Cats Can’t Shoot-Review/Giveaway + Bonus Cat Pics

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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.

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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

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.


33 thoughts on “Cats Can’t Shoot-Review/Giveaway + Bonus Cat Pics”

  1. Thanks for offering another cool giveaway Layla. This book sounds intriguing. I too am not a big fan of mysteries but this one looks good since a cat is the main character of the book. I wonder now if cats can shoot. I would love to read this book and find out for sure.

  2. Put my hat in the ring to win this please! I love to escape into this kind of book. I’m glad Cleo left a comment, I bookmarked her site so I’ll be able to remember
    all the book titles.

  3. We thought we’d throw our hat into the ring for the Clea Simon mystery book. Kitties are so smart… I bet they solve the mystery quickly and expose the bad guy(s)!!!

  4. Thank you so much for giving my “Cats Can’t Shoot” a read! This is Pru’s (and Wallis the tabby’s) second outing, by the way. The first is “Dogs Don’t Lie” (although Wallis isn’t sure about that). The third, “Parrots Prove Deadly,” will be out this spring. You can read excerpts of the first two (and my other kitty-centric mysteries) on my website at


    1. Hi Clea, thanks for stopping by. I have read Dogs Don’t Lie and look forward to the third the series. Wallis is my kind of cat!

  5. Mom loves books where the cat helps to solve the crime. Mi-Mi and I would love to give this to her for her birthday/Christmas present.

    Please sign us up for the drawing…

    Purrs and mews,
    BoBo and Mi-Mi

  6. This is one for the cats and me! Tis definitely “hunting” season at our house too,some days the body count is pretty high. Happy Purrs to all Skeeter and Izzy >^@@^<

  7. Gosh, that book sounds like it’s right up my alley! Sam wishes he could join your boys in the garden for some fun….moles, voles, chipmunks…they’re all “fair game” !!! Tee Hee

    Happy sunday,
    Pam (and Sam)

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