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The First of Nine: The Case of the Clementhorpe Killer

(York Cat Crime Mystery #1)

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Introducing Theodore, York’s first cat detective.
When Theodore discovers his neighbour Peter Morris with his head bashed in, he sets out on the trail of the Clementhorpe Killer.
Set among the back alleys of York, The First of Nine is a murder mystery with a feline twist. It is Theodore’s first foray into crime detection. It is the first of his nine lives…

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Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published January 1st 2017 by Severus House
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Shelves: cat-mysteries
I enjoyed this book, though it isn't a cozy. A cat is killed and that's usually a deal-breaker for me, but Barrie's almost-humorous style of writing encouraged me to go on. Barrie is great at painting the setting of the little English neighborhood where the (human) murder takes place. The description of life from Theodore's (cat) point of view is fun and well done. This is not your run-of-the-mill cat mystery. There were a few flaws for me, some not intentional and an other one that may have bee ...more
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James Barrie was born in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

After graduating from Leeds University, he spent several years living and working overseas including a stint herding cats in Argentina and kitty-sitting in Turkey.

Since moving to York in 1999, he has worked as an English language teacher, bridge inspector, stay-at-home-cat-daddy, civil engineer and geotechnical engineer. He has also done courses i
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