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Cat Chase the Moon: A Joe Grey Mystery Audiobook

Cat Chase the Moon: A Joe Grey Mystery

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: April 2019

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 local antiques shop, she’s enjoying her first solo adventure. When she first met Ulrich Seaver, the shop’s owner, Courtney was frightened. But the human has coddled and pampered her, winning her trust. Sheltered by her parents, her brothers, and her kind human companions, the innocent Courtney is unaware of how deceptive strangers can be. She doesn’t know that Ulrich is hiding a dangerous secret that could threaten her and everyone in this charming California coastal village. With his focus on finding Courtney, Joe Grey has neglected his detective work with the Molina Point Police Department. Before his daughter disappeared, Joe found a viciously beaten woman lying near the beach. Now the police investigation has stalled, and the clever feline worries his human colleagues may have missed a vital clue. Joe is also concerned about a family of newcomers whose domestic battles are disturbing the town’s tranquility. Loud and abrasive, the Luthers’ angry arguing, shouting, and swearing in the early hours of the night have neighbors on edge and the cops on alert. One of the couple’s late-night shouting matches masked the sounds of a burglary, and now a criminal is on the loose. Though the crimes are as crisscrossed as the strands of a ball of yarn, Joe Grey’s cat senses tell him they may somehow be linked. It’s up to the fleet-footed feline and his crime-solving coterie to untangle the mysteries before it’s too late.

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Cat Shining Bright: A Joe Grey Mystery Audiobook

Cat Shining Bright: A Joe Grey Mystery

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: August 2017

The stakes are higher and more personal than ever for feline investigator Joe Grey when death comes to his beloved coastal California town in this twentieth installment of the enchanting cat mystery series. While new father Joe Grey is overjoyed to teach his three young kittens about the world, he misses his cop work-secretly helping solve crimes alongside his human friends at Molena Point PD. But when beautician Barbara Conley and one of her customers are found dead in the salon, Joe makes an exception and heads for the crime scene. He has no idea that the kittens are following him, or how they will complicate the investigation. But this is not the only danger to the kittens. A stranger is lurking around the home of Joe's tabby lady, Dulcie, where the kittens were born. Both parents' backs are up and their claws out, ready to protect their babies and to protect Wilma Getz, Dulcie's human housemate. As the death of the beautician becomes entangled with a gang of thieves working the village, Joe, Dulcie, Kit, and Pan are all into the investigation; and they are led to unexpected connections, to the building of the new cat shelter and to a neighbor who becomes suddenly an unexpected part of the tangle. Joe Grey fans will relish this latest installment following their favorite feline detective and his growing group of friends.

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Cat Shout for Joy: A Joe Grey Mystery Audiobook

Cat Shout for Joy: A Joe Grey Mystery

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: February 2016

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 project. The criminals are busy too. The Molena Point PD has stepped up patrols to apprehend a mugger attacking the local elderly. The case becomes a homicide when one of the victims dies, leaving everyone in the town-including Joe Grey and his furry sleuthing companions-on edge. When Dulcie gives birth, her little calico is just as Misto predicted, as if she has come back to the world from mythic ancient times. But the celebrations will have to wait. A murderer is on the loose-and neither young nor old is safe until the culprit is found. "Anyone unfamiliar with this cozy series will be quickly drawn in by the complete believability of Murphy's crime-solving felines and their helpful human companions."-Publishers Weekly, praise for the series

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Cat Spitting Mad Audiobook

Cat Spitting Mad

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: December 2013

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 keep their secret safe, too. “Cat lovers will cuddle right up to Joe and his pals, but the story has plenty of murder and mayhem for those who like to take their detective fiction straight up.”--Publishers Weekly

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Cat Fear No Evil Audiobook

Cat Fear No Evil

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: September 2013

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. Evil has crept into Molena Point, California, on stealthy cat feet. A rash of brazen burglaries, from antique jewelry to vintage cars, coincides with the unwelcome appearance of yellow-eyed Azrael, feline nemesis of crime-solving cats Joe Grey and Dulcie. But what follows soon after really has Joe’s fur standing on edge. A young, healthy waiter drops dead at a reception for local artist Charlie Harper. And when the trail of big-time thefts leads up to San Francisco, the dark beast Azrael is on the scene. Does he have contact with a stalker and a handsome philanderer? If Joe and Dulcie don’t get to the bottom of these misdeeds soon, they and all their human friends will have ample reasons to be afraid—very afraid. It’s time for the feline sleuths to start sniffing out the truth. “[A] superior cat cozy…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.”—Publishers Weekly

