Search Results: "Clea Simon"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"Absorbing and moving—must reading for siblings of the mentally ill, members of their immediate and extended families, their friends, and all who work with them. (Author tour)"
The outgrowth of an article by Simon in the Boston Globe, where she works, an evocative, sensitive, and beautifully crafted memoir by a journalist whose older sister and brother each suffered from schizophrenia; the brother ultimately committed suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS DON'T LIE by Clea Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"If Simon (Grey Matters, 2010, etc.) is more cute and cloying than usual, the plot compensates with more intrigue. Readers who can stomach the constant animal chatter will be rewarded with a story with some surprisingly creative twists."
An animal psychic depends on the voices around her to uncover the truth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRIES AND WHISKERS by Clea Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A fast-paced look at the Boston music scene and a delight for cat fanciers."
Animal rights meet designer drugs in frigid Cambridge, Mass. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADES OF GREY by Clea Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A slow kickoff for a new series by cat-happy Simon (Probable Claws, 2009, etc.). Fellow animal lovers will feel the paucity of feline lore, and mystery mavens are likely to find the plot a bit convoluted."
A graduate student turns sleuth when her roommate is murdered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KITTENS CAN KILL by Clea Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2015

"Spoiler alert: The kitten doesn't kill anyone. Fanciers of chatty cat mysteries will be happy to know that all the animals survive in fine fettle."
Another suspicious death in Beauville, Massachusetts, leaves animal empath Pru Marlowe (Panthers Play for Keeps, 2014, etc.) babysitting a new kitten as she stumbles around trying to figure out who's settling old scores.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROBABLE CLAWS by Clea Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"Journalist Simon (Cries and Whiskers, 2007) adores cats. This book is for the similarly inclined."
The only eyewitness to a murder is a blood-spattered cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANTHERS PLAY FOR KEEPS by Clea Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"The fourth in Simon's series (Parrots Prove Deadly, 2013, etc.) is not a bad mystery, but the constant animal chatter and Pru's often unbelievable behavior may appeal to only the staunchest animal lovers."
The ability to talk to animals is often a curse rather than a blessing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREY DAWN by Clea Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2013

"Simon's feline mysteries (True Grey, 2012, etc.), best read in the order in which they were written, show Dulcie's growing obsession with the fragments of a mysterious novel—a novel that presents a better mystery than her latest case."
A fascination with gothic novels colors a grad student's perception of a crime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREY HOWL by Clea Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2014

"Though Dulcie's rather scatterbrained approach to sleuthing may put readers off, her seventh provides a plethora of suspects that keeps them guessing."
More adventures in the dangerous groves of academe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN BUNNIES GO BAD by Clea Simon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Not much of a secret at all, it turns out. Fans will know better than to expect much mystery to get in the way of Pru's communications—however cryptic this time around—with the animals she loves."
The sixth entry in Simon's Pet Noir series (Kittens Can Kill, 2015, etc.) is just as blanc as the first five. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE GREY by Clea Simon
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"As paranormal talking cat mysteries go, Simon's latest gives her humans their due and a little bit more."
A graduate student finds that life imitates art a little too closely in the gothic romances she studies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARROTS PROVE DEADLY by Clea Simon
Released: April 2, 2013

"Although Randolph is a hoot, Pru's third (Dogs Don't Lie, 2011, etc.) is an average mystery that may be too cutesy for all but the most dedicated animal lovers."
The constant chatter of animals can be both annoying and enlightening. Read full book review >