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May Showers and Flowers and New Books to Read.

It seems that here on the East Coast those April Showers just don’t want to leave.  So I’m offering you a plethora of new books to while away your time while waiting for the sun to rejoin us.

As always this is a multi-genre offering. I hope I haven’t missed anyone, but if I did please contact me and I’ll add your name to my watch for new releases list.

Nora-A

 

May 2018:

Week of May 1st.

Dark Queen – Jane Yellowrock #12 – Faith Hunter

Magic Triumphs – A Kate Daniels Novel – Ilona Andrews

A Nantucket Wedding – A Novel – Nancy Thayer

Death Doesn’t Bargain – A Deadman’s Cross Novel – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Down the Aisle with Murder – An Otter Lake Mystery – Auralee Wallace

Until There Was Us – Montgomery Brothers Novel – Samantha Chase

The Otter of Death – Gunn Z00 #5 – Betty Webb

ISAN – International Sensory Assassin Network – Mary Ting

Pairing a Deception – A Master Sommelier Mystery – Nadine Nettmann

Rodeo Standoff – McKade Law – Susan Sleeman

Brooklyn House Magician’s Manual – From the Kane Chronicles – Rick Riordan

Dressed for Death in Burgundy – French Village #2 – Susan Shea

The Family Gathering – Sullivan’s Crossing – Robyn Carr

The Burning Maze – The Trials of Apollo Book #3 – Rick Riordan

Love at Last – Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #7- Melissa Foster

Scarlet – A Novel – Jen Geigle Johnson

Strawberries and Strangers – Pelican Cove #1 – Leena Clover

Magic Run Amuck – Abracadabra #3 – Sharon Pape

Lethal Literature – A Book Barn Mystery #4 – Kym Roberts

Murder at Union Square – A Gaslight Mystery #21 – Victoria Thompson

 

Week of May 7th.

Flowers and Foul Play – A Magic Garden Mystery #1 – Amanda Flower

On the Hook – A Crochet Mystery – Betty Hechtman

Cake & Punishment – A Southern Cake Baker Mystery #1 – Maymee Bell

Better off Read – A Bookmobile Mystery – Nora Page

No Cure for the Dead – A Florence Nightingale Mystery – Christine Trent

Beyond the Pale – A World of Spies Mystery – Clare O’Donohue

Pick and Chews – A Barkery and Biscuits Mystery #4 – Linda O. Johnston

Death Doesn’t Bargain – A Deadman’s Cross Novel – Sherrilyn Kenyon

A Seal’s Resolve – Seal’s of Chance Creak #6 – Cora Seton

Sixth Cabin – Writer’s Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery #6 – Kathi Daley

The Cemetery Keeper’s Wife – MaryAnn McFadden

Pairing a Deception – A Sommelier Novel #3 – Nadine Nettmann

 

Week of May 14th.

Charmed Bones – Sarah Booth Delaney – Carolyn Haines

Breathe – Rosewood Bay Series #2 – Carly Phillips

Unlit – Kindoms #1 – Keri Arthur

Dark Angels – A Ruth Galloway Novel #10 – Elly Griffiths

Wake Me When It’s Over – Charlie Mack Motown #2 – Cheryl A. Head

Dead as a Doornail – Kenni Lowry #5 – Tonya Kappes

 

Week of May 21st.

Best Thing Ever – Ten Beach Road Novel – Wendy Wax

Aftermath – Kelley Armstrong

For Sale by Killer – A Cindy York Novel #3 – Catherine Bruns

The Summer Children – Collector Trilogy Book 3 – Dot Hutchinson

Heron’s Landing – A Honeymoon Harbor Novel #1 – JoAnn Ross

Tiger Striped – Shifters Unbound – Jennifer Ashley

Hightail it to Kinsey Falls – Kinsey Falls #1 – Gail Leeson

Vampire Huntress – Rebel Angels #1 – Rosemary A. Johns

 

Week of May 28th.

