Those rascally cats Jacque the Ripper, and Cleo are at it again. Along with their person Kate, her son Jeremy and the Intruder, better known as Jake Novak, they are all off on another mystery. Living in their inherited home on the beach with all the other animals, they are soon swept into another episode of two murders and a stabbing.
This time it involves a movie-making crew and Hollywood stars that have come to the beach at White Sands, Alabama. Kate and Jake have been invited to a party at the home where the movie crew is staying. The reason is to discuss the use of the two cats, Jacque and Cleo in the movie. The producer Aaron, and the director Jesse, are father and son, and are very different in temperament. The father is a bully and the son a meek-appearing young man. The people in the crew that accompanies them have various reasons to hate Aaron. Even the actors and actresses hold resentments toward him. Jake soon learns that an old flame from his past is the star of the movie.
When the first murder occurs, Jake is pulled in for questioning, as he was the last person to see the victim alive. After Jake is able to show his innocence, he is asked to help the local sheriff to help with the investigation. He puts aside the novel he is writing to help. Another murder and a stabbing happen, and no one is able to solve this mystery, until Jacque the Ripper finds a major clue.
This is second in a series and is a fun read. It involves twists and turns making you think you know "who done it," and then finding out you were totally wrong. So when is the next adventure for this menagerie?
Armchair Interviews says: As much fun as What the Cat Dragged Inwas, with these two cat characters.