The Cat’s Miaow: Victoria Park author Perry-Strickland releases follow-up to The Magpie’s Nest


Victoria Park author Jacqueline Perry-Strickland has released The Cat’s Miaow, a follow-up to her 2014 novel The Magpie’s Nest. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d475067
Victoria Park author Jacqueline Perry-Strickland has released The Cat’s Miaow, a follow-up to her 2014 novel The Magpie’s Nest. Picture: Jon Hewson 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 is set includes 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.

“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 that 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 as well, which will take the series into another direction.”

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 12pm.

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