Homemade Sin by V. Mark Covington
I wasn't instantly gripped by Roland and his opening scene, having come fresh from another of Mark's books.
However - enter one megalomaniac cat bent on world domination through subterfuge and voodoo and I was hooked.
Mark keeps the reader engaged through a fast-moving plot, believable characters and plausible interaction in an off-beat world where it's difficult to tell the geriatric from the undead.
I now have to acquire the rest of Mark's books and read them all.
A definite wholehearted recommendation and an welcome addition to my favourite authors, who include Sir Terry Pratchett (Discworld) and Piers Anthony (Xanth)