Thursday, May 9, 2013

Crime Critters Caught Reading Crime - Barclay

As you can see, crime fiction isn't just for humans. Lots of critters being caught with their books this month. Barclay Rudolph is a well-known critter in the crime fiction community. It helps, of course, that his mother is Janet Rudolph, who when you can't find at Mystery Fanfare, you may find at Dying for Chocolate or Mystery Readers International or on Twitter or Facebook or working on Left Coast Crime Monterey...she's just a busy, busy lady. Barclay knows that it's all about who you know in this world, and he knows someone important!

Janet caught Barclay reading Peter Lovesey's Cop to Corpse:

"Cop to Corpse was such a good read that Barclay's now exhausted (not bored) and savoring the story. Cats have more trouble reading than humans, and Barclay, more than most, since he's not the 'sharpest knife' in the drawer. Nevertheless, he enjoys all of Peter Lovesey's books. Point of fact, Peter Lovesey is known to have thrown in extra cash for cat treats with his renewal payment for the Mystery Readers Journal. He and I have both had cats named Dashiell Hammett. So it's only fitting that Barclay is reading Peter's work. I'm currently reading Peter Lovesey's The Tooth Tattoo. It's next on Barclay's TBR."

Shhhh, let's let Barclay get his rest. You know how cats are if they don't get ample nap time!

If you've been fortunate, like me, you've been able to have your windows and doors open lately because spring has finally arrived, so today's pet tip is related to just that:

Loose or poor-fitting screens can be an easy escape hatch for curious kitties and pups. Check all screens and window frames to ensure everything fits tightly before leaving pets home alone with the windows open. 

Have a super day and happy reading to all the critters big and small!


Clare2e May 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM  

Love Barclay!

mary kennedy May 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM  

Barclay is adorable and it is fitting that he is doing what cats do best--napping!

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