Street Cat Blues

Street Cat Blues

by Alison O'Leary


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ISBN-13: 9781724208989
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Street Cat Blues 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JBronder 12 days ago
Aubrey is a tough old cat that has spent a while in the Sunny Banks rescue centers. He is not what most people think of adopting but Molly and Jeremy Goodman choose him. He is now the king of his forever home but also keeps tabs on the neighborhood. But then someone starts killing a couple of the older people in the neighborhood. Aubrey is not particularly upset since some of the people were not particularly nice to him and other kitties. But then someone Aubrey cares about is killed and he is determined to stop the killer. At the same time Jeremy sees how the killings have affected some of his students and he steps up to stop the killer and help one little kid in particular. I am a HUGE Crazy Cat Lady and naturally jump on almost anything that relates to cats. I just had to see how Aubrey would be portrayed. He is well written and comes across as snarky, weathered, and a special kitty. Of course the mystery had me guessing and agreeing with Aubrey when talking about Miss Jenkins. But I love how the story comes across as a great mystery without being cartoony and phony. This is a great story and amazing start to a series and first book for Alison O’Leary. I can’t wait to see what trouble Aubrey finds himself in next. This is one book that any mystery lover will want to get their paws on. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
Honolulubelle 13 days ago
Favorite Quotes: It was the kind of smell that hung on the air and wrapped itself around you, an evil little hobgoblin of a stink that poked its slimy, skinny fingers up your nose and down the back of your throat, and kissed your skin with soft, wet lips so that even if you washed a thousand times you would still catch its foul breath. It looked as out of place as a maiden aunt at a drugs bust. Never beautiful at the best of times, it stood dank and foreboding; a great, gothic pterodactyl of a building, the bare branches of the surrounding trees reaching blackly up into the sky like witches’ fingers. He didn’t know what it was, but the stuff that Carlos had put on a saucer for him was the absolute business. In Aubrey’s experience, cooking was usually done by girls, like Molly, unless you were big, hairy, sweaty, and frightening, like the bloke who cooked at the local steakhouse and who had fed Aubrey on the odd occasion that he’d passed by in his homeless days. He would have passed by more often, but there was something slightly unnerving about a bloke who habitually had a meat cleaver in his hand. “She can’t help it. She thinks that she’s doing the right thing,” said Molly. “So did Hitler,” replied Jeremy. My Review: Shrewd insights, happenstance sleuthing, and wry humor weave an intriguing and vastly entertaining tale of murder, all through the wizened eye of a watchful tabby cat named Aubrey. But who better to observe the odd goings-on in his community? However, this wasn’t just any old tomcat, this feline was tapped into a unique neighborhood-watch type network of house cats and an associated gang of free-roaming street cats. Aubrey was also respectfully acquainted with the nefarious racket running Siamese twins – feline Siamese, not the conjoined variety ~ snort. Someone was knocking off the elderly and the police hadn’t seemed to notice, but Aubrey was putting it together and his pals had a few additional thoughts to contribute as well. Cunningly crafted and cleverly written, this was a fun and engaging story, and I derived great pleasure and enjoyment from Ms. O’Leary’s colorful descriptions and crisp writing style. And I was shocked right out of my favorite pair of red crocs to realize this deftly written and wily tale was a debut publication. Although it wasn’t a totally warm and toasty yarn that was only told with chortle producing or smirk-worthy levity, as the murders were a bit grim and as in reality, not all humans were kind to animals or each other. I scored heavily for my Brit Word List with the new additions of milk float – which is milk delivery van; skip – a large outdoor waste receptacle; round the twist – crazy; jobsworth – a rule-bound, lazy, or uncooperative worker who are unwilling or too petty to assist.