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

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

by Rebecca M. Hale

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425234327
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/06/2010
Series: Cats and Curios Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 448,760
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rebecca M. Hale is the New York Times–bestselling author of the Cats and Curios mysteries and the Mystery in the Islands series. She lives in Western Colorado with her feline writing associates—when she’s not off researching future books set in San Francisco, the Caribbean, or wherever else her wandering spirit takes her.

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Nine Lives Last Forever (Cats and Curios Series #2) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
cricket808 More than 1 year ago
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.
CLPaul More than 1 year ago
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!
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
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."
ahaehl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just too unlikely--wait to read about the frogs climbing 4 flights of stairs--I suppose I will donate this.
Elentarien on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was interesting. Again, same as the first one, I LOVED the cats. She handles them really well and you can almost see them. I even loved the chapters where she popped into the cat's perspectives for awhile. The story was also interesting, the mystery was a bit easier to see this time, and its nice to have a mystery that is not a 'murder mystery for a change. My gripes? The history-lectures seemed longer and more numerous in this version. After the first one I started to feel like I was slogging through major info-dump and it was getting in the way of the story. Worse when I'd finally make my way out of one, only to find myself thrown into another dump two pages on. I found myself skimming a LOT just to get to the next part of the actual story.The main character *still* doesn't have a name.Over all, I am curious to see what happens in the next book. But the sheer amount of info-dumping keeps me from being all that eager to find out what happens.
grundlecat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good sequel to "How to Wash a Cat." More tunnels, secrets and fun dating back to San Francisco's wild gold rush days. Perhaps not entirely plausible, but still fun too read. Rupert should have his own book one of these days.
Joyann More than 1 year ago
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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harstan More than 1 year ago
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