Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Light Catcher Murders (Kate Atherton Mysteries) by Jo Cassie McRae #CozyMystery


The Light Catcher Murders (Kate Atherton Mysteries) by Jo Cassie McRae


The Light Catcher Murders

Kate Atherton Mysteries, Book 1

Cozy Mystery 

Publisher: Independently published 

Publish Date: August 15, 2020

Paperback: 323 pages 

ISBN-13: 979-8675418930 


About The Light Catcher Murder:

Kate Atherton’s idyllic retirement is going well…if you don’t count the two murders, the mysterious drone, and her photographer friend who manages to poke a hornet’s nest of criminal activity, that is. 

Nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, the cozy town of Wheaton Creek seemed to Kate Atherton an idyllic place to escape the world’s harsh realities. And then there was the first murder. 

Kate once enjoyed a long, successful career with a specialized, highly secret federal intelligence agency. Crises in both her personal and professional life drove her to early retirement and, ultimately, to Wheaton Creek, the perfect place for her and her former-military husband to escape what had come to feel like a world made up of wars, hatred, fear, and untimely death. And, at first, the escape was all Kate had hoped for. Then murder came to Wheaton Creek—a crime that a corrupt county sheriff seems determined to pin on Kate’s photographer friend, Lucy Celek. 

Lucy’s work has been chosen to appear at a prestigious photography festival, a festival that could take her from amateur to professional standing. All goes well until the gallery displaying her work is broken into, and one of Lucy’s photographs is vandalized. A week later, the man Lucy suspected of destroying her photograph—a fellow photographer who was angry that his own work was not chosen by the festival committee—is murdered. Faced with a sheriff who shows little interest in expanding his list of suspects beyond Lucy, Kate feels she must dust off her puzzle-solving skills to find the real killer. Murder is just the beginning, though, as Kate’s amateur sleuthing begins to reveal a tangled web of crimes that go beyond anything she could have imagined. 

About Jo Cassie McRae:

Jo Cassie McRae is a native Texan who has lived near Austin on the edge of the Texas Hill country for over 30 years. In addition to writing, McRae loves to read, garden, and cook. Like Kate Atherton (The Light Catcher Murders), McRae’s bookshelves overflow with history books, biographies, historical fiction, and mystery novels. Unlike Kate, McRae does not have a mysterious, secret former career, having worked instead as a rather ordinary legal assistant at an Austin law firm.

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Purchase Link - Amazon 


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  1. Thank you for hosting The Light Catcher Murders today. You have a great blog site, and I'm so glad to be part of it!

    1. You're welcome! Thank you and I'm glad to have you here!

  2. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.

    1. Thank you for stopping by today. Please let me know if you like the book!

  3. Sounds like a book I can really get into! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the tour!

    1. Thank you! I do hope you'll check it out, and that you will let me know what you think after you've read it.