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The Cat's Meow: Campbell, Robert

The Cat's Meow

Campbell, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0453006159 / ISBN 13: 9780453006156
Published by NAL Books New American Library, New York, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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hardcover. SIGNED by Campbell on the title page. Trace amount of wear to the spine ends and the bottom board edges, else a tight fine copy in a fine dust jacket which is now protected by mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 1028

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Title: The Cat's Meow

Publisher: NAL Books New American Library, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

Chicago sleuth Jimmy Flannery investigates the evil doings surrounding the death of Father Domen and his parish church

From Publishers Weekly:

The fifth Jimmy Flannery mystery ( The Junkyard Dog , Thinning the Turkey Herd , etc.) should delight old readers and win new ones. Narrator Jimmy, a sewer inspector and active believer in what's left of Chicago's Democratic machine, pays a condolence call on octogenarian Father Mulrooney, who regales Jimmy with a story of the sudden, mysterious death of the old church cat, Ignatius. Matters become more serious when the priest later discovers traces of a black Mass in St. Pat's. Mulrooney's housekeeper Mrs. Thimble says the old man is imagining things; she never saw anything untoward in the church. Jimmy's political mentor Chips Devlin asks Jimmy to see if he can prevent the conversion of St. Pat's cemetery into a gas station. Very soon Jimmy is embroiled in Church and city politics, with the ever-present possibilitythis is Chicagoof scandal. Jimmy's thumbnail history of Irish Catholic Chicago, told in his own deceptively folksy way ("I never met a honest cop I didn't like"), the colorful characters and smooth writing all make for a captivating read. If there isn't a major mystery here, readers won't mind.
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