As are the other Lydia Adamson books I've read, this one is fun, especially you are a cat and/or theater buff who enjoys mysteries. Full of colorful characters, interesting murders, and enjoyable plots.
The Alice Nestleton mystery series is catnip for all mystery fans. That's what the back of the book says and it's right on.
Alice Nestleton is putting on the dog, posing in elegant duds for a New York botique's new ad. But she's surprised to find Bobbin, the designer's once-beloved cat, exiled to the loft where the fashion shoot is taking place. Dressed to kill Alice stumbles across a corpse, the loft's wealthy owner, dead from an allergy to some gourmet pate. Naturally the police call the death accidental, just as naturally Alice, with her nose for crime, smells a rat. So when the victim's wife asks her to investigage, Alice calls on her boyfriend, Tony, to help unravel a thread of malice amid the secret affairs and transactions of the rag trade.
I did read this book and found it very interesting. I am fond of "cat sleuth" mysteries, although this differs somewhat from that genre. Nevertheless, cats do hold a special role in this and other "Alice Nestleton" mysteries.