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The Cat's Meow

(The fifth book in the Jimmy Flannery series)
A novel by

Publisher's Weekly
''The fifth Jimmy Flannery mystery should delight old readers and win new ones,'' said PW. This time out, sewer inspector Jimmy tracks rumors of a black Mass held at St. Pat's and becomes embroiled in Church and city politics, with the ever-present possibility--this is Chicago--of scandal. (Mar.)

Library Journal
Series protagonist Jimmy Flannery lands in a neighborhood dilemma when Father Mulrooney is found dead amidst evidence of an apparent Black Mass in a Catholic church in South Chicago. St. Ulric's boys' school next door, Mulrooney's recently deceased cat Ignatius, and the church cemetery (sold to an oil company for a gas station site) provide sources of conjecture, politics, and drama before Flannery finds out what really happened. A tidy little set piece, featuring a grammatically fractured but warm-hearted narrator, lively characterization, and just a smidgen of humor. REK


Used availability for Robert Campbell's The Cat's Meow

Hardback Editions

January 1981 : USA Hardback

Title: The Cat's Meow
Author(s): Robert Campbell
ISBN: 0-453-00615-9 / 978-0-453-00615-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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Paperback Editions

October 1990 : UK Paperback

Title: The Cat's Meow (Coronet Books)
Author(s): R Wright Campbell
ISBN: 0-340-53036-7 / 978-0-340-53036-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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February 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Cat's Meow: A Jimmy Flannery Mystery
Author(s): Robert Campbell
ISBN: 0-451-16431-8 / 978-0-451-16431-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Cat's Meow (Jimmy Flannery Mysteries Book 5)
Author(s): Robert Campbell
Publisher: Ayeshire Publishing
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