It’s Here, Cozy Cat Press Author Joyce Oroz New Book

New Oroz Mystery Released From Cozy Cat Press

Scent of a $windle Marks Third Book for Sleuth Josephine Stuart
Scent of a $windle
Scent of a $windle

AURORA, Ill.Oct. 24, 2015PRLog — Independent publisher Cozy Cat Press today announced the publication of Joyce Oroz’s third mystery in her Josephine Stuart series.  Scent of a $windle follows the amateur sleuth as she investigates another crime in a small California town. The new book is flush with provocative foreign intrigue and unforgettable characters––including a menagerie of animals that consist of a dog, a cockatoo, a goat, and a rooster. At the outset, a disturbingly tragic murder has upset the balance of life on the white carpets of Prunedale, California. Josephine is keeping a promise by house-sitting for well-to-do Mr. and Mrs. Trippy who are in Europe for thirty days. When the Trippys’ neighbor is murdered, they inherit the victim’s cockatoo Boris. So, unfortunately, Josephine becomes caretaker not only of their house, but also of the bird. Being the nosy neighbor she is, Jo can’t help looking into the murder, and soon she has a long roster of suspects––all of them apparently interested in one small, but valuable item.

As a retired muralist and commercial artist, author Joyce Oroz has an abundance of painting experience that she infuses into Josephine Stuart’s adeventures. Oroz say, “Writing is like painting a series of pictures without the messy paint.” She spends her time writing mysteries, a blog and monthly newspaper articles. She is happily settled in Aromas, California, with her husband––also a writer––and their Labrador retriever.  Her other mysteries with Cozy Cat Press include Cuckoo Clock Caper and Roller Rubout.

Cozy Cat Press is a small, independent publisher located in Aurora, Illinois. Its catalogue includes over forty mystery authors with approximately 100 different titles. The company produces only “cozy” (or “gentle”) mysteries. All of their books can be purchased online in either print or ebook formats. For more information, visit their website at:

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