"With Cries and Whiskers, Simon nails it...Wonder-fully written and deeply engaging."
-Deborah Grabien, author of the Haunted Ballad series
"Highly recommended for mystery fans who love cats but who prefer to leave the crime-solving to humans." -Booklist
"A fast-paced look at the Boston music scene and a delight for cat fanciers." -Kirkus Reviews
When an animal rights activist is killed by a hit-and-run driver on an icy Cambridge street, music critic Theda Krakow can't get too upset. Besides, Theda is busy investigating the rise of a dangerous new designer drug that threatens the musicians and fans who make up the popular club scene.
But when Theda learns that the accident victim was defying her own radical group to rescue feral cats on the eve of a ferocious winter storm, she puts her own prejudices aside to help investigate. As Theda and her buddy Violet race to save these half-wild felines from the freezing New England winter, they uncover simmering tensions that make the activist's death seem more than accidental. Could a friend have been the fatal driver? Is Violet more involved with the extremist group than she's let on? Then Theda's cat Musetta Musetta goes missing....
Clea Simon is the author of the Theda Krakow (Probable Claws) and Dulcie Schwartz (Grey Expectations) mystery series, as well as three nonfiction books. A recovering journalist, she lives in Massachusetts. Cries & Whiskers her third mystery featuring Theda Krakow.