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Cross My Path

(Blackie and Care #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  15 reviews
The reappearance of an old enemy from the past spells trouble for young private investigator, Care, and her feline companion, Blackie.

Care's reputation as a private investigator is growing and clients are starting to beat a path to her door. An elderly woman seeks her help in finding out what happened to her missing brother. Blackie senses that he has met this woman be
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2018 by Severn House Publishers
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Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first thing that caught my attention is the cover of this book. What a beautiful black cat! And then the premise of the series pulled me in the rest of the way..... Carrie "Care'' Wright is a private investigator. She solves cases for those in need with the help of her cat, Blackie. Blackie isn't just a cat....he's special. The story is told from the cat's point of view.

Cross My Path is the third book in this series. Usually I am picky and prefer to read a series starting at book 1. When I
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Backie is again narrating the story in the 3rd book from his perspective. Back in the decaying city, Clare's busy finding people or objects. There are scenes that that will hold you in suspense. Claire is visited by an elderly lady. She wants Clare to locate her brother. Blacks think he knows her. The same night she is hired. by a cripple to find a mate who has gone missing. As Clare searches for the missing people she sees AD and wonders why he put locked up. The twist and turns this book will ...more
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I love Clea Simon's writing, so imagine my surprise when I saw not one but TWO books come up on Netgalley. I hadn't read this series before, but that didn't matter. Most of the background is explained through some really exquisite writing. Some of the scenes from Blackie's perspective are almost poetic, and well suited to a cat. I will still be hunting out the other books, simply to see more of this duo at work.

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Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Net Galley and the publlisher for the opportunity to review this book. My opinions are my own.

I am a big fan of the authors work. Her writing captivates the reader and is crafted so well your instantly placed inside her wonderful stories. The added fun of the story told from the cat's perspective makes this series pure catnip to cat lovers . Clea Simon has a talent for writing about animals as well as humans.

In this book we are transported to a darker world. One her books have not
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this book as much as I loved other by Clea Simon.
I found it atmospheric, dark and poetic at the same time.
I loved the way Blackie, the cat, and Care, the girl, were and the mystery part was really good.
It was the first I read in this series and it starts a slow, dreamy way but you keep on turning pages to see what will happen.
Many thanks to Severn House and Netgalley for this ARC
Pauline Barlow
People seem desperate as jobs and food are hard to find. Blackie the cat tells this story. Blackie is not just a cat but is/was his owner Care's mentor. Care's work is to find what is lost. Two cases: a dock worker searches for his young partner and an old woman seeks her brother. Blackie thinks he knows her. The two cases intertwine.
The author knows feline behavior.
I should have read the first two in this series first. I will.
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Clea Simon is an astounding author with a unique talent for capturing the essence of both humans and animals in writing.  Since its start, this series has been one of my favorites. The world of Cross My Path is a decaying one. There is limited commerce, and jobs and food are hard to come by.  Few are literate, and women and children are always at risk from the more powerful who seek to profit off the weak. Care has taken over her mentor’s business, finding the lost and righting what wrongs she c ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
An enthralling and totally enjoyable book. Care and Blackie have become two of my favorite characters. Their adventures continue to hypnotize me. Since Blackie narrates the story we get to experience things through the eyes and thoughts of a cat. He senses things we humans cannot. Many surprises await you as you accompany them in their mysterious investigations. Twists. Turns. Great dangers. Fine friends. I hope a 4th novel is in the making.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I so enjoy these books written mainly from the observant cats, Blackie, perspective. Friends Care and Blackie bring their detective skills together to find a missing person for a client in the seedy waterfront district.
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great book. I really like Blackie the cat.
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is book three in the series and, although the main story contained within is stand alone, I really wouldn't recommend diving straight in with this one as, shall we just say, the characters and their backstories are a little convoluted and it could be a little hard to get to grips with and follow.
Once again, Blackie is back narrating the story. When I read the previous books in the series, it did take me a little while to get to grips with things being told from a feline perspective but here
Susan Johnston
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Princess Fuzzypants here: Be prepared to enter a dystopian world when you pick up this series. It is cruel and bleak and violent and dark. But there are characters for whom the reader can root. It happens to have a great feline star in Blackie. He is an aging cat whose backstory has been parsed out with each book and many of the assumptions that the reader has built up are confirmed here.
Blackie was not always as he is and retains some memory of his former self, the “old man” or mentor of the fe
Satine Dali
May 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book is STRAIGHT TRASH. Written in the eyes of an author trying to convince the audience that we're being narrated to by a cat. Despite her efforts, we never can forget that the author is posing as a cat as the narrative constantly reminds us of the fact that said narrator is a cat! It takes so much away from the storyline and the action as every other sentence is littered with comparisons between the "cat" narrator and his human friend. (ex. "my keen cat feline eyes see what her puny human ...more
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm hooked. Although noir fiction isn't generally my thing, the adventures of Blackie and Clare have grabbed me and dragged me into their dystopian world, kicking and screaming. And I wouldn't have it any other way. I've become enamored of our plucky, barely teen heroine, and her sidekick, Blackie...a cat who is...something more. The two of them navigate their dark Some Where Some When city with grace, style, and a certain elegance. I've rarely met characters who manage to be so admirable under ...more
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Best entry in the series to date. Care is approached by two different people with requests: to find a man's missing friend, and an older woman wants to find something left by her brother. There's a stronger story arc here, hinting at an overall goal while we get some hints about Blackie's past and that Care has the grit and courage to take on the overlords. I won't go into detail-- too good to spoil it here! ...more
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Clea Simon is the author of the upcoming psychological suspense novel, "Hold Me Down," as well as the recent "A Cat on the Case," the third in her "Witch Cats of Cambridge" series. She is also the author of "World Enough," a rock 'n' roll noir, as well as the Blackie and Care series (most recently "Cross My Path") chronicling the adventures of the pink-haired Care and the black feral cat who loves ...more

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