The Ninth Life

The Ninth Life

Introducing Blackie, an unusual feline hero, and his companion Care in the first of this dark new mystery series.

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Three figures, shadowy against the light. That’s all I remember from my past life, as I am dragged, dripping and half-drowned, from the flood. My saviour, a strange, pink-haired girl, is little help. She can barely care for herself, let alone the boy she loves. And although she has sworn to avenge the murder of her mentor, she must first escape the clutches of drug dealers, murderers and thieves. I would repay her kindness if I could. But we are alone in this blighted city – and I am a cat.

The past is an enigma to Blackie, the voice of Clea Simon’s dark new mystery. Combining elements of feline fantasy and classic whodunit, The Ninth Life introduces this unusual hero and his companion, Care: two small creatures in a nightmarish urban landscape, fighting for their lives, and for the lives and memories of those they love.


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Series: Blackie & Care, Book 1
Genre: Mystery
Tags: black cat, cats, mystery
Publisher: Severn House
Publication Year: 2016
Compelling and utterly unique.
– Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark award winner
Forget everything you think you know about ‘cat mysteries.’ The Ninth Life is a dark and gritty story of life on the streets.
– New York Times­-bestselling author Joe Finder
A delight for anyone who relishes cat mysteries.
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