Corpse and Robbers


Corpse and Robbers: A Male Housekeeper Mystery
by Stephen Kaminski

About Corpse and Robbers

Corpse and Robbers: A Male Housekeeper Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – A small town in Michigan
Cozy Cat Press (April 16, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 234 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1952579457
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1952579455
Digital Cozy Cat Press (May 13, 2022)
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B1BD759B

Paul Bearer & Sons has two memorial services on the schedule, but three dead bodies. When Rusted Bonnet’s funeral home becomes the site of a murder, Cam Reddick finds himself as a prime suspect. To distance himself from the allegations, Cam must untangle a host of clever cons and mini mysteries, from corpse robbing to a fine art scam to a modern-day treasure hunt. Cam soon discovers that Paul Bearer’s more closely resembles a con artists’ colony than a funeral home. With help from his ex-wife and mother, Cam ultimately unearths the most devious and deadly ploy of all.

Corpse and Robbers in the second installment of Stephen Kaminski’s Male Housekeeper Mystery series.

Kaminski also pens the Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective Mysteries. He is the recipient of the Murder & Mayhem Award for Best Classic Cozy, multiple Reader Views Literary Awards, and was a Chanticleer Media CLUE Award finalist.

About Stephen Kaminski

Stephen Kaminski is the author of two cozy mystery series: The Male Housekeeper Mysteries and the Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective series, both published by Cozy Cat Press.

“Corpse & Robbers” (2022) is the latest of Kaminski’s Male Housekeeper Mysteries. The first installment of the series, “An Au Pair to Remember,” was penned in 2019.

Each of Kaminski’s Damon Lassard books — “It Takes Two to Strangle” (2012), “Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk” (2013), and “Murder, She Floats” (2014) — was awarded the Reader Views Literary Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region, and Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk was named Best Classic Cozy in the 2014 Murder & Mayhem Awards and was a 2013 Chanticleer Media CLUE Award Finalist.

Stephen is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School and currently serves as the chief executive officer of a national energy association. He lives with his 120 lb Swissie, Siberian forest cat, rescue kitty, and a gaggle of occasionally tolerable but always loveable humans in Bethesda, MD.


Q&A With the Author

When did you first consider yourself to be a writer?

I considered myself to be a writer after I modified first book – It Takes Two to Strangle – prior to publication.  After finishing the initial manuscript, my publishing house (Cozy Cat Press) suggested I overhaul the entire book – make it snappier, heavier on dialogue, and akin to a traditional cozy.  It took six months to modify, but ended as a far better product.  Since then, I’ve considered myself a writer.   

What advice do you have for a new writer?

Write every day, even when the words aren’t coming.  Keep pushing the story forward and keep your momentum going.  Even if you know none of the words you’ve written on a particular day will ever see print because they’ll need to be cut or re-written, the flow will help push you through blocks.

What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?

The easiest part for me is creating witty banter.  I tend to write how I think when it comes to dialogue, so I picture myself in the shoes of the person on the page who is speaking and the words tend to flow.

What is your favorite part of this story?

My favorite part of Corpse & Robbers is the bevy of cons involved in the side plots.  I have almost a half dozen side scams running throughout the manuscript and I enjoy weaving those in and out of the primary narrative.

Which Character was the most fun to write about? Why? 

In this book, Mitzy!  Mitzy is the younger man-chasing, always inebriated, hot-headed wife of the owner and operator of Paul Bearer & Sons Funeral Home, which is the primary location of the story.  Everything about Mitzy is just fun—she’s the perfect combination of entitled and exasperated.  

Which Character was the hardest to write about? Why?

The hardest character for me to write is my protagonist, Cam.  As with any amateur sleuth, I always have to keep top of mind “why” he continues to press on solving the mystery.  In Cam’s case, his ex-wife, whom he retains a good relationship with, is the deputy chief of police and in this book Cam himself is a suspect so he needs to clear his name.  But oftentimes, it is a struggle to find reasonable reasons for him to involve himself the way he does as he’s not a member of the law enforcement community.



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  1. Love cozy mysteries and love the twist that it involves a male housekeeper!

  2. Interesting storyline. Looking forward to reading the book.


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