Pens, Paws, and Claws (and Fins, Feathers, and Hooves)

If you’re an animal lover looking for your next favorite mystery author, read on!

Pens, Paws, and Claws is a group of mystery authors who love animals. Our furry, feathered, and finned friends are a part of our lives and the pages of our stories. The authors who post on a rotating schedule include: Heather Weidner (brainchild of the blog), Debbie De Louise, Jeanne Adams, K. B. Inglee, Judy Penz Sheluk, Sheri Levy, Teresa Inge, Kristina Stanley, Tracy Weber, and yours truly.

Pens, Paws, and Claws also features entertaining weekly guest posts from mystery authors who talk about their pets and field such questions as “How do you use animals in your writing?” “Are they a character in their own right or just mentioned in passing?” “Tell us about your pets. Are any of them models for pets in your writing?” “Tell us about any pets you have in your books/stories. Are any of them recurring characters? What are they and their names?”

Read posts from our most recent guests: Marilyn LevinsonChristine Verstraete, and Melissa Gole.

My latest post lists suggestions for readers who love mysteries with dogs. Read “The Dogs Have Their Day” here. I wrote a companion post, “Mysteries Need Cats,” earlier in the year. Of course, many love felines and canines and will want to add titles from both lists to their TBR piles.

Check out the archives for posts from the authors on our regular rotation and from our guest authors.

You just may find your next favorite mystery author—likely you’ll find several. Tell us about your favorite pet mysteries in the comments.

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