Cat Crimes Through Time

Cat Crimes Through Time

by Ed Gorman
     
 

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Fur flies and crime abounds in the twenty-one original stories commissioned by editors Gorman, Greenberg, and Segriff especially for this new anthology of feline mysteries. Veteran suspense writers like Carole Nelson Douglas, Doug Allyn, Jon L. Breen, Janet Dawson, and Bill Crider along with rising newcomers find plots afoot and cats apaw in a diverting variety of…  See more details below

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Fur flies and crime abounds in the twenty-one original stories commissioned by editors Gorman, Greenberg, and Segriff especially for this new anthology of feline mysteries. Veteran suspense writers like Carole Nelson Douglas, Doug Allyn, Jon L. Breen, Janet Dawson, and Bill Crider along with rising newcomers find plots afoot and cats apaw in a diverting variety of historical settings from the Blue Nile to Hudson Bay, among eighteenth-century explorers in the Northwest Territory and modern terrorists in the Middle East, in old New York (where you will meet the Death Cat of Hester Street) and in medieval Scotland. You will travel dangerous streets on the dark side of Beirut with the decidedly nine-lived Byron and in Oscar Wilde's London match wits with Roma, a very theatrical cat who would simply die, and kill, for herring.

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Not content with its dominion over the present (Cat Crimes for the Holidays, 1997, etc.), the master race now extends its reach back through history from ancient Egypt to the mid-20th century. The 21 original contributions are alternately gloomy (Tom Piccirilli's Poe pastiche), sprightly (Bill Crider's Hollywood idyll), charming (Gary A. Braunbeck's tale of a widowed mail-order bride), giddy (Elizabeth Foxwell's fantasia on Oscar Wilde themes), and historically doughty (Doug Allyn's medieval balladeer turned detective, Barbara Collins's investigation into the murder of Carry Nation's cat, Jon L. Breen's reminiscence of the silent-film era). Since they lack any considerable mystery, suspense, or ingenuity on the part of the human characters, they're best read as a triumphal procession of felines through the ages rather than as a series of crime stories that happen to feature cats. The one exception is Carole Nelson Douglas's evocation of a late Pharaoh's mummified cat that won't stay dead-a story that packs two teasing mysteries and some heads-up detection into the space of a sarcophagus. Now that cats have turned up everywhere from the Scottish Highlands to yesterday's war-torn Beirut, expect next year's dispatch to come from the moons of Jupiter. .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785814078
Publisher:
Book Sales, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Cat Crimes Series
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.28(d)

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