When the Cat's Away

When the Cat s Away Originally appearing in The Kinky Friedman Crime Club now published as a single volume this is the third Kinky Friedman mystery A purloined feline from Madison Square Gardens cat show is a tip off t

  • Title: When the Cat's Away
  • Author: Kinky Friedman
  • ISBN: 9780970238320
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Originally appearing in The Kinky Friedman Crime Club, now published as a single volume, this is the third Kinky Friedman mystery A purloined feline from Madison Square Gardens cat show is a tip off to a trail of murders, drug rings and gang wars that only Kinky Friedman can follow.

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    1. Who would have thought that Kinky Friedman, yes that Kinky Friedman writes books! He has written more than 15 mysteries and some non-fiction, for more than 20 books total.For a news junky like myself, I knew a bit about him although I’m not from or live in Texas. (However, I did live there for a year but I never heard his name mentioned.) Some of his bio was in the news when he ran for governor of Texas in 2006 and I recalled hearing that he was a musician with group called, hold on to your se [...]

    2. Once,not so long ago, I ordered furikake from Japan and the seller mixed the shipping labels and instead of furikake, I got an anniversary edition of the Sakuma Candy Drops from Grave of the Fireflies anime. This was a wonderful mistake, as I got to learn about the sakuma drops history and their place in the anime and see the anime and [ugly] cry a lot and eat the candy too. Entropy won!In a similar manner, I wanted to get this Kinky Cats, Immortal Amoebas and Nine-Armed Octopuses: Weird, Wild a [...]

    3. I really wanted to like this book more than I actually did, but hey, for a confirmed insomniac with tinnitus, anything goes at 1 AM, as long as you don't have to think too hard. Trust me, you don't. The author doesn't telegraph his punches, he shouts at you, "Punch coming!" and presents a stiff arm and a clenched fist before he's even close to you. I figured out who the killer was about a minute after that person appeared, though the "motive" was wobbly in the extreme. And the cat in the title? [...]

    4. (read along with Elvis, Jesus, and Coca-Cola.These are annoying but entertaining little crime novels by Kinky, starring Kinky as himself. They can be funny, and I enjoy the Texas similes and the fact that a guy who writes novels about himself drinking incessantly, smoking countless cigars, and doing coke on occasion, could make a semi-serious run for governor of Texas! Both books were exactly the same but with different plots. Probably, overall, not worth reading.

    5. I had no idea who Kinky Friedman was when I bought this for $1.98 off the Borders discount shelf. That's not an amazing bit of recollection or record keeping; the sticker is still on front. For about two decades, this book sat on several shelves unread until now. I recall assuming when I bought it that Kinky Friedman was a New York society woman, sort of a Jewish Carrie whatever from Sex and the City. For two bucks, what did I have to lose? Turns out that Kinky is a he, and he is country singer [...]

    6. Written in the late 80's, this is not your most politically correct novel. Given the fact that the main character is a cigar smoking, womanizing Jewish cowboy/P.I. living in New York and that the main character and the author have the same name, I can't be sure if this is fiction or autobiographical. And the cast of quirky characters are bizarre enough to be real. I enjoyed the ride and hope to read more of Kinky.

    7. Another corker! Loved this from begining to end, although another re-read it still blew my head clean off! Laughed my self silly.

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