A Passion for Haunted Fashion #5 – A Haunted Vintage Fashion – Rose Pressey

The Diva Cooks up a Storm – A Domestic Diva Novel (HC) – Krista Davis

Bear Witness to Murder – Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery #2 – Meg Macy

Shadow Keeper – A Shadow Keeper Novel #3 – Christine Feehan

Bella Fortuna – A Novel – Rosanna Chiofalo

Confessions or a Red Herring – A Red Herring Mystery #1 – Donna Dratch

Crime and Punctuation – Deadly Edits #1 – Kaitlyn Dunnett

Playing with Fire – Phoenix Fire Novel #3 – Cynthia Eden

Fool For Love – Gansett Island #2 – Marie Force

The Framingham Fiend –  A Colin Pendragon Mystery #1 – Gregory Harris

Grounds for Remorse – A Tallie Graver Mystery #2 – Misty Simon

You Send Me – Compass Cove Series #2 – Jeannie Moon

Murder at the Puppy Fest – A Melanie Travis Canine Mystery – Laurien Berenson

Breaking News – The Godmothers #5 – Fern Michaels

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot – Ditie Brown  #1 – Sarah Osborne

Low Country Book Shop – Liz Talbot #7 – Susan M. Boyer

The Summer Everything Changed – Holly Chamberlin

Death of a Bachelorette – A Jane Austin Mystery – Laura Levine

Shelter in Place – A Novel – Nora Roberts

Hooked on You – The Chicago Rebels #4 – Kate Meader

Murder with Cinnamon Scones – A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery #2 – Karen Rose Smith

Dead as a Doornail – A Kenni Lowry Mystery #5 – Tonya Kappes

The Surviving Girls – Hidden Sins #3 – Katee Robert

Probable Claws – Mrs. Murphy #27 – Rita Mae Brown

Lighthouse Beach – A Novel – Shelley Noble

Murder in Greenwich Village – A Novel – Liz Freeland

The Angel Makers – A Constance Piper Mystery #2 – Tessa Harris

Never Deceive a Viscount – The Infamous Lords #2 – Renee Ann Miller

Claws for Alarm – Gray Whales Inn #8 – Karen MacInerney

 

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Another month gone, so here are the March Releases for your viewing pleasure.

As always, if you see a mistake, contact me. If I left you out let me know when the next book is coming out months in advance so you can be added to the list.  Thank you all for checking out my post. I’d love it if you’d leave a comment and follow me on Twitter or any other venue I’m listed on.

Nora-Adrienne

 

March 2017:

Week of March 1st.

The Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco *

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days – The Embraced #1 – Kerrelyn Sparks *

Silence Fallen – A Mercy Thompson Novel – Patricia Briggs *

Buried Secrets – Sisters and Friends – Rachel J. Good *

Etched in Bone – Others #5 – Anne Bishop *

The Silence of the Flans – An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery #2 – Laura Bradford *

Gone With the Twins – A League of Literary Ladies #5 – Kylie Logan *

Dragonwatch – Dragonwatch #1 – Brandon Mull *

A Million Little Things – The Girls of Mischief Bay – Susan Mallory *

Souljacker – Lily Bound #1 – Yasmin Galenorn *

Pursued by the Desert Prince – Sauveterre Siblings #1 – Dani Collins *

The Curious Cook – WISE Enquiries #4 – Cathy Ace *

 

March 6th.

Magic for Nothing – InCryptid – Seanan McGuire *

Mistaken Identity – Mission: Rescue – Shirlee McCoy *

Cruel Winter – A County Cork Mystery #5 – Sheila Connolly *

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days – Kerrelyn Sparks *

Roux the Day – The Dinner Book Club Mystery #2 – Linda WIken *

The Millionaire’s Royal Rescue – Jennifer Faye *

Pekoe Most Poison – A Tea Shop Mystery – Laura Childs *

Bad Debt – Savannah Martin #14 – Jenna Bennett *

Souljacker – A Lilly Bound Novel – Yasmine Galenorn *

Silence of the Flans – Emergency Dessert Squad #2 – Laura Bradford *

Gone With the Twins – A League of Literary Ladies #5 – Kylie Logan *

Silence Fallen – A Mercy Thompson Novel #10 – Patricia Briggs *

Pressed to Death – A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery #2 – Kirsten Weiss *

The Drawing Game – A Sketch in Crime Mystery #3 – Deirdre Verne

Pekoe Most Poison – A Tea Shop Mystery – Laura Childs *

Cold Pressed Murder – An Olive Grove Mystery #2 – Kelly Lane *

Bitter Harvest – Greenhouse Mystery #2 – Wendy Tyson *

 

Week of March 13th

No Way Home – A Zoe Chambers Mystery – Annette Dashofy *

Pressed to Death – A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery #2 – Kirsten Weiss *

