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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown



Duffy Brown  has stopped by today together with the other Bruce Willis who has a wagging tail and is a daily yard-waterer. He is in Iced Chiffon, Duffy's latest cozy mystery.

Bruce wants to talk about pets in cozies and in particular his role:

Have you ever noticed all the pets running around in cozy mysteries? And most of them are cats! What the heck? How did that happen? Does a cat greet you at the door, get your slippers, clean the kitchen floor after you spill the bacon and eggs? No! Cats sniff, turn up their nose and prance off.  Dogs have owners, Cats have staff!
Once upon a time I didn’t have such a great life so I ran away and took up living under Reagan Summerside’s front porch. Don’t know why I chose her. Maybe because at the time Reagan’s life in Savannah sucked almost as much as mine.
Bruce Willis
But she’s an okay gal, even shared her McNuggets and fries with me but kept the martinis all to herself. I mean to tell you I could do with a martini or two on these hot summer nights.
Reagan has a consignment shop on the first floor of her half-restored Victorian. She and her Auntie KiKi who lives next door were going to name me Calvin Klein to fit in with the upscale clothes she takes in. One look at my mangled left ear, crooked tail and scared snout not to mention my questionable linage and they knew I was much better suited as Bruce Willis.
Life is good right now. Reagan says I’m the worse watchdog on the planet but I sure do make a lot of friends. If I fake a limp I can usually finesse a cookie or two from the customers and if I sit in front of the fridge long enough I get my daily dog…hot dog that is. The warm fall days here in Savannah are just made for me snoozing on the porch and one day I can get a slurp of Reagan’s peach martini. 
So what is your opinion on pets in mysteries? Paw up or down? Do they distract too much from the mystery? Do you like it when they have a point of view? Do you like cats or dogs best in a book? (That’s spelled d-o-g)
Bruce

You can find Bruce Willis and Duffy on her web site here

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3 comments:

K9friend said...

It's very hard for me to write a story that doesn't include a critter or two. Having a good relationship with a pet is part of what makes a character one I can root for!

Pat
Critter Alley

Cozy in Texas said...

I agree Pat. I always have a dog or two in my stories and sometimes a cat.
Ann

So many books, so little time said...

I love reading books where pets or a pet is an integral part of the story.

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net