Reclusive New York writer Louis Morant wants Alice Nestleton to entertain his cat Brat, in his apartment, while he writes. When Alice shows up for her first appointment, Brat isn't there, but Morant's murdered body is.
by Lydia Millet
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
by Lydia Peelle
by Lydia Davis
by Russell Martin, Lydia Nibley
by Christina Henry
by Philip Webb
by Robin Jones Gunn
by Deborah Tannen
"Alice Nestleton, part-time actress and cat-sitter, must pound the hot streets of New York City after she becomes enmeshed in murder, mayhem, and missing felines. When guidebook writer Louis Morant requests her care for his cat, Brat, Alice is unwittingly drawn into a mystery that reaches back to the early 1700s. While the plot is somewhat flat, reader Deborah Hall's abilities surpass the story itself, encouraging listeners to continue to enjoy characterizations, if not the story. Protagonist Alice Nestleton, who is blasŽ and slightly above it all, is read with absolutely perfect pitch. Hall makes use of her extensive theater work, endowing each odd character with a believable accent and demeanor. P.H.M. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"
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