Josephine Fish is a pensive, intelligent calico and the unlikely heroine of the book that bears her name. When we first meet Josephine we realize she’s no ordinary housecat: She alone in the animal kingdom, or those outside of the human race, is able to communicate through the written word, and Miss Josephine has worked diligently to perfect her skills on her “female human’s” computer. When the local wildlife discover Josephine’s unusual talent, she’s ensnared into the nitty-gritty of political activism. Crafty use of the ancient art of blackmail catches the political world unaware when Josephine votes her conscience and follows the commands of the brusque but efficient Mr. Blue Jay. Soon, politicians across America begin to buckle under the pressure, brought by the mysterious E-mails pouring out of the Fish’s peaceful, suburban household, to do right by the animal world – or else.
The author of this well-paced mystery has found the perfect blend of suspense and humor that force us book-lovers to miss our beauty sleep to find out whodunit. Thank you to Patricia Fish for sharing Josephine with the rest of us.