Author: Kathi Daley

Kathi lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken and dog Echo. When she's not writing she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book.

Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with.

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Halloween in Paradise - A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 6

Halloween in Paradise
  • Number: B01GQS9492
  • Release: 2016-09-06
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Henery Press
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In the midst of the annual Halloween frenzy, Tj finds herself pulled into a series of events at the high school where she works. Not only must she help one of the girls on her team deal with a case of cyberbullying, but she must help a student who has recently suffered a personal tragedy. And as if Tj wasn't busy enough, in walks Samantha Colton, a reporter for Second Look, a television series that takes a look back at unsolved murders. This time the case is the death of a popular student after the homecoming dance ten years before. To make matters even worse—or maybe more convenient—the graduating class of the victim is in town for their ten-year reunion and all the suspects just happen to have converged on Serenity for the weekend. When Samantha turns up dead, Tj must track down someone who seems willing to kill again to keep their secret.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, small town.

Books in the Tj Jensen Mystery Series:

• PUMPKINS IN PARADISE (#1)

• SNOWMEN IN PARADISE (#2)

• BIKINIS IN PARADISE (#3)

• CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE (#4)

• PUPPIES IN PARADISE (#5)

• HALLOWEEN IN PARADISE (#6)

• TREASURE IN PARADISE (#7) April 2017

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…


Snowmen in Paradise - A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 2

Snowmen in Paradise
  • Number: B01GQQEJQW
  • Release: 2016-09-06
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Henery Press
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Winter Carnival comes to Serenity, and with it Tj finds her schedule busier than ever. Not only is her ski and snowboard team heavily involved in demonstrations and local competitions, but her ragtag choir is about to debut in their first live performance. To make matters even more complicated, someone has killed Travis Davidson, a town favorite son, world-class snowboarder, and Olympic hopeful. Tj is determined not to get involved in the subsequent investigation until she learns the prime suspect is Chelsea Hanson, high-school boyfriend Hunter Hanson’s sister.

Although there’s no shortage of Sereninites with a grudge against the hometown hero, even Tj has to admit there’s good cause to suspect Chelsea of the murder. Balancing bridesmaid duties, Winter Carnival obligations, show choir duty, and after-hours investigation, Tj sets out to prove Chelsea innocent.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, small town.


Murder at the Witching Hour - Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery Book 3

Murder at the Witching Hour
  • Number: B01GZC4UIY
  • Release: 2016-09-02
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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It’s the week before Halloween and Kailani Pope has been asked to serve as a bridesmaid for her friend Morticia’s wedding. The weeklong event, which culminates with a costumed wedding ceremony on Halloween night, is being held on a private island which can only be accessed by boat. Things start off a little slow but become a lot more interesting when a tropical storm hits and one of the groomsmen turns up dead. Join Luke and Lani as this amateur sleuthing team attempt to determine if the killer is: the mummy in the kitchen who also serves as the chef; the best man who comes dressed as Frankenstein, the seemingly blind butler, the sexy vampire who came as the victims date, or one of the other kooky and spooky guests at this very unusual wedding event.


Costume Catastrophe - Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 21

Costume Catastrophe
  • Number: B01HFKA36I
  • Release: 2016-08-12
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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It's Halloween in Ashton Falls and that means Haunted Hamlet and the annual haunted house. Zoe is determined not to have her plans for this annual event ruined this year especially since it is also homecoming weekend and a lot of old friends are in town. Things look as if they are on track for a spooktacular good time, until Zoe receives a message from an anonymous source that reads, "One is dead, two more will die, unless you can stop it." At first Zoe and the gang think the note is a prank until one of the friends Zoe went to high school with actually turns up dead. Once Zoe realizes the note might not be a prank, she sets out on a race against time before someone else dies.


The Great Catsby - Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Book 8

The Great Catsby
  • Number: B01FVC3JCM
  • Release: 2016-07-01
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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Cait's friend Alex who we met in The Cat of Christmas Past returns to Madrona Island a vastly changed man. It seems that wealth has made an impact on his personality and not in a good way. During one of the legendary parties Alex has become famous for throwing one of the guests dies and it looks as if Alex may have blood on his hands. Cait and Cody set out to prove Alex's innocence with the help of Ebenezer, the cat we met in The Cat of Christmas Past.


Murder at Sunrise - A Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery Book 2

Murder at Sunrise
  • Number: B01EI7YDAS
  • Release: 2016-06-17
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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When one of the seniors in Lani's senior bingo group ends up dead during a sunrise ceremony to welcome the summer solstice, Lani sets out to find a killer with the help of Luke and her senior friends.


