By Lydia Adamson
Whilst actress and beginner sleuth Alice Nestleton whips up an anniversary meal for her actor neighbors, the satisfied couple simply die-of nutrients poisoning. the single witnesses are the couple's little kittens. certainly lovable, yet in no way plausible at the witness stand. this means that Alice is the top suspect. And whereas the actor in Alice might love the highlight, this isn't the type of consciousness she needs... "Slyly captivating." (Publishers Weekly) "Another gem for cat secret fans." (Library magazine)
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Mrs. Prosper has no use for psychics and that sort. ’’ Millie did not trust me at all. She did not think I understood what she was telling me, so she spelled it out. ‘‘Look, Mrs. Prosper is no longer a well woman. What happened to her family left terrible scars. She shouldn’t even be working anymore. ’’ ‘‘I was in a theater group with her husband about ten years ago. ’’ She looked at me hard, as if trying to gauge my honesty. Then she walked through a door and came back in three minutes. ‘‘Go ahead,’’ she said, and raised a cautionary finger.
Some crazy actor or director was behind the killings. It looked as if she was right about the mushrooms and sour cream. And maybe by extension, Baby Kate. I realized it might be time for me to speak to the NYPD again. I had an obligation to reveal the gargoyle conjunction to them. Yes, it might well jeopardize our chance to reap a very substantial reward. But I wasn’t in this mess for the money, was I? After all, I am, was, and always will be a pillar of the community. But I didn’t make the call right away.
It’s all a bit hazy. It had something to do with a series of downtown murders. The victims all had cats. ’’ ‘‘The murderer was caught. Not by me alone. ’’ ‘‘Yes. ’’ They exchanged a quick glance. I wondered if this meant that Greco would now replace Fontana as chief interrogator during this session, if this was indeed an interrogation. No. Fontana kept center stage. ‘‘You’re a very attractive woman,’’ he said. Hmm. What was going on now, over and beyond the arrogance of males? 33 Lydia Adamson ‘‘Actually,’’ I replied flippantly, ‘‘ I do believe you’re correct.