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How to Catch a Cat

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More praise for the
New York Times
bestselling Cats and Curios Mysteries

“Written with verve and panache.”

—Carolyn Hart,
New York Times
bestselling author of the Death on Demand Mysteries

“Quirky characters, an enjoyable mystery with plenty of twists, and cats, too! A fun read.”

—Linda O. Johnston, author of the Pet Rescue Mysteries

“[A] wild, refreshing, over-the-top-of-Nob-Hill thriller.”


The Best Reviews

“This exciting road trip goes from danger to humor and back as the adorable cats are brilliant tacticians who amusingly but cleverly maneuver the niece somewhat for treats but often to keep her safe. Fast-paced cozy readers who enjoy something different will relish the charming Cats and Curios Mysteries as Oscar’s niece continues her dangerous adventures into the weird, whimsical world of her late uncle.”


Genre Go Round Reviews

“Whimsical . . . Contains a stunning clever twist . . . Cozy readers who enjoy something amusingly, satirically different will relish this.”


Gumshoe Review

“Full of quirky, yet credibly described characters . . . Intriguing . . . Doubly fun for those familiar with this beautiful city . . . This is a PURR-fect treat for feline and mystery fans alike! Warning: Like cat treats, this series may prove to be addictive!”


Fresh Fiction

“[A] neatly constructed mystery . . . Cat fanciers will find plenty to love in these personified felines . . . The setting is very well drawn, old town San Francisco is well detailed, neatly blending into the more modern city.”


The Mystery Reader

“The female ‘Grisham of the cozies’ weaves an intricate mystery that will delight the most critical of fans, and cat lovers will not be disappointed . . . Four Paws UP!”


Night Owl Reviews

Praise for
New York Times
bestselling author Rebecca M. Hale’s Mystery in the Islands Mysteries

AFOOT ON ST. CROIX

“Hale’s novels are elaborate puzzle pieces where plots at first seem scattered and unrelated, but ultimately weave together into one surprisingly unified storyline. Complex, funny, and with darker tones that share more elements with the black-comedy mysteries written by Tim Dorsey than any cozy,
Afoot on St. Croix
entertains with its many self-centered characters that are flawed, but . . . all too human.”


Kings River Life Magazine

“Readers will be enchanted by the setting, intrigued by the characters, and amazed by the writing in this island cozy . . . A wonderful blend of the Caribbean in every chapter.”


Debbie’s Book Bag

ADRIFT ON ST. JOHN

“Intriguing . . . Fans who want something different will enjoy being
Adrift on St. John
.”


Genre Go Round Reviews

“[A] perfect story to escape into . . . Just when you think you have everything figured out, you don’t! Enjoy!!”


Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book

“This was an easy-flowing, narrative tale that took a different path in its storytelling . . . An intriguing and adventurous jaunt on a tropical island.”


The Cozy Chicks

Titles by Rebecca M. Hale

Cats and Curios Mysteries

 

HOW TO WASH A CAT

NINE LIVES LAST FOREVER

HOW TO MOON A CAT

HOW TO TAIL A CAT

HOW TO PAINT A CAT

HOW TO CATCH A CAT

Mysteries in the Islands

 

ADRIFT ON ST. JOHN

AFOOT ON ST. CROIX

AGROUND ON ST. THOMAS

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HOW TO CATCH A CAT

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PUBLISHING HISTORY

Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition / March 2015

Cover illustration by Mary Ann Lasher.

Cover design by Diana Kolsky.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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This book is dedicated to our readers:
It’s been a pleasure to share our adventures with you.
—Rupert, Isabella, and Rebecca

Contents
 

Praise for Titles by Rebecca M. Hale

Titles by Rebecca M. Hale

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

On Board the
San Carlos

Introduction

The Embarcadero

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

On Board the
San Carlos

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Modern-Day San Francisco

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

On Board the
San Carlos

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Modern-Day San Francisco

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Angel Island, near the Anchored
San Carlos

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Modern-Day San Francisco

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

On Board the
San Carlos

Chapter 47

Chapter 48

Chapter 49

Modern-Day San Francisco

Chapter 50

Chapter 51

Chapter 52

Chapter 53

On Board the
San Carlos

Chapter 54

Chapter 55

Chapter 56

Chapter 57

Chapter 58

Two Days Before the America’s Cup Regatta

Chapter 59

Chapter 60

Chapter 61

On Board the
San Carlos

Chapter 62

First Day of the America’s Cup Regatta

Chapter 63

Chapter 64

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