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Cries and Whiskers by Clea Simon

Cries and Whiskers

by Clea Simon

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First half pretty slow, nearly stopped reading, but last half was very fast-paced and I couldn't put it down so definitely worth reading. ( )
  tehanu | May 11, 2013 |
Third in a series, this book finds freelance rock music critic Theda Krakow dealing with a boyfriend who's laid up with a broken kneecap, a friend who's acting strange, the hit and run death of an acquaintance who's rescuing feral cats, and much more. The rock music scene in Cambridge intersects with drugs, real estate, and some red herrings as well before Theda finally sorts it all out. When is she going to realize that, contrary to her editor's opinion, she actually is a reporter, and a fine investigative reporter at that? A book for cat-lovers, rock music lovers, and those who know Cambridge, or, just want to read a good story. ( )
  auntieknickers | Apr 3, 2013 |
This was cute. I got it as part of a book club. I am not a fan of cats so this was not my favorite style but I truly enjoyed reading the book. I hope thaat it can be less predicitable going forward. I think there is potential. ( )
  krystalsbooks | Nov 23, 2009 |
Third in Simon's Theda Krakow mysteries. Theda is a freelance writer in the Cambridgeport area near Boston, MA. She writes mostly about the rock music scene in Cambridgeport, and also has a major interest in cats. Her friend runs a cat shelter, and in this volume, works with a group whose actions in progressive causes gets them in trouble at times. One of the women in the group is killed in a hit-and-run accident that may not have been an accident.

I enjoy this series quite a bit. The author's experience in rock music gives a nice tone of authenticity to Theda's adventures, and her love of cats shines through for animal lovers. Recommended.. ( )
  reannon | Sep 28, 2008 |
It is a holiday treat that the intrepid Theda Krakow is back in another feline mystery from Clea Simon. This time Theda takes on the drug culture and animal rights activist in this fast paced, suspense filled story.

The Top Ten category of who should read this book:
1. Anyone who likes a mystery with a well written, strong, female main character.
2. Anyone who likes a mystery with varied plot lines that are deftly meshed into one seamless story.
3. Anyone who likes well thought out suspense that keeps building to an ending that is compelling and complete.
4. Anyone who likes a work that looks at relationships- human, feline, men and women.
5 Anyone who would enjoy the setting of the Boston music scene.
6. Anyone who would enjoy a carefully developed mystery that entertains and enlightens.
7. Anyone who would enjoy a good book.
8. Anyone who feels strongly about animal rights or welfare (the issue of feral cats is interestingly explored.)
9. Anyone who is a cat lover.
10. All mystery lovers!

Clea Simon has written the third entry into the Theda Krakow series starring the cat loving journalist. It is another testament to her talent as an author that she can make a unique mark in the crowded cat mystery market. She should not be mixed with the cozy crowd. This mystery has fangs and teeth, more like the feral cats it describes than any domesticated house cat. ( )
  FrontStreet | Mar 29, 2008 |
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Caught up in her probe into a dangerous new designer drug, reporter Theda Krakow puts her investigation on hold when an animal rights activist, who had been struggling to rescue feral cats on the eve of a ferocious winter storm is killed in a hit-and-run accident.… (more)

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