Come for the Murder Stay for the Romance Whales and Tails is a cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. In this eighth book in the series, Cait’s friend Alex returns to Madrona Island a vastly changed man from when she had just seen him six months prior. It seems that his newly found wealth has made an impact on his personality and not in a good way. During one of the legendary parties Alex has become famous for throwing, one of the guests dies and it looks as if Alex may have blood on his hands. Cait and Cody set out to prove Alex’s innocence with the help of Ebenezer, the cat we met in The Cat of Christmas Past.