Cat Out of Hell (Hardcover)
I'm hardly a cat fanatic, or a fan of gothic/horror for that matter, but I really enjoyed this little diversion. The humor, use of language, and pastoral English backdrop made for a perfect combination while waiting for warmer Spring days.— From Bill recommends...
Acclaimed "New York Times "#1 bestselling author Lynne Truss ("Eats, Shoots & Leaves") is back with a mesmerizing and hilarious tale of cats and murder
For people who both love "and" hate cats comes the tale of Dr. "Wiggy" Winterton, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he's just lost his job, his beloved wife has just died, and to top it all off, his sister has disappeared. Overcome by grief, he stands in his sister's kitchen staring at the only witness to what's happened to her--her cat, Roger. Who then speaks to him.
It takes a while for Wiggy to realize he's not gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking . . . and that much of what we fear about cats is true. They do think they're smarter than humans, for one thing, and, well, it seems they are What's more, they do have nine lives. Or at least this one does: Roger's older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he's seen it all.
And he's got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link not only the death of Wiggy's wife, but also several other local deaths, as well as the disappearance of his sister. But will the cat help Wiggy, or is he one of the dark forces?
In the hands of mega-bestseller Lynn Truss, the story is "as entertaining as it is addictive" ("The Sunday Telegraph")--an increasingly suspenseful and often hysterically funny adventure that will please cat lovers and haters alike, allowing both to say, "I told you so.
About the Author
LYNNE TRUSS is the author of "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation," " "which spent 45 weeks on the" New York Times" hardcover bestseller list 3 at #1 and was the "USA Today "Book of the Year 2004, and "Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or, Six Good Reasons to Stay at Home and Bolt the Door," which was also a "New York Times "bestseller. Her children s book "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference" spent 7 weeks on the "New York Times" children s bestseller list 4 at #1 and was a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book, as well as a KidsReads.com Best Book of the Year."