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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Lynne Truss ( Eats, Shoots & Leaves ) is back with a mesmerizing and hilarious tale of cats and murder For people who both love and hate cats comes the tale of Alec Charlesworth, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he s lost his job, his beloved wife has just died. Overcome by grief, he searches for clues about her disappearance in a file of interviews between a man called Wiggy and a cat, Roger. Who speaks to him. It takes a while for Alec to realize he s t gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking to Wiggy . . .and that much of what we fear about cats is true. They do think they re smarter than humans, for one thing. And, well, it seems they are! What s more, they do have nine lives. Or at least this one does Roger s older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he s seen it all. And he s got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link t only the death of Alec s wife, but also several other local deaths. But will the cat help Alec, or is he one of the dark forces? In the deft and comedic hands of mega-bestseller Lynne Truss, the story is as entertaining as it is addictive ( The Sunday Telegraph ) an increasingly suspenseful and often hysterically funny adventure that will please cat lovers and haters alike. And afterwards, as one critic ted, You may never look at a cat in quite the same way again ( The Daily Mail ).
LYNNE TRUSS is the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, which spent 45 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list 3 at #1 and was the USA Today Book of the Year 2004, and Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or, Six Good Reasons to Stay at Home and Bolt the Door, which was also a New York Times bestseller. Her children s book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference spent 7 weeks on the New York Times children s bestseller list 4 at #1 and was a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book, as well as a KidsReads.com Best Book of the Year.