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- DescriptionNo more pussyfooting around! Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont have barely scratched the surface of the world of show cats when a cornered kitty kidnapper s claws come out.... This show cat is a -show.... The one thing celebrity Trish Barrymore and her -account accountant husband, Mort, can agree on in their bitter divorce is shared cat custody. But when Mort is found brained by a mahogany cat tower, and Justine, their pedigreed Chartreux show cat, goes missing, Trish calls on Helen and Phil. Despite a ransom te from the catnapper, Trish is still the prime murder suspect in the eyes of the police. As they await the post-Mort-em, it s up to Helen and Phil to find the feline filcher and let the cat out of the bag. Discovering that Mort had some shady dealings within cat show circles, Helen goes undercover as an assistant for a woman who shows prizewinning Persians. But Phil is t buying Trish s cat-that-swallowed-a-canary act he thinks she might be staging the whole catnapping. As Helen and Phil get deeper into a high-pressure world of primping, posing, and purring to collar a killer, they get caught up in a cat-and-mouse game where the stakes are literally life and death....
- Author BiographyElaine Viets has actually worked many of those dead-end jobs in her mystery novels, just like her character Helen Hawthorne. She is also the author of the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series and numerous short stories. Elaine has won an Anthony Award and an Agatha Award. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her husband, reporter Don Crinklaw.
- Author(s)Elaine Viets
- PublisherObsidian Mysteries
- Date of Publication06/05/2014
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Series TitleDead-End Job Mysteries
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintObsidian Mysteries
- Weight408 g
- Width142 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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