How to Be a Cat Detective

Solving the Mystery of Your Cat's Behavior


Author: Vicky Halls

Publisher: Gotham Books

ISBN: 9781592402373

Category: Pets

Page: 285

View: 7071

A do-it-yourself guide to identifying and correcting feline behavior problems identifies the causes of most common problems while sharing a wealth of reassuring advice, in a reference that provides specific guidelines for monitoring and addressing a range of issues. Original.

The Crematory Cat


Author: Karen Buck

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059528342X

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 5534

Maggie Jackson, RN and professional quilter, has escaped her abusive, embezzling husband and come home to Spokane, Washington, where she hopes to live peacefully with her cat Henry, and making the quilts she loves. She takes a job in a veterinary clinic and is enjoying the low-stress work. But, she soon discovers that there is trouble underfoot, the clinic is part of an illicit drug pipeline. Will her new-found peace be shattered? Determined not to let this happen, she and Henry go to work. Will they succeed, or end up victims again? The Crematory Cat is the first of a series of Killer Quilts mysteries featuring Maggie and her helper, Henry.

The No 2 Feline Detective Agency


Author: Mandy Morton

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749019107

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3531

Hettie Bagshot has bitten off more than any cat could chew. As soon as she launches her No. 2 Feline Detective Agency , she's bucketed into a case: Furcross, home for slightly older cats, has a nasty spate of bodysnatching, and three of the residents have been stolen from their graves. Hettie and her sidekick, Tilly, set out to reveal the terrible truth. Is Nurse Mogadon involved in a deadly game? Has the haberdashery department of Malkin & Sprinkle become a mortuary? And what flavour will Betty Butter's pie of the week be?

Grey Zone


Author: Clea Simon

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780102453

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2987

A Dulcie Schwartz feline mystery - When a student goes missing and a professor ends up dead, Dulcie Schwartz realizes that midterms are going to be worse than ever. She’s hard at work on her thesis, but present day concerns – including the destructive mischief of her growing kitten – keep dragging her back into a tangle of motive, misbehavior, and maybe even murder. If only Mr Grey, her beloved feline ghost, would lend a hand, at least with that rambunctious kitten . . .

Mystery Cat and the Chocolate Trap


Author: Susan Saunders

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780553154153

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 93

View: 2560

Mystery Cat, a huge gray tomcat who belongs to both Kelly Ann McCoy and Hillary Barnett, join forces with his two owners to outwit a mysterious catnapper.

Cat Deck the Halls

A Joe Grey Mystery


Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061740144

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8201

The cats who saved Christmas . . . The charming seaside village of Molena Point, California, leads one to expect a quiet traditional Christmas surrounded by family and friends—but not this holiday season. Instead of singing carols and climbing into Christmas trees, Joe Grey, feline P.I., is faced with his most difficult case yet—and that's saying a lot for a wily tomcat who for years has been solving crimes the police can't even crack. At midnight in the deserted gardens of the shopping plaza, a stranger lies dead beneath the village Christmas tree; the only witness to the shooting is a little child. But when the police arrive, summoned by an anonymous phone call of feline origin, both the body and the child have disappeared. As police scramble for leads, the grey tomcat, his tabby lady, and their tortoiseshell pal, Kit, launch their own unique investigation. Together Joe Grey, Dulcie, and Kit face their most heartbreaking case yet as they care for the child who may be the killer's next target. Trying to sort out perplexing clues amidst the happiness of the season, they shadow a cast of colorful characters. But neither the police nor their unknown feline assistants are aware that they might have stumbled over the murderer and never known it, until an electrifying final scene when the killer's identity is revealed. For years Shirley Rousseau Murphy has written tales that have delighted readers and critics alike. With her lyrical prose and fast-paced plotting, Murphy has created another delightfully absorbing trip to a magical place populated by unforgettable characters whom readers have come to think of as friends.

Ghost of a Purr


Author: J. D. Crayne

Publisher: Renaissance eBooks


Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 8875

Lucky Pierre, that feline arch-sleuth, faces another murder in this lighthearted mystery. In this second installment of his adventures, Pierre's loyal human friends Linda and Jeremy Austin, are hosting a group of spiritualists for a three-day stay at their Honeysuckle House Bed and Breakfast. No one expected any problems beyond a few tipped tables and an occasional lewd word on the Ouija board. They certainly didn't expect to find the group's channeler (a medium, but rather tall) sprawled in her bed, reeking of bitter almonds, and dead as a doornail. The body of the channeler is hardly cold when Jeremy discovers another member of the ghost group dead in the shrubbery with a silk scarf knotted around her neck. Things are not looking good for either the spook hunters or the Austin's finances. If this keeps up, people will be staying away in droves. What's worse, they won't be contributing to the bank account that pays for Lucky Pierre's cat chow. There are some things that no respectable feline can ignore. Who is the vile killer that's threatening Lucky Pierre's dinner? Is it roly-poly little Duane Barbashire, who wears a pinky ring and prides himself on his business sense? Could it be Horace and Eunice Kidley, who used to practice necromancy but claim they've reformed? Maybe it's the mysterious writer, Guy Trenton, who claims he's there as an impartial observer but has a personal interest in at least one member of the group. Adding to the problems is the presence of Pawnee, an overweight gray tabby with a bottomless appetite. The Austins are cat-sitting Pawnee for a week and discover to their horror that he is a master of concealment and a shameless thief as well. Thereby hangs a tale—a cat tail, of course. "I chose this from the description and was satisfied. Engaging, realistic characters (incl Pierre!) and a flowing plotline. The solution naturally flowed from the info given. Would strongly recommend." —Goodreads review

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery


Author: John Charles,Candace Clark,Joanne Hamilton-Selway,Joanna Morrison

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911137

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 6975

Revision of: The mystery readers' advisory: the librarian's clues to murder and mayhem / John Charles, Joanna Morrison, [and] Candace Clark. -- Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.

The Cat who Played Brahms


Author: Lilian Jackson Braun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780515090505

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

View: 4772

With his cats Koko and Yum Yum, newspaperman Jim Qwilleran decides to take a vacation and becomes involved with murder

Crafty cat crimes

100 tiny cat tale mysteries


Author: Robert Weinberg,Martin Harry Greenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760715826

Category: Fiction

Page: 613

View: 3110