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Grey Expectations (Dulcie Schwartz Mystery #4)

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  70 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Could a missing book be haunted? Dulcie Schwartz doesn't want to think so, but ever since it disappeared from the university, things have gone from bad to worse - one of her colleagues accused of homicide, and another revealed as an impostor. To top it all off, both the ghost cat Mr Grey and the kitten Esme seem to have switched their allegiance to her boyfriend. Deprived ...more
Published February 2014 by Worldwide Library Worldwide Mystery (first published April 1st 2012)
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Be prepared to suspend belief and have a little fun. For a cat and mystery lover, Clea Simon provides yet another fun romp with the inimitable Dulcie Schwartz, her kitten, Esme and the ghost of her now departed cat, Mr. Grey. Yes, Mr. Grey comes back periodically giving her advice and comfort, instructing Esme as to how a proper young kitten should behave, and even communicating with Dulcie's boyfriend, Chris. Having moved in with him and still living the life of doctoral candidate/thesis writer ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
We join Dulcie Schwartz in a happy place. She is actually writing her Dissertation, she has a wonderful, live-in, boyfriend, Chris, and a loving new kitty, Esme. The only slight cloud in Dulcie's life is her continued sadness over the passing of Mr. Grey, her beloved Cat. Mr. Grey was and is able to communicate with Dulcie and Chris psychically. This helps ease the pain of loss.

Then, Dulcie receives a panicked phone call from her friend, Trista. Suddenly, Dulcie and Chris are thrown into the dar
Amy Shojai
A litter-ary mystery puzzler, with Dulcie aided by tips from her new kitten and the ghost of dearly departed cat-friend Mr Grey. When a student friend calls frantic for help, and then disappears, Dulcie is thrust into a search for her missing friend that may be tied to the theft of a priceless manuscript, with both good guys and bad guys suspecting Dulcie played a part. Highly recommended.
Well written, well developed plot. Great addition to the series.
Strange things are happening in Dulcie’s world. Her research is interrupted when one colleague goes missing, another is afraid she may be arrested for his murder, and an expensive book is discovered to be missing from the university library. Dulcie’s research may be all for naught, jeopardizing her degree. And things to go downhill from there. Her little cat Esme seems to have more affection for Dulcie’s boyfriend than for Dulcie, and even Mr. Grey – ghost cat – seems to be visiting Dulcie less ...more
Vicki Gooding
I debated whether to give this book 3 or 4 stars. While I do believe in the intelligence and intuitiveness of our feline companions, communing with a ghost cat whom is as all knowing as God, and two gray squirrels that project warnings is too ludicrous to even be believable. I think the author has a fascination with the paranormal and wants to weave it into her mysteries as her own special cozy mystery novelty. This definitely would have been a 5 star book without it. An academic researcher of g ...more
Mary Lou
A post grad student is struggling to write her thesis on gothic literature. Meantime she has a mystery of a stolen valuable document to solve- with help from her ghost cat and her live kitten.

I picked this book up at random from the 'just arrived' at my library- attracted by the cat on the dust cover.

This is a fresh, open read,loved all the cat stuff
Poor Dulcie doesn't know which way to turn in this one. She's spinning like a top with more problems than ever before. I'll put my review into a more coherent form later. Right now I have to help my partner do some more Passover prep work.
Debbie Heaton
In Matthews’ mystery novel, wealthy Cleon Dobbs is planning his own suicide and wants all of his extended family in attendance. Dinah Pelerin travels to Australia because Dobbs had once been married to her mother and she actually liked him. She hopes to learn some things about her own father but as she picks Dobbs brain, bodies begin piling up as the feuding family gets caught up in the dying man’s manipulation, taking her along for the ride.

A fast-paced addition to the A Dinah Pelerin Mystery s
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A cozy academic mystery with a ghost cat and a living kitten helping an amateur sleuth grad student - why not. I thought that the crime part was a bit weak, but the characters are likable.
Marielle Durand
A book with cats, books and libraries can not go wrong. The portrayal of the policemen as big and ugly is a bit overdone, but the story is fun to read.
Nice little read. A bit slow starting but a good finish.
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Clea Simon is the author of the Dulcie Schwartz feline mysteries, the Pru Marlowe pet noir mysteries, and the Theda Krakow mysteries, as well as three nonfiction books, including The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats. The recipient of multiple honors, including the Cat Writers Associations Presidents Award, she lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband ...more
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