Cat of Many Tails


Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3958593992
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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New York City is terrorized by a serial killer, and only Ellery Queen can stop the panic In the dog days of August, it is no surprise to see New Yorkers perspire. But this summer, a killer called the Cat gives the city a new reason to sweat. He selects his victims seemingly at random and strangles them, then escapes without leaving a clue. As the death toll climbs, and the press whips the public into horrified frenzy, Gotham teeters on the edge of anarchy. Ellery Queen, the brilliant amateur sleuth, has gone into retirement when the Cat begins to kill. As his father, a seasoned homicide detective, leads the investigation into the murder, Ellery tries to avoid getting involved. But as the body count rises, he can no longer resist the urge to hunt. The Queens are known for their curiosity - and everyone knows how curiosity can affect a cat. Review quote: "A new Ellery Queen book has always been something to look forward to for many years now." - Agatha Christie - "Ellery Queen is the American detective story." - Anthony Boucher, author of Nine Times Nine - "A great way to visit Moscow without having to live there." - San Jose Mercury News - Biographical note: Ellery Queen was a pen name created and shared by two cousins, Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manfred B. Lee (1905-1971), as well as the name of their most famous detective. Born in Brooklyn, they spent forty-two years writing, editing, and anthologizing under the name, gaining a reputation as the foremost American authors of the Golden Age "fair play? mystery. Although eventually famous on television and radio, Queen's first appearance came in 1928, when the cousins won a mystery-writing contest with the book that was later published as The Roman Hat Mystery. Their character was an amateur detective who uses his spare time to assist his police inspector uncle in solving baffling crimes. Besides writing the Queen novels, Dannay and Lee cofounded Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, one of the most influential crime publications of all time. Although Dannay outlived his cousin by nine years, he retired Queen upon Lee's death.

My Many Tails of Pet Sitting


Author: Lydia Estes
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1641385022
Category: Humor
Page: 94
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Why are the white plastic bags multiplying like rabbits? Why is the miniature R2-D2 spinning and whirling on the desk? Why is dog walking so embarrassing? Why are the police knocking at the door? Was it the cat or the evil twin that flooded the house?How did a pet sitter’s worst nightmare come true? The answers are in the fun, easy-to-read short stories contained in My Many Tails of Pet Sitting. You will laugh, you will guess at outcomes, and in some cases, you will feel tugs at your heartstrings.

The Origin of Evil


Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471910679
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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When the past comes back to haunt you, there is no escape. A dead dog, a green alligator wallet, a burned book and a series of cryptic notes send Ellery Queen on the trail of a murderer. Laurel Hill, daughter of Hollywood jeweller Leander Hill, believes that her father was frightened to death, and asks Ellery Queen to investigate. Someone is still out to get Hill's business partner, Roger Priam, but he's not talking. And it appears that a mysterious and violent incident in the men's past may be at the heart of the matter. When Priam begins to receive a series of less than pleasant 'gifts', master detective Ellery Queen must discern the pattern that connects the clues and the notes, and entrap the criminal.

American Mystery and Detective Novels

A Reference Guide
Author: Larry Landrum,Larry N. Landrum,Romeo T. Toledo
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313213878
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 273
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A guide to research on American mystery and detective novels emphasizing the historical development of the genre and major critical approaches to the literature.

The Hairy Tails of a Cat Sitter


Author: Mrs C. H. Hemington
Publisher: Irony Press
ISBN: 9780993476600
Category: Pets
Page: 282
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For Katherine working with cats had been a closely held ambition ever since she'd taken ownership of her first cat at the tender age of four. So when, as an adult, she had decided to start her own cat sitting business she'd envisaged a life of pure cat-heaven. What she hadn't reckoned on was that using a dead squirrel to entice a flea-ridden cat indoors; being dive-bombed by a demonic budgie; having to wear a disposable latex suit in the dreaded 'pants flat'; and stumbling across one client's shocking boudoir secrets would be part and parcel of her daily duties. Despite all this and the odd brush with the police; the scaling of electric fences; emergency vet and hospital visits she's able to develop some very special friendships with the quirky cat characters she meets, as well as with their sometimes eccentric owners and oddball neighbours! Cat lovers the world over are sure to recognise many of the funny little traits demonstrated by Katherine's endearing cat charges in The Hairy Tails of a Cat Sitter! Author Clare Hemington is an accredited Cat Behaviourist and former cat sitter. She lives in Kent with her husband and two Siamese cats.

