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  DABWAHA (Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hella Good Authors) 2013 Finalist!!!
Dear Author Recommended Read:
"It isn't until the end that I realize how powerful the story I've just read is, and how much it has affected me. And that's when I know that if Theresa Weir decides to write her next book from the POV of a not-very-bright goldfish who lives in a studio apartment in Omaha, I'll preorder it as soon as they let me." Grade: A- ~ Sunita, Dear Author
Romance Around the Corner:
5 stars: "One of the best stories I've read this year." 
Wonk-O-Mance: Certified Wonktastical! "It's just enough heart-wrenching. Very sweet, emotional, with no melodrama. Okay, there were some intentionally melodramatic parts. But the silly parts were silly and the sweet parts were sweet."
Dear Author Top Reads of 2012

From the Author

Dear readers:
I want to thank you for all of the enthusiastic support you've given the Cool Cats books. I put Girl with the Cat Tattoo out there as an experiment -- to see if there was any interest in a romance told partially from a cat's POV.  The answer was yes! People said the book made them happy, and it made me happy to write it, and it made me happy to hear it made readers happy. And now the second and probably final book is out, Geek with the Cat Tattoo
It's been a fun journey, one I'm glad you took with me. 
As Max and Sam say, life is good.
Max, Sam, and Theresa

Product Details

  • File Size: 1014 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Belfry Press (December 12, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 12, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087IE3QO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,911 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Theresa Weir (a.k.a. Anne Frasier) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-six books and numerous short stories that have spanned the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal, fantasy, and memoir. During her award-winning career, she's written for Penguin Putnam, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Bantam Books/Random House, Silhouette Books, Grand Central Publishing/Hachette, and Amazon's Thomas & Mercer. Her titles have been printed in both hardcover and paperback and translated into twenty languages.

Her first memoir, THE ORCHARD, was a 2011 Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the Indie Next list, a featured B+ review in Entertainment Weekly, and a Librarians' Best Books of 2011. Her second memoir, THE MAN WHO LEFT, was a New York Times Bestseller. Going back to 1988, Weir's debut title was the cult phenomenon AMAZON LILY, initially published by Pocket Books and later reissued by Bantam Books. Writing as Theresa Weir, she won a RITA for romantic suspense (COOL SHADE), and a year later the Daphne du Maurier for paranormal romance (BAD KARMA). In her more recent Anne Frasier career, her thriller and suspense titles hit the USA Today list (HUSH, SLEEP TIGHT, PLAY DEAD) and were featured in Mystery Guild, Literary Guild, and Book of the Month Club. HUSH was both a RITA and Daphne du Maurier finalist. Well-known in the mystery community, she served as hardcover judge for the Thriller presented by International Thriller Writers, and was guest of honor at the Diversicon 16 mystery/science fiction conference held in Minneapolis in 2008. Frasier books have received high praise from print publications such as Publishers Weekly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Crimespree, as well as online praise from Spinetingler, Book Loons, Armchair Interviews, Sarah Weinman's Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind, and Ali Karim's Shots Magazine. Her books have featured cover quotes from Lisa Gardner, Jane Ann Krentz, Linda Howard, Kay Hooper, and J.A. Konrath. Her short stories and poetry can be found in DISCOUNT NOIR, ONCE UPON A CRIME, and THE LINEUP, POEMS ON CRIME. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers.

The Orchard

An Oprah Magazine Fall Pick
Featured B+ Review in Entertainment Weekly
Number Two on October Indie Next List
BJ's Book Club Spotlight
LIbrarians' Best Books of 2011
Maclean's Top Books of 2011
On Point (NPR) Best Books of 2011
Abrams Best of 2011
Publishers Lunch (Publishers Weekly) Favorite Books of 2011
Eighth Annual One Book, One Community 2012, Excelsior, Minnesota
Target Book Club Pick, September 2012

Title List

Writing as Anne Frasier

Hush, USA Today bestseller, RITA finalist, Daphne du Maurier finalist (2002)
Sleep Tight, USA Today bestseller (2003)
Play Dead, USA Today bestseller (2004)
Before I Wake (2005)
Pale Immortal (2006)
Garden of Darkness, RITA finalist (2007)
Once Upon a Crime anthology, Santa's Little Helper (2009)
The Lineup, Poems on Crime, Home (2010)
Discount Noir anthology, Crack House (2010)
Deadly Treats Halloween anthology, editor and contributor, The Replacement (September 2011)
Once Upon a Crime anthology, Red Cadillac (April 2012)
Woman in a Black Veil (July 2012)
Dark: Volume 1 (short stories, July 2012)
Dark: Volume 2 (short stories, July 2012)
Black Tupelo (short-story collection July 2012)
Girls from the North Country (short story, August 2012)
Made of Stars (short story, August 2012)
Stars (short story collection, August 2012)
Stay Dead (April 2014)

