Cat Fear No Evil (Joe Grey Series #9)

Cat Fear No Evil (Joe Grey Series #9)

by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
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Cat Fear No Evil (Joe Grey Series #9) by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061015601
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Joe Grey Series , #9
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 508,936
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Shirley Rousseau Murphy is the author of twenty mysteries in the Joe Grey series, for which she has won the Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion nine years running, and has received ten national Cat Writers’ Association Awards for best novel of the year. She is also a noted children’s book author, and has received five Council of Authors and Journalists Awards. She lives in Carmel, California, where she serves as full-time household help to two demanding feline ladies.

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Cat Fear No Evil (Joe Grey Series #9) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the ninth in the Joe Grey series written by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. Her storylines are well thought out. Her characterizations of the people and cats in the series are amazing. I love the talking cats. At first, I had to suspend reality and accept the idea of cats who talk. After that, I was totally engrossed in the stories. I'm a dog person; I love these cats! I've read books 1 - 8 and now I'm finishing number 9. They have all lived up to my expectations of a "good read". I would recommend this series to anyone who is imaginative and likes light reading. It's fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I can say is L O V E D this book. Want more . .. ---vlh
McDr More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the small town of Molena Point, just South of San Francisco, live three very special felines who can talk to and be understood by humans. Only six people in the town know the secrets of the cats and since they love Joe Grey, Dulcie and Kit, they will not tell anyone. In the past, these precious felines have solved crimes for the local police and it looks like their help will be needed once again.

Three recent robberies were committed in the area but only one item from each theft was taken. The evil black cat known as Azrael is back in town and since he always hooks up with criminals, the trio of felines believes he is somehow involved. Kate, Lucinda and Pedria Greenlow have some very unusual jewelry in their possession and someone wants it badly enough to kill which gives Joe Grey his first clue on the road to discovering who is responsible for a variety of crimes.

Fans of Rita Mae Brown¿s Mrs. Murphy series, Carol Nelson Douglass¿s Midnight Louie mysteries and Richard Bach¿s tales will purr with pleasure while reading this whimsical amateur sleuth tale. The investigation into a slick cat burglar is fun to follow for those who enjoy personification starring delightful cat detectives and hissing at feline villains. Shirley Rousseau Murphy¿s Joe Grey mysteries are so delightful; it is hard to for the next one to come to life.

Harriet Klausner

DoItNow More than 1 year ago
The Joe Grey series continues to be a fun and lighthearted read
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It seemed to me a liitle too outlandish. Plus, the writer seemed to be trying too hard to be trendy and hip. Maybe if you like the fantasy genre, this book could have some appeal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was looking forward to a fun, well written "cat detective" story. Was terribly disappointed. Will not buy any of the others in the series.
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