The protagonist, or heroine, of this story is a self-professed middle-aged actress, who left the Upper Midwest many years ago to try her luck on Broadway. With few acting jobs coming in recently, she undertaken a job cat-sitting in order to fill the wallet and keep body and soul together. A middle-aged couple (the husband a successful printer, the wife a famous fabric artist) were going through an extremely bitter divorce. They were contesting all their property, including a beautiful Russian Blue cat. Since they couldn't agree, the court had ruled everything be left alone (except for weekly visitations with the cat, separately), and a companion and cat-sitter be hired to help with the cat, and the visits. After about three weeks, our heroine goes to a bodega to get a special treat for the cat. She is witness to a robbery, and the storekeeper takes a bullet that she thinks was meant for her, and dies. Was it a setup? By whom and why? When an old acting friend is brutally stabbed and murdered near Central Park, is it a coincidence? He dies with a copy of her driver's license in his wallet. Why? and how? This is an interesting mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.
(The particular edition that I read was Large Print.)