By Lydia Adamson
While actress and novice sleuth Alice Nestleton whips up an anniversary meal for her actor buddies, the chuffed couple simply die-of nutrition poisoning. the single witnesses are the couple's little kittens. certainly lovely, yet on no account plausible at the witness stand. which means Alice is the best suspect. And whereas the actor in Alice may well love the highlight, this isn't the type of consciousness she needs... "Slyly captivating." (Publishers Weekly) "Another gem for cat secret fans." (Library magazine)
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Extra info for A Cat With no Clue (Alice Nestleton Mysteries)
That meant the sender was some kind of nut. But why superimpose a gargoyle on a kitten’s face? Why not Marlene Dietrich or Madonna or Saddam Hussein or a milk cow? The real kittens were starting to carry on in the carrier. G. pleaded. I folded the poster along the lines it had been 29 Lydia Adamson folded when originally inserted into the mailing envelope, and shoved it into my shoulder bag. Then the door of Lila and Alex’s apartment swung open. Asha appeared and said: ‘‘By the way, Lila called the number.
Did the restaurant have any trouble with suppliers? Did Lila and Alex owe anyone? Did they deal with bad people? For linens? For meat? For fish? Any disgruntled waiters or waitresses? Chefs? Did they catch anyone dipping into the till? Oh, they kept on going. They asked for a list of past and present employees. They asked for financial statements. And they wanted to know why we changed chefs so much. Why? Because we could never pay enough to keep a good chef. We get people to cook in the kitchen while they’re looking for real work at a real restaurant that pays.
39 Lydia Adamson ‘‘No. But most of those people are theater people, Alice. You know that. You know them better than me. ’’ ‘‘What about her! Lila gave her a job in the restaurant. Then took her in. Like she took in those damn kittens. Asha murdered them? Whoever thinks that is totally insane. And let me tell you something else, Alice. ’’ It was one o’clock when we left. I had called a meeting of the Nestleton Task Force for two-thirty that same day at a coffee shop on Church Street near Lispenard, the crossroads between Tribeca and Chinatown.
A Cat With no Clue (Alice Nestleton Mysteries) by Lydia Adamson