Cat on A Cold Tin Roof

Cat on A Cold Tin Roof

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Hard-luck gumshoe Eli Paxton is hired to find a missing cat--a very important cat, it turns out, because its collar is studded with diamonds worth a small fortune. What starts as a routine search of animal shelters soon becomes a perilous journey through a murky underworld. The woman who hired Paxton is the wealthy widow of a recently murdered financial adviser with an alias and mobster ties.

Eli finds the cat, but not the collar. Eventually, he's forced to unravel an intricate plot involving a Bolivian drug cartel. On top of all this, the temperamental widow is more likely to throw things at Eli than pay him for his services.

As he turns up one clue after another, leading him ever deeper into a treacherous maze, Eli hopes, first, to survive, and then to make enough money to afford a new transmission for his broken-down car.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9781616148898
1616148896
Branch Call Number: FIC RESNICK
Characteristics: 221 pages ; 21 cm

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" Winslow Monroe's shop was called The Pearl Diver, which at least was attention-getting. So was the stuff he had on display in his window---the usual rings and bracelets and necklaces, but also a golden sword with rubies and emeralds embedded in the handle, and a beautifully carved cuckoo clock that was perpetually open at three oclock, shoeing an onyx bird with diamond eyes and a sapphire beak poised to squawk out the hour./ I walked in, pretended to browse while a young guy argued about the price of a ring, and watched while he stormed out of the place./ Winslow Monroe, a middle-aged man with a neat little mustache and goatee, looked at me and shrugged apologetically./ ' I'm sorry for the gentleman's behavior,' he said. ' How may i help you?'/ ' You can start by not calling him a gentleman so I'll know I can trust your judgment on other things,' I said./ " To me, this dialogue sounds like Humphrey Bogart, in a John Huston film. Excellent! Did he write only one book, and if he wrote more, why doesn't kcls order more?

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