Cat on the Money

Cat on the Money

by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

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This short novella is part of the popular Joe Grey cat mystery series, of which Booklist said: "What makes this series so delightful for both cat lovers and readers of offbeat fantasies is that Murphy's convincing anthropomorphism allows the cats to maintain their feline natures while still adopting human speech and cognition." Both fans of the Joe Grey novels and new readers will enjoy it.

Part of this story appeared as a serial in Cats Magazine, for which it was written, and which was discontinued before the remaining chapters could be published. It has not had any other print edition, nor is there a longer version. The events in the story come between Cat Spitting Mad (#6) and Cat Laughing Last (#7), and are referred to in some of the later books in the series.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011093449
Publisher: Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Publication date: 08/31/2010
Series: Joe Grey Series
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 126,217
File size: 177 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Shirley Rousseau Murphy is the author of over 40 books, including the award-winning Joe Grey cat mystery series and three other novels for adults, the Dragonbards Trilogy and more for young adults, and many books for children. She grew up in southern California, riding and showing the horses her father trained. After attending the San Francisco Art institute she worked as an interior designer, and later exhibited paintings and welded metal sculpture in the West Coast juried shows. Her work could also be seen in many traveling shows in the western States and Mexico. "When my husband Pat and I moved to Panama for a four-year tour in his position with the U. S . Courts, I put away the paints and welding torches, and began to write," she says. After leaving Panama, they lived in Oregon, Atlanta, and northern Georgia. During that time she wrote her children's and YA books, winning five Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists awards. Murphy now lives in Carmel, California, to which she and her husband moved when he retired as Chief U.S. Probation Officer for the Northern District of Georgia. She has so far published 19 books in the Joe Grey series and is working on another. She welcomes email from her readers, which can be sent to or through the contact form at her website

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Cat on the Money 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
YvonneReviews More than 1 year ago
This is a novella from the Joe Grey Mystery series. The story was originally partially published in the magazine “Cats Magazine”. Now, the entire story is only available as an e-book. This series was my first introduction to cat mystery type books. Through a strange anomaly Joe, his girlfriend Dulcie, and a few of their feline friends are able to talk. They keep most of their conversations between themselves and their humans. Joe’s human is Clyde. Joe gives Clyde a run for his money as he persists in helping the police rid the small village of Molena Point of crime. I can’t help but love this series even though it’s part fantasy, as well as mystery. The writing is crisp and even the kitty dialogue sounds realistic to me. I can easily envision my own cats talking to me like this. LOL I do wish this book was longer though. I would have liked there to be more to this story and read more about the characters. However, it’s a short story and works well as that. This is a long series so there are many more books in it that I can read to get my Joe Grey fix.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read--kept my interest. Looking forward to reading more.
club45boo More than 1 year ago
Another great book from Murphy in the "Joe Grey" series. If you like this kind of book, it is a must read. I was so happy to meet up with Joe and Dulcie on their adventures again. They are the best at solving crime and murder in the wonderful town they live in. This book will make you smile all the way.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is great reading for those of us who are "owned" by cats. Some dogs appear as well. Great plotting, fine human characters, believable cat behavior. fine mysteries.
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Suzieque More than 1 year ago
Thank you for finishing this for those who started it in Cats Mag before it was cancelled. I love this author and can not get enough of her and her kitties. This is a must read for real cat lovers.
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doluvbooks More than 1 year ago
I haven't read it yet, but if it as delightful as the series has been so far, then I can hardly wait 'til it comes out in regular book form!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This first came out as a "Cats" magazine serial, & can also be found on Murphy's website. As with all her Joe Grey stories, it makes an enjoyable cozy. I'm waiting for it to come out in ink-&-paper print!