Tulip & Hound

Siren and the Serenade


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Siren and the Serenade by Angela Cummings, February 2021

Siren and the Serenade is a mystery novel for young(-at-heart) readers by Angela Cummings featuring an unusual detective who is as serious about solving the case as he is about his afternoon naps.

The streets of Port Townsend are alive with visitors enjoying the warm August days, but one keen mind is preoccupied with a more serious issue: the tragic death of the town’s most famous resident. Following his nose, instincts, and leads from locals, detective Wellington sets out to solve the mystery of Siren, the Siamese show cat.

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