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The Man Who Understood Cats: A Caleb & Thinnes Mystery

The Man Who Understood Cats A Caleb Thinnes Mystery Two unlikely partners join forces to solve a murder disguised as suicide and catch a killer ready to strike again Gold Coast psychiatrist Jack Caleb is wealthy cultured and gay When one of his clien

  • Title: The Man Who Understood Cats: A Caleb & Thinnes Mystery
  • Author: Michael Allen Dymmoch
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  • Page: 487
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Two unlikely partners join forces to solve a murder disguised as suicide and catch a killer ready to strike again Gold Coast psychiatrist Jack Caleb is wealthy, cultured, and gay When one of his clients is found dead in a locked apartment apparently from a self inflicted wound burned out Chicago detective John Thinnes doesn t believe it was suicide And Caleb is inclineTwo unlikely partners join forces to solve a murder disguised as suicide and catch a killer ready to strike again Gold Coast psychiatrist Jack Caleb is wealthy, cultured, and gay When one of his clients is found dead in a locked apartment apparently from a self inflicted wound burned out Chicago detective John Thinnes doesn t believe it was suicide And Caleb is inclined to agree But Thinnes regards a shrink who makes house calls suspicious and starts his murder investigation with the doctor himself An attack on Caleb that s made to look like an accidental drug overdose starts to change the detective s mind Soon, the two men find themselves a whirlwind of theft, scandal, and blackmail Forced into an unlikely partnership, they ll have to confront not only a killer, but hard truths within themselves that will change them forever.

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    1. Michael Allen Dymmoch

      Michael Dymmoch was born in Illinois and grew up in a suburb northwest of Kentucky As a child she she kept a large number of small vertebrates for pets and aspired to become a snake charmer, Indian chief or veterinarian She was precluded from realizing the former ambitions by a lack of charm and Indian ancestry and from the achieving the latter by poor grades in calculus and physics This made her angry enough to kill Fortunately, before committing mayhem, she stumbled upon a book titled Maybe You Should Write a Book and was persuaded to sublimate her felonious fantasies Moving to Chicago gave Michael additional incentives to harm individuals who piss her off On paper of course.

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    1. This was not what I expected from the cover (I tend to read blurbs and then forget them!) I thoroughly enjoyed this, not only as a crime story, but also seeing the relationship develop between Thinnes and Claeb, and no, NOT in that way, which made it, if anything, even more refreshing.Solid characters, nicely portrayed with enough personal angst to have me cheering them on. And a well-edited book, with no SPaG errors.Looking out for the next one with these two. Strong four stars. (I would have g [...]


    2. BOTTOM LINE: #1 Detective John Thinnes/psychiatrist Jack Caleb, Chicago; cosy police procedural. Wealthy shrink gets mixed up in a dirty case when one of his long-term patients is found shot to death. Smoothly plotted, well-written, award-winning debut, and a nice addition to the “genteel cosy” genre. Thinnes is a traditional cop, with a wife who’s losing patience with their relationship and his over-dedication to his job. Caleb is a driven man, filled with both guilt and hope, taking on c [...]


    3. The murder of an accountant - staged to look like a suicide, but not well enough to fool the investigating detective - throws together homicide cop John Thinnes and psychiatrist Jack Caleb who treated the dead man. Both want to find the killer and the motive behind the murder, and the more they each learn about the case, the more often their paths cross. An intriguing murder mystery with an engaging duo of protagonists - a good series opener that kept me eagerly turning pages and will likely hav [...]



    4. The award-winning THE MAN WHO UNDERSTOOD CATS is a police procedural in which the cop shares time and details with a psychiatrist who is gay. For mystery junkies, this may sound a good bit like Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series in which a psychologist shares some of the time and most of the details with a cop who is gay. Once past those details, the two series are very different (except that Jack Caleb and Alex Delaware are both rich and the cops aren’t).In Michael Allen Dymmoch’s [...]


    5. summary: Two sharply different men find themselves thrust together by a murder in this prize-winning novel. Jack Caleb is a Chicago psychiatrist, wealthy, cultured - and gay. John Thinnes is a streetwise homicide cop with a wife problem and a teenage son he doesn't see very often. When one of Caleb's patients is found dead, possibly a suicide, Thinnes catches the case - if it is a case. Convinced that something about Allen Finley's death cries murder, Thinnes defies his superiors and looks for a [...]


    6. THE MAN WHO UNDERSTOOD CATS - ExDymmoch, Michael Allen - 1st in Thinnes/Caleb seriesChicago detective John Thinnes doubts the evidence pointing to an accountant's suicide. Dr. James Caleb, the dead man's psychologist, also refutes the evidence; pooling their talents, they search for proof of their suspicions. Station-house talk and details of street procedure provoke nerve-wracking tension as small incongruities arise, followed by arranged accidents and finally murder. WIn spite of the title, th [...]


    7. I enjoyed the characters in this one and the interesting situation that the author sets up between the two protagonists. There's a lot less to the cat motif than I expected, which is neither here nor there, except that I thought at least one of the characters would be more cat-like than he was. The plot is well designed and well executed. I was a little disappointed in the ending – I felt the author pulled his punch a bit – but all in all I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone w [...]


    8. 3-1/2 starsGood read. The cats in the title refers to Dr. Caleb's way of categorizing people as to whether they're cat people (patient and not really need of constant reassurance or attention) or dog people (those who need to be acknowledged by others on a constant basis). However, this really doesn't seem to make much difference to the over all plot - which features the murder of an inoffensive accountant, blackmail, a crooked shrink, a marriage on the rocks, stolen art work, a psychiatrist, an [...]


    9. Very well written and engaging. Funny that I thought it was a woman writer, but then saw it had a man's name when I was telling my friend about it. Now I know that it IS a woman lol! Has some very interesting insights into life/the world, tucked in between the plot. The mystery kept unraveling and new pieces were added right up to the end. I enjoy not quite knowing who the culprit is, though it's fun trying to figure it out! This is the first in a series, so I just may have a new favorite author [...]


    10. Refreshing! I mean, the fact that the main character's homosexuality isn't a focal point of the storyline, rather a complete normalcy, as it should be. Detective's stereotypes are cute, if anything. The story progresses slow at the beginning, racing by the finish but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Looking forward to reading the next installment:)


    11. A Chicago cop investigating a murder is helped by a psychiatrist who is also a suspect. I met the author at Bouchercon in Vegas (while we were waiting for the shuttle bus to the airport from the HO!) and she gave me this book. A good debut with interesting characters and a nice mystery plot.


    12. Not a M-M romance at all so readers beware. One of the MCs is gay and the other is resolutely straight. They get together a lot in my imagination only hah!


    13. I found this writing style to flow freely, the characters interesting enough, and the plot easy to follow. It was a nice enough rainy day read.



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