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  • The Cat Who Caught a Killer

  • By: L T Shearer
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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The Cat Who Caught a Killer

By: L T Shearer
Narrated by: Imogen Church
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Summary

The Cat Who Caught a Killer by L T Shearer is a charming cosy crime listen for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club and S. J. Bennett’s The Windsor Knot.

Meet Conrad the cat. You’ve never met a detective like him before.

Neither has Lulu Lewis when he walks into her life one summer’s day. Mourning the recent death of her husband, the former police detective had expected a gentle retirement, quietly enjoying life on her new canal boat, The Lark, and visiting her mother-in-law Emily in a nearby care home.

But when Emily dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances, Lulu senses foul play and resolves to find out what really happened. And a remarkable cat named Conrad will be with her every step of the way...

©2022 L T Shearer (P)2022 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

Critic reviews

"Charming and original. This book is the cat’s whiskers." (Anthony Horowitz)

"A captivating, charming and gentle tale, perfect for all those who love their crime cozy." (Peter James)

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I love this book, it is a joy to listen too!

This book is wonderful, I absolutely love it. Imogen Church is one of my favourite narrators and when I saw she was reading this book I bought it, as her performance is fantastic. Once again it was like listening to an old friend who you haven't seen for a few months and you leave off from where you left off, superb. L T Shearer is my new favourite author, this book is excellent, it's whimsical, heartfelt, sweet and funny and sad, with some truly nasty people who I would hit in the face with an open palm if I met them in real life! Lulu is lovely and Conrad the Cat is amazing and insanely intelligent, I look like an idiot. Their relationship really is lovely. I have said before that if my mum's cat Opal could talk she would sound like Dame Helen Mirren and we would hang out and watch YouTube videos of cats. I really hope there are many more books to come in the series as this is a great story that deserves to grow!

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Fabulous audiobook!

Fab written story, so enjoyable to listen to another superb narrating by Imogen Church, hope we can get more Conrad meaws soon :)

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Sorry, but don’t waste your time :(

Found the narrator so hard to listen to. Powered on, but the story line doesn’t hold up. A hard listen and really not worth it.

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Couldn’t stop listening

This came as a recommendation from my step daughter who said it was the perfect book for me. She was 100% right, I loved everything about it & was really sad that I’d finished listening in 2 days. The most entertaining book I have listened to for a very long time. It made me happy.

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Good story

It’s a good story and I enjoyed it, but there are a few too many repetitive descriptions of the main character making tea/coffee/dishes of water!

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Very enjoyable

Really enjoyed listening to this book. Narration was very good. I wasn't sure at first about a talking cat. However I soon became fond of Conrad and his wise counsel. On the whole a very enjoyable story.

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Had high hopes

I loved the idea of this book but it started out missing a lot of background of the main character.
Not the cat, who is the by far the best character. Only later into the book did it expand on this like an afterthought. The over description of making mint tea becomes dull quickly. It’s an easy mystery to solve and I almost skipped to the end just to hear the outcome. Get it if it’s free.

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Loved this book!

I so enjoyed this book. The reading was perfect and I so look forward to hearing the next one.
Thank you both to the author and the narrator for making this such an enjoyable book.

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  • 31-10-22

No fun + Misinformation

There are so many fun things you could do with a cat as a character and the author did none of them. Also kept repeating COVID misinformation (ie someone who got hit by a bus but tested positive was recorded as a COVID death? WTF? Didn’t finish it

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