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Mysteries of Max: Books 16-18 (Paperback)

Mysteries of Max: Books 16-18 (Paperback)

Mysteries of Max Collection 6

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This collection contains books 16-18 in the popular comedy cat cozy series The Mysteries of Max. Enjoy this intrepid sleuth's adventures at a purrfectly handsome discount.

Purrfectly Hidden (The Mysteries of Max 16)

The Skeleton In the Clawset

You know that feeling when you suddenly find a skeleton in your basement? You don’t? Well, I’m sorry to say that I do. And let me tell you, it’s not as enjoyable as it sounds. So when it happened to Marge, it’s safe to say she wasn’t thrilled. Add to that the mouse issue we’d been faced with, and my day was fraught with a measure of discomfort.

Odelia immediately did what she does best: figuring out whoever had put that skeleton in her mother’s basement, and my fellow cats and I focused on what we do best: catching mice. Or actually we didn’t. You see, we might be cats, but we’re also felinists at heart, in the sense that we strongly feel every creature on God’s green earth has a right to live and thrive. Or that was our position before we met that mouse face to face. Things quickly went downhill from there.

But don’t let that stop you from picking up this story. You’ll learn such fascinating things as the right way to interrogate an old macaw, whether cats do or do not need to brush their teeth, how to protect yourself in case you happen to be hit by a nuke and, almost as an afterthought, who the heck put that darn skeleton in Marge’s basement. In other words, just another day in the otherwise uneventful life of a big-boned blorange feline sleuth and his friends.

Purrfect Kill (The Mysteries of Max 17)

As your loyal feline correspondent it is my sad duty to inform you that one of my housemates has lost her marbles and decided to go into showbiz. And in other news, the country’s most successful female pop singer was found murdered.

In other words: business as usual in Hampton Cove, one of the coziest but also (apparently) deadliest East Coast towns. At least for celebrities, who tend to die like flies in this lovely little corner of the world. As far as Harriet’s singing ambitions were concerned, she wasn’t the only one in our family with a sudden craving to step into the limelight and seek fame and fortune. Gran, too, announced she wants to be a star and become the next Beyoncé.

The murder investigation into the death of Chickie Hay, meanwhile, wasn’t going well. Oh, there were plenty of suspects, but no progress being reported. Odelia, my human and sometime amateur sleuth, was at the end of her tether, and even we cats couldn’t give her the breakthrough she was so desperately looking for. But tenacious as we are, we just kept on digging, even as Gran’s ambitions caused a serious rift in the Poole family—she even up and left.

So how did it all end, you ask? Well, do read on in my latest report from the Hampton Cove front lines: Purrfect Kill. I promise you won’t be disappointed. At least if you don’t mind reading a book written from the viewpoint of a cat.

Purrfect Boy Toy (The Mysteries of Max 18)

When Odelia was hired by Opal Harvey, the country’s most famous talk show host, I was happy for her, and eager to help. Until she told me the job involved flying out to LA. Everybody knows cats don’t travel. Not by car, not by boat, not by train and most definitely not by plane!

So why did I decide to throw caution to the wind and catch that flight? Simple. I had no choice in the matter! And so my latest adventure began. Luckily my friends all got to tag along, and so did all of Odelia’s family members—even Grandma Muffin, who decided to bring her boy toy. Or is it toy boy?

It turned out to be a blast. We had pedicures. We had manicures. We got to meet celebrities, we got to visit movie sets. We were also shot at, chased, screamed at, and had the dubious pleasure of meeting Opal’s cloned cat—who revealed we might all be cloned, too! So did we catch whoever tried to permanently retire Opal Harvey? Read on to find out!

PS: no cats were harmed (or cloned) in the making of this story.

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