Sunday, January 11, 2015

Kittens Can Kill A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir by Clea Simon

Pru is going to a new client's house to check out a newly acquired kitten.  When she gets there, the door is open and the cat's owner is dead.  Not again!

Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 3rd, so you can grab a copy then.  If you haven't read the others in this series, you can grab them to keep you busy until this one comes out.

This is my favorite one in this series.  It reads smoother and I enjoyed the continuing romance between Pru and the cop.  Pru always seems to be in the middle of his cases and keep pestering him for information but he won't tell her anything.  She doesn't always tell him what she's learned either.  Sounds pretty typical of any relationship.

Pru takes the kitten home and tries not to get attached to it.  Her older cat is not enthused.  So home life is bit tough for a while.  By having the kitten, she gets involved with the three daughters of the man who died.  The sisters themselves are squabbling about everything.  Good old dad seems to have pitted them against each other and there are some family secrets that aren't out yet.

The more questions Pru asks, the muddier the case gets.  Some info is good, some is misinformation, people are protecting other people and nobody is being totally honest.  Good thing she can talk to Wallis and the dog she walks.  They don't converse the way we do, but she does get an idea of what they mean.

Before the story is over, all the sins of the household will be known.  It's a good mystery with enough twists and turns to keep you going.  And I'm hoping Pru will finally settle down and confide in Jim.  They make a good pair and I think she's a little too hesitant.  Of course, there's no hurry.  The longer the dating, the more fun we'll have.

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