A Dead-End Job Mystery

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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9780698136076
  • 288 Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult


The fur is really flying in this Dead-End Job Mystery from the national bestselling author of Checked Out.

No more pussyfooting around! Husband-and-wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont have barely scratched the surface of the world of show cats when a cornered kitty kidnapper’s claws come out….

The one thing celebrity Trish Barrymore and her no-account accountant husband, Mort, can agree on in their bitter divorce is shared cat custody. But when Mort is found brained by a mahogany cat tower and their pedigreed Chartreux show cat goes missing, Trish calls on Helen and Phil to find the feline filcher and let the cat out of the bag.

Discovering that Mort had some shady dealings within cat show circles, Helen goes undercover as an assistant for a woman who shows prizewinning Persians. As Phil and she get deeper into a high-pressure world of primping, posing, and purring to collar a killer, they get caught up in a cat-and-mouse game where the stakes are literally life and death….


Written by: Elaine Viets


Praise for Catnapped!

Catnapped! moves at a brisk pace as Helen learns the difference between pet owners and those who pamper their star felines to the extreme. An intriguing subplot…adds an extra boost to Viets’s witty story.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“Lively.…The behind-the-scenes look at the show cat world is worth the price of admission alone in this witty cozy.” —Publishers Weekly

“Cozy mystery tales just can’t get any better than Catnapped!“—Fresh Fiction

“A perfect beach read and most enjoyable.” —Spinetingler Magazine