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Murder Most Feline: Cunning Tales of Cats and Crime

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When Law Meets Paw . . .The result is this delightful anthology of seventeen courtroom tales by top-notch mystery writers. Cats and mysteries go hand-in-hand, no doubt. After all, what other animal is as mysterious as the common -- yet never ordinary -- house cat? What lurks behind that smug expression? What hidden secrets belie that indifferent stare?
Always dignified, cat
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 19th 2001 by Cumberland House Publishing (first published August 2001)
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Chris Meads
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Since I like cats I thought this book would be interesting to read. It has a bunch of short stories by authors who like cats (Shirley Rouseau Murphy, Janet Dawson etc.).

Each story has something to do with a cat and either a crime or the court system. Cats are like the courts, they are impartial and chose who is worthy to be their owner.

The stories range from a lawyer saving a cat's inheritance to cats being in the courtroom, either for the judge or for the person on trial. There is even one wher
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Meg
Feb 07, 2009 rated it liked it
Like most anthologies there's some good stories and some mediocre but overall, it was a good collection to dip into before bed, particularly if you're a cat person. There is an element of..sameness, as they're all cat & court related stories and the theme of 'cat is left everything in the will' does recur.

Personal favourites were "Mr. Biggles for the Defense" by Matthew Costello and "Catnip" by Dick Lochte.
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Larry Mitchell
Sep 14, 2009 rated it liked it
If you like pussycats, you might very well enjoy seeing them almost always playing heroes - solving crimes, outing the bad guy(s), bein' cats.
This ain't especially deep but it is furry and fun.
Kat
Jul 29, 2015 rated it liked it
it had a short story by parnel hall in it, good short stories all involving cats and murder!
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Edward Joseph Gorman spent 20 years in the advertising industry before leaving to write full-time in 1984. Since then, he has been incredibly prolific, averaging 2-3 novels a year in addition to many short stories, editing anthologies, and founding and editing Mystery Scene, the new magazine of the mystery field.
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