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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clea Simon Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Theda Krakow Mysteries Release Date: February 2008 ISBN: 9781455189861
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Music-journalist Theda Krakow is caught up in investigating the rise of a dangerous new designer drug that threatens the musicians and fans of her beloved club scene. But she puts her story on hold when she learns of an animal-rights activist who was killed in a hit-and-run accident while trying to rescue feral cats from a ferocious winter storm.

Theda feels moved to help out with the effort. But as she and her buddy, Violet, race to save the half-wild felines from the freezing New England winter, they uncover simmering tensions among the extremist organization that make the activist’s death seem more than accidental. Theda tries to hang onto her journalistic objectivity, but when the threats become more personal and her beloved cat, Musetta, goes missing, she will risk her reputation, her career, and possibly her life to solve these mysteries once and for all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Readers will thrill to Theda’s engaging adventures in amateur sleuthing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Simon has written a fast-moving story full of lively characters, both two- and four-legged. This series is highly recommended for mystery fans who love cats but who prefer to leave the crime-solving to humans.”

    Booklist

  • “A fast-paced look at the Boston music scene and a delight for cat fanciers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Tavia Gilbert gives an energetic reading.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 11/13/2013

    " Another fantastic page-turning mystery! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/12/2013

    " Main character still too focused on overweight descriptions, IMHO, in this 3rd book. Adequate story, but I find that even though I'm a big fan of kitties, having a couple myself, the main character's obsession with her cat over her boyfriend is borderline crazy cat lady. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Richards | 5/25/2013

    " Though I've loved all of the Theda Krakow mysteries, this continues to be one of my favorites. Somehow it all comes together for me here: the music, the mystery, the romance on a rough sea. No one does kitty noir like Clea Simon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/21/2013

    " Great mystery, page turner and written with a different slant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/12/2013

    " If you aren't a cat person you may not like this book as the main character refers to her cat quite a bit. Action takes place in Cambridge, outside Boston. Main character is a free lance writer covering night clubs. New book. Learned quite a bit about animal rights groups. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 2/1/2013

    " I like a good mystery. This book fits that description. I picked it up without having read anything else by the author, so was not familiar with the detective and their "history". I liked it and probably would read more by the same author, but have not done so yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 1/22/2013

    " Reviewer of bands in Cambridge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 4/12/2012

    " I'd say this book was just ok (probably would give it 2.5 stars if I could). It might be because I listen to it on audio book though and wasn't pay attention at parts so I found it a bit confusing with all the story lines. The characters I felt were just ok too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 9/23/2011

    " Very much enjoying this series, which I think gets more sure-footed with each entry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Siler | 6/27/2011

    " First half pretty slow, nearly stopped reading, but last half was very fast-paced and I couldn't put it down so definitely worth reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Petula | 6/10/2011

    " If you like it when people go on and on about their pets ad nauseum, then this is the story for you.

    There were many things I liked about this book, such as the setting, the protagonist's line of work and her independence, but the extent of the CAT! theme was a little too much for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/27/2011

    " Though I've loved all of the Theda Krakow mysteries, this continues to be one of my favorites. Somehow it all comes together for me here: the music, the mystery, the romance on a rough sea. No one does kitty noir like Clea Simon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 4/5/2010

    " Great mystery, page turner and written with a different slant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 11/7/2009

    " I like a good mystery. This book fits that description. I picked it up without having read anything else by the author, so was not familiar with the detective and their "history". I liked it and probably would read more by the same author, but have not done so yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/29/2008

    " If you aren't a cat person you may not like this book as the main character refers to her cat quite a bit. Action takes place in Cambridge, outside Boston. Main character is a free lance writer covering night clubs. New book. Learned quite a bit about animal rights groups. "

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About the Author
Author Clea Simon

Clea Simon is a writer, journalist, and regular contributor to the New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone, and Salon. She is the author of the Theda Krakow Mysteries, the Dulcie Schwartz Mysteries, the Pru Marlowe Pet Noir series, and the Blackie and Care Mysteries, as well as a few works of nonfiction.

About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an eight-time nominee for the Audie Award and the recipient of seventeen Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, she is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible has named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of her, “as close as you can get to a full-cast narration with a solo voice.” She is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.