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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.
Cat Dependency. What is it? Who suffers from it? And how can those afflicted free themselves from the tyranny of their tabbies? At last, there's a book that offers new hope to the millions who for years have been trampled underpaw. Without pussyfooting around, this recovery guide teaches how to live care-free and cat-free again.
A heartwarming tale about the importance of caring for strays. In Billy's small town, stray cats are running wild, and there's growing pressure to get rid of them. The school bullies don't even hesitate to throw rocks at the poor creatures! So when Billy finds a wounded, starving kitten and sneaks her home, he has to be extra-careful to keep her hidden while he nurses her back to health. However precious little Conga is to him, he knows his dad would take her away if he discovered her, safe and warm in Billy's bedroom. Can Billy and his friends confront the cat abusers, convince the town of the importance of caring for abandoned animals, and find a safe haven for strays? A new, soon-to-be-classic animal story by the author of DOG LOST.
John Laurence covered the Vietnam war for CBS News from 1965 to 1970 and was judged by his colleagues to be the best television reporter of the war. His documentary about a squad of U.S. troops, "The World of Charlie Company," received every major award for broadcast journalism. Despite the professional acclaim, however, the traumatic stories Laurence covered became a personal burden that he carried long after the war was over. In this evocative, unflinching memoir, laced with humor, anger, love, and the unforgettable story of Méo, the Vietnamese cat, Laurence recalls coming of age during the war years as a journalist and as a man. Along the way, he clarifies the murky history of the war and the role that journalists played in altering its course. The Cat from Hué has earned passionate acclaim from many of the most renowned journalists and writers about the war, as well as from military officers and war veterans, book reviewers, and readers. Now available in trade paperback with a new epilogue, this book will stand with Michael Herr's Dispatches, Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War, and Neil Sheehan's A Bright, Shining Lie as one of the best books ever written about Vietnam-and about war generally.
Celebrated comic artist and graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown's collection of all-new drawings sweetly illustrates the joys of living with a cat. Featured in McSweeney's and on NPR's This American Life, and praised by comic luminaries Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes, Brown's work has always paid tribute to felines as they curl up on couches and purr on the peripheries of his autobiographical stories. Cat Getting Out of a Bag follows his cat Misty--really, any cat--as she goes about her everyday activities and adventures. In a series of drawings, Brown perfectly captures the universal charm of cats in a lovely book sure to please fans and cat lovers of any stripe.
[From the back cover:] "A Paws De Deux--And Murder The only things Alice Nestleton likes about Peter Nelson Krispus, the cantankerous old man whose off-beat musicals made him a cult figure, are his two Silver Tabby Maine Coon cats. And the felines are about to join Alice in being cat's-eye witnesses to murder. It begins when the actress-turned-sleuth and Tony Basillio, her significant other, go to a fund-raiser at Krispus's Hell's Kitchen tenement. They arrive just in time to see another guest, a well-known cat fancier, gunned down at point-blank range. The shooter is Krispus's harridan of a wife. The motive is a complete mystery--a mystery Alice feels compelled to solve. But when the clues begin coming in on little cat feet, Tony walks out of her life. There are a lot of broken hearts on Broadway, and Alice's is among them. But she won't give up snooping into this tale of two fat cats and a hoofer's desperate secret, even though Alice fears that the next cat-astrophe--another sudden death--may be her own." To further peak your interest in the Alice Nestleton Mysteries, the first chapter of the next book in this series is provided at the end of the book as well as eleven synopses of prior series publications. Millions of citizens live in New York City. A surprisingly large number of them come unforgettably to life as Alice Nestleton, forty-something-year-old Actress and cat sitter investigates a wide variety of crimes in the Alice Nestleton Mysteries available from Bookshare including #1 A Cat in the Manger, #2 A Cat of a Different Color, # 3 A Cat in Wolf's Clothing, #4 A Cat By Any Other Name, #5 A Cat in the Wings, #6 A Cat With a Fiddle, #7 A Cat in a Glass House, #8 A Cat With No Regrets, #9 A Cat on the Cutting Edge, #10 A Cat in Fine Style, #11, A Cat on a Winning Streak, #12 A Cat Under the Mistletoe, #14 A Cat on a Beach Blanket, #15 A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock, and #21 A Cat on the Bus, with the rest of the books in the series `coming soon. The action in these relatively short novels gets underway on page one. The reader isn't given a moment to lose interest. Being an actress, Alice notices details about places and people that bring the reader into the picture. Being a cat lover, Alice misses no opportunity to lavishly describe her own two cats and cats she meets along her way, as well as sprinkling in catnips of feline trivia cat-loving and curious readers will enjoy.
