Felines get all the plum roles in these 11 stories, including 9 reprints (1991-2000) in which cats inherit estates, provoke or prevent dastardly murders, and help solve them, sometimes even after they're dead themselves. What else can they do? "Cat Got Your Tongue," co-written with the author's husband, Max Allan Collins (Mourn the Living,
1999, etc.), presents a cat important enough to steal, and in "Aunt Emma's Defense," one of two new stories here, an accused killer's freedom depends on a cat she claims is her reincarnated husband.
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