Foss, my Siamese, in his endless quest for entertainment, has invented a new ploy. When I go upstairs he rushes past and lies across the stair in front of me. This means that I either have to step over him (difficult because they are steep cottage stairs) or pay him the attention he requires by stroking him. This continues all the way up the stairs (mercifully he doesn't do it for the downward journey). [p.14]Sheila Malory, the main character and amateur sleuth featured in the books, lives in a small English village, writes scholarly articles, teaches part-time, and solves murder mysteries as a sideline. She also has pets - several dogs, and her Siamese cat Foss. The books are full of village life and lots of dotty characters. The author, Hazel Holt, was a close friend and literary executor of novelist Barbara Pym, and her books are very Pym-ish in feeling, and Holt's sense of humor is similar to Pym's. I like to think if BP had written mysteries, they'd be much like the Mrs. Malory series; so it's almost (but not quite) as good as still having Dear Barbara around.
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I love a cozy that has pets. Nice combination. Here's my teaser.ReplyDelete
Awww, that reminds me of my kitties!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my teaser :)
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That's cute! I love the quirks that our pets have...ReplyDelete
Here are our teasers!
Cute teaser. Enjoy your book. Here's Mine.ReplyDelete
That's a really cute teaser! I hope you are enjoying your book. Thanks for the comment on my page!ReplyDelete
I've heard alot about this series. Sounds wonderful!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a typical cat to me... great teaser!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by. Cute teaser!ReplyDelete
If you like these village type books, have you ever read Mapp and Lucia by E.F. Benson? I love those stories and have read them over and over.ReplyDelete
What a cute teaser.ReplyDelete
Mine is here.
Thank goodness the cat doesn't do that on the way downstairs! Fun teaser.ReplyDelete
Awww, kitties. I love kitties.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
There speaks an author who knows her cats!ReplyDelete
Mine's at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/teaser-tuesday-4/
Great teaser...I hope you have a great reading week.ReplyDelete
I just picked up a couple of Pyms. Maybe I should move them more towards the top of the massive To Read pile?ReplyDelete
definitely sounds cozy!ReplyDelete
This looks like a good book! I wonder if I could find it as an audio book.ReplyDelete
Gotta love those cats, eh?
Thanks for stopping by my blog. What a cute teaser. Very much looking forward to getting a cat this year :)ReplyDelete