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Grey Zone (Dulcie Schwartz #3)

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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 onl

ebook, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Severn House Digital (first published 2011)
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Ms. Simon's series "A Dulcie Schwartz Feline mystery" always leaves me feeling that I have learned something about English Literature while romping through University life and playing with a wonderful kitten named 'Esme.' This book was no different.

Together with the help of Dulcie, I learned about the feminist movement in the latter 1790's in Britain and how the movement was progressing here in the United States as well. I also learned more about a different aspect of sexual abuse.

Finally, we a
Jun 08, 2011 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozies, cats
I like this series. The story and mystery are well developed, and overall, I like the characters. But I'm still somewhat irritated by main character Dulcie. For a doctoral candidate, she does some awfully dumb-cluck stuff sometimes. Then again, her flaws do help make her more realistic as a character than many other mystery-series protagonists.
Barb Foerst
Jun 11, 2011 Barb Foerst rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I've enjoyed Clea Simon's Theda Krakow series, but i found this book just hard to get through. I'm not sure why, i think it just got too wound up with her ghost cat Mr Grey and just utter confusion for Dulcie. Nice ending but getting there was tough.
Feb 27, 2011 Nora-adrienne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: paranormal-cozy
Grey Zone
By: Clea Simon
Publisher: Severn House
Copyright – April 2011

When a student goes missing, and a professor ends up dead, Dulcie Schwartz realizes that midterms are going to be worse than ever. If only Mr. Grey, her beloved feline ghost, would lend a hand, at least with that rambunctious kitten.

Dulcie is in the middle of trying to get her Thesis looking into a 200 year old Gothic Mystery which she must whip into good enough shape to show to her thesis advisor. She’s also looking for time t
Deborah Darsie
This series as an audio book rocks! Especially with the narrator on this package - she does individual characters incredibly well. I have picked up 2 of the other Dulcie books and it will be interesting to see if they are as fun to actually read as they are to listen to.

Dulcie is a rather naive grad student and her group of friends are interesting character studies of 'types'.
Jan 26, 2012 Sharon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I *should* have liked this book more: interested in literature (tick); lost a much loved pet/love animals (tick); love crime/mystery books (tick) but for some reason I found Grey Zone incredibly hard to get through. Good ending but it wasn't as engaging as I'd hoped.
Jan 10, 2014 Lynda rated it really liked it
The relationships that Dulcie has with her cats, both spirit and physical cats, is very endearing and helps to make Dulcie's flaws acceptable. Dulcie is a very relatable character and the stories are light and digestible. Good, breezy read with just the right amount of emotional investment.
February Four
The trials and tribulations of an academic! The story worked, though. On to the next one.
I recently realized that I have not been reading this series in order, as is my usual practice. Kindle to the rescue, and immediate gratification of my desire to read #3. Dulcie Schwartz is still mourning her cat Mr. Grey, although she has a new kitten at home. Her roommate is in love and not home much, her boyfriend is working late hours at the computer lab, and her new advisor has strong doubts about some of her thesis ideas. Add to that a missing student and a dead professor, and nasty wintry ...more
Mary Lou
Its very comfortable to join Dulcie and Esme for a quick read. I worry tho that she does nt get on with her thesis. Looking forward to another.
Susan Hill
Gave up on page 30 - couldn't get into it somehow. Perhaps too American for me
Feb 27, 2015 Mary rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book between a cat (Deceased) and his master. New kitten and weird murders in the college.
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Mar 26, 2017 Amy Bradley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Working with a new thesis advisor, Dulcie encounters obstacles as he dismisses her theories on why the author of The Ravages of Umbria seemed to have disappeared after 1794.

She also feels responsible when a girl who had dropped out of one of her sections goes missing. And then a psychology prof falls to his death outside the new building.

Sexual harassment, ethics, and more delving into historical sources swirl around as Dulcie tries to support her students, her former student - and satisfy her
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Clea Simon is the author of the upcoming "World Enough," a rock 'n' roll noir. Her "As Dark As My Fur," the second Blackie and Care mystery, is just out now, following "The Ninth Life," in the adventures of the pink-haired Care and the black feral cat who loves her. In addition to these darker books, she is also the author of the Dulcie Schwartz feline mysteries, the Pru Marlowe pet noir mysteries ...more
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