Crime Cats is a self-published mystery chapter book series for readers ages 8 to 12. The books follow 8-year-old Columbus superhero Jonas Shurmann as he and his partners, cat detectives CatBob and Neil Higgins, work together to solve mysteries around their neighborhood.
These stories often explore obscure pieces of Columbus history while teaching moral lessons, like the value of empathy and self-worth. Each book also contains Cat Clues, helpful guides on everything from meeting a cat to what to do if your cat goes missing.
Crime Cats has been recommended by Columbus Parent magazine and Columbus Metropolitan Library.
A portion of the profit of every new copy of Crime Cats sold goes to the Crime Cats Relief Fund: a private charity that issues grants to help with medical care expenses for South Clintonville’s community cats.
Crime Cats is written, illustrated, and printed in the USA.