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Nine Lives Last Forever (Cats and Curios Series #2)

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When frogs begin appearing in the antiques shop Rebecca has inherited from her Uncle Oscar, her cats Rupert and Isabella instantly give chase. But why are frogs turning up in San Francisco's City Hall building? And what does her late uncle's mysterious note to "follow the frogs" mean?

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Overview

When frogs begin appearing in the antiques shop Rebecca has inherited from her Uncle Oscar, her cats Rupert and Isabella instantly give chase. But why are frogs turning up in San Francisco's City Hall building? And what does her late uncle's mysterious note to "follow the frogs" mean?

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  • ISBN-13: 9780425234327
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Series: Cats and Curios Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 147,720
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca M. Hale worked as a patent attorney in the San Franscisco Bay Area before writing her first novel, How to Wash a Cat. She lives in Colorado
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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    Cat's are fun too

    Though basically a dog lover, I enjoy the different personalities that the cats have. The stories are enjoyable and I love the little tidbits of history sprinkled in. The characters are memorable and I'm waiting for the next title in the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

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    San Francisco Treat for readers who like cats with their mayhem

    The second book in Rebecca M. Hale's Cats and Curios series, "Nine Lives Last Forver" is an entertaining romp through San Francisco with two highly entertaining cats, Isabelle and Rupert. Frogs, a lost fried chicken recipe [with a surprise ingredient]and an exciting visit to San Francisco's City Hall make this a must read for anyone who likes their mysteries with a feline flavor. I can't wait to read the third installment!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2010

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    Invasion!!!

    RELEASE DATE JULY 6, 2010

    We are back at the newly renovated Green Vase antique shop and Rebecca, Isabella and Rupert have been joined by some green amphibian intruders. The antique shop is not the only place the creatures have turned up and what does the note left by Uncle Oscar mean?

    Rebecca leaps right into another mystery filled with political conspiracy, faked deaths, hidden gold, and cold-blooded betrayal. Working with her uncle's quirky friends and even his arch enemy, Rebecca and the kitties are on a mission to find the truth "warts and all".


    I LIKE IT!!!

    This second book in the Cat and Curios Mystery series again takes us back in history to the days of Harvey Milk, who was an American politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Mayor George Moscone, both were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back. Milk's election was made possible by and was a key component of a shift in San Francisco politics.

    She mixes history with her wonderful tale of the great frog invasion and her characters involvement in San Francisco's politics. So believable you wonder what parts of this story are true and what comes from Rebecca M. Hale's imagination. This is a truly enjoyable mystery with plenty of leaps, jumps, and little and not so little cat feet.


    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

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    a wild refreshing over the top of Nob Hill thriller.

    Her last blood relative Uncle Oscar died and within a week of his death, Rebecca lost her job at an accounting firm. She moves into the apartment above the Green Vase antique shop she inherited from Oscar, accompanied by her cats Rupert and Isabella. She quickly learned that her uncle used the store as a front to locate hidden treasures of historical figures he researched.

    Life turns dangerous when Frank tries to kill her using spider venom. She knows he still stalks her so she s so frightened she rarely leaves the shop. Her cats notice frogs in the apartment and give chase. Rebecca learns city hall has a frog infestation too. She ponders what her late uncle meant when he advised her with a note to "follow the frogs". Desperate and confused she visits Oscar's friend. Meeting Oscar's eccentric friends, Rebecca asks about the enigmatic note, but none of them grasp the meaning. However, dealing with betrayal and a stalker, Rebecca needs to know rather quickly what the hell is going on.

    The protagonist makes the tale work as she just wants to live a serene ordinary life, but is caught up initially in failure and fear, but quickly moves on to eccentricity as Uncle Oscar's zany crew welcome her as their leader. With a nod to the late Academy librarian Margaret Herrick for claiming claimed the annual awards statue looked like her Uncle Oscar; this tale crosses Charlie Chan with the Three Stooges to give readers an idea of Nine Lives Last Forever, a wild refreshing over the top of Nob Hill thriller.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    Rebecca is settling into the antique store, the Green Vase, whic

    Rebecca is settling into the antique store, the Green Vase, which her late uncle Oscar bequeathed to her. Unfortunately, her sales aren’t booming but it’s not stopping her from trying with the help of her beloved cats Rupert and Isabella.

    Besides the shop, her uncle left her in the middle of a huge mystery. Suddenly frogs start appearing in the Green Vase and they seem to have invaded City Hall. Then Rebecca finds a letter from her uncle saying “follow the frogs”. Rebecca is surrounded by a variety of eccentric characters who all appear to be involved in the mystery which happens to involve missing money as well as frogs.

    She also begins to doubt her uncle’s death as she is constantly smelling his secret chicken recipe. He never gave the recipe to anyone, not even her - or did he? There’s one cute scene where her cat, Rupert, smells the chicken too and proceeds to turn the house upside down looking for it.

    This is the second book in Rebecca M. Hale’s “Cats and Curios Mystery” series. I have to stress, that I really believe readers should start with the first book and not jump into the middle of this series. There are many details that carry over from one book to the next.

    This one is chockfull with tidbits of San Francisco history and it’s politics, including Harvey Milk, the city’s first openly gay elected office who was killed in 1978. I found the historic information interesting, but I thought it became a bit too much and a bit too detailed. I would have liked there to be more about Rebecca's life (plus her cats, of course). For most of the book, she is never referred to by her name. We find out towards the end of books 1 and 2 what her name is.

    I’m hoping book #3 will go a little more into Rebecca’s personality and maybe we will get more character growth as the series moves along. I’m a few books behind in this series and it may already have happened. I’m planning to read book 3 soon.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2013

    I am not a big reader But I really enjoyed this book. This San F

    I am not a big reader But I really enjoyed this book. This San Francisco history that went along with this mystery kept me going. The characters were quite unique and fun. The cat antics were really wild and having had cats in my life I really appreciated them. I think you will really have fun with this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    APPRENTICES DEN

    APPRENTICES DEN

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Info on imposter of silverstar

    She told us our new clan name is vickyclan.and told us to eat poo and to go to poop result 6.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    MEDICINE CAT DEN

    Yesh

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

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    "9 Lives" lasted too long

    Seemed like most of the book was a history (including political) of San Francisco. Author used overly wordy descriptions of most everything, went over already covered ground over and over and must have thought because she used a Mark Twain related theme that she too was being paid by the word. None of the characters are very engaging and the "heroine" take unnecessary risks and ends up in improbable situations. I love the cats, but even their antics got to be too much. This sort of wraps up a mystery begun in book one and hints at a possible mystery for a book 3, but I don't think I'll read.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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