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Cat Cross Their Graves Audiobook

Cat Cross Their Graves

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: September 2013

The beautiful, serene village of Molena Point, California, is the type of place where people go to get away from the harsher realities of life--which is what attracted classic film star Patty Rose to buy the village inn and settle down to enjoy her golden years. But as the town gathers to celebrate and honor the beautiful, aging actress with a festival of her old films, Patty is brutally murdered--to the horror and shock of this peaceful burg. A gentle tortoiseshell cat, Kit, has been enjoying a retreat to the animal-loving actress' inn, where she's spending time with her feline friends, Dulcie and the slick tomcat sleuth Joe Grey. But her relaxation is cut short when she hears the gunshots that end Patty's life and sees her dead body sprawled on the inn's front steps. She glimpses the killer racing into the parking garage and soon follows his trail. Joe and Dulcie must now follow the naïve Kit's trail and keep her from getting into serious trouble. To complicate matters, Joe discovers that Dulcie has been hiding a runaway child--one of the lucky humans that these special cats choose to talk to--who has now been kidnapped, likely by the same man who killed their famous friend. When the shocking discovery of hidden graves raises the stakes even further, the inquisitive feline trio will have to work quickly to claw out the truth and end the nightmare that has the devastated community reeling. "A skilled YA author, Murphy handles such sensitive issues as child endangerment and death well...Established fans will welcome back all their old friends, both feline and human."-Publishers Weekly

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Cat Bearing Gifts Audiobook

Cat Bearing Gifts

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: August 2013

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 find the killer … or be left chasing their tails? “Talking-cat fans will welcome Murphy’s exciting eighteenth mystery featuring feline Joe Grey…Anyone unfamiliar with this cozy series will be drawn in by the complete believability of Murphy’s crime-solving felines and their helpful human companions.”—Publishers Weekly

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Cat Striking Back Audiobook

Cat Striking Back

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: April 2013

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 of local ferals, Joe, Kit, and Dulcie must now thwart a killer using the most unorthodox means at their disposal: a criminal’s unnatural yet powerful fear of cats.

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Cat Coming Home Audiobook

Cat Coming Home

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: April 2013

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, nor does she know 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 the scene, a wise and elderly wanderer who bears an important message from a state prisoner for the chief of police. But this cat has a personal agenda too—as does Maudie, who harbors her own secret about her son’s killer. As the lonely prison cat provides the link between the mysteries, Joe Grey and his pals, in turn, help him find a surprising new home, a safe retreat in time for the holidays. With a story both enchanting and suspenseful, Shirley Rousseau Murphy shows once again why her trio of feline sleuths are so beloved by her fans, and why the Joe Grey mysteries should be at the top of every cat lover’s Christmas list.

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Cat on the Edge Audiobook

Cat on the Edge

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: March 2013

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 justice.

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Cat Playing Cupid Audiobook

Cat Playing Cupid

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: March 2013

Love—and murder—are in the air. It took Joe Grey’s human, Clyde Damen, nearly forever to pop the question to his girlfriend, Ryan Flannery, and what more romantic time to tie the knot than on Valentine’s Day? But dark secrets from the past soon threaten to destroy everyone’s happiness. First, a body discovered many miles away reopens a ten-year-old cold case involving a man who disappeared days before his own wedding. Then another body is found closer to home, on the grounds of a ruined estate, deserted save for a band of unusual feral cats. Though the police investigate, only feline sleuth Joe Grey suspects that the crimes are related. And when he barely escapes alive from a deadly chase, Joe and his friends, Dulcie and Kit, know they’ll need to use their powers of feline perception to bring justice to the small town of Molena Point—and save Valentine’s Day! “Murphy’s gentle blend of fantasy and mystery includes revelations about her unusually verbal cat detectives sure to please series fans.”—Publishers Weekly

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Cat Deck the Halls: A Joe Grey Mystery Audiobook

Cat Deck the Halls: A Joe Grey Mystery

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Release Date: March 2013

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, feline P.I., is faced with his most difficult case yet-and that's saying a lot for a wily 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 scramble for leads, the grey tomcat, his tabby lady, Dulcie, and their tortoiseshell pal, Kit, launch their own unique investigation. As they care for the child who may be the shooter's next target, the cats realize they're facing their most heartbreaking case yet-and that they must catch a cunning killer if they have any hope of saving Christmas.

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