A good way to get to know a book is to hear a little bit from the characters.
Here are some of Penny’s favorite quotes from Roses and Daisies and Death, Oh My.
“He looked dead. He was all floppy. What? I’m a vet? Besides I think Malcolm brought him back. He must have the gift,” said Daisy.
Rose said, “The gift? What gift would that be? Sex maniac gift? Necrophiliac gift? Malcolm’s a humper. That is exactly what he is. No wonder they told Mother that he didn’t get along with the other animals!”
Angela replied, “I must have forgotten to tell you. My birthday was March seventeenth, but it seemed so very ethnic. While I love the Irish part of my ancestry, I really felt that I needed to pay homage to my Roman side. So I changed it to the ides of March. I’ve always liked that phrase and feel deeply connected to all things Roman.”
Rose said, “Are you crazy? How many times have we seen the incredibly dumb ‘movie-of-the-week’ heroine go through the open door into a dark house? And how many times is she attacked by a knife wielding psycho or, at least, clunked on the head by an unknown attacker? … And what do we yell at the TV each time? We yell, ‘Don’t do it, you idiot.’ So all in all, I think we should consider the idiot factor and call someone.”
Rose looked at Daisy thoughtfully. “I think Mother is right. It is too early for vodka. I also think a plan is brewing in that devious little brain of yours, isn’t it? I’m guessing this plan involves the dead of night and does not include a police escort.”
Rose looked at her. “Mother, you’re already planning your ‘dead of night break-in’ ensemble, aren’t you?”
Angela replied, “I might be. Basic black is what’s called for. Perhaps a splash of red at the neck.”
Rose said, “I can’t believe that just a month ago I was a happy, dog-free, law abiding citizen who would never have thought of breaking into other people’s shops or hiding things from the police…. Now, I’m the owner of a neurotic, hump-mobile and I’m actually contemplating breaking into a good friend’s store. I mean, really, this is nuts! Break-ins were what started all this mess!”