Cat Fear No Evil (Joe Grey Series #9)

Cat Fear No Evil (Joe Grey Series #9)

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by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
     
 

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What's the perfect read for fans of New York Times bestselling mystery authors Lilian Jackson Braun and Rita Mae Brown? This delightful ninth Joe Grey Mystery from award–winning author Shirley Rousseau Murphy.

When antiques and valuables begin to disappear from residents' homes, Joe Grey, Feline Detective, knows that something is very wrong in

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What's the perfect read for fans of New York Times bestselling mystery authors Lilian Jackson Braun and Rita Mae Brown? This delightful ninth Joe Grey Mystery from award–winning author Shirley Rousseau Murphy.

When antiques and valuables begin to disappear from residents' homes, Joe Grey, Feline Detective, knows that something is very wrong in sleepy Molena Point, California. Lost are a five hundred thousand dollar painting, a diamond choker, and most shocking to Joe, his owner Clyde's vintage Packard roadster. But even a seasoned tomcat like Joe isn't prepared for the return of a yellow–eyed, sinister black cat who had terrorized him and his girlfriend Dulcie years before. The acid–tongued Azrael had paired with an old crook to loot the town and spread fear among the unsuspecting residents. Could Azrael and his partner be connected to this new set of crimes? But when a local waiter dies mysteriously at the art opening of one of Joe and Dulcie's closest human friends, the pair know that someone much more powerful and evil than Azrael's aging human friend is involved. And when miles away in San Francisco the cats' friend Kate––a woman with a mysterious, troubling secret––is followed by a stranger and robbed, the cats dig in their claws and investigate. Along with their tattercoat friend Kit, they pass clues to the police, and under the often sceptical eye of Clyde, slowly begin to sniff out the truth.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Once again sleek feline sleuth Joe Grey and his tabby partner, Dulcie, prove to be the best snitches the Molena Point, Calif., police ever had in this superior cat cozy, the ninth entry in Murphy's popular series (after 2003's Cat Seeing Double). A sophisticated thief has been targeting the small coastal town, stealing prize jewelry and paintings, despite elaborate security measures. Also missing is a vintage 1927 Packard belonging to Joe's owner, Clyde Damen. The ante is raised when a waiter at an art gallery opening suddenly falls dead and a local realtor gets blown up in a gas explosion. Meanwhile, someone is stalking interior designer Kate Osborne, whose apartment is invaded by ferocious tomcat Azrael, an old adversary of Joe's, and the avaricious Consuela Benton is leading astray troubled teenager Dillon Thurwell, whose mother is having an affair with a suave art collector. As usual, the relationships between the lively human characters and the talking cats in whom they confide their problems provide as much interest as the crime solving. The intricate and absorbing plot keeps the reader in suspense throughout. (Mar. 5) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Several thefts of antiques and jewelry and the murder of a waiter at artist Charlie Harper's opening send cats Joe Grey and Dulcie (Cat Seeing Double) racing for help. Friend Kate is robbed, too, and a strange cat shows up at her house. For all those aficionados of feline mysteries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Carmel Pine Cone
“Beautifully written.”
Armchair Detective
“Excellent reading, whether you believe or not. Not to be missed!”
Cats magazine
“Magical whimsy and deft writing.”
Cats Magazine
"Magical whimsy and deft writing."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061740152
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Series:
Joe Grey Series , #9
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
92,438
File size:
1 MB

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