Author: Jennifer Gray, 2012.
Genre: Fantasy. Mystery. Children.
Other Details: Paperback. 212 pages.
Meet Atticus Grammatticus Cattypus Claw, the world's greatest cat burglar. He's a tabby who spells trouble. And he's been hired by the fiendish Jimmy Magpie to steal all the jewels in Littleton-on-Sea. Atticus needs a temporary home - preferably one with lots of sardines provided. But when he adopts Inspector Cheddar and his family, Atticus starts to wonder, is a life of crime really for him? - synopsis from UK publisher's website.
This was a delightful tale and one I'd happily recommend for children and the young at heart. I fell in love with Atticus Grammatticus Cattypus Claw from his first appearance. The book had me it stitches, especially the magpies who seemed to get many of the best lines.
I didn't know people were still writing this kind of whimsical fantasy. When I returned this to the library I spoke to the librarian in charge of the Children's Section, who found the second book for me on the shelf and agreed that this was a lovely series, especially for cat lovers.