How To Tail A Cat-Rebecca M. Hale

How To Tail A Cat

Rebecca M. Hale

Berkley, Sep 4 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780425251294

In San Francisco, the late Uncle Oscar’s niece the accountant and the two feline siblings Rupert and Isabella move into the Green Vase Antique shop that she inherited.  When the niece completes her daily jog she always brings home by Lick’s Homestyle Chicken for Rupert to dine on; he loves the fried food as the snack is as good as Uncle Oscar used to make for him.  While he savors the meals, his brilliant sister knows the source of the fried chicken. 

Frog whisperer Sam Eccles visits the Aquarian to help ailing amphibians; however the frogs are assisting him with his plan to help Clive escape captivity.  Isabella tries to coax Uncle Oscar’s niece to follow clues involving the early twentieth century Steinhart brothers, who financed the aquarium.  Clive escapes but misses his heated rocks while the niece and her feline roommates search for Uncle Oscar’s treasure.

The thin storyline moves at a leisurely pace yet will enthrall fans of the Cats and Curios whimsical anthropomorphic amateur sleuth series (see How To Moon A Cat, Nine Lives Last Forever and How to Wash a Cat) with a unique tour of the streets of San Francisco.  The treasure hunt and alligator hunts are fun and a delicious twist enhance this fried chicken cozy.

Harriet Klausner


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