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Kat Out of the Bag by @WendyWrites1 is a New Year New Books Fete pick #cozymystery #giveaway

Title: Kat Out of the Bag

Author: Wendy Kendall

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Book Blurb:

When celebrated international purse designer Katherine Watson hosts a party for her Purse-onality Museum, she never expected the next day's headline to read: Murder at the Gala Premiere.

Working to solve the murder, Katherine matches wits with local cop Jason Holmes and his K-9 partner Hobbs. Although Holmes and Watson disagree often, they discover an undeniable attraction building between them. They'll have to put their feelings on hold and focus on solving the murder, before Katherine becomes the killer's next knock off.


“There's an officer nearby. We'll alert him. Hold the line.”

Katherine was worried by the operator's monotone. Did she understand the urgency? Katherine watched in disbelief as the shadow figure moved toward the shed attached to the waterwheel. Too late, she thought to get a picture after the person disappeared inside the shed.

“Oh no,” Katherine muttered. She spoke into the phone, “Hurry, I think it's the killer, maybe looking for something left behind? Hello?” Had the operator hung up?

“Yes, the officer is on the way. Please stay on the line.” The operator's voice now sounded bored.

A sharp ray of light from inside the shed cut through the darkness. The light jumped around. Sweat collected on Katherine's upper lip as she imagined the killer looking through her things for something, maybe critical evidence. Fear gave way to irritation at the invasion. Irritation gave way to anger.

Someone had to stop that killer from removing whatever incriminating thing was so critical it had driven a return to the scene of the crime. Katherine wanted to scream. Where were the police? Maybe MJ was right about them. She pressed against the french doors. The light in the shed went out. Her breath caught in her throat. The silhouette walked out of the shed toward the alley leading to the maze that burrowed throughout Bayside and beyond.

Katherine spoke gruffly and fast, “Hello. Where's your officer? The suspect is getting away.”

“Ma'am, please stay calm and hang on the line. They're on the way.”

Katherine unlocked the door to the yard and whispered to the 911 operator, “I'm in pursuit.”

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It’s a brand-new year, full of possibilities. Did you make any resolutions/goals for 2021? If so, please share one.

I've resolved to publish the sequel to Kat Out of the Bag in 2021. The next adventure is too much fun, I can't wait.

Why is your featured book a must-read in 2021?

“Captivating characters, and a tight, tricky plot, KAT OUT OF THE BAG is a curl up under a blanket, grab a cup of tea cozy mystery that you’ll be reading, and enjoying into the wee hours of the morning.”

~Laura Childs, Author of Tea Shop Mysteries,

Scrapbooking Mysteries, Crackleberry Club Mysteries

“Inside every handbag are artifacts, pieces of personality, glimpses of the past and often the deepest secrets. Vintage purses have a story to tell and for Kendall’s mystery, these stories unveil more than just purse-sonal history; they’re the clues to catch a killer.”

~Esse Purse Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas

“Spellbinding, stylish, and completely engaging.

Wendy Kendall fashions a charming setting and delightful cast of characters. The perfect weekend escape reading. I’m feeling a need to buy a new purse. Something sparkly. A clutch perhaps.”

~Keenan Powell, Agatha-Nominated Author of the Maeve Malloy Mysteries

A sophisticated page-turner in the tradition of Laura Child's novels and the small-town charm of Louis Penney's novels. A gutsy protagonist with a handbag for every occasion, a murder, and a love interest. When Katherine lays aside her voluminous handbag collection to find the murderer, she puts her life in danger. Can she fashion a trap to catch a killer?

~Valerie J. Brooks, Revenge in 3 Parts and Tainted Times 2


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Open internationally

Runs January 1 – 31, 2021.

Drawing will be held on February 1, 2021.

Author Biography:

Wendy Kendall has a passion for purses and stories of the women through history who carried them. She's a blogger, editor, speaker, project manager, and syndicated columnist. Catch exciting interviews on her YouTube podcasts – A Novel Talk and Kendall & Cooper Talk Mysteries. She enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest and loves her two sons Alex and Brad.

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Twitter: wendywrites1

Instagram: wendyekendall

2 commenti

Membro sconosciuto
06 gen 2021

I love these <3

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06 gen 2021

Thank you, Wendy, for sharing your book in our New Year New Books Fete!

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