Elementary She Read – A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #1 – Vicki Delany *

Cruel Winter – A County Cork Mystery #5 – Sheila Connolly *

The Decorator Who Knew Too Much – A Madison Night Mystery #4 – Diane Vallere *

For Whom the Bread Rolls – Pancake House Mystery #2 – Sarah Fox *

Purr M for Murder – A Cat Rescue Mystery – Toni LoTempio *

Guru Bones – Sarah Booth Delany Short #3 –  Carolyn Haines *

 

Week of March 20th

Finding Our Forever – A Silver Springs Novel – Brenda Novak *

Bound Together – Sea Haven – Sisters of the Heart #6 – Christine Feehan *

Single Malt Murder – Whisky Business #1 – Melinda Mullet *

 

Week of March 27th

Miramar Bay – A Contemporary Novel – Davis Bunn *

Forbidden Cravings – A Two for one Book – Gena Showalter and Jeannine Frost *

Mother’s Day, Muffins and Murder – A Mom Zone Mystery #10 – Sara Rosett *

Tightening the Threads – A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery #5 – Lea Wait *

When the Grits Hit the Fan – A Country Store Mystery #3 – Maddie Day *

Antiques Fate – A Trash “n” Treasures Mystery – Barbara Allan *

Highland Barbarian – The Murrays – Hannah Howell *

The Promise Girls – A Women’s Novel – Marie Bostwick *

Wind River Cowboy – Wind River #3 – Lindsay McKenna *

The Endicott Evil – A Colin Pendragon Mystery – Gregory Harris *

A Coldwater-Warm Hearts Wedding – The Coldwater Series #2 – Lexi Eddings *

Plain Missing – An Amish Mystery – Emmer Miller *

A Small Town Bride – Hope Ramsay *

Bone White – A Mundy’s Landing Mystery #3 – Wendy Corsi  Staub *

 

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Amazing: It’s almost September already!

Here’s my multi-genre list of September reviews.  As usual I post it early so you can pre-order or reserve them at your library in time to get the first copy available.  I hope you find some amazing reads for the coming month.

Nora-Adrienne

 

September 2016

Week of September 1st. – 9th.

Paint the Town Dead – A Silver Six Crafting Mystery #2 – Nancy Haddock *

By Familiar Means – A Witch’s Cat Mystery #2 – Delia James *

Deja Who – MaryJanice Davidson *

Letters from Paris – Paris Key novel #2 – Juliet Blackwell *

Cancelled by Murder – A Postmistress Mystery #2 – Jean Flowers *

Murder of a Cranky Cat Catnapper – A Scumble River Mystery #19 – Denise Swanson *

No Farm, No Foul – A Farmer’s Daughter Mystery #1 – Peg Cochran *

Digging up Dirt – A Southern Ladies Mystery #3 – Miranda James *

Cheddar Off Dead – An Undercover Dish Mystery #2 – Julia Buckley *

Apprentice in Death – In Death #43 – J.D. Robb *

My Wild Irish Dragon – Boston Dragons #2 – Ashlyn Chase *

Once Broken Faith – An October Daye Novel #10 – Seanan McGuire *

The Question of the Felonious Friend – Asperger’ #3 – E.J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen *

Guardian’s Mate – A Shifter Unbound Novel – Jennifer Ashley *

Closed Casket – The New Hercule Poirot Mysteries – Sophie Hannah/Agatha Christie *

Black and Blueberry Die – A Fresh Baked Mystery – Livia J. Washburn *

Two Tall Tails – A Magical Cats Mystery #9 – Sofie Kelly *

Apprentice in Death – In Death #43 – J.D. Robb *

Santorini Caesars – Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis #8 – Jeffrey Siger *

 

Week of September 12th.

Driving Heat – Nikki Heat #7 – Richard Castle *

Death of an Avid Reader – Kate Shackleton #6 – Frances Brody *

 

Week of September 19th.

The Magician – Dark Arcana #1 – E.J. Stevens *

By Familiar Means – A Witch’s Cat Mystery #2 – Delia James *

Immortal Nights – An Argeneau Novel #24 – Lynsay Sands *

Magic Binds – A Kate Daniels Novel – Ilona Andrews *

Pushing up Daisies – An Agatha Raisin Mystery #27– M.C. Beaton *

Crushing on Love – Love in Bloom (The Bradens) – Melissa Foster *

Not Quite Perfect – Not Quite Perfect series book 6 – Catherine Bybee *

 

Week of September 26th.

