Debra (USA: OR) (2011/03/15):
Cats and Curios Book 1
Uncle Oscar was one of a kind. His dusty antiques shop, and Green Vase -- nestled in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square neighborhood -- was like his own personal museum to the Gold Rush era. Needless to say, I was shocked when he was found dead in his shop, and even more surprised to discover he'd left the venerable establishment to me!
I had no sooner started exploring the shop's fascinating array of curios and novelties -- along with my two cats, Rupert and Isabella -- than I began to meet a motley crew of Uncle Oscar's former associates, all of whom seemed deeply interested in the shop and its hidden secrets. Before long, I learned my inheritance included all sorts of clues Uncle Oscar had left behind -- a peculiar key, a trap door, a puzzling map...
To unravel the mystery, my feline friends and I follow a twisted trail of deadly deception that began right here in his shop and leads all the way back to the days of the Gold Rush itself.