Catnip Gray Cat Detective

The Tabitha Davenport Affair

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Author: Charles Harvey

Publisher: Wes Writers and Publishers

ISBN: 1537826662

Category: Fiction

Page: 73

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Catnip Gray is no ordinary house cat. At first glance, you might be fooled. He sleeps late, stays up all night tomcatting, eats birds, and seems to care less about his human’s shenanigans. However, unlike most cats, Catnip has a taste for Slim-Fast and runs a detective agency. He also has a soft spot for beautiful female cats in distress. In this first novella, we meet him and learn a lot about him and the Grays who own him. He doesn’t spare him his astute observations about their lifestyle. However, he’s more concerned with Tabitha Davenport, a gorgeous “dame” loaded with sardines, who seems only to want him to gather evidence against her cheating husband. More meets the eye in this twisting little puzzler as Catnip uncovers deceit and lies. There’s murder, mayhem, and treachery in the world of cats, mice, and birds. Excerpt: Electra and I had swooned under the influence of the intoxicating air. After Fred’s closed, we were a frisky pair hopping over trash cans, leaping up on fences, peering into windows, and laughing at human’s silly attempts at lovemaking. We’d scream insults through the glass. “Really dude, more hair on your butt would drive her wild...Bite her ear you fool! Stop talking. More yowling …You call that thing a tail?” We scampered off when a naked bear looking man threw a house slipper at us. As we approached Tuna Boulevard, Electra suddenly darted out and an old sixty-seven Falcon sped up and sent her tumbling into a rosebush. It wrenched my heart watching my lover in death’s bittersweet clutches as the rose’s thorns pierced her flesh and teased me with their red petals and seductive scents. Roses were my and Electra’s favorite flower to paw and nibble. I vowed to avenge Electra’s death one day. So as I stood at the edge of Tuna Boulevard, I got my eyes out for a yellow Falcon. Been watching for it for a year—waiting for my chance. I had all of my parakeets lined up in a row. The Falcon has a vinyl top. A crow told me he and his flock love splattering that top with a potent brand of bird poo. “It’s old and soft as dog guts,” the crow cawed. My plan called for me to sink my claws deep into that vinyl top and cause a lot of havoc. I put one paw forward and stepped into the gutter when my ears picked up the whine of an old V8 motor. It sounded like a monkey with his tail caught in a meat grinder screaming a long, painful, “Eeeeeeee!” The guys at the Rat Trap Mechanic Shop said the noise meant loose belts, but the Falcon’s fool owner likened the disquietude to a scream of death. He experienced many moments of perverse joy as he struck fear into the hearts of dogs, cats, and a few humans as he raced the falcon towards their poor souls. That Falcon had to be stopped.

Roommates and Collected Stories

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Author: Charles Harvey

Publisher: Wes Writers and Publishers via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

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Life is no fun without spice, humor, and a little bit of naughtiness. And if your roommate makes you wear a pig’s mask while having sex in front of thousands logged into a gay video chat line, so what? This book of stories takes you on a ride—from the college dorm to the streets of New Orleans. Who says guys can’t do it at the Doctor’s office or even a hospital morgue? Dive in and meet “sweet boy” Omar and his stripper roommate Rock “Ten” or “nine and a half,” as Omar likes to remind him. They have a nosy neighbor who keeps her ear to the wall eavesdropping on all of their raunchy escapades. And they do a lot of adventures in and out of their apartment. Imagine having sex in a church or traveling to New Orleans to throw your Gramps ashes into the Mississippi and running into a serial killer who's into mummification? These young men live a life in the lewd. Innocent Omar is far from being led astray. He knows what he's getting into every time he prances around Rock in the tiniest pair of bikini briefs. Sis. Clarabell Hocklight will have you in stitches as she talks about her young neighbors. College would be very hot if they had a Dean of Discipline like Den Porter. He sets “Eckie” on the right path during a very sensual spanking session in his office, done in the name of fatherly concern of course. A doo-rag wearing crab and a pig should know better than to go knocking at stranger’s door. One winds up in the gumbo, and the other makes a nice side of bacon in these two satirical stories. Some of these stories have appeared as stand-alone shorts, but it’s nice to have them all in one volume on your eReader. Ladies who like male on male stories will love these characters.

