By Lydia Adamson
While actress and novice sleuth Alice Nestleton whips up an anniversary meal for her actor neighbors, the chuffed couple simply die-of nutrition poisoning. the single witnesses are the couple's little kittens. certainly lovable, yet in no way workable at the witness stand. which means Alice is the top suspect. And whereas the actor in Alice may possibly love the highlight, this isn't the type of cognizance she needs... "Slyly captivating." (Publishers Weekly) "Another gem for cat secret fans." (Library magazine)
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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. When they find 38 A CAT WITH NO CLUE it, they’re gone. ’’ I asked. ‘‘Oh, yes. And about that chef, Plommer, from your friend’s place. I never heard of either of them. I never heard Lila or Alex mention their names. And they never worked at the Red Witch. ’’ The resident cat, Phoebe, sauntered by. Tony lowered the creamer. ’’ Cynthia said sharply.
He was tall and lanky and very fair haired and fair skinned, and because he was a bit stooped, he looked like a choir director about to start up the proceedings. What quickly negated this gentle description was the constant peeking out from beneath his jacket of a large, ugly semiautomatic handgun in a kind of spring holster. I found it odd, sitting across from them, that they were smiling—but the smiles were definitely not comradely. Anyway, the smile vanished from Fontana’s face the moment he commenced the conversation.
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.