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Movie cat
Allen, Garrison.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
298 pages ; 19 cm.
General Note:
"Partners in crime"--Jacket.
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X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

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The sleepy Arizona town of Empty Creek becomes the backlot for a shocking mystery when director C.D. Masterly is murdered while shooting a big-budget western. Now it's up to Penelope Warren, ex-Marine, current owner of the local bookstore, and occasional detective, to find Masterly's killer -- with the help of Mycroft, her 25-pound Abyssinian cat.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Welcome to Empty Creek, Ariz., where all the women are voluptuous, all the men are adoring and everyones horny. Blame it on the water, says ex-marine Penelope Warren, now a bookstore owner and amateur sleuth. In the latest episode (after Dinosaur Cat) of Allens series featuring Penelope and her fat cat, Mycroft (aka Big Mike), Empty Creek is invaded by a B-movie film crew. Director C.D. Masterly and his company are in town to shoot a low-budget western starring Penelope, her sister, Stormy, and most of the towns women as saloon floozies. Before the filming gets underway, however, Masterly is found murdered in his rented villa, and everyone in the crewactresses, writers, female companionsis suspect. As a new director begins shooting and the sexual antics heat up, Penelope begins her search for the killer. Allens plot gets dragged down by Empty Creeks steamy capers, and Mycrofts part in the long saga is disappointingly small. None of the characters, including Penelope, are standouts in this town, where the ladies are intelligent bombshells and the men are dumb, at best. Other than Mycrofts standard feline feats, this novels best feature is an exciting conclusion in which the movie shoots explosive finale exposes the killer. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

A big-budget movie shoot arrives in Empty Creek, AZ, with promises of part-time employment that tempt Penelope Warren, local sometime sleuth (Baseball Cat, LJ 7/97). Unfortunately, she and cat Mycroft really swing into action only after someone murders the movie's director. For cat-genre fans and others. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.