Midnight Louie, the best tomcat in the crime-solving business, and his human partner, petite redheaded publicist Temple Barr, are once again in the thick of things in the city of sin. The manager of the Crystal Phoenix, one of Las Vegas's premier vacation spot, has hired Temple Barr to help clean up the hotel's image, but soon more than the Phoenix's reputation is in danger. The phoenix becomes prey to mysterious saboteurs whose little pranks just happen to keep endangering Temple's life. When Temple tangles with ex-priests, local police, FBI agents, obnoxious reporters, and a passel of semi-reformed mafiosi who wear pastel zoot suits, it's up to Midnight Louie to get her out of knot....before it's too late. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Carole Nelson Douglas's Cat in an Alien X-Ray takes the Las Vegas gang on a science-fictional roller-coaster ride. Midnight Louie, feline PI and company encounter UFO enthusiasts, conspiracy nuts who are too bizarre even for tin foil hat therapy. An Area 51 attraction on the Strip threatens to bring more than starry-eyed enthusiasts to town. Once again it is up to that furballed PI Midnight Louie to keep his crew in line and save them from the attack of the creatures from the beyond. .. or common criminals that prey on the innocent.
Temple Barr, publicist extraordinaire, is itching to bring off her most dangerous and exciting assignment, helping to launch an endeavor that many a Vegas showmen have dreamed of: a Las Vegas mob museum/casino. While city powers-that-be hem and haw over doing an official project on the subject, the Family Fontana plans to connect two hotels with a "Chunnel of Crime" featuring an underground speakeasy, a fast "ride" through Vegas crime history by Gangsters custom limo service, and other fun attractions. Temple's grand scheme to do a live "opening Bugsy Siegel's vault" media event built around a huge safe found buried underground produces a two-day-old body wearing white tie and tails. With Temple's magician-counterterrorist ex-lover, Max, gone missing and her new fiancé, radio shrink Matt Devine, in Chicago for week-long media gig, Temple must depend on "the Vegas Strip Irregulars," a posse of cats, to solve murders old and new that smack of mobs vintage and all too contemporary. Success, or failure, could cost Temple her life, and all nine of Louie's.
Cat in a Diamond Dazzle is the eagerly awaited fifth volume in the Midnight Louie mystery series. Readers have fallen in love with Louie, the tough, tousle-eared black Las Vegas tomcat, dubbed "an irresistible combination of Nathan Detroit and Sam Spade" by Mostly Murder, and with Temple Barr, his human companion, a petite redheaded public relations expert whose fondness for high-heeled shoes is matched only by her aptitude for getting into trouble. And there are troubles aplenty in Temple's life right now--from the stage magician ex-boyfriend who suddenly shows up, and whom the police would love to question about a murder he probably didn't commit, to her handsome neighbor who's proving to be quite a distraction. Temple decides she's had enough of troubles... and men. She'll leave reality and escape to fantasy by fleeing to a romance writers' convention held in Las Vegas's most dazzling hotel, the Crystal Palace. At the convention, Temple becomes entangled with the male-model Incredible Hunk pageant, writers' rivalries, along-lost relative, and a treasure hunt for a pair of dazzling crystal shoes with black cats on the heels. It's all good, relatively clean fun...until one of the would-be Fabios turns up dead. Temple's investigations into these matters soon become much more complicated--and much more dangerous--than she had planned. Luckily, there's a smart and smart-mouthed cat prowling around....
