Who's Kitten Who?: A Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery
Bantam, 2007 (2007)
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Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
ho's Kitten Who?
is the sixth in Cynthia Baxter's delightful
Reigning Cats & Dogs
mystery series. Protagonist Jessica Popper is a veterinarian and amateur sleuth - much to her fiancÚ Nick Burby's chagrin and outright disapproval of her second choice.
haring a small bungalow with Nick, Jess tries to prepare for an unexpected visit from her future in-laws (she calls them the
). Coming home after a day caring for Long Island pets, she finds her own animals have trashed her living quarters. I laughed out loud as I read this chapter. And bristled at the way Nick's mother treated Jess.
fter a friend asks her to investigate the playwright's murder, Jess gets roped into playing a part in a local theater production. In so doing, she learns the backstage machinations that are necessary to shape a play into being. Fascinating. I always wonder what goes on behind the scenes. Now I know. The premise proves intriguing and builds suspense easily. Baxter has given her readers characters that seem real, with actions that suit their personalities.
t the head of each chapter are comments from various famous people on the subject of animals. Such as Robert Benchley's '
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
' These wonderful quotes add to the atmosphere of a cleverly written mystery.
Who's Kitten Who?
is a fun read that entertains.
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