Acclaimed "New York Times" bestselling author Lynne Truss ("Eats, Shoots & Leaves") is back with a mesmerizing and hilarious tale of cats and murder For people who both love and hate cats comes the tale of Alec Charlesworth, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he's lost his job, his beloved wife has just died. Overcome by grief, he searches for clues about her disappearance in a file of interviews between a man called "Wiggy" and a cat, Roger. Who speaks to him. It takes a while for Alec to realize he's not gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking to Wiggy . . .and that much of what we fear about cats is true. They do think they re smarter than humans, for one thing. And, well, it seems they are What's more, they do have nine lives. Or at least this one does Roger's older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he's seen it all. And he's got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link not only the death of Alec's wife, but also several other local deaths. But will the cat help Alec, or is he one of the dark forces? In the deft and comedic hands of mega-bestseller Lynne Truss, the story is as entertaining as it is addictive ("The Sunday Telegraph") an increasingly suspenseful and often hysterically funny adventure that will please cat lovers and haters alike. And afterwards, as one critic noted, You may never look at a cat in quite the same way again ("The Daily Mail").
About the Author
LYNNE TRUSS is the author of "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation," " "which spent 45 weeks on the" New York Times" hardcover bestseller list 3 at #1 and was the "USA Today "Book of the Year 2004, and "Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or, Six Good Reasons to Stay at Home and Bolt the Door," which was also a "New York Times "bestseller. Her children s book "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference" spent 7 weeks on the "New York Times" children s bestseller list 4 at #1 and was a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book, as well as a KidsReads.com Best Book of the Year."