A Cat in the Wings

A Cat in the Wings An actress led into a life of crime sleuthing that is and cat sitting Alice Nestleton has returned to the theater dozing in a box seat through a Lincoln Center production of The Nutcracker She s hap

  • Title: A Cat in the Wings
  • Author: Lydia Adamson
  • ISBN: 9780451173362
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • An actress led into a life of crime sleuthing, that is and cat sitting, Alice Nestleton has returned to the theater dozing in a box seat through a Lincoln Center production of The Nutcracker She s happily imagining her Maine Coon cat, Bushy, and all American alley cat, Pancho, doing the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy when her reverie is interrupted by some off stageAn actress led into a life of crime sleuthing, that is and cat sitting, Alice Nestleton has returned to the theater dozing in a box seat through a Lincoln Center production of The Nutcracker She s happily imagining her Maine Coon cat, Bushy, and all American alley cat, Pancho, doing the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy when her reverie is interrupted by some off stage excitement the discovery of former ballet great Peter Dobrynin dressed like a derelict and shot dead as a doornail And when the murder is pinned on her close friend, Lucia, Alice starts snooping for clues among New York s homeless to find the real killer From flop houses to the elegant salons of wealthy art patrons, Alice is drawn into a dark, dangerous dance of deception until a mysterious cat drags in the shocking solution to this pas de deux with death.

    One thought on “A Cat in the Wings”

    1. This mystery has a somewhat 'noir' feel to it, similar to the mysteries of the '30's or '40's. The world top male dancer has become a derelict, and has been murdered at Lincoln Center during a performance, although outside on a balcony, where he is positioned to look like a homeless person. Alice and her friend Tony are called in to help her friend Lucia escape a murder conviction when the gun who killed him is found taped under Lucia's desk. With many twists and turns and red-herrings, the duo [...]

    2. Very clever, and very funny.In this book, Lydia Adamson delivers some truly wonderful characters--and by "characters" I mean unusual, one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-duplicated weirdos. The protagonist, Alice Nestleton, is a cynical yet oddly fanciful forty-something with a love of cats and a disregard for how a murder investigation "should" run. Tony Basilio, Alice's ex-lover, defies all explanations with his antics. Alice's cats, Bushy and Pancho, aren't really main players, but they deserve mentio [...]

    3. Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books1 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.4 stars I really [...]

    4. 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 [...]

    5. Famous ballet dancer Peter Dobrynin has dropped out of the public eye amid disgraceful rumors. Now--apparently homeless--he's reappeared, dead. Actress Alice Nestleton becomes involved in the mystery surrounding his murder when her old friend Lucia becomes a suspect. Through their lawyer, Lucia's wealthy family hires Alice to find out about Dobrynin's life since his disappearance.

    6. It took Alice a bit longer then usual and a bit more involvement but she caught the muderer of a former ballet great, Peter Dobrynin.

    7. I like the book for the most part, but probably won't read any more of this series. I read it because it took place at Christmas.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *