Book 1

Cat About Town

by Cate Conte

Published 1 August 2017
Maddie James has arrived in Daybreak Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts, eager to settle down and start her own business--and maybe even fall in love. When a stray orange tabby pounces into her life, she's inspired to open a cat cafe. But little does Maddie know that she's in for something a lot more catastrophic when her new furry companion finds the dead body of the town bully. Now all eyes are on Maddie: Who is this crazy cat-whisperer lady who's come to town? If pet-hair-maintenance and crime-fighting weren't keeping her busy enough, Maddie now has not one but two eligible bachelors who think she's the cat's pajamas ...and will do anything to win her heart. But how can she even think about happily-ever-after while a killer remains on the loose--and on her path?

Book 2

Purrder She Wrote

by Cate Conte

Published 31 July 2018

Book 3

The Tell Tail Heart

by Cate Conte

Published 25 June 2019
Maddie James is hoping to have some downtime during Daybreak Island’s off-season to tackle her to-do list. Her grandfather’s house-turned-cat-cafe is under construction and she’s also scoping out places to open a juice bar on the island. On top of that, her relationship with adorable dog groomer Lucas has taken a positive turn.

But downtime is hard to come by on Daybreak these days, especially when a big-name writer who’s on the island working on a new project winds up floating in the canal the same day an eccentric woman shows up at the cafe claiming Maddie’s cat, JJ, is hers. As the investigation picks up, it becomes clear that these events could be related, and Maddie realises that even the neighbours she’s known all her life might be keeping secrets . . . .

Book 4

A Whisker of a Doubt

by Cate Conte

Published 1 December 2020
Cat cafe owner Maddie James is trying to talk herself out of having a blue Christmas - relationship woes aren't worth it, are they? - by throwing herself into work. The renovations on Grandpa Leo's house-turned-cat-cafe are nearly complete, and she has a lot of organising to do. Plus, she's part of a volunteer contingency caring for a feral cat colony in one of the richest neighbourhoods on the island. But not everyone has a soft spot for community cats, and lately things have been getting contentious between the neighbours and the volunteers.

Things take a turn for the worse when one of the residents, Virgil Proust, is found face-first in a snowbank after being bludgeoned with a Christmas gnome and Maddie's rescue pal Katrina is blamed for the murder. Maddie doesn't believe it, but to help her friend, she has to figure out who done it - before someone gets away with the purr-fect crime.

Book 5

Claws for Alarm

by Cate Conte

Published 27 July 2021
It’s the heart of the busy season, and JJ’s House of Purrs is booming. Maddie James has given in to her friend Katrina’s pleas to open up the cafe to more than ten felines. In fact, they are up to fifteen, made slightly easier by the renovations they’ve done on the house, and the fact that volunteers are coming out of the woodwork to help with the caretaking.

In fact, Maddie’s cafe is making such a splash that she’s getting national attention. The people from the East Coast Animal Rescue League are quite interested in the cafe, and so Maddie accepts accepts a request to meet with Laverne Gardner, the executive director. Laverne shows up at the cafe and asks Maddie if they can partner on a fundraiser to support the local rescue efforts - and she offers up her celebrity endorser and her celebrity cat to sweeten the deal. Maddie, caught up in the prospect, offers up her sister Val to help plan the event.

But when Val shows up for a site visit at the venue, she finds Laverne strangled with a fancy cat leash - a piece of swag they were intending to use for the fundraiser - leaving Maddie and her rescue pals with a lot of questions to answer. Was her death a tragic one-off event, or is there something more sinister going on? Maddie has to figure it out fast, before anyone else in the rescue community is jeopardised.

Book 6

Gone But Not Furgotten

by Cate Conte

Published 28 June 2022

Book 7

Nine Lives and Alibis

by Cate Conte

Published 22 August 2023