I want to take this time to tell you that I am starting a project that I hope will be something you like. The project is a novel that I am going to serialize in this blog. Its title, for now, is FCIS: Feline Criminal Investigative Service and it is going to be my first serious attempt to write a mystery. This serialization will also be monthly as is the Feline Freedom League stories. Like the Feline Freedom League, all the characters are cats. Unlike the Feline Freedom League, I will tell this story in episodes that build on one another. Think of them as chapters in a book. You will have to read them all and in order to understand the story, the way you would a book.
Long time readers may recall the brief appearance of Special Agent Princess in the Feline Freedom League series that I have posted here. He will be the star of FCIS, doing the type of work he would really like to do, namely investigate crimes. It’s what he was doing when he arrived here to look into the charges against Luna. His instructions were to look into the countercharges she brought against Storm as well.
Princess, as are all the cats in the Feline Freedom League series, is a real cat. He’s a young male cat, yes, I said male. His owner, my great-niece, wanted a kitten she could call Princess. We figured that he was a cat and didn’t know he had a girl name. His character developed from the thought that, what if he really did know? I think that’s what makes him a bit more aggressive and determined to prove himself. He is still a likable character; at least, I think he is.
Now posted to headquarters, he is part of a team of investigators. He really enjoys this kind of work. He is still young enough to want to impress Crusher, the team leader so he works towards that. He also wants to impress Sassy, a dangerous coworker.
A serial killer is targeting multicolored cats. He has killed two when we join the investigation. Can the team pull together to find the killer before he kills again? Stay tuned to find out.
This story is a new experience for me. I usually write science fiction or fantasy and, while this is a fantasy, it is a mystery, too. I’ve never written a mystery before, so I hope you will bear with me as I write this one. I’ll be writing each episode, or chapter, a little bit before I post them, so it may be a bit rough. That’s ok, as long as I tell you that this is the very first mystery I have ever seriously attempted. I hope you will like it as much as I will like writing it.
I will post the first episode of this story in January 2012. Look for it then. Again, I hope you like it. Let me know, will you?