I love reading murder mysteries that feature cats, and this series is one of my favorites. “Probable Claws” is the fourth in the series, the other three are “Mew is for Murder“, “Cattery Row” and “Cries and Whiskers“. All feature cat and rock and roll loving freelance writer Theda Krakow and her black and white tuxedo cat Musetta.
In “Probable Claws”, Theda finds herself the prime suspect for the murder of a shelter veterinarian, with Musetta as the only witness to what really happened. Theda is released on bail thanks to the connections of her former cop boyfriend Bill. Now she has to find the real killer before she and Musetta become the next victims.
The plot is exceptionally well-crafted, the characters are multi-dimensional and likeable, and you find yourself wanting to savor the story while at the same time wanting to race to the finish to find out who did it.
You might want to consider reading the entire series from start to finish. One of the things I enjoyed about all four books, almost more than the actual plot lines, was the character development. By the time you’re into the second book, you feel like you’re reconnecting with old friends. I sure hope that “Probable Claws” won’t be the last in this series.