Death by Pumpkin Spice – A Bookstore Café Mystery – Alex Erickson *

It’s Your Party, Die if You Want To – A Liv and Di Mystery – Vickie Fee *

The Semi-Sweet Hereafter – A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery #3– Colette London *

High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides – A Happy-Hoofers Mystery #5– Mary McHugh *

British Manor Murder – A Lucy Stone Mystery – Leslie Meier *

Christmas Caramel Murder – A Hannah Swenson Mystery – Joanne Fluke *

Shadow Silence – Whisper Hollow #2 – Yasmine Galenorn *

Magic Binds – A Kate Daniels Novel – Ilona Andrews *

A Cherry Cola Christmas – A Cherry Cola Book Club Novel – Ashton Lee *

A March to Remember – A Hattie Davis Mystery – Anna Loan – Wilsey *

Before She Dies – Suspense Mystery – Mary Burton *

Bite Me – The Pride Series #9 – Shelly Laurenston *

Nick of Time – Suspense/Thriller/Action – John Gilstrap *

Shoot ‘em Up – A Maisie McGrane Mystery #3 – Janey Mack *

The Babe Ruth Deception – A Fraser and Cook Mystery #3 – David O. Stewart *

The Bark  Before Christmas – A Melanie Travis Canine Mystery – Laurien Berenson *

The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club – A Contemporary Novel – Lexi Eddings *

The House on Honeysuckle Lane – An Oliver’s Well Novel #2 – Mary McDonough *

The Murder of a Queen Bee – A Henny Penny Farmette Mystery #2 – Meera Lester *

Dangerous Protector – Aegis Group Book #5 – Sidney Bristol *

Dandelion Dead – A Natural Remedies Mystery #4 – Chrystle Fiedler *

 

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A Sweet Look at February’s Releases

As always my lists are multi genre and I work as hard as I can to give you as many choices as possible.  Of course no one can get ALL of each month’s new titles.  But I try.

 

February 2016:

Week of Feb. 1st.

A Whisker of Trouble – A Second Chance Cat Mystery – Sofie Ryan *

For Cheddar or Worse – A Cheese Shop Mystery – Avery Aames *

Off of Books – A Novel Idea Mystery – Lucy Arlington *

Town in a Cinnamon Toast – A Candy Holliday Mystery – B.B. Haywood *

It’s a Wonderful Knife – A Comfort Food Mystery – Christine Wenger  *

A Turn for the Bad – A County Cork Mystery #4 – Sheila Connolly *

A Familiar Tail – A Witch’s Cat Mystery #1 – Delia James *

A Deadly Tail – A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Mystery – Dixie Lyle *

A Disguise to Die For – A Costume Shop Mystery #1 – Diane Vallere *

The Grim Steeper – A Teapot Collector Mystery #3 – Amanda Cooper *

Darkness Raging – An Otherworld Novel – Yasmine Galenorn *

Games Wizards Play – Young Wizards Series #10 – Diane Duane *

Jane and the Waterloo Map – A Being Jane Austen Mystery #13 – Stephanie Barron *

Blood in her Veins – Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock – Faith Hunter *

The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer – A WISE Enquiries Mystery – Cathy Ace *

Blood Will Tell – A Dorothy Martin Investigation – Jeanne M. Dams *

Unreasonable Doubt – A Constable Molly Smith Novel – Vicki Delaney *

Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna – Fatal Fairy Tale #3 – Maia Chance *

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen – Vorkosigan Saga (HC) – Lois McMaster Bujold *

Midnight Marked – A Chicagoland Vampires Novel – Chloe Neill *

 

Week of Feb. 8th.

Unlucky in Love – The Lucky Series – Jill Sanders *

Drawing Blood – A Sketch in Time Mystery – Dierdre Verne *

Death & the Brewmaster’s Widow – An Auction Block Mystery – Loretta Ross *

 

Week of Feb. 15th.

Ghost Talker – Ghost Seer #4 – Robin D. Owens *

 

Week of Feb. 22nd – 29th.

