Spotlight: The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks by Cindy Vincent

December 14, 2013

I'm happy to be apart of this blog tour (December 8th-December 21st) hosted by Amber at Seasons of Humility and present to y'all a new book, The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks by Cindy Vincent! I'm a cat lover and this book looks like it is right up my alley! I haven't had the opportunity to read this book yet, but it looks like it would be a fantastic book for kids and adults alike.

Title: The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks
Author: Cindy Vincent
Publisher: Mystery by Vincent
Publication Date: October 11th, 2013

Buckley and Bogey, Cat Detectives, find their next case hits a little too close to home. Because someone has been breaking into houses and stealing all the Christmas presents! And the first two robberies even took place in their very own neighborhood. Holy Catnip! Of course, the boys leap in on all fours to investigate right away. Then it isn't long before they realize they are dealing with some real criminal masterminds, since these burglars know exactly how to cover their tracks. Plus, the crooks have the whole town of St. Gertrude on edge and they're threatening to ruin Christmas for everyone.

But figuring out the identity of the Christmas Crooks isn't the only mystery around. After all, Buckley had just been adopted from the cat shelter this year, and this was the first he'd ever heard about Christmas. And he quickly finds out there is a lot to learn! From Christmas trees to Santa Claus, and jingle bells to the birth of baby Jesus, the real meaning of Christmas is a mystery to him. But he and Bogey can't really enjoy any of it until the Christmas Crooks are caught. That's because it becomes very clear, very quick — these Christmas Crooks have set their sights on the boys' house, too! And the burglars are headed straight for their door. Holy Mackerel!

About the Author:
Cindy Vincent was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and has lived all around the US and Canada. She is the creator of the Mysteries by Vincent murder mystery party games and the Daisy Diamond Detective Series games for girls. She is also the award-winning author of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Caper books, and the Daisy Diamond Detective book series. She lives with her husband and an assortment of fantastic felines.

About the Cat Detectives:
Buckley and Bogey are cat detectives who specialize in running surveillance on their home each and every night. And though they’re both black cats, they couldn’t be more different. Bogey is slim and sleek, and he generally takes things in stride. Buckley, on the other hand, is a gigantic Maine Coon cat with an anxiety disorder. And because he’s still a Rookie when it comes to the whole cat detective business, well, that just makes him even more nervous than before. Plus, it seems his body is always growing and he can never really get used to his size. Saluting with gigantic paws can be especially difficult. And it doesn’t help that he seems to make mistake after mistake . . .

Even so, Buckley's got a heart as big as the rest of him and he refuses to give up on his dream of being a great cat detective. Thankfully, Bogey doesn’t seem fazed by Buckley’s growing pains and he keeps teaching Buckley how to do the job right. Then, when the boys open their own detective agency and advertise it on the Internet, well, that’s when things really get interesting.

If you would like more info on these fun Cat Detectives and their other adventures, check out their website:

You can also purchase a copy of The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks at Amazon or add it to your GoodReads list!

Pinterest Contest:

Prize: Lies, Spies and Allies, 8-player murder mystery party game from Mysteries by Vincent!

"Pin the Cover Contest" Official Rules:
  • Take the cover image for The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks from the blog tour page or Buckley Bergdorf, Cat Detective's Pinterest page
  • Pin it to one of your boards on Pinterest.
  • E-mail the publicist at saying you've participated. Please write "Pin the Cover Contest" in the subject line, and include your Pinterest user name and the name of the board you pinned the cover to in your e-mail.
  • One winner will be randomly drawn from all e-mailed entries and announced at Seasons of Humility on December 21, 2013.
  • Please note that you must have a Pinterest account and be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to be eligible for this contest.
Thanks for visiting!


  1. And we're happy to have you be a part of the blog tour! :) Thank you so much for spotlighting The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks, Kate. This is totally an adorable read for cat-lovers of all ages. :) Hope you'll consider checking it out sometime!


  2. I agree with Amber, Kate. Thanks for spotlighting this book. Sounds like a fun adventure for Christmas.

  3. Thanks so much, Kate, for being part of our blog tour and for mentioning Buckley's book. (He would write tonight, but our house just won the local Christmas lights competition -- Religious Category -- and Buckley is busy keeping an eye on all the cars driving by. Makes it harder for him when it comes to running surveillance!) I absolutely love all the purples on your blog site. Have a very Merry Christmas!


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