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Behind the Writing of The Curious Corpse in the Cavern

Which of the side characters would you love to explore more, or turn into a main character in another series?

I’ve already started outlining a story about Misty’s feline sidekicks, Floofus and Doofus, on their very own adventure without their human mother. The cats will be staying at a lakeside retreat, in the joint care of some rather ‘unusual’ arty types. One of whom just so happens to be a murderer…

Was there something major that happened in your personal life while writing this?

Yes, poor Doofus passed away on my birthday in the summer of 2022 at the terribly young age of just four. It was too painful to write about him for a number of weeks, but when a good friend reminded me that he was being immortalised in Misty’s stories, I just knew I had to keep writing about his imaginary crime fighting adventures.

Are any of your characters based on real people you know?

The human characters in The Misty Milton Mysteries all have one or two traits that have been borrowed from friends, neighbors, and family members. However, Misty’s feline family, Doofus and Floofus, genuinely are two of my very own cats – they look and act exactly the same in real life as they do in my stories. I’ll feature more of my pets in future books, as I’m sure it will be easier to find room for a lurcher, an African Grey parrot and a couple of gerbils in Misty’s lovely beach cottage than it is in my little house!

Indie Author: Yes
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Publication Date: 07/26/2022

Animal Mysteries

Page Count: 162 Pages

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Who thought Doofus and Floofus would be the best cat detectives in Quinn?

Starting over in a sleepy small town would never be easy, but Misty Milton’s gourmet cat food delivery business soon made her a hit with the locals.

Well, most of them…

Until her cats help a teenage couple uncover a curiously preserved 50-year-old corpse while hunting for fabled pirate treasure.

That’s when a tale of unrequited love, blackmail and murder rapidly unravels.

And if that wasn’t tricky enough, her bully of a husband has tracked her across five states, determined to drag her back to Kansas…

Can Misty and her feline sidekicks solve this decades old mystery before another murder shakes the community?


The Curious Corpse in the Cavern is Book #1 in the Misty Milton Mysteries.

If you like adventurous animal cozy mysteries about an amiable amateur sleuth and her clever cat sidekicks, then you’ll love Audrey Clementine’s first page turner of a tale.

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