Fogged Inn – A Main Clambake Mystery – Barbara Ross *

Shards of Murder – A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #2 – Cheryl Helon *

Murder Most Wholesome – A Blossom Valley Mystery – Staci McLaughlin *

A Gathering of Shadows – A Darker Shade of Magic #2 – V.E. Schwab *

The Scoop – The Godmothers #1 – Fern Michaels *

Wedding Cake Murder – A Hannah Swenson Mystery w/recipes – Joanne Fluke *

Sweet Haven – A New Series – Shirlee McCoy *

Murder in an Irish Village – Carlene O’Connor *

See you at Sunset – A Seashell Bay novel – V.K. Sykes *

Bitter Bite – Elemental Assassin #17 – Jennifer Estep *

Runaway Vampire – An Argeneau Vampire Novel – Lynsay Sands *

First Life – Everlife #1 – Gena Showalter *

Welcome Back – Contemporary Romance – Lin Stepp *

Antiques Swap – A Trash ‘N’ Treasures Mystery – Barbara Allan *

The Unleashing – Call of Crows #1(paranormal) – Shelly Laurenston *

Secrets in the Stones – A Dr. Thomas Silverstone Mystery – Tessa Harris *

The Friends We Keep – A Mischief Bay Story – Susan Mallery *

A Girl’s Guide to Moving On – A Novel – Debbie Macomber *

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Here’s my view of the February 2015 releases!

Here’s my view of the coming month, as always it is multi-genre.

Enjoy all the great reads.

Nora

Week of Feb. 1st.

Perfect Kind of Trouble – Finding Fate #2 – Chelsea Fine
Fry Another Day – Biscuit Bowl Mystery #2 – J.J. Cook
Played by the Book – A Novel Idea Mystery #4 – Lucy Arlington
Casually Cursed – Southern Witch #5 – Kimberly Frost
Gilt by Association – A Caprice DeLuca Mystery – Karen Rose Smith
Town in a Sweet Pickle – A Candy Holliday Mystery – B.B. Haywood
Criminal Confections – A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery #1 – Colette London
Master of Plagues – A Nicolas Lenoir Novel #2 – E.L. Tettensor
Ghost Killer – Ghost Seer #3 – Robin D. Owens
Hunter Reborn – Moon Shifter #5 – Katie Reus
As Gouda as Dead – A Cheese Shop Mystery – Avery Aames
Death of a Liar – Hamish McBeth #31 – M.C. Beaton
Dead Man Walker – A Consignment Shop Mystery – Ebook only – Duffy Brown
A Root Awakening – A Flower Shop Mystery #16 – Kate Collins
An Early Wake – A County Cork Mystery #3 – Sheila Connolly
At the Drop of a Hat – A Hat Shop Mystery – Jenn McKinlay
License to Dill – A Pickled and Preserved Mystery – Mary Ellen Hughes
By Book or by Crook – A Lighthouse Library Mystery – Eva Gates
Sandpiper Island – The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove #3 – Donna Kaufman
Fire me Up – A Pine Mountain Novel #4 – Kimberly Kincaid
Killer Physique – A Savannah Reid Mystery – G.A. McKevett
Wishing Lake – A Finding Home Novel – Regina Hart
At the Drop of a Hat – A Hat Shop Mystery – Jenn McKinlay
Crybaby – A Jeff Resnick Mystery (24 page kindle book) – L.L. Bartlett *
Week of Feb. 8th.

The Ruby Circle – Bloodlines #6 – Richelle Mead *
Barbeques and Bad News – An Adams Grove Novel #6 – Nancy Nagle *
Deadly Spells – A Sabina Kane Novel – Jaye Wells *

Week of Feb. 15th.

Dark Debt – Chicagoland Vampires #11 – Chloe Neill
Lies that Bind – A Maeve Conlon Mystery #2 – Maggie Barbieri *
Drawing Conclusions – A Sketch in Time Mystery – Deirdre Verne *

Week of Feb. 22rd.

