Parrots Prove Deadly

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Poisoned Pen Press, 2013 - Fiction - 268 pages
12 Reviews
Parrots will repeat anything – they don't talk sense. Or do they? When Pru Marlowe is called in to retrain a foul-mouthed African gray after its owner's death, the bad-girl animal psychic can't help hearing the bird's words as a replay of a murder scene. But the doctor on call scoffs at the idea, and the heirs just want their late mother's pet to quit cursing. With the only other possible witnesses being an evasive aide, the blind neighbor, and a single-minded service dog, Pru is stuck with what may be a feather-brained theory. Even her crotchety tabby Wallis doesn't buy it, although she's more than willing to “interrogate” the big bird, as Pru deals with drugs, jealousy, and a potential rabies outbreak in Parrots Prove Deadly, the third Pru Marlowe pet noir.

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Review: Parrots Prove Deadly: A Pru Marlowe Mystery (Pru Marlowe Pet Noir #3)

User Review  - Robin Green - Goodreads

Excellent story. The mystery was interesting, the book was well written & I enjoyed the characters (2 legged & 4 legged)! I would recommend this to friends & intend to read more from this author! Read full review

Review: Parrots Prove Deadly: A Pru Marlowe Mystery (Pru Marlowe Pet Noir #3)

User Review  - Dorene - Goodreads

I would give this 2.5 if possible. The concept of communicating with animals is fun, novel, and interesting (Dr. Doolittle notwithstanding) and the murder mystery aspect was fairly well executed in ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

A recovering journalist, Clea Simon is the author of 12 mysteries and three nonfiction books. Parrots Prove Deadly is the third in her Pru Marlowe pet noir series. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband Jon and their cat, Musetta, and can be reached at

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