Nine Lives Last Forever

  • Title: Nine Lives Last Forever
  • Author: Rebecca M. Hale
  • ISBN: 9780425234327
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Nine Lives Last Forever When frogs begin appearing in the antiques shop Rebecca has inherited from her Uncle Oscar her cats Rupert and Isabella instantly give chase But why are frogs turning up in San Francisco s City Hall
    When frogs begin appearing in the antiques shop Rebecca has inherited from her Uncle Oscar, her cats Rupert and Isabella instantly give chase But why are frogs turning up in San Francisco s City Hall building And what does her late uncle s mysterious note to follow the frogs mean

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      Published :2019-06-21T05:58:02+00:00

    About Rebecca M. Hale


    1. NY Times bestselling author Rebecca M Hale lives in Western Colorado with her feline writing associates when she s not off researching future books set in San Francisco, the Caribbean, or wherever else her wandering spirit takes her.


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    1. You'd think I would have remembered the trouble I had reading the first book but no-o-o-o. I did eventually finish #1 but the only thing I remember liking about was the San Francisco history.This volume began to irritate me almost immediately -- the heroine is neurotic, in my opinion. She's always gulping, startling, shrieking, twitching, shrinking, and going downstairs to find out what her cats have just destroyed with her wet hair just dripping -- she couldn't pick up a towel?! And her cats ar [...]

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    2. I give up on this series. The history bits are fun, but: the pace and story structure are consistently off-track, the protagonist is a wallflower at her own party, and the weird bits are much more WTF than amusing. Back to the used book store all four of them will go.

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    3. I didn't actually finish this book. I got maybe 100 pages in and for once in my life, I decided to cut myself a break. I feel bad about the low rating - there are so many things I want to like about this (the cats, the clever title, the setting, the amount of visual and historical detail), but it was just not working out for me. the main character keeps getting trapped in situations where her discomfort is exaggerated for comedy, but it just stressed me out. there were so many different plot thr [...]

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    4. This one took quirky and zany to a whole new level.The mystery was kind of interesting but the main character didn't really do any of the sleuthing, she more or less allowed everyone else to move her around like a chess piece.The frogs were altogether over the top unrealistic and the antics of the cats, while fun, felt out of place in the story since they didn't have 'speaking' roles in the first book.I liked all the characters but would have preferred more of the mystery solving, more sleuthing [...]

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    5. Honestly, if she didn't have some really interesting tidbits about the history of San Francisco, I'm not sure I've have finished the book. In fact, I'm not really certain what the mystery was - Sutro's lost treasure? The frogs threw me off. Her characters are madcap and fun but her heroine has got to be the most spineless creature alive. Putting up with incredibly rude people is not necessary. There are polite ways and then more direct ways of dealing with them.

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    6. How this book ever made it to print is beyond me. i tried to make it to page 100 and just couldn't do it. Frogs and the history and landmarks of San Franscisco lost me. There is more description of clothes that doesn't keep the story moving.I will not read another book by Ms. Hale. This is an awful example of published print.

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    7. Book 2 and still the main character has no name. And I still have no idea what the book is about or who to believe at least the cats are likeable. And okay, the frogs are likeable in this book. Since I started this book, I have started THREE other books and finished one. Does that say anything?

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    8. i dont know why these books are so hard to read. i really think Ms Hale is a wonderful author, her writing style can be quite interesting. she is intelligent and fun. however her books just are a pain to read. i am about tired of mustaches, dead or not dead family members, friends and enemies. i get confused with who is who and what in the world they are doing. now dont get me started on the abundance of frogs in this book either. why, why, why! i am going to read the others but just hope it doe [...]

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    9. I think I would have enjoyed the humor and all round peculiar cast of characters more if I had read the first one in the series (this is the second). As it was, it was really confusing until well into the second half of the book. It didn't help that the short chapters switch points of view frequently and it's a little hard to keep everyone straight. Lots of recent and not so recent San Francisco political history, which was a plus for me, but might not be for everyone.

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    10. I didn't care for this one quite as much, particularly as the ending seemed to make the entire book rather pointless. I found the author's writing a bit wordy as well; I personally felt that some of her descriptions were too full of adjectives to flow well. Unlike the last one, this one definitely allows for, although does not necessary lead into, another book in this series, hopefully one that includes rather less of Monty.

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    11. More minor mysteries are happening at the Green Vase Antique Shop in San Francisco. Things are definitely becoming strange as it is hard to tell if the corpse from an earlier book is still dead or was he ever dead. The cats are cute but I’m wondering if they are there as a draw for cat-lovers instead of being an active part of the story.

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    12. I loved the cats in these little cozy books they are so cute and the author obviously knows cats. But the legnthy history lessons got on my nerves from time to time and the heroine has no spine.Monty is amusing and the weird charactors that show up in the books are funny.I would like to see this series have more of a story line and less historical information even if it is interesting.

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    13. Quirky. Fun. At times it ventured into the "corny". Though the book didn't have as many laughs as the first, I really did enjoy reading it. Book #2 seemed to read a lot faster than the first; however, at times the story did get a bit heavy with the history lessons. *Snore* Despite the few negatives, the positives are by far greater. I'll give Book #3 a whirl.

