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Cattery Row (Theda Krakow Mystery #2)

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Spiky freelancer Theda Krakow has fallen on a bare patch. Changes at the newspaper have cut her regular assignments, and magazine work is slim. When a call comes in asking her to profile Cool, a gifted musician whos being oddly reclusive, its a welcome relief.
Paperback, 227 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Poisoned Pen Press (first published July 2006)
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Barb Radmore
Cattery Row is Clea Simon's second entry into the Theda Krakow Mystery series, the first being Mew is for Murder. Both are published by Poisoned Pen Press.

Theda Krakow was a reporter covering the music scene until a disagreement with her boss ended that job. So, with a dwindling bank account, a tangled relationship and aging by the day, she is pleased to get a free lance assignment to follow up on the women profiled in a previous article. She is especially happy to get an excuse to be back in to
Second in a series, protagonist investigates a murder resulting from suspicions about "kitten mills." Very well done, and the protagonist's career as a rock music critic lends an edginess to the story that keeps it from ever getting too cute.
Diane  Morasco
Cattery Row is Clea Simon's second foray in the Theda Krakow series.In this sophomore outting Theda's caught up in murder, extortion and cat thefts.In recent months, eight catteries near Boston have been broken into, and expensive show cats stolen.Theda is bewildered over these thefts. Afterall, without documents of their lineage, the cats are practically worthless, so why would anyone steal them?Her friends are having their own problems. Eccentric cat-breeder Rose has received a blackmail phone ...more
Hmm. Well, it was clear to me early on in this book that "round" "chubby" "generously built" and other references to overweight were favored adjectives. I found it somewhat distracting how much the author felt the need to remind the reader, repeatedly, that these particular characters are overweight. Really? Cuz I'm not attentive enough to catch that the first time, build a picture of the character in my mind, and move along with the story? Oooookay. Annoyingly, she continues to focus on "heavie ...more
Kat Lebo
Thoroughly enjoyed this second in the series novel. Once again Theda Krakow is on the loose, managing to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and landing herself and others in danger. Theda, a freelance writer, is as curious as the cats she loves. With her friends Bunny and Violet, she always manages to insert herself into the middle of a murderous mystery. This time the mystery has multiple layers which include not only cats and cat breeders, but people from past articles on which she has wo ...more
I was spurred to read Cattery Row by some reviews on DorothyL. It wasn't until I was halfway through it that I realized it was the second in a series, so of course I immediately checked Mew out of the library. Theda (short for Theodosia) Krakow is a freelance writer. It's been a rough few months for her: her boyfriend Rick took a job in another state, and her longtime cat companion James died.

She is just starting to come out of her mourning period (mostly for her cat), and see her friends again
I picked up this book because it was (supposed to be) a mystery involving cats. Turkish angoras were specifically mentioned in the synopsis on the back cover but the cats actually involved in the mystery are ragdolls. The Theda Krakow is a freelance writer who writes about punk rock and has the seemingly required disfunctional relationships with two men. There were a few details about freelance writing that made the character seem real but I don't know any freelance writers who actually make a l ...more
I liked this book. Mystery, cats, music, it all comes together in a nice read.
Sara Kuberski
The book jacket said this book was better than the first one in the series, but I disagree. Both started out extremely slow, however about half way through the first one picked up and I cruised through it. With this one I kept waiting for something to pick up but it never did. The book held my attn but just barely. I was very disappointed. The only reason I finished it was because I wanted to read book three, which I had read about in LJ. The book had a few moments but overall I was not impresse ...more
Shonna Froebel
Prize-winning cats get stolen.
Theda isn't sure about her future with her boyfriend, and continues to have money issues.
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I had only just finished the 1st one in this series of cozy mysteries, and read this the 2nd as I had right under my nose. Again I liked the Cambridge setting, the struggling newspaper background, all the feline information and the feisty heroine more enamored of her cat than any man she meets.
I enjoyed this book.If you like non-verbal cats who do not solve crimes and you like music, this is a good series for you.
This is the second in the series.
Leslie Angel
Liked the first one better. A bit formulaic. Nice exciting ending.
Novita Sari
nice to read for cat lover
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Clea Simon is the author of the Dulcie Schwartz feline mysteries, the Pru Marlowe pet noir mysteries, and the Theda Krakow mysteries, as well as three nonfiction books, including The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats. The recipient of multiple honors, including the Cat Writers Associations Presidents Award, she lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband ...more
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