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1st Edition signed and numbered out of edition of 300 with special cover design by Edward Gorey
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published April 1st 1980 by Workman Publishing
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Came back from Colorado to find this on my desk - so excited because Cherie got me the notecard set and it was one of my favorite things ever. Now I have all the murderesses to look at fondly whenever I want. The cats are pretty rad, too.
I wonder whether Dancing Cats was the inspiration for LOLcats. That's the first thing I thought of when I read it.
Another odd gem by Gorey. The title suggests an incongruous juxtaposition, and the book itself does not contradict.
Aug 02, 2010 Kate rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: felines, killers
Recommended to Kate by: NC 1429.G536 A4 1980
Shelves: comics
Cat with pea and walnut shells hoping to deceive.

Cat about to conduct a hitherto unknown overture.
Weird little book. It reminded me of how my friends and I used to talk jibber jabber in college...
Just loved the Neglected Murderesses!
Michelle Cavalier
Probably the best thing ... ever.
Robert Jaz
My copy is signed and numbered 110/300
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Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in 1936 when he was 11, then remarried in 1952 when he was 27. One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca. His father was briefly a journalist. Gorey's maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. John Garvey, was a popular ...more
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