Bernie N. (Bernie) reviewed A Cat in Wolf's Clothing (Alice Nestleton, Bk 3) on
Helpful Score: 3
#3 in the Alice Nestleton series: There's a serial killer on the loose in New York who kills cat owners, and when the police run out of ideas they turn to Alice Nestleton, cat-sitter, part-time actress, and the cagiest crime-solving cat expert around. Alice discovers a tangled web of intrigue that leads to an ominous subculture devoted to felines and homicide.
Dubbed "one of Manhattan's finest little-known actresses", beautiful cat-sitter turned sleuth Alice Nestleton has been called into action again. This time the New York City cops have put her onto a case that's right up her alley -- when a routine murder investigation uncovers a string of clues that could tie up fifteen years of unsolved homicides. The common thread: a cat-loving serial killer who preys on feline owners, whisks away the startled pet, and leaves at the scene a mouse toy as his "calling card". This is enough to put Alice hot on the trail for more clues -- from the secretive small towns of the Adirondacks, to the pages of a book of nursery rhymes, to the eerie caverns of Central Park, where she finds herself face to face with a mysterious cult whose devotees dabble in cat worship -- and murder.
These books just keep getting better and better. Alice is on the trail of 17 murders that are supposedly linked. Every single person had a cat and eah person got a rare wind-up mouse toy left in their apartment. Alice is hired by a special police force called Retro. They are supposed to find out who the killer is. When Alice presents her theory, the team laughs about it, and she is literally pushed into a small corner cubicle where is later fired. She goes on in search of the killer herself, along with the help of Tony, who has left his family because he wants to go into theatre. Tony and Alice become lovers. I don't want to give away the details of the story. You will never guess the ending to this mystery.
Cat sitter turned sleuth Alice Nestelton has been called into action by New York City cops who have put her onto a case that's right up her alley...when a routine investigation turns up a string of clues that could tie up fifteen years of unsolved homicides...the common thread is : a cat -loving serial killer who preys on feline owners...Alice finds herself coming face to face with a mysterious cult that worships cats...and MURDER.