Fear on Four Paws by Clea Simon
(Pru Marlowe Pet Noir)

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It’s hard to get noir when most of your cast is warm and furry. Simon’s latest is more likely to appeal to cozy fans than the hard-boiled crowd.
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There's trouble brewing in the woods of Beauville, and the only witness isn't talking.


When Pru Marlowe is called to a forest clearing to help with an illegally trapped bear, she finds a colleague passed out drunk, his pet ferret locked in his truck. When one of her old running buddies turns up dead as well and then the town's pampered pets begin to disappear, Pru can't tell if her heavy-drinking colleague is involved - or how much the ferret, a wise little creature called Frank, knows. Frank's not communicating - even to her - and for once the bad-girl animal psychic is at a loss.


The offer of a job - and maybe something more - from a hunky warden only complicates Pru's life as she goes on her rounds between her small Berkshires hometown and the woods that lie beyond. And although her crotchety tabby, Wallis, would have her make some changes in what has become a familiar routine, Pru knows her special skills set her apart as the only one who can shed light on these crimes - and save the animals at risk.


But as the mysteries pile up, Pru is forced to admit that even a city-hardened animal communicator can't understand everything that's going on, and that a small town may be as dangerous as the darkest woods when a predator is on the prowl.

 

About Clea Simon

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Clea Simon is a Massachusetts-based writer, journalist and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Ms., Rolling Stone and Salon.com. She’s the author of three nonfiction books, She lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband, the writer Jon S. Garelick, and their cat, Musetta.
 
Published July 3, 2018 by Poisoned Pen Press. 222 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Apr 16 2018

It’s hard to get noir when most of your cast is warm and furry. Simon’s latest is more likely to appeal to cozy fans than the hard-boiled crowd.

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