Writing as Theresa Weir

The Forever Man (1988)
Amazon Lily, RITA finalist, Best New Adventure Writer award, Romantic Times (1988)
Loving Jenny (1989)
Pictures of Emily (1990)
Iguana Bay (1990)
Forever (1991)
Last Summer (1992)
One Fine Day (1994)
Long Night Moon, Reviewer's Choice Award, Romantic Times (1995)
American Dreamer (1997)
Some Kind of Magic (1998)
Cool Shade RITA winner, romantic suspense (1998)
Bad Karma, Daphne du Maurier award, paranormal (1999)
Max Under the Stars, short story (2010)
The Orchard, a memoir (September 2011)
The Man Who Left , a memoir and New York Times bestseller (April 2012)
The Girl with the Cat Tattoo (June 2012)
Come As You Are (October 2013)
The Geek with the Cat Tattoo (December 2013)

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By RitaSV on May 31, 2012
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Oh my gosh! What an absolute joy to read a new romance from Theresa Weir! This fun story is written from the perspective of three characters: Melody a quirky, kindhearted librarian with a penchant for dressing up as storybook characters, Joe a truly good man with a bit of a mystery about him and Max, Melody's brilliant, heroic cat.

Max will win your heart with his matchmaking ways. It is clear that Theresa loves and understands animals because Max's character is written with such insight and empathy--you will feel like Theresa is speaking to your inner cat.

Part funny, part touching, part intrigue, I highly recommend this charming story.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Round Rock Book Lover on July 17, 2012
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When looking for a story to enjoy, I look for something fun, imaginative and well written. This whimsical, little novel fit the bill for me. It was well paced with an expert's light touch, and on top of that, it was cast with interesting, unpredictable characters. In my opinion, telling part of the story from the cat's point of view was one of the strongest points of the novel. Even if I am a dog person.

So I'm a guy and, unlike some of the other reviewers, I was prepared to make allowances for the author's subjective point of view. One of the other reviewers complained about Weir employing the cat's point of view. WTF? I'm not certain why someone, after reading the title, looking at the cover art, and reading the blurbs, would have expected anything else. For example, I knew going in that it was a romance novel written by a woman, so I expected language similar to: after making love, he knew that they were soul mates destined to live out the remainder of their lives together. Or mush like that. You wouldn't expect Weir to say: after he banged her brains out, she started getting really clingy and jealous; and he realized that, since she was so easy, he could probably nail her sister as well.

Anyway it was a very enjoyable read, even if it was a romance novel.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Wonder?Woman on June 27, 2012
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The Girl with the Cat Tattoo is a wonderful, sweet romantic mystery from Theresa Weir. The story is written from three view points: a woman, a man, and of course Max the Cat. Weir is a master at blending the three voices into a touching story that grabbed my heart. I love mysteries, I love romance but I love cats even more. The combination of the three won me as a fan forever. The fact that Theresa Weir is a master story teller is beyond dispute. But, she must be an animal lover as well. I loved seeing the world from Max's point of view and I kept thinking "So that's what my cat was trying to tell me!" or "Or that's what my cat was doing!" (I especially loved her description of why cats play with your computer keyboard.) And even though it's not a humor book, I found myself laughing out loud at times at Max's antics. At other times, I couldn't wait until the next chapter to see what was going to happen his owner or her friend. I am so looking forward to her next book in the series. And if I were a cat, I'd give it Five Meows!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By PMBL on July 15, 2012
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ETA: I just noticed the cover changed for the worse, WTF? The other cover was perfect. This cover does not reflect this book at all IMO. Horrible cover is horrible. Pbffft! Bring back the cat in the pink and black hat!!

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I read the first chapter of this book as a short story from Smashwords a long time ago. The author said if readers liked it then she would consider writing more stories. I was one of those readers who said, "More please!" Well, I guess enough people liked it and this novella was the end result. I do appreciate the author listening to the readers and following through.

I really liked Max the cat and his antics. His part was told in first person so you get into his head and know what he is thinking. I think this part is what drove the story for me. However, the romance between Joe and Melody fell flat. There was an HEA and eventual "I love you's" but I didn't feel any romantic tension or sense of a building relationship. I liked Joe and Melody individually but as a couple the romantic connection just wasn't there for me. Also the bad guy and his eventual comeuppance felt anti-climactic. Overall I enjoyed the story well enough, but I would have liked it better if the romantic relationship was more developed.

Max has two siblings that are mentioned a few times in the story and I am guessing they might be the subject of the next two books in the trilogy. I'm still intrigued enough to check them out because let's face it... I'm just a sucker for a good cat-based story!

Word count: approx. 30,000 (Novella)
Kindle Locations: 1932 (story text ends at 98%)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JAScribbles on July 20, 2012
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A story where parts are told from a cat's point of view!? loved that!! Max is one cool cat. His attitude and swagger were so much fun. Kudos to the author for getting into the mind of this furry guy. I could picture the scenes and action well. Melody is a sweet and quirky gal. Joe, lovable. The Minnesota setting was nice for those of us from the state. Lots of area landmarks mentioned. All in all a good read.

** Slight spoilers ahead.

What didn't work for me were sections of the storyline and the unfolding of the mystery. I don't think it needed to be longer. I like short reads and the story presented had a fair amount of detail... It just felt off in places. Why the Ellen show? Would Melody really never ask Joe's last name? There's a murderer around and we just wait for some lab results? Odd.

Even with these problems I found this story to be a fun read. I got it when it was offered as a Kindle freebie. Max is one cool kitty. I look forward to reading more in this series.
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