This book is part of a series by Lydia Adamson. Her main character is Alice Nestleton, a sometimes employed actress. While in between jobs, she sometimes gets involved investigating crimes because of her persistent curiosity. And also because she is a "cat person." A cat is always leading her into trouble. In this story she has having dinner in a fancy Chinese restaurant. While there, some gunmen break in, spraypaint graffiti, and shoot a waitress. Alice is shaken by the incident, but more important, what happened to the beautiful red tabby cat that was sitting in the kitchen at the time. She snoops back at the restaurant, which later closes, trying to find the cat. Her obsessive snooping places her in the way of the police investigation, but she ultimately ends up solving the case before the police have really realized what is going on. To help her is her one time lover Sonny the half-Chinese cop. Also to help her is Tony, a fellow actor and sometime lover.
This report prepared by BethG