Li'l Tom and the Pussyfoot Foot Detective Bureau: the case of the Parrots Desparecidos by Angela Crider Neary. Some sort of cat mystery, alligator presence is undetermined. I used to check out her blog that had photos of spots in the Bay Area. I cannot find that site but she has some on Facebook.
Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths. Norfolk England with a dead guy in a WWII era fighter plane.
Ming Tea Murder by Laura Childs. Childs has three mystery series. Huh. She must have fans pestering her for more books because that's a lot of books to write.
Tail Gait by Rita Mae Brown. I refuse to list a cat as co-author. This cover has a silhouetted cat holding a cheer pom-pom. I kinda recall doing a silhouette art project in elementary school.
I Need A Coffee by Give Me A Minute.
Canary by Duane Swierczynski. I've always enjoyed Swizziricivxz's books. An Honors Student is forced into being confidential informant for the police and she runs into trouble. Everyone in Swizxixiccxz novels run into trouble.
Bound: over 20 artful handmade books by Erica Ekrem. And yet this is a paperback. Page 85 says, "Draw the needle out through sewing station 5."