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  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Escaping Los Angeles and the ugly memories of her son's recent murder, Maudie Toola returns to her childhood home of Molena Point, bringing her orphaned grandson, whom she must now raise, with her. Mourning for her son, she's not looking forward to the holidays but feels she must make them positive for the child. But Maudie is unaware that the killer has followed her-and that the small seaside village is dealing with a series of brutal assaults. A team of criminals is stalking single women, hiding their attacks behind spectacular break-ins to divert the cops. And this time there's not even a phone call from the four-footed snitch to give the cops a lead. Meanwhile, a new tomcat appears on...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Feline P. I. Joe Grey and his friends pounce on three investigations that may connect to one larger mystery—including one case that is very personal—in this hair-raising installment in Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s beloved, award-winning series. Joe Grey and his partner, Dulcie, are frantic when Courtney, their pretty teen-kitten goes missing. Aided by their two- and four-legged friends, they hit the streets of Molina Point in search of their calico girl. Has Joe Grey and Dulcie’s only daughter been lured away by someone and stolen? Is she lying somewhere hurt, or worse? Courtney has no idea that everyone is desperately looking for her. Locked in an upstairs apartment above the...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    A car crash, a missing treasure, a dead thief, and a suspicious blond divorcee have feline PI Joe Grey and his four-legged cohorts clawing for justice in this lively new entry in the beloved, award-winning series. Kate Osborne, a divorcee, reappears with a fortune and a strange story about how she obtained it. Meanwhile, a terrible car crash involves tortoiseshell Kit and her elderly housemates, Lucinda and Pedric Greenlaw. The accident is terrifying enough, but then two mysterious men steal the car—and the secret treasure hidden inside its doors. When one of the thieves ends up dead, Joe must discover if the events are connected—and why. With the investigation in trouble, will they...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    What's the perfect read for fans of NewYork Times bestselling mystery authors Lilian Jackson Braun and RitaMae Brown? This delightful ninth Joe Grey Mystery from award-winning authorShirley Rousseau Murphy. Evil has crept into Molena Point, California, onstealthy cat feet. A rash of brazen burglaries, from antique jewelry to vintagecars, coincides with the unwelcome appearance of yellow-eyed Azrael, felinenemesis of crime-solving cats Joe Grey and Dulcie. But what follows soon afterreally has Joe's fur standing on edge. A young, healthy waiter drops dead at areception for local artist Charlie Harper. And when the trail of big-timethefts leads up to San Francisco, the dark beast Azrael is...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Even felines with such amazing talents as Joe Grey and his partner, Dulcie, need some down time. Using their amazing abilities to talk and read, they've helped their unwitting humans put bad guys away. But these clever four-footed detectives can't possibly enjoy a little catnap, not when their lovely seaside village is in an uproar. It's bad enough that Molena Point has been invaded by a famous writer and his suspiciously rude wife. Then the local yard sales set off a host of puzzling thefts. Whiskers twitching and tails up, Joe Grey and Dulcie can't resist pouncing on the case. Helped by their beloved companion, an inquisitive young tortoiseshell kit, Joe Grey and Dulcie soon discover...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    While Joe Grey has played tricks on Max Harper, Molena Point's head lawman, he's never had anything but respect for the dedicated sheriff. Now Harper's in trouble, suspected of murdering two friends, and the only witness, a young girl named Dillon, has disappeared. Both Dulcie and Joe know Harper is innocent, and Joe is hissing to prove it-and find Dillon. Their sleuthing, however, is hampered by something soft and small-their new "ward," a vivacious kitten whose curiosity could get them all killed. With backs up and claws bared, Dulcie and a spitting mad Joe must use all their cleverness and amazing talents not only to find a killer, save a little girl, and clear their friend's name-but...