By Lydia Adamson
Whilst actress and novice sleuth Alice Nestleton whips up an anniversary meal for her actor neighbors, the satisfied couple simply die-of nutrients poisoning. the one witnesses are the couple's little kittens. certainly lovely, yet in no way conceivable at the witness stand. which means Alice is the top suspect. And whereas the actor in Alice may perhaps love the highlight, this isn't the type of realization she needs... "Slyly captivating." (Publishers Weekly) "Another gem for cat secret fans." (Library magazine)
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It was too late. It didn’t matter what he said. I was caught up, enthralled. I had pounced through that window, onto the fire escape. G. gave me the Prosper home address, from his files, I assume. It was a beautiful little red-brick building just off Irving Place, a block and a half from Gramercy Park. Hannah Prosper Enterprises was housed further downtown, in a warehouse with an attached indoor garden shed close by the Fulton Fish Market. If Timothy was still a working novelist, I reasoned, then it was he who would be at home, and I prepped myself for the encounter by purchasing a paperback of the only novel of his that seemed to be still in print.
It wasn’t easy to locate the offices of Hannah Prosper. Her firm was on a street just north of the Fulton Fish Market. And there was no sign at all on the warehouse-type building. Once inside, I requested to meet with Hannah 57 Lydia Adamson Prosper on a personal matter. I was grilled without mercy by a trim, middle-aged woman in a black Flax dress. She was, she claimed, Hannah’s executive assistant. Her name was Millie. ’’ ‘‘Quite sure,’’ I lied. ‘‘Mrs. Prosper has no use for psychics and that sort.
We got no connection at all between the murders. The shark just got tired of treading water. Boom! ’’ ‘‘Maybe,’’ said Tony cynically. ‘‘Maybe,’’ I echoed. G. didn’t say a word. ’’ I demanded of him. ’’ he replied. ’’ Tony snapped at him. ‘‘You crazy? G. Maybe Billy and Bob have deranged you. ’’ ‘‘Ah, trying they are,’’ he agreed. Then his face lit up in a beatific smile. ’’ ‘‘Probably,’’ I said. ‘‘Show it to Tony and Sam,’’ he suggested. ’’ I dug into my bag and pulled it out. I passed it around.