A Wicked Thing – Rhiannon Thomas *
Double Fudge Brownie Murder – A Hannah Swensen Mystery – Joanne Fluke *
Grave Matters – A Night Owls Novel #2 – Lauren M. Roy *
I Was Here – YA/NA Contemporary – Gayle Forman *
The Girls of Mischief Bay – Mischief Bay #1 – Susan Mallory *
The Immortal Who Loved Me – An Argeneau Novel – Lynsay Sands *
A Healthy Homicide – A Blossom Valley Mystery – Staci McLaughlin *
Against the Sky – The Brodie’s of Alaska #2 – Kat Martin *
Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles – A Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery – A.I. Herbert *
The Wedding Circle – A Cherry Cola Book Club Novel #3 – Ashton Lee *
Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities – A Happy Hoffers Mystery #2 – Mary McHugh *
Stiff Penalty – A Mattie Winston Mystery – Annelise Ryan *
Blood Legacy – The VV Inn Book 4 – C.J. Ellisson *

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Panthers Play for Keeps is a Sure Winner

Panthers Play For KeepsPanthers Play for Keeps
By: Clea Simon
Copyright: April 2014
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

When Pru Marlowe takes a dog for a walk, she doesn’t expect to find a body. But Spot, a service dog in training, has too good a nose not to lead her to the remains of the beautiful young woman, and despite her own best instincts, Pru can’t avoid getting involved. The young woman seems to have been mauled by a wild cat – and Pru knows there have been no pumas in the Berkshire woods for years. And while Wallis, Pru’s curmudgeonly tabby, seems fixated on the idea of a killer cat, Spot has been sending strange signals to Pru’s own heightened senses, suggesting that the violent death was something more than a tragic accident. As motives multiply, a cougar of a different sort sets her eyes on Pru’s sometime lover, and another woman disappears. With panther panic growing, Pru may have to put aside her own issues – and her own ideas of domesticity – to solve a savage mystery.

 

Pru has found a new source of income and is now training a service dog for someone who will be losing his sight totally over the next few weeks. While out on a training session in a nearby wooded area Spot finds the body of a young woman who appears to have been attacked by a wild animal.
This time out Pru is dealing not only with a dog who is being trained, but the foster home that Spot is living in while training and the family that he will eventually be caring for. The cast of characters here are as varied as much as their hidden secrets. Not only do they have secrets that they share but also secrets from each other.
Pru has to work her way through a jungle of problems as the bodies begin to pile up and also deal with her personal life and her connection to the Detective in charge. She must learn to listen to Wallace, Spot and a host of other pets.
I’ll say it again, each new adventure in this series gets deeper and more intense as the author carries her creations to new heights of angst and anxiety. I highly recommend that you read this book. Beg, borrow or steal a copy, just read it and enjoy.
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Parrots Prove Deadly is Clea Simon’s Best Mystery to Date

Parrots Prove DeadlyParrots Prove Deadly

By: Clea Simon

Copyright: April 2013

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

Parrots will repeat anything – they don’t talk sense. Or do they?

When Pru Marlowe is called in to retrain a foul-mouthed African gray after its owner’s death, the bad-girl animal psychic can’t help hearing the bird’s words as a replay of a murder scene. But the doctor on call scoffs at the idea, and the heirs just want their late mother’s pet to quit cursing.

With the only other possible witnesses being an evasive aide, the blind neighbor, and a single-minded service dog, Pru is stuck with what may be a feather-brained theory. Even her crotchety tabby Wallis doesn’t buy it, although she’s more than willing to “interrogate” the big bird, as Pru deals with drugs, jealousy, and a potential rabies outbreak….

What do you think happens when you take one foul mouthed parrot, a service dog with issues, a neighbor who is a major yenta, and a dead woman’s daughter who appears to be slightly OCD?  You get Pru’s latest adventure in murder.

It all began with an early morning of Sept. 3rd. when Polly Larkin AKA “room 203” was found dead on the floor of her room.  Pru checked her messages and found a mail from a woman “I need your help, it’s or death”.   Pru was being asked to retrain a foul mouth parrot into one more kid friendly so that Mrs. Larking’s son could bring him home to his house.

I could write a page or so of my thoughts of each chapter, but I won’t! I’m not that talented or I’d have my own books on the market. (insert laugh)  As the story progresses, Pru meets the aid, the neighbor and her support dog.  She also gets to find out how creepy the director of the Nursing home is.  As her questions pile up along with the body count… It’s a race to find out how Polly died, who done it, and why so many people not involved with the home are interested.

Clea Simon is one hell of a talented writer and never fails to keep my interested in her books.  She is the author of three mystery series. The Theda Krakow Mysteries, The Pru Marlowe Pet Noir, and the Dulcie Schwartz Mysteries.   Each one a mystery which will entertain you and keep you involved till the last page.

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