Bark Too

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Author: Charles Harvey

Publisher: Wes Writers and Publishers via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 99

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What are these poems about? That's a common question one asks of the poet. I think they are about the truth, unvarnished and raw. The praises speak for themselves. Why all of this bark stuff? What does a dog do when he wants your attention? He barks. What does a dog do when he senses danger? He growls. What does a dog do when he wants his belly rubbed and his ears stroked? He whines and snuggles close to you. In Bark Too you will experience the dog in all of his ways. Some of his words will make you back off and some will make you go to your refrigerator, pull out the cucumber, and...well we want go there. Breeze through the sample and take a chance. Woof! These aren't "gay" poems. These poems are about huMANity.

Americana

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Author: Charles Harvey

Publisher: Wes Writers and Publishers via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 40

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Introduction to Americana Poems can be reflective or reactionary. In a reflective mood, the poet comments on past events. His or her voice may be calm, wistful, and longing. They are preservers of the moment. When poets put on their reactionary mantle, they are more vocal and want to move themselves and others to action In this small collection, Harvey has both the reflective voice and the force of the reactionary. Viewing the Vietnam War, race relations, and the cultural renaissance of the 1960’s and 1970’s through the prism of a child’s eye shaped Harvey’s views and points of view. The poets Allen Ginsburg, Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, and Ai shaped his voice. Excerpt: New York! Herds of humanity Graze on street corner slop and ride in the bellies Of silver worms beneath city gutters Street people are ragged and unfashionably stinky. Everyone else is fashionably ragged. “Andy” sells me a beaded sweater off an old lady’s dead shoulders. A roguish Puerto Rican painter copies A Robert Colescott painting as his own black creation. Got all dressed up to go to the theatre in Harlem. Got there stinky and hot--Harlem, Who bombed it? Noise all night long in Brooklyn. No ugly people live in New York Everyone is Cafe' au lait. Tall boy with five inch hair Sits wide legged on the sub in baggy trousers. His throat is stiff with defiance, But his dark Eyes linger in mine for a moment. Everything is for sale in New York Even a hug from daddy long legs.

Into The Water

A Short Story

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Author: Charles Harvey

Publisher: Wes Writers and Publishers via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

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In this fictionalized account, Money Mississippi, notorious for the brutal murder of Emmett Till has had a one hundred and eighty-degree turn from its old ways. A mile from the infamous Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market sits a big shiny blue Walmart along an avenue populated with fast food restaurants and a Starbucks. Young black men with pants sagging walk along the broad sidewalks holding their girlfriend’s hands. No one bats an eye if the girl is blue-eyed and blond. At times a pickup truck bearing confederate flag license plates will rev its engine, but the young seem unfazed. A prosperous black population lives along the banks of the Tallahatchie River. Their ranks culled from nearby military installations and new industry. Still, taboos exist, and people remember the old Money Mississippi. Jill a thirty-year-old white woman and Alvin, a seventeen-year-old black kid are having an affair. The relationship is as much about rebelling as it is about love. Jill enjoys rubbing her KKK grandfather’s nose in the tryst. Alvin like most young men has one thing on his mind. But he too is on a mission to resist his Grandfather’s teachings rooted in the old ways of Money. He sees Jill as a sexual conquest and to prove his grandfather wrong about white women and “light skin women.” However, Jill and Alvin are on opposite sides of the track. While Alvin comes from the more prosperous River Hill Estates, Jill lives in a housing project alongside a swampy tributary of the Tallahatchie River. Her only future is Walmart and the pills she takes for PTSD brought on by a traumatic incident that happened when she was in the army. Alvin goes off to college and leaves Jill pregnant with his child. He returns four years later with his bride-to-be and plans to take his child. What happens on his return will make you wonder if the spirit of Emmett lurks in the murky waters of the Tallahatchie. Excerpt: As Alvin walked along the river, he felt himself wise for a boy. In that brief summer escaping from murderous Chicago, he had been fed a healthy diet of grandfatherly advice on everything from blues to women. And it was the subject of women that had intrigued Alvin the most. He let the John Lee Hooker, BB King, Charles Johnson, Lead Belly, Muddy Waters, and Son House albums gather dust while he studied the white girls of Money. He had dated white girls in Chicago an act that got him in trouble with a local street gang in his Southside neighborhood. It had taken his book smarts along with his good looks to wow those northern girls. When he got off the bus at the depot in Money and looked around at the willows blowing in the breeze, he felt oddly at ease and imagined those willows as the arms and legs of girls bending and yielding to his enchanting northern accent and street edge. He would allow them to cast their spell first of course. His grandfather had said that was the gentlemanly thing to do. He loved the spells of white girls--the eyes that changed from blue to green from amber to black at the whim of the sun or even a cloudy sky.

