"charming amateur sleuth tale"
She was a Minnesota farm girl who came to the Big Apple to
break into the theatre. After almost two decades of living
in the city Alice Nestleton is still looking for a break.
To supplement her income between acting jobs, she pet sits
for cats. An acquaintance of a friend, Louis Montag hires
Alice to play with his cat while he is writing his book.
When she arrives at Mr. Montag's home, she's told that his
hired companion is walking the cat and will be back
shortly. The doorbell rings and Alice goes to answer it
thinking it is Brat and his companion but before she has a
chance to see who it is, she's knocked unconscious. When
she comes to she finds Montag tortured and killed. Alice
decides to find his killer, a move that once again puts her
own life in jeopardy.
A CAT NAMED BRAT is a light hearted enjoyable mystery that
doesn't take itself too seriously especially when
Alice "personalizes" the murder of a client's owner. Give
the plot time because the story line makes sense only when
all the facts are in and the readers are able to tie them
together into a picture of an almost inconceivable
scenario. Lydia Adams once again delivers a charming
amateur sleuth tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 1, 2002