Last week I was trying to read Saving Fish from Drowning, but since then I’ve put it aside. I just can’t get through it right now. Life has been busy and I haven’t had much free reading time, so I picked a childhood favorite to read before bed this past week.
Sam the Cat Detective is a wonderful children’s book which neatly blends Bogart style mystery and characters with cats and their world. There are a few in the series but the first is my favorite. I love the snappy film noir dialogue and the wonderful descriptions. The characters are unique and funny and yet seem familiar at the same time.
Description from BN.COM: “Meet Sam The Cat: His fee is a half a pound of lox, plus expenses. His clients are other felines but he catches human crooks. In this opening adventure of an ongoing series (nominated for the Mystery Writers’ Edgar Award) a sweet-talking, angel-eyed penthouse kitten coaxes Sam into tracking down a sneaky Manhattan burglar.”