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Set in the 1950s, in an alternate world run by cats and dogs, it's the purr-fect blend of humorous fantasy, detective story, and ghostly fun.
Murder, ghosts, and a vengeful fiancée? The Nine Lives of Bianca Moon is the purr-fect blend of humorous fantasy, detective story, and ghostly fun.
Set in the 1950s, in an alternate world run by cats and dogs, the action kicks off with the mysterious murder of journalist Flint Lockford on the streets of Greenwich Village. Junior Detective Morton Digby and his partner Detective J.B. Puddleworth launch their investigation, but must contend with Flint's feisty fiancée, Bianca Moon, who is determined to take justice into her own paws.
Meanwhile, Flint's ghost arrives at Ghosthall, an abandoned courthouse now home to a band of rowdy ghosts. There he meets new friends and learns the ins and outs of being a spook. When he sets out to find Bianca, he is shocked to learn she has embarked on a reckless quest for revenge. Determined to protect her from her own feline fury, but limited by his ghostly powers, Flint must rely on Junior Detective Morton Digby and his partner to collar the killers before Bianca runs out of lives.
"Heras delivers a rollicking murder mystery-starring cats and dogs-set in 1950s New York City .... Anthropomorphic cats and dogs living in 1950s New York is a tricky conceit to pull off, and the author does so with flair....The period detail in the descriptions of the city is impressive, and the story does a deft job making light entertainment of a tale filled with murder and vengeful criminals. A quirky premise and sharp twists and turns make this mystery page-turning fun."-Kirkus Reviews
"Morton Digby's world is one that readers will want to visit again and again.... it's a legitimately engaging mystery for fans of the genre, and one that's sure to keep even the most attentive reader guessing. With a surprising mix of hard-boiled drama and cartoon comedy, Delas Heras spins an enchanting tale of life, death and afterlife in The Nine Lives of Bianca Moon."-IndieReader
"An engrossing blend of satirical wit, mystery, and the supernatural. I loved how the feline protagonist, Bianca, and her canine counterpart, Morton, navigated the labyrinth of crime and specters.... the strength of the novel lies in its vibrant and imaginative storytelling."-Readers' Favorite
"This fun, fast-paced mystery adds a fantastic twist to adult detective fiction as furry protagonists in an alternative New York City seek justice in life and the afterlife."-Blueink Reviews
"It is a fun, often hilarious alternate world hosting a story that brims with clever puns."-Foreword Clarion Reviews