Cozy Cat Crime Caper Crafters

This week on “Book Nook” we’re talking to husband-and-wife mystery writers Patricia and Richard Farqhuar, who have written six novels under the pen name Cat Urday. Now, I understand that you have an unusual habit of writing in bed, is that correct?

Patricia: Yes, that’s right. We find it relaxes us and helps us concentrate.

But isn’t that awkward? What if you need to go to the kitchen for something?

Richard: Oh, we have staff for that. Our servants are such a treasure in every aspect of our work. In fact, many of our best mystery stories grew out of our various fantasies of how we might kill them.

We get support for “Book Nook” from The McGuffin Foundation,  The Red-Headed League of Women Voters, The Legal Defense Fund for Butlers, and sender-inner Elizabeth G., from The Maine Coon Life on Instagram.

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19 thoughts on “Cozy Cat Crime Caper Crafters

  1. Julie March 26, 2016 / 9:45 am

    “Cat Urday” 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    • ^oo^ March 27, 2016 / 1:11 am

      John Lennon and Yoko Ono. A Bed-In for Peace. Love to Brussels and Paris.

  2. allein March 26, 2016 / 10:36 am

    Yak stampede! 😀

    They both look like they are thinking up a dozen more creative new methods.

    • Faye March 26, 2016 / 11:35 am

      I did not know. Makes sense. Lucky kitties.

      • Claire March 27, 2016 / 12:40 am

        Oooh! I had no idea there was an Instagram for this! My two favorite things – Disney and cats – huzzah!

  3. Emmberrann March 26, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    “The Redheaded League of Women Voters” SNORK! Snorfle! Choke! Kaff-kaff-kaff! Thanks, Mike, I needed that!

  4. Lurkingduck March 26, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    With apologies to everyone if required, I think the sheets and pillow slips would be something for mystery writers to write about. I know those stripes would be a horror story for ME.

      • Haha March 26, 2016 / 1:40 pm

        Rhymes of clashing?

    • Kar March 26, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      I have bad astigmatism so they would definitely drive me insane.

  5. Gigi_the cat lady March 26, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    I think tripping them at the top of the stairs by walking between their legs should be on that list of various fantasies of how they might kill their servants.

    I know my cats have tried that method with me multiple times (with no success yet) 😀

  6. debg March 26, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    NOMTOM, this one HAS to go in the coffee table book. I’m still chortling.

  7. Starfish March 26, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    Like so many other things, cats have found the best solution to writer’s block: go to bed!

    Incidentally, there’s a bookstore named The Book Nook in my hometown.

  8. ^oo^ March 27, 2016 / 1:07 am

    Positive that they are checking into NTMTOM website. Where else could you find just erudite commentary?

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