THE LAW CAN'T PROTECT HER— Young attorney Abby Coleridge opens her home to a troubled law student after a fire destroys the woman’s apartment. When the student disappears, leaving behind a blood-splattered note and a stash of cryptic flash-drives, Abby sets out to find her. Soon, a murderous arsonist threatens them both.
Law student Victor Rutledge, a former Navy officer, knows more than he's telling. So much so that his offers to help Abby seem suspicious. When police reveal his scandalous past, Abby doesn’t know who to trust.
Trouble, the black cat detective, lands in Tallahassee, Florida in the nick of time. Can he sniff out the salient clues and push Abby and Victor in the right direction and into each other’s arms? Can he save them—and himself—from a fiery end?
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I've always suspected cats know more than they are telling us, but in Trouble in Tallahassee we discover how truly clever they are! Trouble, a green eyed black cat, is catnapped, only to escape by jumping into a more dangerous murder mystery. Trouble moves in with Abby, a young red-haired lawyer at Phillip Drapers' law firm, and her temporary roommate Layla. Layla irritates Abby by spitting out her gum in potted plants. However Abby is about to discover Abby's chewing gum habits are the least of her behaviors that will pull Abby into a criminal situation dating back to Marbury v. Madison, a case that established beyond doubt the independence of the U.S. Supreme Court. Abby finds love with Victor, a Master of Arms from the Navy, but soon discovers unsettling information about his past. And no one in Phillip Drapers' law firm seems to be telling all they know. Even though Abby keeps an amazing supply of cod and salmon, Trouble must focus on solving the crimes. Communicating his discoveries to the bipeds is challenging, but relationships and trust grows between human and feline alike! I just loved this book!!!
Trouble in Tallahassee by Claire Matturro continues the adventures of the black cat detective, Trouble. This time he has been "catnapped" and escapes in Tallahassee. He finds a kind woman, Abby Coleridge who "adopts" him. She has opened her home to a law student who needs a temporary home. The adventures soon begin. The books shares three points of view, Trouble, Abby and Victor, a law student and best friend of the law student temporarily sharing Abby's home. I love that Ms. Matturro used all three points of view because it allowed me to get to know Trouble, Abby and Victor much better that a normal single or third person narrative. I liked all the characters and the romance developed realistically as the story progressed. The pace of the story was smooth and quick and the reveal was dramatic. I do wonder if Trouble will stay in Tallahassee to help the police or finally return home to Alabama. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. All of the above opinions are my own.
Oh no! Trouble has been catnapped! By the time he manages to escape he finds himself in Tallahassee, far from his Alabama home and Tammy Lynn. Our four-legged detective hero quickly attaches himself to Abby, a young attorney who has taken in her colleague Layla whose home has been fire damaged. Realizing that this black cat is trouble, Abby quickly dubs him such. Within minutes she and Layla and Trouble find themselves facing a mugger and the adventure begins. Someone is clearly after Layla and the team must get to the bottom of it. Along the way we find a sweet, and rather quick, romance between Abby and Victor, a war veteran and law student. He struggles with his decision to go to law school and Abby is recovering from a broken heart. Trouble tries his hand/paw at matchmaking while pushing the clueless humans into the right direction. I love the setting in Tallahassee and the law school. The underlying crime slowly reveals itself and is personally intriguing to me as a former teacher and lawyer. The motive is unusual, clever and nicely developed. I am, however, a bit worried about Trouble getting back to Alabama, but it is obvious he has another case on his agenda! Looking forward to seeing where this next adventure takes him!