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Ever since the earthquake, things have been going from bad to worse in Molena Point, usually the most tranquil little town on the North California coast. It started with that suspicious "accident" on Hellhag Hill. The police might write it off to the night fog, but Joe Grey knows a cut brake line when he sees it-he may be a cat, but he's already solved more murders than your average police detective! Then there's Clyde, Joe's erratic but loveable human. He thinks cats should stay out of police work (as if humans could handle it on their own!), and to make his point, he's locking Joe and his lady friend Dulcie out of the house when Officer Harper comes over to play poker. But Joe isn't about...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Romance is in the air in the charming seaside village of Molena Point, California. Everyone is excited about the upcoming wedding of its chief of police to the lovely Charlie Getz, even cool feline detective Joe Grey. But the festivities are interrupted when two uninvited guests try to blow up the church. Then one of the bride's good friends, building contractor Ryan Flannery, lands in a heap of trouble when her philandering husband is found dead. With suspicion falling on Ryan's shoulders, Joe Grey and his pals, Dulcie and Kit, set out to prove her innocence. Soon paw-deep in a tangle of jealousy, greed, and vengeance, Joe Grey, Dulcie, and Kit find themselves in the biggest cat fight of...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Even the bright seaside village of Molena Point has been hit hard by the economic downturn. Sadly, former residents haven't just left their homes; they've abandoned their pets, too. Luckily, Joe Grey's human friends have joined together to care for the animals. But just as one problem is solved more arise. A suspicious fire leaves a twelve-year-old boy homeless when the body of his alcoholic elderly guardian is discovered in the smoldering ruins. Then, a woman with two children appears on the Damen doorstep, claiming to have no money and nowhere else to go. The experienced Joe Grey smells a rat, and will work his paws off to prove it. Scratching out clues, he and his PI posse follow a trail...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Nestled quietly on the Pacific Coast below San Francisco, Molena Point is a quaint hamlet-not the kind of place an escaped convict would choose for a hideout. But it just happens to be the home of a state's witness who put a thief named Cage Jones behind bars-until he broke out, that is. Wily tomcat Joe Grey senses trouble is on the way, but he never expected a federal officer would be shot or that two locals would be brutally murdered. With danger closing in, the feline detective, his girlfriend Dulcie, and their tattercoat friend Kit-an indomitable trio with special powers that only a few select humans are privy to-must put paws and whiskers together to capture a very nasty criminal...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    The fur starts flying when a gang from LA comes up to tranquil Molena Point, California, and begins breaking into the village's quaint shops. Joe Grey, feline PI, has called Molena Point home since he was a kitten, and he doesn't take well to marauding strangers. Joe even wonders whether the blonde who's moved in next to his human companion Clyde could be a part of the gang-she's been acting pretty suspicious lately. But when the strangers start trapping and caging feral cats it proves too much for Grey. And when one of the gang is murdered, and a second mysterious death comes to light, he has no choice but to try and stop the...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    A big, powerful gray feline, Joe Grey is perfectly content with his remarkable ability to understand and communicate with humans-especially now that he has company. A mysterious accident similar to the one that enabled him to speak and read has transformed his friend Dulcie as well. The trouble is, the cute tabby female not only hears human words, she believes them. Now she's convinced the man who was jailed for murdering a famous local artist and burning down her studio is innocent-simply because he says so-and she's willing to do whatever it takes to dig up the evidence that will exonerate the accused. Joe would much prefer just lazing around the house doing kitty things, but the lady cat...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Joe Grey can't believe his human housemate Clyde would even consider volunteering him for the animal therapy program at the local nursing home, just when Joe was on the verge of solving the string of burglaries that has Molena Point residents shaking in their collective boots. But it turns out it's Dulcie, Joe's pretty little cat-friend, who came up with the idea of subjecting Joe to the cooing attentions of a bunch of doddering old coots. Dulcie believes there's more going on at the old folks' home than the care and feeding of lonely seniors. And she needs Joe's help in getting to the bottom of a conspiracy ... and a very suspicious set of...