Acclaimed horse whisperer Liz O’Neal heals confused, frightened, or angry horses but she never expected to work in Italy. Her skills are vital to help the horses, especially when bullets start flying.

Private investigator Will Chandler doesn’t know much about horses but when he finds Liz and her talent, he has everything he needs. He’s been hired by the Italian government to retrieve a string of stolen stallions and find the master thief. When murder muddies the investigative waters, Will faces it head on with the help of the beautiful horse whisperer—and a nonchalant black cat with superior sleuthing skills.

From the peace of Summer Valley Ranch to the breath-taking beauty of Rome, the trio match wits with a villain who doesn’t balk at a murder—or six. Trouble fiercely protects his humans while solving a mystery of international magnitude and giving the bipeds a nudge in the right direction when love comes to call.

Cover for TROUBLE IN SUMMER VALLEY by Susan Y. Tanner, Book 4 of the Familiar Legacy cat detective mystery seriesDIVORCE, BETRAYAL, MURDER – Avery Wilson knew starting over would be hard, but she never expected to be in an all-out war with her ex. Now her goal of equine rehabilitation for wounded veterans on her Alabama horse ranch is slipping from her grasp, and her precious horses are in danger.

Dirks Hanna has what should have been a simple mission – evaluate Summer Valley Ranch for federal funding. But something deadly is happening in Summer Valley. The beautiful and headstrong equestrian is targeted for danger from every direction. And, intertwined with that danger, is a multi-faceted black cat who somehow appears at the scene of every disaster.

Trouble arrived at the ranch anticipating bitter human emotions to run high, but the black cat finds his paws more than full with murder and two very stubborn humans who refuse to see they are meant for each other.

Cover for TURNING FOR TROUBLE by Susan Y. Tanner, Book 7 of the Familiar Legacy cat detective mystery series. Silhouette of black cat against a textured green background, title and author name in yellow.DUST, GLORY—AND MURDER—at the Rodeo. Malone Summers ‘has what it takes’ to ride horses to big wins in the rough and tumble world of rodeo. Once, she’d chased her dream with a wild rodeo cowboy destined to break her heart. Now she’s riding high–until the murders of rough stock riders begin. Cade Delaney has a past heartbreak of his own. Trouble, the black cat detective, finds himself in the world of rodeo and murder when he takes on the job of guarding Malone against the mounting danger around her. He must help the bipeds bring the killer to justice and then help them see the truth their hearts fight against.


Cover of TROUBLE IN ACTION by Susan Y. Tanner, Book 10 of the Familiar Legacy cat detective mystery seriesREENACTORS, VINTAGE WEAPONS, AND MURDER! Kylah West has faith in her horses and her skill to ride them in a Civil War reenactment. Her concentration is broken when she meets U.S. Marshal Wolf Stockton and the body of a young reenactor is found, shot through the heart with a vintage rifle. Is it revenge, an accidental shooting, or a hint that opposing forces in the community are boiling over? As Trouble, black cat detective, races the clock to keep Kylah safe, he also realizes the two bipeds have another deep need—for each other. He must help solve the mystery while showing his humans the path to true love.


Cover for ATrouble'd Christmas by Susan T. TannerA Familiar Legacy short mystery:
BETRAYAL, REVENGE, and GRAND THEFT!  After his release from prison, Mace Walker has two goals – prove himself innocent of grand theft and see the guilty party punished. Even if his ex-fiancée, Felecia McIntyre, helped frame him. Three years ago, Felecia’s heart broke to watch prison doors slide shut behind the man she loved. Now, just two weeks before Christmas, Mace walks back into her life along with a sleek black cat whose owner believes he can solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice. A crime-solving cat may be just what Felecia needs because Mace has changed. Angry, bitter, and out for revenge, he’s determined to make the woman he once loved help prove his innocence—whether she’s willing or not.