The Cheshire Cats Eye by Marcia MullerIve been reading this series randomly for 15 years. It really doesnt matter where you start, the Sharon McCone stories are pretty much timeless and you dont need to read the books in order to enjoy them.
In this installment, Sharon is called upon to unravel the mystery of her friend Jakes murder. Jake, who transformed San Francisco Victorian houses into the archetypal Painted Ladies is found dead in a pool of clumsily spilled red paint - a clear indication to Sharon that this is a staged scene. Shes hired to investigate the murder by David Wintringham, son of a local millionaire and owner of the house where the crime took place. As usual, theres plenty of hostility, violence.
Wintringham is trying to renovate the neighborhood, a move that is forcing out the working class African-American population. Local merchants and a former, embittered councilman with a thug enforcer are openly hostile to his efforts. Hes also facing opposition from the local historical preservation organization, as well as dealing with his sleazy, former-rock-producer partner, an emotionally fragile boyfriend and the high costs of running his renovation business.
To make things even more confusing, theres the matter of a valuable missing Tiffany lamp, in the shape of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. It had disappeared, only to reappear in a dumpster with several fakes. Sharon manages to retrieve it, but not without running afoul of the local ex-councilman. Her investigation is further complicated by the fact that Wintringhams partner appears to be conducting his own investigation into the lamps disappearance, just a few irritating steps ahead of her.
I didnt quite guess who-dun-it toward the end, which is my standard for a good mystery. If there is a down side to the early books, its Sharons relationship with her homicide detective boyfriend, Greg. Hes a bit of a misogynist and a jerk. Not a character that I could believe Sharon would give the time of day let alone date.
Cheshire Cat DEMO (male and female)
Cheshire Cat is a featured article , which means it has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Disney Wiki community. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, please feel free to contribute. This article is about the animated character. For the live-action character, see Chessur. He is a mysterious, pink and purple striped cat with a permanent smile and a mischievous personality.
While most often celebrated in Alice -related contexts, the Cheshire Cat predates the novel and has transcended the context of literature and become enmeshed in popular culture, appearing in various forms of media, from political cartoons to television, as well as cross-disciplinary studies, from business to science. One of its distinguishing features is that from time to time its body disappears, the last thing visible being its iconic grin. There are numerous theories about the origins of the phrase "grinning like a Cheshire Cat" in English history. This phrase owes its origin to the unhappy attempts of a sign painter of that country to represent a lion rampant, which was the crest of an influential family, on the sign-boards of many of the inns. The resemblance of these lions to cats caused them to be generally called by the more ignoble name.
Anna Loutfi reflects on the use of the nation-state as an organizing principle for central and eastern European feminist history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Like the eerie Cheshire Cat, the national identities of many subjects featured in the Biographical Dictionary keep appearing, disappearing and reappearing, only to persist in fractured and discontinuous forms.
Keywords Help. All or part of the Merchant's name or store name. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad. If the Cheshire Cat were humanoid, he'd be a slightly more manic and mad version of the Cat from Red Dwarf.
Jabberwock , Queen of Hearts. He is a talking cat that constantly smiles, and can disappear at will. Although a friend to Alice, the Cheshire Cat commonly has a snarky attitude towards her and she always returns the same treatment. Cynical, sarcastic, distant, philosophical and earnest, he can render valuable service. During Alice's first visit to Wonderland, he was the pet cat of the Duchess and was very fat. She first encountered him in the Duchess' house sitting by the fireplace.