Cats Can't Shoot
A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir
By Clea Simon
(Poisoned Pen Press, Paperback, 9781590588697, 250pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
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When Pru Marlowe gets the call that there’s been a cat shooting, she’s furious. Animal brutality is the one thing that this tough animal psychic won’t stand for, and in her role as a behaviorist she’s determined to care for the traumatized pet. But when Pru finds out that the cat did the shooting – accidentally setting off a rare dueling pistol – she realizes something else is going on. Could the white Persian really have killed her owner – or did the whole bloody mess have something to do with that pricey collectible? With the white cat turning a deaf ear to her questions, Pru must tune in to Beauville’s other pampered residents – from the dead man’s elite social set to their equally spoiled pets – and learn the truth before her ex, a former New York cop, gets too close. In a world where value is determined by a price tag, only Pru Marlowe and her trusty tabby Wallis can figure out if this was a case of feline felony – or if some human has set the Persian up to be the ultimate cat’s paw.
Clea Simon is the author of the Theda Krakow (Probable Claws) and Dulcie Schwartz (Grey Matters) mystery series, as well as three nonfiction books. A recovering journalist, she lives in Massachusetts.