Miss Marple, Feline Detective: It’s a dog’s life? I think not!

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Guest post by Miss Marple

Why is it that humans can’t leave well enough alone?  We could all live long and happy lives if they’d act more like cats.

Hello, my name is Miss Marple, and I dominate a woman named Tricia Miles.  She has provided me with everything a cat needs.  A lovely home, a purpose and a place to work everyday, and sees to all my worldly needs:  food, toys, catnip.

But recently when she goes out, she often comes homes smelling of DOG.  One dog in particular.  An incredibly self-satisfied bichon frise named (of all things) Sarge.  Perhaps he is aptly named, though, as he tends to come charging into a room barking orders like a drill sergeant.

This DOG keeps arriving in our store, usually in a big pink purse being carried by Tricia’s sister. She’s okay, I suppose.  She no longer calls me “that cat” or “that animal,” and she now pets me and has even kissed me once or twice.  I will allow this.  But that DOG, never!  At least Tricia doesn’t let her bring that DOG into our home.

Just recently that DOG got Tricia into a lot of trouble.  Not once, not twice, but three times!  It started in April when she was about to abandon me for an overnight stay at a lovely local inn called Sheer Comfort.  That DOG had to go and do his, er, business, and Tricia was forced to be his enabler.  And what did that DOG find while sniffing around the inn’s backyard?  A body!  That got Tricia into all kinds of trouble with all kinds of people.  Especially when Tricia had plenty to do around the shop, including hiring a replacement for our beloved Ginny, who always fed me kitty treats when Tricia’s back was turned.  I hope Tricia can find someone new who will give me even more cat cookies.  I think she’s close to hiring someone who is owned by two cats!  We’ll see.

In the meantime, I must keep watch from my perch behind the register.  Up there I’m safe from that DOG.  I hope you’ll come and visit Tricia and me in the latest Booktown Mystery, Murder on the Half Shelf.

See you there!

Lorna Barrett must be absolutely crazy.  Why else would she write three different mystery series?  In addition to the New York Times bestselling and Agatha-nominated Booktown Mysteries, she writes the bestselling Victoria Square Mysteries as Lorraine Bartlett, and as L.L. Bartlett the Jeff Resnick Mysteries.  You can find MURDER ON THE HALF SHELF at most bookstores and online.  Please visit Lorna’s website or her Dazed and Confused blog. You can also find her on find her on Facebook.

7 Comments on Miss Marple, Feline Detective: It’s a dog’s life? I think not!

  1. Dru
    July 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm (7 years ago)

    I love this series and Miss Marple is a hoot.

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  2. aurian
    July 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm (7 years ago)

    I love this series! Thanks for the fun guestpost! Looking forward to reading the new book.

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  3. Bopeeps
    July 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm (7 years ago)

    Sounds like a very cute series.

    Speaking of books, has anyone read “the cat manual” it’s on kindle and also very cute.

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  4. Aledra
    July 3, 2012 at 7:22 am (7 years ago)

    Cat and Mysteries go hand in paw
    I looking forward to reading this book

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    • Ingrid
      July 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm (7 years ago)

      I think you’ll enjoy it, Aledra!

      Reply
  5. Lisa
    July 3, 2012 at 7:16 am (7 years ago)

    I have to get & read this book!! I’m a mystery lover to begin with, & the fact that it’s told from a
    Kitty’s point of view not only makes it sound that more delightful of a read, but a lot more intreging as well. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

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    • Ingrid
      July 3, 2012 at 7:21 am (7 years ago)

      Lisa, the book is not told from Miss Marple’s point of view, but she is featured prominently, and it’s a wonderful book (and series).

      Reply

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