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A Cat of a Different Color (Alice Nestleton Mystery #2)

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  164 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
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A mystery cat takes talented actress-turned-sleuth Alice Nestleton behind the scenes—for murder...

Beautiful Off-Off Broadway actress-sleuth Alice Nestleton gasps as a sinister shadow looms at the top of her apartment house stairs. But it’s only a moonstruck student from her acting class who comes bearing a gift—a gorgeous white Aby
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 7th 1991 by Signet
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Aug 20, 2014 Rage rated it really liked it
the writing is not stellar and the mystery is obscure and bizarre. I think I actually really enjoy reading these because adamson has done such a wonderful job in creating the character alice nestleton. as I was reading, I didn't feel like the other characters were thin or poorly developed because the writing was not strong enough, I felt that all we were getting was what alice saw and thought, what alice was able to perceive. and she's a flighty, melodramatic, fantastical kind of person. she pur ...more
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Feb 12, 2014 Dharia Scarab rated it it was ok
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

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Sandra Strange
Apr 16, 2012 Sandra Strange rated it liked it
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I really enjoy this series, all revolving in some way or another around cats. The "sleuth" is an actress who is semi successful, but who needs a day job to stay afloat financially, so she "cat sits" for various cat loving owners who much leave their pampered kitties. It's her "day job" that brings the murders to her attention. Her love life sometimes intrudes (a bit PG 13, but not explicit) with its casual attitude towards extra marital sex, but the stories are charmingly told with eccentric and ...more
Aug 30, 2008 Monty rated it liked it
This is the second in a series of light mystery novels whose main character, Alice Nestleton, is a mostly unemployed actress living in New York whose day job is to cat sit. Somehow she winds up solving murders. She has two cats of her own, and cats play a prominent role in the stories. This is a fun change of pace book--brain candy.
Nov 07, 2013 Ann rated it liked it
Alice Nestleton is teaching an acting class. One of her students shows up at her apartment expressing his love for her and bringing her the gift of a white Abyssinian cat. When the cat is catnapped and the student is murdered, Alice searches for the cat and for answers. This was a cute book and a quick read. I enjoyed it very much.
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Jan 14, 2016 Allison Rude rated it it was ok
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I was really meh about this book. My Step-dad surprised me with it, thinking it was a book I had been pining for, it wasn't. It was OK, I like my cozy murder mysteries and this was close but it wasn't there for me to be excited about it.
Oct 09, 2014 Trish rated it liked it
15.3 - Letters of the Season. BOOK 1 - Read a book written by an author with a name (first, middle, or last) that includes the letters SON sequentially. Ex: Bill Bryson, Sarah Addison Allen, Susan Sontag
Kathleen Dixon
Quit amusing. Alice is an actress who makes most of her income ca-sitting. She also is an amateur sleuth. A student gives her a white cat which is stolen. The student is murdered.
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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'.
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