Curtis Bausse, the man behind the Cat Tales anthology of the top stories from his Book a Break Short Story Competition, is an author in his own right. One Green Bottle, the first of his Magali Rousseau murder mystery series, is a darn fine murder mystery — I know because I’ve read it.
Hey, if you refuse to purchase Cat Tales, two things are certain: you won’t be contributing to Cat Tales’ support of two worthy charities, and you’ll never know if the story I wrote, “Cat Artist Catharsis”, is any good. But maybe you’d consider purchasing a copy of One Green Bottle.
Of course, you could do both. You’ll find the links you need, below. Many thanks for your support.
Apart from having a name that begins with X, Xavier isn’t an interesting person at all. But he does indirectly lead to Cat Tales, the anthology drawn from last year’s Book a Break short story competition, so I thought I’d tell you how. He’s Magali Rousseau’s husband in One Green Bottle, you see, or was until she swapped him for a cat. Actually, to be honest, he swapped her first for another woman, so she didn’t have a lot of choice. She thought at that point her life would be miserable, but as it turned out, the despondency she braced herself for never came. On the contrary, a couple of months after settling in, she was sitting on the patio on a glorious summer evening, sipping a glass of wine as Toupie purred contentedly round her ankles, thinking that she was no less contented herself. This was…
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