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    There's a bad new cat in sleepy little Molena Point: a renegade tom with a penchant for robbery, a scorn for his fellow felines, and a disdain for human laws. And he's masterminding a crime spree that's quickly escalating toward murder most foul. Dulcie and Joe Grey both know the score-they've seen Azrael in action. But how can they expose the criminal without letting ordinary, untrustworthy humans in on the secret that certain select cats can think-and talk? Cats like...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    It's been quite a week for Joe Grey. First the large, powerful feline discovers that, through some strange, inexplicable phenomenon, he now has the ability to understand human language. Then he discovers he can speak it as well! It's a nightmare for a cat who'd prefer to sleep the day away carefree, but Joe can handle it. That is, until he has the misfortune to witness a murder in the alley behind Jolly's Deli-and worse, to be seen witnessing it. With all of his nine lives suddenly at risk, Joe's got no choice but to get to the bottom of the heinous crime-because his mouse-hunting days are over for good unless he can help bring a killer to...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    The beautiful, serene village of Molena Point,California, is the type of place where people go to get away from the harsherrealities of life--which is what attracted classic film star Patty Rose to buythe village inn and settle down to enjoy her golden years. But as the towngathers to celebrate and honor the beautiful, aging actress with a festival ofher old films, Patty is brutally murdered--to the horror and shock of thispeaceful burg. A gentle tortoiseshell cat, Kit, has been enjoying a retreat tothe animal-loving actress' inn, where she's spending time with her felinefriends Dulcie and the slick tomcat sleuth Joe Grey. But her relaxation is cutshort when she hears the gunshots that end...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    In the thirteenth installment of the award-winning Joe Greymysteries, everyone's favorite feline PI must solve a mystery and saveChristmas. Christmas in the charming seaside village of Molena Point,California, has always been a traditional affair-but not this holiday season.Instead of singing carols and climbing into Christmas trees, Joe Grey, felinePI, is faced with his most difficult case yet-and that's saying a lot for awily tomcat who for years has been solving crimes the police can't even crack. A stranger lies dead beneath the village Christmas tree,with a little child the only witness to the shooting. As the police scramblefor leads, the grey tomcat, his tabby lady, Dulcie, and...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    On a lovely moonlit night, while carrying a gift of mice to a litter of kittens, Joe Grey stumbles upon a murder scene. Behind an empty house, in an empty swimming pool, there's blood, the smell of human death, and drag marks. But there's no victim-and it's hard to prove a crime without a corpse. Driven by stubborn feline curiosity, Joe Grey sets out to investigate. With Dulcie and Kit following him along a killer's trail, Joe discovers evidence of conflict among the residents of this seemingly peaceful neighborhood: multiple signs of breaking and entering, with nothing of value stolen. And they find something far worse: hints of violence yet to come-and more planned murder. With the help...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    Love-and murder-are in the air. It took Joe Grey's human, Clyde Damen, nearly forever to popthe question to his girlfriend, Ryan Flannery, and what more romantic time totie the knot than on Valentine's Day? But dark secrets from the past soonthreaten to destroy everyone's happiness. First, a body discovered many miles away reopens aten-year-old cold case involving a man who disappeared days before his ownwedding. Then another body is found closer to home, on the grounds of a ruinedestate, deserted save for a band of unusual feral cats. Though the police investigate, only feline sleuth Joe Greysuspects that the crimes are related. And when he barely escapes alive from adeadly chase, Joe...read more

  • Shirley Rousseau Murphy

    For feline PI Joe Grey and his companion Dulcie, life is a bittersweet mix of endings and beginnings. While they joyfully await their first litter, they are also sad for their friend, the old yellow cat Misto, whose time on earth is drawing to an end. But Misto tells them an exciting future awaits: among the litter will be a little calico from the distant past who will be born with ancient markings and the adventurous spirit of Joe Grey. While the proud parents await the birth of their babies, their humans have their hands full with projects of their own. Kate Osborne has bought the old Pamillon estate, and Ryan Flannery is building a new cat shelter as part of their volunteer rescue...read more