Kitten Kaboodle - Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 20

Kitten Kaboodle
  • Number: B01E7TW1QK
  • Release: 2016-05-20
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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Zak's honorary grandmother Nona decides to come to Ashton Falls for the summer. After arriving she meets and befriends an animal activist set on shutting down a kitten mill just outside of town. When the kitten mill owner is found dead on her barn floor, Nona becomes the prime suspect and Zoe sets out to prove her innocence. Kitten Kaboodle is chocked full of humor, surprises, and life changing events, as we discover who really framed Nona, the reason behind a visit from Zak’s mother, and Ellie’s shocking secret.


Murder at Dolphin Bay - Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery Book 1

Murder at Dolphin Bay
  • Number: B01BFVKKUM
  • Release: 2016-03-28
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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Kailani Pope wants nothing more than to be a proud member of the Honolulu Police Department. Both her father and grandfather were cops, her five brothers are cops, and the only thing she has ever wanted from the time she can remember wanting anything, was to be a cop. She has passed all the requirements to be selected for the police academy but somehow her number never seems to come up.

While she is waiting for her name to work its way to the top of the list she works as a lifeguard for the Dolphin Bay Resort. When a guest of the resort is found murdered, Kailani decides that if she can solve the murder before her brother who has been assigned to the case by HPD, then the department will have no choice but to take her application seriously and move her to the top of the list.

Murder at Dolphin Bay is set on the beautiful island of Oahu providing a perfect backdrop for the perfect beach read.


A Tale of Two Tabbies - Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Book 7

A Tale of Two Tabbies
  • Number: B01AQU89OW
  • Release: 2016-02-29
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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Whales and Tails is a cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt's oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn't working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books.

In the 7th book in the series, Cait finds a cat locked in the confessional at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, which leads to the discovery of a body locked in the trunk of a car. Cody is dealing with a life changing decision of his own, and Finn has multiple crimes to deal with, so Cait enlists Tara's help to track down a killer.


Shamrock Shenanigans - Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 19

Shamrock Shenanigans
  • Number: B0186KV7S4
  • Release: 2016-01-01
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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Zak and Zoe travel to Ireland for their first Valentines Day as husband and wife. They have been invited to attend a murder mystery weekend in a real haunted castle. During their first night at the castle, they find one of the guests dead. Really dead. As they delve into the murder they begin to see that not only are things not as they appear, but several of the other attendees are not who they claim to be. During the course of her investigation Zoe discovers a secret about herself that is more than just a little shocking.


Santa Sleuth - Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 18

Santa Sleuth
  • Number: B015EXE6I4
  • Release: 2015-12-01
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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It's Christmas in Ashton Falls and the entire Zimmerman household is gearing up for their first Christmas as a newly formed family unit. While Zak is busy decking the halls, Zoe is busy tracking down a killer while still taking the time to make certain a little girls Christmas wish comes true. It's funny, it's family, it's a Zak and Zoe Christmas.


The Cat of Christmas Past - Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Book 6

The Cat of Christmas Past
  • Number: B014QH43GE
  • Release: 2015-11-01
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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It's Christmas on Madrona Island and Cait and friends have plans to embrace the magic of the season. The only dark spot on their celebration is the fact that a miserly old landlord is set on evicting an apartment building full of tenants just days before Christmas. Cait makes it her mission to save the old building and is aided by a cat named Ebenezer as they try to convince the old man to change his mind. Things look hopeless when she realizes that an unsolved mystery may be behind the man's gruff exterior. Cait vows to solve the mystery as a means of softening the man's heart and saving the apartments. An impossible task? Maybe. But Cait knows that miracles are real and anything can happen at Christmas.

Note for mystery purists: This story involves a cold case mystery which is linked to a modern day problem but does not contain a present day murder.


The Legend of Tabby Hollow - Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Book 5

The Legend of Tabby Hollow
  • Number: B012DWQB2S
  • Release: 2015-09-15
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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A cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt's oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn't working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books. In the fifth book in the series, Cait and Cody join forces to track down a killer when a body is found in the hollow.


Much Ado About Felines - Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Book 4

Much Ado About Felines
  • Number: B00XUMVACW
  • Release: 2015-07-15
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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A cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt's oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn't working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books. In the fourth installment in the series, the body of a long time island local is found buried in her own grave. Cait and the gang set out to investigate the strange occurrence and along the way they uncover the truth about the mysterious man who arrived on the ferry every week and is followed everywhere he goes by a black and white cat.


Soul Surrender - Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 14

Soul Surrender
  • Number: B00VHDFJ4G
  • Release: 2015-05-15
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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Now that Zak and Zoe have their house, their lives, and their wedding back, things seem to be on track once again, until a man is found dead and Zoe is once again pulled into a murder investigation. The victim is a well known and liked member of the community who didn't appear to have any enemies until his secret past caught up with him. Zak and Zoe work together to find the killer while Zoe deals with the fact that Levi and Ellie seem to be imploding before her very eyes. Meanwhile Alex shares a shocking piece of news which causes Zak and Zoe to consider taking a huge step which could forever alter their future.


