Detective and mystery stories

Cat Laughing Last

By Shirley Rousseau Murphy

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When a murder is committed in their human friend Susan’s house, cat detectives Joe Grey and Dulcie try to solve the crime.
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Cat in a Midnight Choir

By Carole Nelson Douglas

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While Temple Barr investigates a group of mysterious magicians, called the Synth, her cat, Midnight Louie does some investigating of his own. One of a series.
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Cat Crimes

By Martin H. Greenberg and Ed Gorman, editors

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17 short stories featuring cats by some of the great writers of mystery:
Ginger's Waterloo / Peter Lovesey -- Bedeviled: A  Nameless detective story / Bill Pronzini -- A Weekend at Lookout Lodge / Joan E. Hess -- Tea and 'biscuit / Jon L. Breen -- Horation ruminates / Dorothy B. Hughes -- Scat / Barbara Paul -- Blindsided / William J. Reynolds -- The Last temptation of Tony the C. / Christopher Fahy -- Buster / Bill Crider -- Catnap / David H. Everson -- Last kiss / Douglas Borton -- Little cat feet / Les Roberts -- Finicky / John Lutz -- The Duel / J. A. Jance -- Archimedes and the doughnuts / Gene DeWeese and Barbara Paul -- The Lower wacker Hilton / Barbara D-Amato -- A Proper burial / Barbara Collins

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Baseball Cat

By Garrison Allen

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When the hated owner of Empty Creek’s minor league baseball team is murdered, Penelope Warren and her cat, Big Mike, try to find the killer.

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A Cat on Stage Left

By Lydia Adamson

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When professional cat-sitter Alice is asked to board a cat for $2500, she just can’t pass up the opportunity. She is shocked, however, when upon arrival her client is murdered in front of her and the cat in question turns out to be a toy.

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The Plan

By Stephen Cannell

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In the aftermath of his son's death and a divorce, TV reporter Ryan Bolt agrees to film a documentary about a lesser-known presidential candidate and uncovers mafia connections.

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The Campaign

By Marilyn Tucker Quayle and Nancy Tucker Northcott

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A conservative African-American senator, Robert Grant is a hopeful in the next presidential campaign, but the incumbent, fearful of losing his power, sets Grant up to take the blame for a murder he did not commit, and Grant must clear his name and solve a murder.
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Smoke and Mirrors

By Barbara Michaels

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Joining the campaign of a charismatic congresswoman, young Erin Hartsock arrives in Washington, D.C., filled with idealism and ambition. But her enthusiasm dissolves into terror when the campaign takes a malevolent turn. Someone...something...has begun threatening Erin and her colleagues. First come the strange fires, then a seemingly accidental death. As the election nears, Erin fears that she just may be a murderer's next candidate.
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Corruption

By Andrew Klavan

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In a small town in upstate New York, a lonely journalist named Sally works to expose the corrupt local sheriff, and in the process, she falls in love with a rich, married man and stumbles onto a murder.
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Wedding Day Murder

By Leslie Meier

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Lucy is asked by her friend Sue Finch to help plan the wedding of Sue's daughter to an Internet millionaire. When the groom's body is found floating beside his yacht, Lucy's not convinced this was an accident. Soon, Lucy finds herself contemplating her own funeral as she launches a harrowing pursuit of a killer.

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