors. I have met up with old friends and found some delightful new authors and series to explore. It is packed full of of witches, familiars, bodies and strange going ons .. as well as a walking, talking skeleton, a talking cat and many other magical and mystical beings.
I absolutely loved this book and definitely recommend it.
Susan Shearer
Oct 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Black Cat Crossing consists of stories about black cats and mystery. Eleven authors come together to bring that old wise tale that black cats are bad luck to a screeching halt! Each story has a black cat in it and each has a mystery to solve, whether a murder, werewolves or just the normal witchcraft these stories will keep you reading until the end of each and want to not stop until they are all read.
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Eleven Cozy Mystery Writers celebrate the spooktacular on Halloween. Anthologies are spectacular ways to discover new authors and new genre. As winds howl on a dark night in the Midwest curl up with some spiced cider and read to your hearts content exploring things that go bump in the night. Witches, ghosts, black cats and more. You won't be disappointed. This avid reader of cozy mysteries and romances, was not aware that Raine English wrote cozy mysteries under the name Izzy Wilder. So fun. ...more
Lori R
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Black Cat Crossing - Molly Fitz

This was a fun story in the boxed set.  Angie Russo and her Grandma Nan were hosting a large, charity event to earn money for the shelter and to help get some of the black cats adopted.  Unfortunately wherever Angie goes murder seems to follow and this book did not disappoint me.  It was an interesting tale that I enjoyed reading. I received an advance copy of this book and I willingly chose to write an honest review.
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Perfect timing for a great variety of cozy mysteries all with unique paranormal elements. I like that they are standalone and either addition to a series I'm already engrossed with or new to me and enticing enough to interest me in reading more. Great for the thrill of a mystery without the horror element. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. ...more
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the stories in this book. It was a select book of Halloween stories. They are all stand alone stories, but I would read other books by the authors. This book can be read by all age groups. They are a sweet and perfect way to spend a night. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this collection of stories. I love black cats they have always been my favorite, so since all of the stories have black cats it was a win for me. Some of the stories I loved more than others so made me go and buy other books in their series. This was the perfect collection of mysteries for Halloween. I did receive an arc of this book
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