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Movie Cat (A Big Mike Mystery #6)

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The sleepy Arizona town of Empty Creek becomes the backlot for a shocking mystery when director C.D. Masterly is murdered while shooting a big-budget western. Now it's up to Penelope Warren, ex-Marine, current owner of the local bookstore, and occasional detective, to find Masterly's killer -- with the help of Mycroft, her 25-pound Abyssinian cat.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Kensington
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Apr 08, 2016 Barbara rated it liked it
Hollywood hotshots descend on the town of Empty Creek, Arizona to film a Western and the townsfolk - many of whom are extras - are excited. But soon after filming begins the very unpopular director, C.D. Masterly, is murdered in a most bizarre fashion.

Penelope Warren, former marine and current owner of a bookstore - and her cat Big Mike - help the sheriff's department investigate. This is the only book I've read in the series and I'll admit I expected Big Mike to be more involved in the investi
Dec 26, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-club, 1999
Though it seemed the wait for the latest book, book 6, Movie Cat to come out was awfully short! Obviously they're making us pay for that quick pause with the wait for another book... When will it be out!!!
I know for my other authors it never seems that we have a reasonable wait-time between books, I found Movie Cat provided no tortuous wait.

Penelope's sister, B-movie Queen, Stormy is to star in a fantastic new movie actually filmed 'on location' just outside town and for extras the director has
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Aug 04, 2016 Margaret Urvek rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
What a pity that there are only 6 books on this series. It is a truly fun read.
May 09, 2009 Janet rated it really liked it
Goodbye, Empty Creek. Goodbye lima-bean eating Mycroft, bunny-feeding Penelope, and sex-crazed Laney. This is the last in the Big Mike series and I am feeling bereft. I really liked this series, and I’m disappointed that Allen cut the story off after only six books.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
on location in Empty Creek
Dec 30, 2012 Moira rated it it was amazing
Old series, but love it!!
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Gary Amo is a past-President of the SoCal/MWA and has written several BigMike books under the pseudonym "Garrison Allen." He's also written a fewthrillers under his Amo moniker, including one that was nominated for an Edgar.
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