The King is Dead


Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471910687
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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'Ellery Queen IS the American detective story' Anthony Boucher. King Bendigo is the wealthiest man alive. He has an enormous security detail on his private island, quite capable of dealing with international aggression. But not threats from within his own family. Fearing for his life, he hires brilliant detective Ellery Queen. The King's brother Judah makes no secret of wanting him dead. He even gives a date and a time on which he will commit the crime. So when the day comes, the King is kept in a hermetically sealed room while his brother is guarded by Ellery himself. But the King is still shot... This is the ultimate in locked-door mysteries from a classic master of the genre.

Manx Cats


Author: Joanne Mattern
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429666323
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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"Describes the history, physical features, temperament, and care of the Manx cat breed"--Provided by publisher.

Cat O'nine Tails


Author: Julia Golding
Publisher: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780310870
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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Julia Golding’s award-winning adventure series is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Katherine Woodfine and Robin Jarvis. I am Cat Royal – Orphan, Adventurer, Actress . . . 'As an orphan brought up in the attic room of theatre I could not have imagined leaving London, let alone Europe. But when you rub shoulders with both the highest and lowest of society – as I have – you can never be sure where the winds will take you. When I uncover a plot to kill one of my dearest friends I find myself with no choice but to take to the high seas!' Julia Golding’s award-winning adventure series for girls has all the ingredients of a Philippa Gregory books for 9+ girls. Have you read all of Cat’s extraordinary adventures? The Diamond of Drury Lane Cat Among the Pigeons Den of Thieves Cat O'Nine Tails Black Heart of Jamaica Cat’s Cradle Look out for Julia’s fantastic new historical titles: Mel Foster and the Demon Butler Mel Foster and the Time Machine Julia Golding is the author of the award-winning Cat Royal and Girl on the Run series. Julia Golding read English at Cambridge before completing a doctorate in Literature of the Romantic Period at Oxford. She has won the Nestle Children’s Book Prize, the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and been shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award.

Cats Tails (the Adventures of Rommy and Reemy)


Author: Derek T Morgan
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1622121899
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 378
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Two abandoned kittens are taken in by a family living on a Yorkshire canal houseboat. The adventures of Rommy and Reemy begins as the twin kittens settle into life on the boat. With a colouring of light grey and some stripes, Rommy and Reemy soon meet Mr. B. Luggs, Mr. Tibbs, Whits and Ermin, other cats on the prowl. Join these little kittens as they live on the canal, and come to learn that life is much more fun when you have friends and people who care about you.

Prador-Mond

SF-Thriller
Author: Neal Asher
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838702468
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Das Polis-Kollektiv verkörpert den Gipfel der raumfahrenden Zivilisationen. Geprägt durch die Wissenschaft, reicht sein Einfluss von Earth Central bis in die unergründlichen Fernen der galaktischen Leere. Doch eines Tages trifft die Polis auf außerirdisches Leben, in Gestalt feindseliger krabbenähnlicher Karnivoren, die als die Prador bekannt werden. Und diese Entdeckung kann nur einen Ausgang zeitigen - totalen Krieg. In epischem Maßstab und mit unerbittlicher Action bietet Prador Mond vernichtende Schlachten. Es ist Ashers erschreckendster Ausflug in das Polis-Universum - eine brillante Space Opera!

Tails of the Caygeon Cats


Author: Lynn Coulter
Publisher: Pathbinder Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780999604847
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
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The two upstarts, Abby Cat and Furgy Cat, aided by their beloved guardian angel and friend Holly Cat, travel overseas to England on a magic carpet from their century home in Bobcaygeon, Ontario Canada. After eagerly exploring the usual tourist attractions, like the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, they find themselves transported back in time by Holly to meet three famous authors and some of their more memorable characters. The trio then reluctantly head home to the family that surrounds them with love and keeps their wanderlust at bay, at least temporarily. LYNN COULTER is part owner of a pizza restaurant and co-producer of tribute concerts for theatres and festivals. This is her inaugural children's book about her three rescue cats. She was, for many years, an executive assistant for a research company located in the city of Mississauga, Ontario Canada before embarking on a self-employed venture in the Tourism and Hospitality industry in Toronto. Lynn resides in the town of Bobcaygeon, part of the Kawartha Lakes, with her husband Paul, their son Bob and his wife Angela, son Bill and, last but not least, the stars of her story, the impish and daring Furgy, the sweet and sensitive Abby and their guardian angel and loving companion Holly.

