Lorna Barrett and her fictional cat Miss Marple...
|Miss Marple Feline Detective|
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.
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!
Originally published at The Conscious Cat
Lorna Barrett also writes the new York Times bestselling Victoria Square Mysteries under the name Lorraine Bartlett and the Jeff Resnick Mysteries under the name L.L. Bartlett.