The Cat in the Window Murders is the third installment of the Caroline Case Mysteries, the newly married, beautiful, and independently wealthy Caroline Case Jones leaves Chicago and then New York for Europe on the luxury ship Isle de France in 1929. She and Hannibal, her enigmatic new husband, enter a war-scarred continent embroiled in social turmoil and political upheaval. Their reputations as efficient and effective sleuths have preceded them. As Caroline and Hannibal travel to and across France, they use forensic techniques and deductive reasoning to solve a variety of perplexing murders. Chief Inspecteur Soucet from the French Gendarmerie Nationale gives Caroline a new nickname: ‘la Chatte dans la Fenêtre,’ which translates to “The Cat in the Window.” In addition to solving murders, Caroline is an avid fashion shopper in the finest salons of Paris. While shopping at Coco Chanel’s, Caroline saves the granddaughter of a notorious gangster from an attempted kidnapping. The grateful granddaughter teams up with Caroline to bring rival gangsters to justice. By this time, Caroline knows too much about the operations of the Paris underworld for her own good. The godfather of a decimated Paris gang wants to extract information. He has Caroline kidnapped. Caroline escapes into the French wine country near Mâcon, where she samples the finest wines and battles her pursuers.
About the Author
Frank L. Gertcher is a retired senior scientist and a current writer of murder-mysteries. Born in Clinton, Indiana, he and his father fished and trapped on the Wabash River for a major portion of our family income for many years. His teenage years were spent on a farm in Sullivan County. As an adult, his degrees include a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Engineering Management, an MBA and a PhD in Economics. He served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force. He had another 22-year career, building weapon systems for the Department of Defense. His publications include eight books and a number of papers in scientific journals. I traveled to and lived in many places around the world, but he is still a Hoosier at heart. His wife Linda and he now live in the lovely Shell Point Retirement Community near Fort Myers, Florida. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.