The story is about a malignant cat committing frightful murders.
Midnight Louie, Carole Nelson Douglas's beloved twenty-pound tomcat PI, is playing at the top of his game as he walks the walk and talks the talk on the mean streets of Las Vegas. Temple Barr and Midnight Louie are up to their tails in froufrou, chapeaux, and murder when the Red Hat Sisterhood convention hits Las Vegas. Electra Lark, Temple's spirited sixty-something landlady-and a member of the local Red Hatdrags the petite spinmeister to the convention, in the hopes of helping Temple forget about her complicated love life. Cat in a Red Hot Rage is the nineteenth title in Carole Nelson Douglas's sassy Midnight Louie mystery series. This tough talking twenty-pound tomcat PI is playing at the top of his game as he walks the walk and talks the talk on the mean streets of Las Vegas. Temple Barr and Midnight Louie are up to their tails in froufrou, chapeaux, and murder when the Red Hat Sisterhood convention hits Las Vegas. Electra Lark, Temple's spirited landlady, has dragged her to the con. Accused of murder after a woman is found strangled with an official Red Hat Sisterhood scarf, Electra begs Temple to clear her name by posing as a pink-hatter, an under-fifty member of the organization. Louie and his partner in Midnight Investigations Inc., Midnight Louise, join the hunt for the killer at the Crystal Phoenix. They find old friends already there, including C-movie actress Savannah Ashleigh, and her Persian cats, Louie's ex-love, the Divine Yvette, and her sister Solange. As Temple and Louie dig under all the makeup and shopping bags it becomes clear that a whole lot of folks want to crush or cash in on the red-hot rage of female empowerment that is the Red Hat Sisterhood.
Short stories about children with their pets.
Mandy and her best friend James are used to dealing with animals in distress. But ghostly animals in distress are a different matter... Mandy is haunted by dreams of a mysterious cat.
Available Digitally for the First Time This Christmas, Alice Nestleton will discover that cat-sitting can be murder... Off-Off Broadway actress-turned-sleuth Alice Nestleton is just crazy about cats, particularly her Maine coon cat Bushy and zany alleycat Pancho. Now she's hoping for a merry little Christmas peacefully cat-sitting at a sprawling Long Island estate, where she expects to be greeted by eight howling Himalayans. Instead, she finds herself face to bloody face with a grisly corpse. Alice has unwittingly stepped into a deadly conspiracy of high-stakes horse racing, sinister seduction, and missing cash. She knows she'd better count on her cat's clever instincts and nine lives, since her own curiosity has landed her just a whisker away from death... Get your paws on A Cat Tells Two Tales, available October 2012 in trade paperback from Obsidian.
Chloe never quite believed her friends' stories about the "Cat Lady". But when a dare goes horribly wrong, she finds out that the truth is more terrifying than anyone had ever imagined... Plus, two more terrible tales. Think happy thoughts. You've entered a scary place. Welcome to "The Midnight Library".
In Kiss of a Traitor, Wilhelmina Bellingham is an ardent Tory and has two goals in her young life--catching the rebel traitor General Francis Marion and avoiding marriage to the fool to whom she was promised when she was only a babe, a man she has never met. Her first goal is within reach, for Willa knows South Carolina's swamps as well as any rebel, shedding her betrothed, however, is another matter. When his half-brother is killed, Captain Brendan Ford, a spy with Marion's patriots, assumes his identity as Lord Montford--and fiancé to Wilhelmina Bellingham. As his deception begins to fall apart, he convinces Willa he is a double spy, and makes a fatal decision--to romance her, capture her loyalty, and prevent her from exposing him to her father. But while he is ensuring Willa's allegiance and love, she manages to steal his heart as well. In Starlight & Promises, during a voyage in 1891 to the uncharted isle in the Furneaux Islands near Tasmania, the sixth Earl of Stanbury discovers a saber-toothed tiger thought to have been extinct for more than 10,000 years--a find that will astonish the world and bring great acclaim if he is able to return to England. Learning of the earl's suspicious disappearance, Lady Samantha enlists the assistance of professor Christian Badia--a noted zoologist and tracker specializing in wild cats who, unbeknownst to Lady Samantha, has a dark past--to join her in a dangerous expedition to rescue her uncle. Despite knowing his notorious reputation as a recluse, Lady Samantha finds herself drawn into a world of physical passion with the enigmatic man she becomes convinced is her soul mate. When the professor embarks on his own treacherous assignment, Lady Samantha fears she may forever lose her newfound love. Unable to simply stand by, Lady Samantha launches her own investigation at great peril to herself.