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    14. Rupert & Isabella are chasing frogs in Rebecca's antique store. Frank, the bad guy who disappeared, is back trying to find some gold. Frogs are all over city hall and it turns out the missing gold was used to restore the ceiling of the city hall.Strange.

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    15. Interesting book set in San Francisco. Quirky, interesting characters.

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    16. Good book to read and pass time with.

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    17. Cute book! A fun quick easy read. I really like that it is a treasure hunt mystery and not a murder or police crime mystery! Plus I love cats

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    18. The title says it all! UghI thought the second book in the series should be given a try,but it isn't for me.

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    19. This was an interesting sequel to Hale's first book. I liked this a little better than the first one and I liked some of the new characters introduced. I like how R. M. Hale adds in the Mark Twain angle. That made the story fun and Monty is a good comic relief.

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    20. Rebecca is settling into the antique store, the Green Vase, which her late uncle Oscar bequeathed to her. Unfortunately, her sales aren’t booming but it’s not stopping her from trying with the help of her beloved cats Rupert and Isabella.Besides the shop, her uncle left her in the middle of a huge mystery. Suddenly frogs start appearing in the Green Vase and they seem to have invaded City Hall. Then Rebecca finds a letter from her uncle saying “follow the frogs”. Rebecca is surrounded by [...]

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    21. I had a ball with Rebecca M Hale's début "How To Wash A Cat". There was bewilderment of the unknown, large life changes, clues to puzzle out, and hidden passageways to my heart's content. The world and scenarios created were entirely new discoveries on the pages. However the protagonist 'Rebecca' had a fear of lawyer 'Miranda' that became silly and a constant sneeze reaction to her scent grew grating rather than comical. Some of these disappeared in volume two and I love "Nine Lives Last Foreve [...]

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    22. I really enjoyed the 1st book in this series, How to Wash a Cat. So, I was excited to read the 2nd book to see what happens next in the lives of Rupert, Isabella and their human.That being said This book didn't do it for me. I adore the cats because I am a cat lover. But, if I wasn't, I don't know if I would have made it through this book.Nine Lives Last Forever seems to drag through a nonsense story. It had twists and turns that didn't make sense. And, by the end of the story, I was so sick of [...]

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    23. I wanted to like this series, but at the end of the day I find myself ambivalent. Each story contains a lot of information about the history of San Francisco and the state of California. The mysteries are more treasure hunts for historic past relics than traditional mystery novels.But I just had a hard time getting through these books. The fact that the main character has no name in the first book and is referred to by everyone as Oscar's niece was just bizarre. This book contains the one and on [...]

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    24. I want to start off by saying I think this author is certainly memorable, particularly because of how she writes her books. The timeline is not sequential, and it can be disconcerting when she does that. I was intrigued however by the story, and have to agree with another reviewer that it was one of the stranger mysteries I've read. I enjoy the details (including the history) she goes into. So far after reading both How to Wash a Cat and Nine Lives Last Forever I can see her stories are more my [...]

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    25. This book was interesting. Again, same as the first one, I LOVED the cats. She handles them really well and you can almost see them. I even loved the chapters where she popped into the cat's perspectives for awhile. The story was also interesting, the mystery was a bit easier to see this time, and its nice to have a mystery that is not a 'murder mystery for a change. My gripes? The history-lectures seemed longer and more numerous in this version. After the first one I started to feel like I was [...]

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    26. This second book in the Cat and Curios Mystery series again takes us back in history to the days of Harvey Milk, who was an American politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Mayor George Moscone, both were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back. Milk's election was made possible by and was a key component of a shift in [...]

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    27. This is one of the strangest mysteries I've ever read. If it weren't for all the history of San Francisco's Cliff House and the ruined swimming pools I would have dropped it in disgust. There are frogs all over everywhere, there is a woman running around in a rubber mask and green gogo boots, there are secrets all over the place, there is a water-filled moat around city hall, there is hidden treasure (maybe) and there are cats. The cats I like, the frogs make no sense, all the foofarawing around [...]

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    28. This is Book 2 of the series. I read book four after Book 1 and see that they are much better understood if they are read in sequence. In this book Rebecca and Monty continue on a quest for one of Uncle Oscars hidden treasures. You receive much more information on the Vigilance Committee that Uncle Oscar and his friends had established.The quirky group of characters are with us once again along with Isabelle and Rupert the trusty feline detectives. Some of the historical facts of this book inclu [...]

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    29. What a fun read! Rebecca M. Hale takes Our Heroine deeper into her new career and lifestyle as owner of her Uncle Oscar's antiques shop. She gets wrapped up in another mystery that her deceased (maybe?) Uncle and his cronies had begun investigating years ago. Like all things Oscar, it involves the California Gold Rush and its aftermath as well as more recent City politics, locales, earthquakes, and social tremors. Like all things related to Our Heroine, she can't hope to get to the bottom of any [...]

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    30. I happened to see this book in a paperback-discards pile, and I flipped to a part that was from the cat's point of view. I decided to try it out based on the "cute precocious cats" theme.Well, there weren't enough cats in it for me. The mystery part was OK, I guess, but there were a lot of things I couldn't suspend my disbelief on. Runaway bus in San Fran but no one gets hurt? A frog 'turns its head around to look' at someone? (Sorry, not biologically possible). A character uses a wrought-iron p [...]

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