The Cat Looked Back (Paperback)
Housekeeper Prudence Crick expects a peaceful month by the river housesitting at The Maples, her employer Gerry Coneybear's beautiful old home. (And cat-sitting Gerry's twenty cats, too ) But instead of peace she gets trouble. Ghosts of the past haunt her, including her murdered bank robber ex-husband. And she's bedevilled by the present. When two houses are burned to the ground in suspicious circumstances, she's drawn to the scene of the crime and into the lives of its victims, including one uncatchable cat. But more: she's reached a crossroads. Should she change jobs? Buy a new home? Get married? And what should she bake for that tea party she's hosting?
Louise Carson's latest cozy mystery is full of delectable desserts, fast friendships, and, of course, an abundance of cats.
About the Author
Born in Montreal and raised in Hudson, Quebec, Louise Carson studied music in Montreal and Toronto, played jazz piano and sang in the chorus of the Canadian Opera Company. Carson has published fiften books: Rope, a blend of poetry and prose; Mermaid Road, a lyrical novella; A Clearing, a collection of poetry; Executor, a mystery set in China and Toronto; Dog Poems, a collection of poetry; The Last Unsuitable Man, a thriller set in the Sunshine Coast; her historical fiction Deasil Widdy series: In Which, Measured, and Third Circle; and her Maples Mysteries series: The Cat Among Us, The Cat Vanishes, The Cat Between, The Cat Possessed, A Clutter of Cats, and The Cat Looked Back. Her poems appear in literary magazines, chapbooks and anthologies from coast to coast, including The Best Canadian Poetry 2013. She's been short-listed in FreeFall Magazine's annual contest three times, and one poem won a Manitoba Magazine Award. Her novel In Which was shortlisted for a Quebec Writers' Federation award in 2019. She has presented her work in many public forums, including Hudson's Storyfest 2015, as well as in Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Saskatoon and New York City. She lives in St-Lazare, Quebec, where she writes, teaches music and gardens.