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Copy Kat Mass Market Paperback – Jul 1 1990


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Crimeline; Reprint edition (July 1 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553298836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553298833
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,705,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on Nov. 4 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Having consumed all the Evanovich series, and Munger, and Maddie Hunter, and Cosin -- I was looking for a snappy, sharp but amusing PI character in Kat Colorado. I was disappointed that I did not find her. Perhaps it is because this appears to be early Kijewski's KC series, perhaps not. However, having read THIS, I am not inclined to read any more of her works. The character was OK, the writing was not cohesive, and often leapt from one premise to another without transition. I bought it on the basis of search engines led me to on the other authors' search --- "You might also like..." My advice to you is, if you are fond of the aforementioned authors, you may not care for Kijewski. She's not at ALL like them.
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By A Customer on Feb. 5 2002
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This is the first "mystery" novel that I have read other than the nancy drew series. I am 15, and I really enjoyed this book, it is a great mystery, and you keep on wondering till the very end. I am keen on reading her other books that she has written. I reccomned this to pretty much anybody, except for people who do not like a bit of murder in a novel
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Kat Colorado mysteries are great because the plot flows smoothly, there are no loose ends at the end of the book, and the characters are ohsoreal.
Copy Kat is no exception. When Kat needs to escape her nightmares, she seizes the opportunity to go out of town undercover to find the client's goddaughter's killer.
The people she meets are warm and real to the reader, and I was surprised by the identification of the killer.
Biggest problem with this book: there seem to be two important sentences missing in the chapter in which Kat meets the victim's sister and brother in law. I don't know if they are publisher or author omissions, but they made it difficult for me to follow an important chapter.
While this isn't the author's best work, it is better by FAR than many of the mysteries out there. Karen Kijewski should be proud of the work she has published, because it's a yacht swimming in the literary sewage that calls itself "mystery."
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Sacramento private investigator Kat Colorado is fresh from a nerve-shattering adventure, and needing a change of scenery. A wheezing old man name Tobias offers her that opportunity when he hires her to look into the four-month old murder of his godniece, Deidre, a crime dismissed by her sleepy northern California town as a robbery and an unfortunate event. The true killer, Tobias believes, was an acquaintance, and he wants Kat to become acquainted with the killer.
So Kat becomes Kate, hangs up her badge and puts on a bartender's apron and goes undercover, sinking deeper into her faux life as she becomes entangled in the lives of Deidre's charming widower and young son, her jealous sister, the requisite wacky barmaid-cum-roommate (seems every novel has wisecracking relief these days, though Kat holds her own as well), and a cast of beer-drinking regulars with wandering eyes and hands. Somewhere in this muddle is Deidre's killer, and despite a change in hair color and fashion tastes, that killer appears to have fleshed out Kat.
I was trying so hard not to compare Kijewski's Kat Colorado with Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, but the resemblences are difficult to ignore. Both are single, female PIs based in California, tough and uncompromising when a job needs to be done. In Copy Kat, however, we are offered a gentler, more emotional protagonist with a quick wit. Not to say that Grafton's Kinsey doesn't have her moments, but Kat Colorado is less methodical in her routine, and perhaps in the case of Copy Kat that is more enjoyable to read
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