Caturday Reads: As Dark as My Fur
As Dark as My Fur
by Clea Simon Severn House Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 01 Apr 2017
Finding the lost, uncovering the hidden - Care has taken to her mentor’s profession with alacrity. But her youth and her gender make her vulnerable in the tumultuous urban landscape where predators reign. Blackie may remember little from his previous life, but he still has his instincts and his desire to guide and protect Care. As a cat, his ability to communicate is limited, as his is his ability to help. It is through his wise eyes and feline perspective that we see events. Care has been hired to find a missing worker for the owner of a sweatshop. The case is promising in appearance, but is in reality a sinister trap. Gravitch is seeking papers - papers with information that threatens him and the system that runs the city. Care is in great danger and Blackie is her only hope for survival.
As Dark as My Fur is part fantasy, part noir - an entirely unique blend much different from the pet cozies animal lovers are accustomed to. This series is amazing. I wanted to savor every page. I was almost disappointed at the end, because now I will have to wait another year until the next novel comes out. Clea Simon is an incredible author. Her animals mysteries stand head and shoulders above the rest.
5 / 5
I received a copy of As Dark as My Fur from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
A seemingly routine case becomes something far darker and deeper for novice private investigator, Care, and her feline companion, Blackie. Blackie does not trust Care’s new client, factory owner Mr Gravitz, who has hired the young PI to shadow one of his workers, a man he suspects is stealing from him. With his feline sixth sense, Blackie knows the client is not telling the truth – but how can he protect and warn his companion, Care, when he is only a cat? Combining elements of feline fantasy and traditional whodunit, As Dark As My Fur continues the adventures of this original and unusual detective duo: two small creatures in a nightmarish urban landscape, fighting for their lives and for the memories of those they love.