Shades of Grey (Dulcie Schwartz)
And both the feline-friendly Theda and her friend Violet, who runs the local shelter, are outraged. When a kindly cat breeder is implicated in the thefts, Theda resolves to uncover the culprits. But when a murder hits close to home, the circle of suspects widens to include family, an extortionist, and more Theda is a great guide to the city, whether hanging out in her Cambridge neighborhood or enjoying the latest bands in the clubs, particularly Violet's brand of riot grrrl punk. She's less adept at sorting out her own heart, which largely belongs to her kitten, Musetta, but as a sleuth, she's razor-sharp.
When grad student Dulcie Schwartz hears a wolf late one night she tries to dismiss it, but the noises, the dark building, and an unnerving sighting of her adviser all combine to give her the creeps. Next morning Dulcie learns that a university student was savagely attacked that very night.
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A woman who looks like Dulcie. Aided by the cryptic advice from her kitten Esme and the ghost of her late, great cat Mr.
Grey, Dulcie investigates The dead don't keep pets. So when animal behavior expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn't expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body of prominent local lawyer David Canaday. Heart attack? His three adult daughters angrily blame drug interactions, feline allergies-and each other.
And they begin to feud over their father, his considerable estate, and that cute ball of fluff. While the cause of death is pending, each sister has an ax to grind-and the arguments escalate when Canaday's will is read. Pru's special sensitivity to animals, which caused her to flee the cacophony of Manhattan for the quiet Berkshires, adds further problems.
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The local vet is overwhelmed as the animal hospital's money runs out. There's a needy Sheltie and some invasive squirrels, too. But the dead man's kitten, his former partner, and his troublesome family keep drawing "wild-girl" animal psychic Pru back in. Despite the wry observations of her trusty tabby Wallis, now acting as guardian for the wrongfully accused kitten, and the grudging compliance of her cop boyfriend, this may be one time when Pru can't solve the mystery or save the kitten that she wants to believe is innocent.
A single witness knows the truth about that bright spring morning, but how far can Pru investigate without risking her own hidden tale? When a student goes missing and a professor ends up dead, Dulcie Schwartz realizes that midterms are going to be worse than ever. If only Mr. Grey, her beloved feline ghost, would lend a hand, at least with that rambunctious kitten Account Options Sign in.
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See more. Clea Simon. 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. With panther panic growing, Pru may have to put aside her own issues — and her own ideas of domesticity — to solve a savage mystery.
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