Kittens Can Kill

Kittens Can Kill
Author: Clea Simon
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Genre: Mystery
ISBN: 978-1-4642-0358-9
Pages: 294
Price: $24.95

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When Pru Marlowe visits the home of David Canaday, she is expecting to be caring for a new kitten. She hardly expects to find David lying on the floor, dead. After rescuing the tiny feline from his feuding daughters, she attempts to determine what really happened.

Wallis, her resident tabby, resents this intruder to her home, but tries to find out what he might have seen. Although Pru can usually hear what Wallis has to say, she struggles to understand the kitten. Other canine friends also share their opinions on the Canaday daughters and David himself. Pru tries to piece together these and other tidbits of information she receives from sometimes lover, officer Jim Creighton, and the regulars at Happy’s bar.

Pru is never sure if her ability to communicate with animals is a gift or a curse, and she struggles with not letting anyone know. Keeping Creighton in the dark is a necessity, as she fears he may doubt her sanity if he learns the truth. Bourbon is her crutch when life feels too overwhelming.

Kittens Can Kill is the fifth installment in the Pru Marlowe Pet Noir series, and this one is just as enjoyable as the rest. Pru and Wallis make a great team, and cat lovers will find their interactions amusing. Any cozy mystery and pet lover will really enjoy this one.

Reviewer: Alice Berger