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- 出版社: William Morrow; Reprint (2011年11月22日)
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN-13: 978-0792782520
- ASIN: B0053JOL5I
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Cat Telling Tales (Joe Grey Mystery Book 17) (English Edition) Kindle电子书
“A heartwarming and satisfying tale.” (Booklist on Cat Coming Home)
“[A] marvelous holiday gift of a tale.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Cat Coming Home)
“This is delightful entertainment. It would be a true cat-tastrophe if you let it pass you by.” (Todd David Schwartz, CBS Radio, Four Stars (Highest Rating) on Cat Coming Home) --此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
Shirley Rousseau Murphy is the author of twenty mysteries in the Joe Grey series, for which she has won the Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion nine years running, and has received ten national Cat Writers’ Association Awards for best novel of the year. She is also a noted children’s book author, and has received five Council of Authors and Journalists Awards. She lives in Carmel, California, where she serves as full-time household help to two demanding feline ladies.--此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
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But who killed Hesmerra and why? Where is Billy's father? And who are the two people Dulcie and Joe Grey find buried one atop the other in a shallow grave?
But all is not sorrowful. Dulcie has a happy secret, of the kind that can't remain a secret much longer!
Meanwhile, an elderly alcoholic woman, Hesmerra, is found dead after her house catches fire, leaving her 12-year-old grandson, Billy, homeless. The story is soon complicated by the sudden appearance in town of Debbie, one of Hesmerra's daughters, with her two children, a real estate scam involving Debbie's ex-husband, three apparently missing persons, a lone homeless woman living in her car, a meth lab in an abandoned house, and the arrival from Oregon of a very clever tomcat named Pan.
Don't be concerned that this is an overly cozy tale of cutesy kitties. These talking felines are descended from ancient Celtic cats who have very special talents. They have human-level intelligence but are real cats who, despite being well-fed by their human housemates, have not lost the instinct for hunting rats and rabbits. "Cat Telling Tales" is a delightful whodunit, with a well-plotted story and a likable cast of regular characters, both feline and human. If you enjoy cat mysteries, and don't mind a little fantasy in your whodunits, don't miss out on this enchanting series.
But I'd like to call attention to something that I am certain other readers have noticed. This author has a talent for characterization that elevates these novels to a level far beyond the the standards of the genre. Time and again, she creates characters that the reader CARES about. They insinuate themselves into your imagination to the point that you almost feel as if you know them, and they become dear to you -- Clyde, Charlie, Max, Wilma, and Ryan, and of course Joe, Dulcie, and Kit. The author's deft character brushwork brings even the minor characters to life, and the same goes for the new arrivals, too. With a tenderness that speaks for her golden heart, the author illuminates the feelings of the equally unforgettable children that so often figure in her stories. There is much to savor here, and I encourage those who might not otherwise feel attracted to the subject matter to give this book a read.