[From the back cover:] "Miraculous stories that will set your heart purring ... In this remarkable collection of stories, bestselling authors Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger (Dog Miracles, Christmas Miracles) turn their attention to amazing cats that experienced the miraculous. From tales of survival against all odds to stories of courage and heroism, Cat Miracles explores the magic every cat lover knows is a part of the mysterious and inspiring animal that shares our lives and claims our hearts. Meet some of the fascinating felines in this book: Bonnie, who attacked a gang of thieves--and won! Prissy, who saved her sleeping owner from a potentially deadly fire, Kitty, who survived a trip of seventy-five miles under the hood of an automobile, Ninja, who traveled on his own to his family's former home--850 miles away, and Heidi, who attacked a vicious pitbull--and protected her poodle pal! Sit back, snuggle up with your favorite feline on your lap, and read these amazing stories!"
Mummies are a fascinating legacy of ancient Egypt, probably the one that's most familiar today. But did you know that the Egyptians mummified animals as well as humans? Many different kinds of animal mummies have been discovered in Egypt, among them hundreds of thousands of cat mummies. Why did the Egyptians mummify so many cats? To answer this question, Cat Mummies describes the important part cats played in Egyptian religious belief and practice over thousands of ears. Meticulously researched text and illustrations offer a fresh look at everyday life in an ancient civilization, and at a remarkable chapter in the history of the domestic cat.
Let sleeping cats lie... Kittery Harbor, Maine, may not be a hotbed of criminal activity, but Sunny Coolidge and her feline companion, Shadow, have a knack for nosing out trouble. While Shadow copes with a sore paw and an irritating puppy invading his turf, Sunny gets mixed up in a financial dispute between rival vets and ex-spouses Jane and Martin Rigsdale. Sunny agrees to help Jane confront Martin about his moneygrubbing ways, only to find herself caught at the scene of a crime: Martin has been murdered. Though Jane is pegged as the lead suspect in the investigation, Martin, with his greedy ways and his catting around, did not have a shortage of enemies. Did a scorned lover or cheated creditor put Martin down for good? It's time for Sunny and Shadow to team up again, sniff out a killer, and clear Jane's name before someone decides to put them to sleep, too.
Available Digitally for the First Time. A mystery cat takes talented actress-turned-sleuth Alice Nestleton behind the scenes--for murder... Beautiful Off-Off Broadway actress-sleuth Alice Nestleton gasps as a sinister shadow looms at the top of her apartment house stairs. But it's only a moonstruck student from her acting class who comes bearing a gift--a gorgeous white Abyssinian-like cat. That is strange enough, but stranger still, just days later the young Lothario is killed in a Manhattan bar...and the exotic kitty is cat-napped! Alice's own two cats, the regal Bushy and the harum-scarum Pancho, have helped her catch criminals before. But the trap she devises to corner the perpetrator of the cat theft may entangle her instead in a dead actor's secrets and murderous drama--of love and revenge... Curl up with a copy of A Cat Tells Two Tales, available October 2012 in trade paperback from Obsidian.
New York City is terrorized by a serial killer, and only Ellery Queen can stop the panicIn the dog days of August, it is no surprise to see New Yorkers perspire. But this summer, a killer called the Cat gives the city a new reason to sweat. He selects his victims seemingly at random and strangles them, then escapes without leaving a clue. As the death toll climbs, and the press whips the public into horrified frenzy, Gotham teeters on the edge of anarchy. Ellery Queen, the brilliant amateur sleuth, has gone into retirement when the Cat begins to kill. As his father, a seasoned homicide detective, leads the investigation into the murder, Ellery tries to avoid getting involved. But as the body count rises, he can no longer resist the urge to hunt. The Queens are known for their curiosity--and everyone knows how curiosity can affect a cat.
