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Petectives: Christmas Party (Volume 2) Paperback – November 13, 2013
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PETECTIVES (Series) - Ever wonder what your cats are doing when you're not around? Most likely they're just sleeping but housecats Yoshi and Gatsby also manage to solve a few crimes in between naps. To combat the boredom of being pets, these two conduct private investigations for their fellow animals. Gatsby's a smart-mouthed orange, stripey cat who loves going outdoors, talking to witnesses, investigating leads and putting his neck on the line in the pursuit of justice. Yoshi's a witty and wise black cat who won't step a paw outside of his house but who can process the information that Gatsby brings him into solutions for even the trickiest mysteries. From shutting down dogfighting operations to stopping attempted peticide, these guys handle it all and do it with humor and style. If you're a housepet and you have a problem, call the Petectives!
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Top Customer Reviews
Now he jingles to his first appointment - but before that he had heavily argued with his partner in crime about the Christmas Party he wants to throw for the other pets in the neighborhood.
Petectives? Bell around the neck? But what are we talking about here?
Take it easy, Gatsby and Yoshi are CATS, the first a sleek and fast-moving orange-striped and Yoshi black as coal and never moving too far away from his napping place - Nero Wolfe and Archie in feline version.
But there is action in the neighborhood. Penelope aka Penny is hiring the Dynamic Duo for finding out who wants to kill her friend Thor, a big black Lab. He ate a piece of bologna and had to be taken poisoned to the hospital. Now Penny fears for an other attack and the Petectives Team must help!
The Pet Police guided by Duke, a big Gernan Shepherd has made an inquiry but without any result. Too much suspects around - from a Doberman called Zabisco to about any other pet around...
Because Thor is has a big chow-clap that never ever stops to make sounds, loud sound, very loud sounds! But neither complains with him by the Pet Police nor with his owner by regular Police could shut him down...
So Yoshi approves Gatsby's idea of a big Christmas Party to expose the culprit of attemted murder...
Now throw in a 4 months old cute, orange street cat urchin, escaped from the shelter, Gatsby's love of his live called Molasses, a love triangle between dogs, a christmas tree, a lot of chow - and a wannabe killer...
So fate will take its course - but Christmas is always the time to be forgiving.
So at the very end every pet in the neighborhood will be content and happy.
A very entertaining read without humanizing the acting animals too much.
The plot is well invented, and has a typical animalistic outcome.
It pleased me so much that I have bought the prequel too:Petectives by Robert J. Smith, set at Halloween.
I will write about the pets-perience!
The hour or so long short story is also a mystery that gives enough for you to have solved who was trying to kill the dog, if you were paying attention. I did cringe near the end when the book almost started to almost become preachy religion wise, but luckily the animals in the story spun and mixed in other culture aspects of Christmas into their tale. This was quite a good story, I'll check out the other books in the series one day. You don't need to have read any of the other books to understand and enjoy this one.
Winter is in full force. The streets and yards are filled with debris from an ice storm. The snow is deep. The sidewalks are too slippery to walk on. In this Christmas-themed story an old friend of Yoshl named Penelope moves back to the neighborhood. Her housemate, a black Labrador named Thor, eats a piece of poisoned baloney left on their back porch. Thor ends up in the vet having his stomach pumped. Penny calls the Dog Patrol to investigate and then asks Yoshi and Gatsby to help find the poisoner. Thor is confused and says that everyone likes him and that no one would want to hurt him.
There is a stray kitten wandering the streets . Penny convinces Gatsby to take him home for a few days to get him out of the freezing cold and snow. To Gatsby's utter surprise, Yoshi agrees to take in the kitten for the holidays since their people have gone away to family for the week.
Another attempt is made on Thor's life. It turns out that everyone in the vicinity, humans and animals alike, hates Thor with a passion. How on Earth can the petectives find out who wants Thor dead with an entire neighborhood full of suspects? The denouement happens at a Christmas party given by Yoshi and Gatsby for all their animal friends. Miss Marple would feel right at home in this mystery.
The animals are fun characters and the humor is spot on. Highly recommended.
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