Tails of Wonder and Imagination


Author: Ellen Datlow
Publisher: Night Shade
ISBN: 9781597801706
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
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What is it about the cat that captivates the creative imagination? No other creature has inspired so many authors to take pen to page. Mystery, horror, science fiction, and fantasy stories have all been written about cats. From legendary editor Ellen Datlow comes Tails of Wonder and Imagination, which collects the best of the last thirty years of science fiction and fantasy stories about cats by some of today’s most popular authors. With uncollected stories by Stephen King, Carol Emshwiller, Tanith Lee, Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Hand, Dennis Danvers, and Theodora Goss and a previously unpublished story by Susanna Clarke, plus feline-centric fiction by Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, George R. R. Martin, Lucius Shepard, Joyce Carol Oates, Graham Joyce, Catherynne M. Valente, Michael Marshall Smith, and many others. Tails of Wonder and Imagination features more than 200,000 words of stories in which cats are heroes and stories in which they’re villains; tales of domestic cats, tigers, lions, mythical part-cat beings, people transformed into cats, cats transformed into people. And yes, even a few cute cats. Edited by Ellen Datlow Cat stories by: Lawrence Block Susanna Clarke Charles de Lint Carole Nels on Douglas Neil Gaiman Stephen King Joyce Carol Oates Kelly Link George R. R. Martin Sharyn McCrumb and many others

Cat and Dog Tails Too


Author: Diane Fenstermacher
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 141070825X
Category: Pets
Page: 188
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Thinking about getting a cat or dog? Or maybe you enjoy reading about them. How many times have you tried to think of a name for a pet? Cat and Dog Tails Too is the book for you. It has over 1500 names to choose from. The author offers helpful suggestions from choosing a pet, to finding the best name. Do you travel with your pets? Or maybe you would like to travel, but don't know what to do with your pets while away. Dealing with the loss of a pet can be very difficult. She also offers advice on how she prepared her pets for a move. Cat and Dog Tails Too has short stories. There are stories about a meatloaf bandit, a cat with a returnable clause, and more. Some of the stories are funny, a few might bring a tear, but all are worth reading. The book will leave you with a warm feeling. If you have a cat or dog, you might want to give them a big hug.

The Kitty Who Lost Her Tail


Author: Henry Wienand
Publisher: Osmora Incorporated
ISBN: 2765903832
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 14
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Little Kitty White Spot's tail was stolen, and mister Hoot n Toot the barn owl was asked to assist in finding her lost tail. He informed Big Daddy cat that lately the "Cat O Nine Tails" were stealing other cat's tails whenever they lost one of their nine tails. They consulted "King Gee Whiskers", king of the cats, who put on his "Rainbow" thinking crown, and came up with a super plan. The plot was set in motion, and much to everyone's delight the kitten's tail was recovered.

Cat Tails


Author: Pam Scheunemann
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617853151
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Silky and Angel, feline detectives assigned to Pooch Patrol, investigate a rumor that the Bowser Bunch dog pack is planning to take over Purrsville.

Tails from the Heart

Stories, Poems, and Artwork
Author: Peninsula Friends Of Animals
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595518109
Category: Pets
Page: 216
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Tails from the Heart: Stories, poems and artwork features companion animals and their owners. All proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to helping cats and dogs in need of homes and to providing spay/neuter clinics to stop the birth of unwanted animals.

Cat Tails and Spooky Trails

Mattie Meets Bogey the Plantation Cat
Author: Jean Hunt,Caroline Lott
Publisher: United Writers
ISBN: 9781934216576
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 126
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What does an easy going Low Country cat have in common with a high spirited city girl? "Nothin'. I don't do cats," or so Mattie thought. Until she met Bogey, who became her guide into the life of the forest animals on the Carolina Coast. Seeing a live alligator challenges her bravery and creeping through a ghostly cemetery gives her goose bumps. With a fluffy cat companion, Mattie discovers the forest holds many secrets.

The Many Tails of Luck-Shmee


Author: Jennifer Circosta
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1617771457
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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Luck-shmee is an adventurous kitty that lives in a big house in the country. Curious with a zest for life, there are so many things he loves to do! Does he love pouncing on toes? How about catching mice? Does he snuggle and sleep or eat many treats? How about both! What do you think? Come see what adventure he has in store for today!