18 September 2014.
This is the seventh in a series but this story is complete as a mystery even though previous events have obviously established some of the characters who become involved and their relationships. The story centres around Clyde, a cat who has travelled two hundred miles back to his home. His cries on finding the dead body of his former owner alert neighbours to the event. Jillian Hart who is heavily involved with a cat shelter and who makes cat quilts is asked to look after Clyde, who is now the centre of a media frenzy.
This book would appeal, obviously, to those who like cats since Jillian has three cats with whom Clyde soon bonds. The ability of Clyde to return to his home from miles away makes a fascinating beginning to the mystery of the murder of a man who was already dying of cancer. Orange tabby Clyde manages to find another body and to become a target himself. The relatives of the dead owner gradually assemble in the town of Mercy, South Carolina and prove to be a strange, disconnected group. Jillian is a sympathetic person who becomes a confidante of some of the suspects and investigators and begins to formulate her own ideas about these happenings. As is the fate of such characters she also us targeted by some very unsympathetic people!
In a nerve wracking climax all is solved.
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
This series began with The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse and this, the sixth subsequent adventure, a further tale, The Cat, the Sneak and the Secret is previewed at the end of this volume.