Grey Zone

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Author: Clea Simon

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780102453

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A Dulcie Schwartz feline mystery - When a student goes missing and a professor ends up dead, Dulcie Schwartz realizes that midterms are going to be worse than ever. She’s hard at work on her thesis, but present day concerns – including the destructive mischief of her growing kitten – keep dragging her back into a tangle of motive, misbehavior, and maybe even murder. If only Mr Grey, her beloved feline ghost, would lend a hand, at least with that rambunctious kitten . . .

Da beißt die Maus keinen Faden ab

Ein Fall für Mrs. Murphy

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Author: Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843710074

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Mary Minor »Harry« Haristeen hat ihren Job in der Poststelle gekündigt. Ein Ausflug zum Kloster soll sie auf andere Gedanken bringen. Als sie dort im Garten die Marienstatue betrachtet, beginnt diese plötzlich blutige Tränen zu weinen – ein schlechtes Omen. Tatsächlich wird kurz darauf zu Füßen der Statue die steifgefrorene Leiche eines Mönchs gefunden ...

Cat Deck the Halls

A Joe Grey Mystery

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Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061740144

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The cats who saved Christmas . . . The charming seaside village of Molena Point, California, leads one to expect a quiet traditional Christmas surrounded by family and friends—but not this holiday season. Instead of singing carols and climbing into Christmas trees, Joe Grey, feline P.I., is faced with his most difficult case yet—and that's saying a lot for a wily tomcat who for years has been solving crimes the police can't even crack. At midnight in the deserted gardens of the shopping plaza, a stranger lies dead beneath the village Christmas tree; the only witness to the shooting is a little child. But when the police arrive, summoned by an anonymous phone call of feline origin, both the body and the child have disappeared. As police scramble for leads, the grey tomcat, his tabby lady, and their tortoiseshell pal, Kit, launch their own unique investigation. Together Joe Grey, Dulcie, and Kit face their most heartbreaking case yet as they care for the child who may be the killer's next target. Trying to sort out perplexing clues amidst the happiness of the season, they shadow a cast of colorful characters. But neither the police nor their unknown feline assistants are aware that they might have stumbled over the murderer and never known it, until an electrifying final scene when the killer's identity is revealed. For years Shirley Rousseau Murphy has written tales that have delighted readers and critics alike. With her lyrical prose and fast-paced plotting, Murphy has created another delightfully absorbing trip to a magical place populated by unforgettable characters whom readers have come to think of as friends.

Mystery Cat and the Chocolate Trap

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Author: Susan Saunders

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780553154153

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 93

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Mystery Cat, a huge gray tomcat who belongs to both Kelly Ann McCoy and Hillary Barnett, join forces with his two owners to outwit a mysterious catnapper.

Simons Katze - Kätzchenchaos

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Author: Simon Tofield

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641066034

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

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KATZENBABY-ALARM! Neues von Simons Katze Simons Katze ist ein absolut hinreißender, pfiffiger und verspielter Haustiger, der eigentlich permanent und trickreich auf Futtersuche ist. Simons liebevolle Zuwendung und ungeteilte Aufmerksamkeit ist ihr sicher. Bis eines Tages ein neuer Mitbewohner auftaucht – ein flauschiges, tapsiges Katzenbaby – und für jede Menge Ablenkung sorgt. Immer und überall steht dieses putzige, kleine Katzenbündel nun mit seinen riesengroßen Augen im Weg und probiert neugierig alles aus, was Spiel und Spaß verheißt. Und das auch noch zur hellen Freude von Dosenöffner Simon. Alles muss Simons Katze jetzt gegen Besetzung und hemmungslose Verwüstung durch den kleinen Eindringling in seinem Revier verteidigen – den geliebten Sonnenplatz im Wohnzimmer, den Fressnapf, das Katzenklo ... erstaunlich, was so ein Katzenbaby alles durcheinander bringen kann.

