CATS, COTTON, AND…MURDER—The worlds of Sarah Booth Delaney's Zinnia, Mississippi and Trouble, the black cat detective, collide in this fast-paced tale of high stakes cotton research, abduction, and murder.
Trouble, the Sherlockian feline, falls in with Pluto, another cat with a yin for detective work, to find the missing Trudy Wells. But the cats aren't alone. Tabitha Kingsley, posing as a psychic medium, has come to the Mississippi Delta to find her missing sister.
Standing in Tabitha's way is the cynical—and compelling—Roger Long. Roger manages the vast Long Agricultural Products farm and business. Trudy was his newly hired receptionist—and possible lover--before she disappeared.
In a world of wealth and privilege, Tabitha must discover the truth of what her rebellious, sometimes law-breaking, sister was really up to. And she must trust Roger to help her.
Trouble and Pluto aid the bipeds in finding the answers—to Trudy's vanishing act and also to the path to trust.
Trouble joins Pluto in Zinnia, Mississippi to find a missing girl.
Another great story about that “famous” cat detective, Trouble! This is a really fun read, with Trouble stepping into the world of Sarah Booth Delaney in Zinnia, Mississippi. Trudy has gone missing, and her sister Tabitha has come to town posing as a psychic to try and find her with the help of Trouble, Pluto (Sarah Booth’s resident feline) and Roger, the handsome owner of Long Agriculture. Trudy worked for Roger for a few weeks before she disappeared, and right after Roger planted a new “magic” cotton seed that did not need fertilizer or pesticides. Of course, if it’s too good to be true, it usually isn’t. Trouble, Tabitha and Roger find that out despite family complicating matters - Roger’s spoiled, selfish socialite of a mother comes for a visit in the middle of the investigation with her new paramour. Mom and paramour seem to be up to no good and only eyeing the quick buck. Could they be behind Trudy’s disappearance? When Trouble finds a dead body of a friend of Trudy’s, thing look even worse.
I haven’t read all of this series, but this is a fun one where you really don’t need to have read the prior stories to get to know Trouble; although it does help to have read at least some of The Delaney Detective Agency series, and maybe the first few Trouble stories. They are all worth the price!
I love Trouble
Trouble visits the land of Sarah Booth Delaney. Trouble is visiting Sunflower County with his owner at a book conference. Tabitha comes from New Orleans to search for her sister. Her cover is she is a psychic. Trouble begins to tag along with Tabitha to solve the mystery. This story is woven well. As Tabitha searches for her sister she makes friends with the family she initially thought she might be involved with her missing sister. King Cotton rears it’s head as problems with the crops appear.
Sarah Booth and Coleman are off on vacation during this book; however, Pluto puts in a guest appearance.