Many die-hard mystery fans may have already heard that Lilian Jackson Braun has passed away earlier this month. Back inÂ 1966, she launched her mystery series featuring the crime-solving cats Koko and Yum-Yum with The Cat Who Could Read Backwards. Twenty-eight more mysteries followed over the next 40+ years, including the most recent title, The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers.
In case youâ€™ve made it through all of the â€œCat Whoâ€ series, and are wondering what to read in order to get your next pet-mystery fix, here are several additional authors who feature either animal sleuths or where animals are a major theme in the stories:
Rita Mae Brown
Carole Nelson Douglas
Shirley Rousseau Murphy