SE­QUEL DRESSED UP

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - News - Aaron Cor­lett www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d475067

A NEW chap­ter in the case of the mys­te­ri­ous green dress has been told in Jac­que­line Perry-Strick­land’s fol­low-up novel.

The Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dent re­leased The Mag­pie’s Nest in 2014 and, much to the de­light of her fans, the se­quel The Cat’s Miaow has just been made avail­able.

“The first novel was set in a cos­tume hire shop in Queen Street, Perth, and fol­lowed a green hire gown that would turn women crazy if they wore it,” she said.

“The Cat’s Miaow fol­lows an in­ves­ti­ga­tion about where it’s gone; some of the lo­ca­tions in the book in­clude Mon­treal, Barcelona and Lon­don – there is def­i­nitely some in­flu­ence of my pre­vi­ous role as a travel writer.

“It was won­der­ful to re-ex­plore the char­ac­ters and go back into their minds.”

Perry-Strick­land said the book re­volved around the idea of co­in­cide and su­per­sti­tion. Perry-Strick­land will be sign­ing copies and do­ing read­ings from her new book at: Nosh Gourmet dur­ing the Vic Park Sum­mer Street Party on Novem­ber 19 from 4pm to 6pm The Good Store on Novem­ber 25 from 11am to 12pm Vic Park Farm­ers Market on De­cem­ber 3 be­tween 8am to noon.

“Some foot­ballers might have lucky socks and the char­ac­ters in the book link strange hap­pen­ings with the dress,” she said.

“It’s in­ter­est­ing the way hu­mans can read into things and think things are more than they ap­pear to be.

“The re­sponse to the first book was fan­tas­tic

and peo­ple have told me it’s nice to be brought back in that world.

“I’ve al­ready plot­ted out the third book.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Au­thor Jac­que­line Perry-Strick­land has re­leased a se­quel to her pop­u­lar first book.

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