Grey Expectations (Dulcie Schwartz Series #4) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The new ‘Dulcie Schwartz’ cat mystery - Could a missing book be haunted? Dulcie Schwartz doesn’t want to think so, but ever since it disappeared from the university, things have gone from bad to worse – one of her colleagues accused of homicide, and another revealed as an impostor. To top it all off, both the ghost cat Mr Grey and the kitten Esmé seem to have switched their allegiance to her boyfriend. Deprived of feline assistance, Dulcie must uncover the truth by herself, or else find herself on the hook for ...
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Grey Expectations (Dulcie Schwartz Series #4)

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Overview

The new ‘Dulcie Schwartz’ cat mystery - Could a missing book be haunted? Dulcie Schwartz doesn’t want to think so, but ever since it disappeared from the university, things have gone from bad to worse – one of her colleagues accused of homicide, and another revealed as an impostor. To top it all off, both the ghost cat Mr Grey and the kitten Esmé seem to have switched their allegiance to her boyfriend. Deprived of feline assistance, Dulcie must uncover the truth by herself, or else find herself on the hook for the theft – and murder.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Simon’s enchanting fourth Dulcie Schwartz mystery (after 2011’s Grey Zone) finds Harvard grad student Dulcie still at work on her doctoral thesis on late 18th-century gothic fiction and still trying to identify the anonymous author of “her long-time favorite adventure,” The Ravages of Umbria. Esmé, Dulcie’s telepathic tuxedo kitten, provides distraction. When an 11th-century manuscript, the Dunster Codex, goes missing from the rare book collection in the Widener Annex, suspicion falls on Dulcie’s brash Victorian studies friend, Trista, whom the police already suspect of having something to do with the disappearance of visiting scholar Roland Galveston. Dulcie, aided by her ghostly cat, Mr. Grey, and her live-in boyfriend, Chris Sorenson, seeks to solve the puzzle, which soon takes a murderous turn. Fans of academic paranormal cat cozies will be in heaven. Agent: Colleen Mohyde, Doe Coover Agency. (May)
Booklist
"Using Dulcie’s ongoing struggles with her dissertation to frame each entry in the series provides good continuity and keeps readers engaged. This is definitely more than just another cat mystery"
Kirkus Reviews
A Boston-based grad student searching for supporting documentation for her thesis finds herself involved in yet another murder. Dulcie Schwartz has chosen The Ravages, a little-known Gothic novel whose anonymous author created an early feminist heroine, as the subject of her dissertation. Her investigation into the author's identity is disturbed when the valuable Dunster Codex goes missing from a secured area of the library, and all the doctoral students who have access are suspect. Dulcie's friend Trista claims that two police officers have accused her of murdering Roland Galveston, a graduate student with dubious credentials who vanished along with the Codex. Trista's boyfriend is frantic, but the police refuse to do anything until Trista's been missing for a longer period. Meanwhile, Dulcie wonders if she's being set up herself for the theft. Her psychic mother is calling her with dire warnings, and Dulcie's having strange dreams about the unknown author of The Ravages. She can't help be a bit jealous of the fact that her deceased cat Mr. Grey, who's always looked after her, has been talking more lately to her boyfriend Chris, and her new cat Esmé isn't talking at all. Despite warnings from the campus police to stay out of what is now the murder of the professor who brought the Codex to the university, Dulcie continues to use her research skills to get herself out of trouble. Dulcie's fourth (Shades of Grey, 2011, etc.) is slow going. The identity of The Ravages' unknown author is a lot more interesting than the present-day shenanigans on the college campus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780102160
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Dulcie Schwartz Series, #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 239,990
  • File size: 363 KB

Meet the Author

Clea Simon worked as a journalist and non-fiction author before turning to crime (fiction). Best known for her series of cozy mysteries starring cat-lover Theda Krakow, Clea Simon grew up in New York, before moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend Harvard. She fell in love with the city and lives there still with her husband and their cat, Musetta.
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  • Posted February 10, 2012

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    Wonderful book everyone should it!

    This is the best book. I love all the ones that Clea has written. If you love mysteries and your also an animal lover this is the series for you. It's a book that is hard to put down once you start it. Until the end your not sure who dun it.

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