Our feline reviewers are taking Sunday off to do some snooping and crime solving in the garden. There are moles involved and not the kind in spy novels.
I suspect it has something to do with not being paid for their services. Isn’t caviar cake sufficient payment? Merlin is not amused.
If you like cats who help solve crimes in books of a noirish nature, Cats Can’t Shoot by Clea Simon might be up your alley. Pru Marlowe is a psychic animal behaviorist by day and unwitting crime solver by night with help from her droll but insightful cat Wallis. The prolific Ms. Simon’s voice and pacing is more than a nod to Raymond Chandler’s gumshoe Philip Marlowe.
When a wealthy man is killed, the #1 suspect ( literally with a smoking gun) is his Persian cat but cats can’t shoot or can they? Ballsy Pru who is chummy with the local police, helps unravel whether the death was an accident or murder most foul. Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of this genre but having cats who talk to animal communicators is enough of a selling point for me.
If you’d like to win a copy of Cats Can’t Shoot, simply leave a comment any time until midnight Oct 27. The winner will be announced next Sunday when we have an extra special treat in store.
Visit the Clea Simon at her website CleasSimon.com
Cats Can’t Shoot (Hardcover)
250 pages. Published in 2012 by Poisoned Pen Press
Cat Wisdom 101 Rating : 3 Paws
Okay, everyone resume your Sunday snooze locations or you’re welcome to join Domino in a game of “I spy” under the bushes.