Pru Marlowe, Pet Noir

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

Dogs Don’t Lie Summary

Pru Marlowe isn't your ordinary animal psychic. A tough girl on the run from her own gift, Pru left the big city to return to her picturesque Berkshires hometown looking for a little peace. Too bad that her training as an animal behaviorist got her mixed up with Lily, a rescue dog, and Charles, the dog’s guardian. Now Charles is dead, and Lily appears to be headed for the same end, for after all, Lily is a pit bull, a fighting-ring dropout. And Lily is far too traumatized to give Pru a clear picture of what she has witnessed. But Pru knows something about bad girls trying to clean up, and, with a sense of justice strong enough to overcome her dislike of human society, she takes the case.

Listening to the animals, Pru picks up clues and learns there are secrets in the pretty little town that make murder look simple. Unable to tell anyone about her psychic abilities, uncertain at times about her own sanity, Pru comes to realize that if she clears Lily, she’ll likely become the prime suspect—or the next victim. While the only creature she can totally trust is her crotchety tabby cat, Wallis, Pru must uncover the real killer—and find a way to live with her gift—before the real beasts in the town savage her and those she has come to love.

©2011 Clea Simon (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Dogs Don’t Lie

    • The Pru Marlowe Pet Noir Series, Book 1
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pru Marlowe isn't your ordinary animal psychic. A tough girl on the run from her own gift, Pru left the big city to return to her picturesque Berkshires hometown looking for a little peace. Too bad that her training as an animal behaviorist got her mixed up with Lily, a rescue dog, and Charles, the dog’s guardian. Now Charles is dead, and Lily appears to be headed for the same end, for after all, Lily is a pit bull, a fighting-ring dropout.

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • Cats Can’t Shoot

    • The Pru Marlowe Pet Noir Series, Book 2
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    When Pru Marlowe gets the call that there’s been a cat shooting, she’s furious. Animal brutality is one thing that this tough animal psychic won’t stand for, and in her role as a behaviorist, she’s determined to care for the traumatized pet. But when Pru finds out that it was the cat who did the shooting—accidentally setting off a rare dueling pistol—she realizes something else is going on....

    Regular price: £20.29

  • Book 3

    • Parrots Prove Deadly

    • A Pru Marlowe Pet Noire, Book 3
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Parrots will repeat anything. They don’t talk sense—or do they? When Pru Marlowe is called in to retrain a foulmouthed African gray after its owner’s death, she can’t help hearing the parrot’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 stop cursing.

    Regular price: £13.59

  • Book 4

    • Panthers Play for Keeps

    • A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Pru Marlowe takes a dog for a walk, she doesn't expect to find a body. But Spot, a service dog in training, has a good nose that leads her right to the remains of a beautiful young woman. Despite her best instincts, Pru can't avoid getting involved. The young woman seems to have been mauled by a wild cat, but Pru knows there have been no pumas in the Berkshire woods for years. With panther panic growing, Pru may have to put aside her own issues - and her own ideas of domesticity - to solve a savage mystery.

    Regular price: £15.59

  • Book 5

    • Kittens Can Kill

    • The Pru Marlowe Pet Noir Series, Book 5
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The dead don't keep pets. So when animal behavior expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn't expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body of prominent local lawyer David Canaday. Heart attack? His three adult daughters angrily blame drug interactions, feline allergies - and each other. And they begin to feud over their father, his considerable estate, and that cute ball of fluff.

    Regular price: £23.69

  • Book 6

    • When Bunnies Go Bad

    • A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir
    • By: Clea Simon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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    Winter is hard in Beauville, where the melting snow can reveal much more than last season's dead leaves. So when a wealthy, obnoxious tourist and his ski-bunny girlfriend surface in Pru Marlowe's little Berkshire town, she knows she should stay out of their way. The bad-girl animal psychic has to focus on more immediate concerns, including Henry, a supposedly tamed wild rabbit illegally living with an 84-year-old lady. Henry, who seems to be acting out and hiding, avoids responding to Pru.

    Regular price: £19.39