About this book...copied from it's description found while doing a web search
When it comes to murder this sleuth isn't pussyfootin' around...
Veterinarian and amateur sleuth Jessica Popper takes center stage in the cast of an up-and-coming Long Island playwright's last productionâand the fur flies as Jess finds the theater world littered with clues to Simon Wainwright's murder. Was the killer the actress who's a real glamour-puss? Or her rival for Simon's affections, a disheveled costume designer who looks like something the cat dragged in? Or how about the fat-cat Broadway producers?
Jessie's no scaredy-cat when she's on the prowl, but she loses her cool when her future in-laws and their monstrous Maltese descend on the tiny cottage she shares with fiancÃ© Nick Burby, Lou the one-eyed Dalmatian, rambunctious Westie Max, and the rest of her menagerie. Between coping with the âInvasion of the Burbariansâ and playing cat and mouse with a killer, Jess could use nine lives herself. But curiosity killed the catâwill that be Jessie's fate by the time the curtain falls
As with all of Cynthia Baxter's previous installments in the Reigning Cats & Dogs series, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Excellent book for a rainy weekend! Looking forward to the next installments!
This is a good series. Baxter always has a good mystery plot with lots of suspects and motives. I did figure out the identity of the killer and the motive, but there were plenty of red herrings to throw me off nonetheless. The only part I hated about this book was the subplot about her soon to be in-laws visiting- those parts were wasted pages!
I got a late start in the "Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries". Now I'm reading them in order to catch up. They are great entertaining books that take me about a day each to read. I would recommend them to anyone who likes mysteries and light reading. The author seems to do her homeword and research well to make the stories believable and interesting.