Parrots Prove Deadly (Hardcover)

By Clea Simon

Poisoned Pen Press, 9781464201028, 268pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013



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....

About the Author

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