Cat in the Dark Book Summary and Study Guide

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The main character in this series is Joe Grey, a tomcat. Joe and his lady, Dulcie, watch as another tomcat helps an old lady named Mavity whose visiting brother commit cat burglaries, and they try to solve the murders that come later in the book. Mavity's brother's only child (Dora) and her husband (Ralph) come from Alabama for a visit. They think the con artist who took them for all their money in Alabama is trying to do the same to Mavity. They end up dead, poisoned by the con artist who used morphine.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kind of investigator    -   dog/cat investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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