Carole Nelson Douglas, award-winning author of the acclaimed Good Night, Mr. Holmes, captivated a host of new readers with Catnap, the first novel in an irresistible new mystery series featuring Midnight Louie -- a jet-black tomcat with an appetite for mystery and an attitude right out of Damon Runyon -- and his red-haired human companion Temple Barr, a publicist in the glittering Las Vegas media scene. Pussyfoot, the sequel to Catnap, was an even bigger success, and mystery fans have been eagerly awaiting the next volume in the series. Cat on a Blue Monday is well worth the wait. Someone is stalking prize-winning purebreds at the annual Las Vegas Cat Show, and Midnight Louie is off on the prowl again. As Louie, aided by a telepathic Birman cat named Karma, follows the scent of the killer, Temple is delving into the past of Matt Devine, the handsome young hotline counselor who's captured her heart. Soon Louie and Temple find themselves up to their tails in blackmail, extortion, and cold-blooded murder. Fans of foul play, feisty female detectives, and feline forensics are sure to find Cat on a Blue Monday just their saucer of milk.
Acting jobs and cat-sitting assignments have been elusive for Alice Nestleton lately ... but there's plenty of sleuthing work to be done. A prominent theater director has requested her help for his pet charity: Sustenance House. It seems an anonymous benefactor has vanished (along with his much-needed holiday donation), and Alice must find out what's going on before the homeless shelter has to close its doors to the poor forever. But when a board member shoots himself during a meeting--and a murderous Scrooge tries to keep Alice out of the picture--things get messy--things get messy. It's going to take some quick thinking--and the help of two Siamese cats named Tiny and Tim--to wrap up this case and cook a killer's Christmas goose. Look for more books in this series in the Bookshare collection including: A Cat Under The Mistletoe.
Actress, catsitter and amateur sleuth Alice Nestleton finds her summer doldrums melting away like ice cubes on a sidewalk with a shocking murder that happens right on her doorstep. The victim? Mary Singer, the very woman who hired Alice to catsit. The murderer? The chauffeur of Mary's Rolls Royce, who shoots his employer before Alice's unbelieving eyes. But when Alice opens the cat carrier to check on the now orphaned feline, all she finds is an odd toy cat on wheels. Now why would anyone pay $2,500 for someone to watch a stuffed animal? With Pancho and Bushy, her new friend Sam Tully, and a Bengal cat in tow, Alice has a lot of ground to cover to trap a clever killer. The newest addition to the delightful Alice Nestleton mystery series, A Cat on Stage Left is the ideal combination of superb detective fiction and fabulous feline adventure. Millions of citizens live in New York City. A surprisingly large number of them come unforgettably to life as Alice Nestleton, forty-something-year-old Actress and cat sitter investigates a wide variety of crimes in the Alice Nestleton Mysteries. The complete series is available from Bookshare including #1 A Cat in the Manger, #2 A Cat of a Different Color, #3 A Cat in Wolf's Clothing, #4 A Cat in the Wings, #5 A Cat By Any Other Name, #6A Cat in A Glass House, #7 A Cat With No Regrets, #8 A Cat on the Cutting Edge, #9 A Cat on a Winning Streak, #10 A Cat in Fine Style, #11 A Cat in a Chorus Line, #12 A Cat Under the Mistletoe, #13 A Cat on a Beach Blanket, #14 A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock #15 A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock, #18 A Cat With the Blues, and #21 A Cat on the Bus. The action in these relatively short novels gets underway on page one. The reader isn't given a moment to lose interest. Being an actress, Alice notices details about places and people that bring the reader into the picture. Being a cat lover, Alice misses no opportunity to lavishly describe her own two cats and the cats she meets along her way.
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