“When you thought about it, I’d pulled off a goddamn miracle getting Franny to attend Fred’s funeral in tears rather than picketing it in Birkies.”
During the sixties, Cat was too distracted by the war on the home front between her activist daughter and her husband to pay attention to the antiwar movement. But doves, like pigeons, come home to roost, and Franny’s visit to her mother coincides with the murder of a former antiwar activist during a new round of demonstrations. When Cat discovers secrets from the past, someone tries to force her underground — permanently.
—“This is a very soft-boiled (one might even say cozy) series, written with humor but still exploring some serious issues, and Cat’s relationship with her ultra politically correct daughter Fran, a professional college student, is charming.”
The Purloined Letter
—“Good book, as usual.”