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Cat Crimes by Martin H. Greenberg

Cat Crimes

by Martin H. Greenberg (Editor), Ed Gorman (Editor)

Other authors: Douglas Borton (Contributor), Jon L. Breen (Contributor), Barbara Collins (Contributor), Bill Crider (Contributor), Barbara D'Amato (Contributor)12 more, Gene DeWeese (Contributor), David H. Everson (Contributor), Christopher Fahy (Contributor), Joan E. Hess (Contributor), Dorothy B. Hughes (Contributor), J. A. Jance (Contributor), Peter Lovesey (Contributor), John Lutz (Contributor), Barbara Paul (Contributor), Bill Pronzini (Contributor), William J. Reynolds (Contributor), Les Roberts (Contributor)

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This collection of "mystery" stories all have one thing in common: there's a cat in them. Sometimes the cat is the detective, sometimes a witness and often the victim. In a few, the cat is merely incidental. However, even though cats are pretty versatile animals, there seems to be a limit to how one can factor into a mystery story, particularly considering I came away from this book thinking several of the tales were pretty similar. Poison seemed to factor pretty frequently, as did identifying a killer by fur or scratches delivered via the pet of the victim. It almost got too predictable. However, if one is a true cat lover, I think enjoyment can be had from this collection. Maybe don't read them all in one sitting, though. ( )
  EmScape | Jul 21, 2017 |
Excellent and varied collection of short stories featuring cats - as the victim, as the perpetrator, as the hero, as the detective, or as the silent witness. The styles vary too, from gently humorous, to hard-boiled detective, to horror. My favorite may be "Horatio Ruminates" by Dorothy B. Hughes. A wise and dignified Horatio conspires with a lovely calico lady and her kits to rid his Lady of an unwelcome boarder. ( )
1 vote MerryMary | Jan 21, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Greenberg, Martin H.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gorman, EdEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Borton, DouglasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Breen, Jon L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, BarbaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crider, BillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
D'Amato, BarbaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DeWeese, GeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Everson, David H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fahy, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hess, Joan E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, Dorothy B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jance, J. A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovesey, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lutz, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paul, BarbaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pronzini, BillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reynolds, William J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, LesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Short stories in anthology:

Ginger's Waterloo by Peter Lovesey
Bedeviled: A "Nameless Detective" Story by Bill Pronzini
A Weekend at Lookout Lodge by Joan E. Hess
Tea and Biscuit by Jon L. Breen
Horatio Ruminates by Dorothy B. Hughes
Scat by Barbara Paul
Blindsided by William J. Reynolds
The Last Temptation of Tony the C. by Christopher Fahy
Buster by Bill Crider
Catnap by David H. Everson
Last Kiss by Douglas Borton
Little Cat Feet by Les Roberts
Finicky by John Lutz
The Duel by J.A. Jance
Archimedes and the Doughnuts by Gene DeWeese and Barbara Paul
The Lower Wacker Hilton by Barbara D'Amato
A Proper Burial by Barbara Collins

Edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Ed Gorman

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Showcasing the top names in mystery fiction today, the seventeen tales included in this unique collection of feline who-dun-its will make anyone's fur stand on end!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:56 -0400)

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