EDIT: I received this book in a LibraryThing’s Giveaway.
I really wanted to enjoy this book, but with the Noir part comes all the misogyny with it. All the women in the book are either criminals, sex objects or mothers and that includes the cats. YES, even the female cats are only there for Leon’s pleasure. Women are spoken of as being “impossible to understand” and other such nonsense. So really the stories were cliche and bland.
Another thing that keeps getting mentioned is food, Leon the main cat is always eating and begging for scraps and food that it’s more or less filler for most of the book. It really felt like a lot of repetition. Overall none of the stories were deep crime thrillers or maybe even noir thrillers.