FROM CHESHIRE HOUSE BOOKS
A SAM THE CAT MYSTERY
Sam's third adventure. Nominated for the
Agatha Award, "Best Juvenile Mystery."
"Winner of the Muse Award, Best Fiction."
A mysteriously valuable black kitten
disappears. A blue-eyed redhead wants Sam to play the sap, and she soon
gets him playing in a game of cat and mouse in which nothing, and no
one, is ever what it seems.
"AS HYPNOTIZING AND PLEASURABLE AS A HAPPY PURR." - January Magazine
"GREAT WORDPLAY, COOL CHARACTERS, A LITTLE
ROMANCE AND... A MYSTERY...RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 9 AND UP, IT'S A PERFECT BOOK TO
READ ALOUD TO THE WHOLE FAMILY--PROVIDED YOU CAN READ AND LAUGH AT THE SAME
TIME." - New York Post
"A real treat! Colorful
characters, engaging dialog and a solid plot kept me turning the pages. Winner
of the Muse Award for best fiction." - Catwriters
KIDDIE NOIR WITH
"Sam, a detective who happens to be a cat ("I was on a Missing Persian case," is
how the caper begins) finds he's tangled up in a tale about an extravagant
missing kitten. The characters (cats) are all wonderfully well-drawn and parody
the cast of The Maltese Falcon: Brigid, the temptress; Wilmer, the stooge;
Jean-Clawed (who takes the role of Peter Lorre's Joel Cairo) plus hilarious new
additions-- a sly Hungarian "pawist" and a cat named Dr. Laura who believes
she's a licensed shrink. And though, without question, the book is written for
kids, it pays them the true compliment of never talking down to them, or letting
them down either. My own two absolutely hung on the tale-- or should I say tail?
" - Amazon.com review
6 x 9 paperback, 135 pages