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A Cat on the Bus (Alice Nestleton Mystery #21)
On a crosstown bus, Alice finds herself the witness to a senseless multiple homicide, perpetrated by a bizarre killer who leaves her cat behind.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 3rd 2002 by Signet
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Actress Alice Nestleton is on a bus when a woman seemingly randomly shoots several passengers. Then she's asked by a branch of the New York Police Department, with whom she's worked before, to link this horrible shooting to what might have been an aborted shooting on a bus that occurred years earlier. There's a lot of turmoil in Alice's life, too, with a new job, a new beau, and success finally on the horizon. I stopped reading this series a few years ago after a number of baroque plots, and Ali ...more
A Cat on the Bus was given to me by a friend for a light, quick something to read during a busy week. I was not aware of Adamson's Alice Nestleton series and was surprised at the dozens of mysteries in it. However, if this is representative of previous books, I don't think I've missed anything. The goofy Alice inspires no empathy, nor was it possible to see her through the eyes of any of the other characters. This was just kind of a disjointed, undeveloped batch of characters backed by a slightl ...more
This is the second book in this series that I have now read. The first was mediocre. This one was less than that. The characters were pretty two dimensional, bordering on stereotypical. The plot flimsy, and nonsensical in places. Thankfully, this book was a brief one.
This is the last in the Alice Nestleton series. I'm not sure if the author was trying to end the series by having Alice make some "plans". If he did, the "plans" are ok, if not I'd like to see more Alice. I am not thinking that is going to happen. Too bad.
Lydia Adamson is the pen name for Franklin B. King who is an author, free-lance writer and copywriter. In addition to the Alice Nestleton series, he is the author of the Deirdre Quinn Nightingale and Lucy Wayles series. He lives in New York City and also wrote under the name 'Frank King'.More about Lydia Adamson...
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