Crafty cat crimes

100 tiny cat tale mysteries

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Author: Robert Weinberg,Martin Harry Greenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760715826

Category: Fiction

Page: 613

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Wildboy - Die Stimme des weißen Raben

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Author: Jacob Grey

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641146313

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Ein magisches Leseabenteuer: Starke Helden, faszinierende Tiere und jede Menge Spannung Der 13-jährige Caw lebt in einem Baumhaus zusammen mit seinen drei Raben. Er hat kein anderes Zuhause, er hat sich nie gefragt, warum er die Sprache der Raben sprechen kann und er meidet die Menschen – bis auf einen einzigen: das Mädchen Lydia. Erst nach und nach erfahren Caw und Lydia, was ihr Schicksal ist: sie gehören zu den Wildstimmen, zu den besonderen Menschen, die durch ein magisches Band mit der Welt der Tiere verbunden sind. Doch diese magische Welt ist bedroht: Der fürchterliche, machthungrige Spinnen-Meister hält sie in seinem Würgegriff. Es gibt nur einen einzigen Weg, um ihn zu besiegen – und nur Caw und seine Raben können diesen Weg gehen.

Die Katze, die Gedanken las - Band 29

Die Bestseller-Serie

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Author: Lilian Jackson Braun

Publisher: dotbooks

ISBN: 3958249639

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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Fellnase mit erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten: „Die Katze, die Gedanken las“ von Bestsellerautorin Lilian Jackson Braun als eBook bei dotbooks. In Moose County läuft alles seinen gewohnten Gang. Und Journalist Jim Qwilleran hat endlich einmal Zeit, sich mit den besonderen Talenten seines Siamkaters Koko auseinanderzusetzten – Dieser scheint nämlich tatsächlich hellseherische Fähigkeiten zu haben, denn seit Neustem kündigt er nicht nur bevorstehende Anrufe an, sondern weiß sogar, wer von wo aus anruft. Jim ist absolut verblüfft! Als dann ein altes Bauwerk der Stadt niederbrennt und ein scheinbar harmloser Bienenstich tragische Folgen hat, zögert er deswegen nicht, Hilfe bei dem klugen Kater zu suchen ... „Skurril und wunderbar – es leben die Katzen!“ New York Daily News Die Krimi-Serie mit Suchtpotenzial! Der neunundzwanzigste Fall für Reporter Jim und Siamkater Koko – jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: „Die Katze, die Gedanken las“ von Lilian Jackson Braun. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.

The Cat who Played Brahms

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Author: Lilian Jackson Braun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780515090505

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

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With his cats Koko and Yum Yum, newspaperman Jim Qwilleran decides to take a vacation and becomes involved with murder

Bedtime Stories for Cats

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Author: Leigh Anne Jasheway

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449478425

Category: Pets

Page: 96

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Cat lovers cuddle, caress, and cater to their adorable but aloof feline friends. The cat, in fact, has become one of the country's most beloved pets, with some 90 million kitties claimed by doting owners. Now, Leigh Anne Jasheway's Bedtime Stories for Cats gives cat lovers everywhere new and inventive stories to lull their furballs to sleep. In "Rumpled Katzkin," for example, silky Phoebe the Cat impersonates Barbra Streisand, but longs not for riches but for more time with her nerdy owner. In "Kitty and the Beast," a not-so-beautiful cat adopts a young girl who subsequently learns that beauty is only fur deep. And in "Puss and the Missing Boots," feline detective Pussywillow Claudius Rex the Third ("The name's Puss") solves the mystery when Dollface Molloy's blue suede, over-the-knee boots are reportedly stolen by a cat burglar. Bedtime Stories for Cats is a humorous feline-oriented interpretation of some of America's favorite classics, from "The Three Alley Cats Gruff" to "Catpunzel." Jasheway has written a purrfectly delightful book guaranteed to make readers meow.

Shop till you drop

a dead-end job mystery

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Author: Elaine Viets

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739434598

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Once on the fast track to success, Helen Hawthorne is going nowhere faster. Forced to trade in her chick life for a shabby one, she's now on the run, jumping from city to city and dead-end job to dead-end job, trying to stay one step ahead of her past. . . After two weeks as the new salesclerk at Juliana's Fort Lauderdale's ultraexclusive clothing boutique, Helen still feels out of fashion. But in a shop where the customer's collagen lips are bigger than their hips, who wouldn't? And since the only crime likely to be committed around here is being old - or worse, looking old - Helen figures she's safe. Until she discovers the manager has been embezzling money and selling designer drugs along with the designer clothes. Add murder to the mix and Helen is in deep trouble. To protect her secrets, she will have to solve the case herself - before her dead-end job turns deadly. . .