By Shirley Rousseau Murphy
The attractive, serene village of Molena element, California is the kind of position the place humans visit break out from the harsher realities of life––which is what attracted vintage movie famous person Patty Rose to shop for the village resort, and quiet down to take pleasure in her golden years. yet because the city gathers to have a good time and honor the gorgeous, getting older actress with a competition of her previous motion pictures, Patty is brutally murdered––to the horror and surprise of this peaceable burg. a steady tortoiseshell cat, package, has been having fun with a retreat to the animal–loving actress's hotel, the place she's spending time together with her tom cat pals Dulcie, and the slick tomcat sleuth, Joe gray. yet her rest is lower brief whilst she hears the gunshots that finish Patty's existence, and sees her useless physique sprawled at the inn's entrance steps. She glimpses the killer racing into the parking storage, and shortly follows his path. Joe and Dulcie needs to now keep on with the na?ve Kit's path, and hold her from moving into severe difficulty. To complicate issues, Joe discovers that Dulcie has been hiding a runaway child––one of the fortunate people that those certain cats decide to speak to––who has now been abducted, most likely through a similar guy who killed their well-known pal. finally, the little girl's abduction leads them to Patty's killer, and the tom cat pals are all united––but all of them needs to mourn a departed good friend as they stand beside the newly laid grave of Patty Rose.
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Watching the small man, Joe had licked his shoulder, which was wet from the recent rain, and had wondered why this tourist was out in wet weather. A little rain was no big deal to a cat; there were countless niches where one could shelter out of the downpour and lick one’s fur dry. But not many tourists walked for pleasure on a rainy night. The man had seemed so interested in the stained-glass doorways of the little out-of-the-way shops that lined the alley that Joe had wondered if he was planning to break in.
The programs were sometimes quite long. That was why Lucinda and Pedric had skipped this one after four nights’ running. Drawing back among the bushes at the edge of the sidewalk, Kit watched people hurrying to their cars, or starting to walk home bundled up against the stormy cold. Rearing up on her hind paws trying to see through a forest of human legs, she looked and looked for the man—she could smell him close to her, he’d come here, all right, to mix with the crowd, as if this would be his alibi, that he was at Patty’s movie.
That time, her mind had been so intent on breakfast because she’d caught nothing in the tall grass, not even a mouse, that she’d hardly paid attention. But now she paid attention. Where? Where had she seen it? Squinching her eyes closed, she made that picture come back to her, that old gray car. Parked. It had been parked way back down a weedy driveway beside a dark-sided, neglected cottage with tall grass in the yard, a cottage half hidden behind a bigger house, not a typical Molena Point cottage, well kept and pretty.