Grimm's Furry Tail - Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Book 3

Grimm's Furry Tail
  • Number: B00RQNN8BW
  • Release: 2015-03-15
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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A cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt's oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn't working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books. In the third book in the series Cait’s friend Cody buys the old newspaper and discovers a previously unpublished edition that details a murder that occurred decades ago. The fact that the story was written but never published piques the curiosity of the friends, who decide to delve into a cold case that reaches back fifty years. When the truth is discovered they struggle with the ramifications of what they have uncovered. They know that revealing it will rock the small island community to its core.


The Mad Catter - Whales and Tails Mystery Book 2

The Mad Catter
  • Number: B00Q1Z8XB6
  • Release: 2015-02-01
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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When a cat named Alice comes into her life, Cait begins to suspect that Alice may hold the answers to the mystery surrounding the body she found in the church as well as the person behind her aunt's illness. Join Cait and her feline and human friends as they track down a killer and save a community.


Romeow and Juliet - Whales and Tails Mystery Book 1

Romeow and Juliet
  • Number: B00OYAGHN6
  • Release: 2015-01-01
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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Romeow and Juliet is the first in a cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt's oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn't working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books.

In the first installment to the series Cait and her dog Max find the body of a member of the island council dead in the back room of the old fish cannery. As Cait delves into the murder she finds herself with an unlikely sleuthing partner that might just lead to a relationship of a more personal kind.

Meanwhile, Romeo, as stray cat that followed Cait home, is causing all sorts of problems for Cait as, in spite of dire warnings from the neighbor next door, he refuses to stay away from her very expensive show cat, Juliet. Could Romeo really be trying to tell Cait something about the neighbor that she initially refuses to see?


Halloween Hijinks Anniversary Edition - Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 1

Halloween Hijinks Anniversary Edition
  • Number: B00N6A4RDW
  • Release: 2014-08-29
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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Halloween Hijinks: Amid a backdrop of zombies on the run and Halloween festivities, animal control officer Zoe Donovan is faced with losing something she loves in order to save someone she loves when she finds a dead body in the basement of a haunted house just two days before Halloween. With the help of her best friends, Levi and Ellie, and her dog Charlie, she delves into a mystery as complex and multilayered as the feelings she develops for her ex-nemesis Zak Zimmerman. Halloween Hijinks is the perfect recipe, combining holiday fun with a touch of humor, a pinch of romance, and a dollop of murder.

Zoe's Treasure Hunt: Zoe and Charlie meet a mysterious stranger at the hospital while doing therapy dog rounds. The man is in town to look for a 70 year old treasure. When he is unable to continue the journey into the past himself, Zoe and Charlie take over the quest with the help of Pappy and a few of his friends.


Road to Christmas Past

Road to Christmas Past
  • Number: B00GU3HKQS
  • Release: 2013-12-02
  • Author: Kathi Daley
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
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Holly Thompson’s life changed forever when she received an early Christmas present from her dead Aunt Meg. Prior to her death, her former foster mother won the gorgeous PI during one of her Tuesday morning poker games. The only survivor of a tragic automobile accident when she was only days old, Holly grew up never knowing who she was or where she came from. When Ben Holiday claimed to have a clue about her past, Holly set out on a Christmas road trip in the hope of finding the family she never knew she had. Road to Christmas Past is a tender romance that will remind you of the power of love and the importance of family.


Book Library

  • Snowmen in Paradise Snowmen in Paradise
  • Halloween in Paradise Halloween in Paradise
  • Murder at the Witching Hour Murder at the Witching Hour
  • Costume Catastrophe Costume Catastrophe
  • The Great Catsby The Great Catsby
  • Murder at Sunrise Murder at Sunrise
  • Kitten Kaboodle Kitten Kaboodle
  • Murder at Dolphin Bay Murder at Dolphin Bay
  • A Tale of Two Tabbies A Tale of Two Tabbies
  • Shamrock Shenanigans Shamrock Shenanigans
  • Santa Sleuth Santa Sleuth
  • The Cat of Christmas Past The Cat of Christmas Past
  • The Legend of Tabby Hollow The Legend of Tabby Hollow
  • Much Ado About Felines Much Ado About Felines
  • Soul Surrender Soul Surrender
  • Grimm's Furry Tail Grimm's Furry Tail
  • The Mad Catter The Mad Catter
  • Romeow and Juliet Romeow and Juliet
  • Halloween Hijinks Anniversary Edition Halloween Hijinks Anniversary Edition
  • Road to Christmas Past Road to Christmas Past