Friday, March 31

Mew is for Murder by Clea Simon

Review by Dawn Dowdle

Theda Krakow is a freelance writer.  She goes to interview cat lady Lillian and finds her dead.  Everything points to her death being an accident except for the fact that someone keeps breaking into Lillian's house.  It is rumored there is hidden treasure in the house.  Theda is determined to get to the bottom of things and prove Lillian was murdered and why. 

There are quite a few suspects including the real estate neighbor, the schizophrenic son, and a waitress who helped Theda with the cats.  Can Theda find out who the killer is without putting herself in jeopardy? 

I really enjoyed this first novel.  I can't wait to read another one in this series.  I am not fond of the many cat mysteries, but even though this was is billed with a cat, the cat is not prominent and does not solve the crime.   

The characters and setting were well written.  The plot was well crafted and there are plenty of red herrings to keep the reader guessing. 

I highly recommend this book.


At 2:45 PM , Clea Simon said...

Thanks, Dawn! I'm glad you enjoyed "mew" and honored that you reviewed it. Though I have to point out that although my cats are real cats (they don't talk), there is one little loose end at the end of the book that they DO help with...

The sequel, "Cattery Row," will be out in August. I hope you like that as much!


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