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From Shirley Rousseau Murphy, six-time winner of the Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallion, here is crime-solving from the paws of the most cunning and intelligent feline detectives around: tomcat and feline sleuth extraordinaire Joe Grey, his tabby pal Dulcie, and their tattercoat friend Kit. When antiques and valuables begin to disappear from residents' homes, Joe GreyFrom Shirley Rousseau Murphy, six-time winner of the Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallion, here is crime-solving from the paws of the most cunning and intelligent feline detectives around: tomcat and feline sleuth extraordinaire Joe Grey, his tabby pal Dulcie, and their tattercoat friend Kit. When antiques and valuables begin to disappear from residents' homes, Joe Grey knows that something is very wrong in sleepy Molena Point, California. Could the thief be a local or, even worse, is it the old crook who may be connected to Azrael, the sinister, yellow-eyed cat who terrorized Joe and Dulcie years ago, and whose return has Joe's fur standing on edge? Even a seasoned tomcat like Joe isn't prepared for the shock that awaits Molena Point residents at the opening for artist Charlie Harper. While guests are dining on hors d'oeuvres and fine wine at the joyous celebration, a young, healthy waiter drops dead at Charlie's feet. Meanwhile, just north of Molena Point, in San Francisco, the cats' friend Kate, a woman with a troubling secret, is followed by a stranger and robbed. Her apartment is then gutted, with claw marks and black cat hairs leading her to suspect the vicious tomcat Azrael. In the most dramatic investigation of their lives, Joe Grey, Dulcie, and Kit, following diverse leads, scratch out the truth and, with cunning feline skills, restore a distraught village to its usual cozy tranquility....

Title : Cat Fear No Evil
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ISBN : 9780066209494
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Cat Fear No Evil Reviews

  • Sandie Herron
    2018-08-29 08:24

    With each new entry in this series, I am getting to know all of the residents of the Pacific coast town of Molena Point, California, since each book has featured a different character or family. I feel like I’m visiting old friends as I read about the familiar faces and places. This is home to Joe Grey, his lady love Dulcie, and their friend Kit. They prefer this small town full of culture and boutiques to the larger San Francisco a couple hours north. Joe Grey, Dulcie, and Kit are all sentient cats, capable of human speech, and excellent at sleuthing where no human can go, using their feline talents to help solve the many mysteries that befall this tiny town.Shirley Rousseau Murphy has a way of making all this so matter of fact yet still special. Three talking cats living in town is a fact hidden from all but six residents. As a lover of cats myself, I find the idea of sentient cats quite charming and not so implausible. I think Murphy’s skill in incorporating them into the story makes it that much more convincing.A mysterious set of burglaries has beset the residents of Molena Point and other towns up and down the California coast. Select items of antiques and jewelry are disappearing including Clyde Damon’s lovingly restored Packard, leaving absolutely no clues as to how the items disappeared. What sort of thief would take the most valuable piece and leave the rest? One out for thrills.A former resident of Molena Point, Kate Osborne is living in San Francisco to track down information on her biological parents. She finds information on her grandfather who was a building contractor and founded and built the San Francisco Cat Museum. When visiting her grandfather’s aging attorney, he gives her twelve pieces of unique jewelry, several featuring cats. The workmanship is centuries old, the gold valuable, but the jewels apparently paste. She wears one of them to her friend Charlie’s gallery opening featuring her paintings and sketches centered on animals, including the three cats. The next morning an evil black tomcat known as Azrael snoops in Kate’s suitcase where he steals her safe deposit box key, intent on finding the jewelry.Returning to San Francisco, Kate tries to shake the strong feeling that she is being followed and looks forward to a visit from Kit’s human family, 80-year-old newlyweds Lucinda and Pedric Greenlaw. They’ll be home soon after traveling in their RV, but tragedy strikes before they arrive. How three sleuthing cats interact with the evil Azrael and all their human companions is the foundation of these mysteries. Events that affect one resident touch yet another so all their lives are intertwined. Seeing just how much one action leads to another and yet another and following the trail of the consequences is fascinating and absorbing. The solution to the many mysteries examined throughout the book is not expected at the outset yet every clue slowly leads up to the ultimate solution. The three cats, with some smart deductions from their human companions, manage to track down the thieves and reveal the murderer. I followed each new twist and turn expectantly and eagerly This is the ninth entry in the Joe Grey series and plenty of information from previous events is woven into the storyline to provide background on the people and their relationships. I eagerly await the next cat tail in Molena Point and hope Joe Grey and company keep the residents safe.

  • Pat
    2018-08-28 13:47

    Loved the book, as I have the entire series so far. My only complaint with this one was the character Kate Osborn. She knew someone was following her. She knew hey had broken into her house. She knew they had probably stolen her set of keys. And yet she did NOTHING! She didn't report it to the police, she didn't change the locks. Nothing! This really surprised me because I'd always thought she was pretty smart but that was just the dumbest thing a woman could ever do - ignore the obvious. She is lucky she wasn't accosted in her own home!Lucky for her Joe Grey is keeping tabs on the citizens of Molena Point even when they aren't there.

  • Fred Nachbrunn
    2018-08-19 14:20

    Storylines keep getting betterSurprising plot twists. Characters from previous books combine in new subplots. A new level of action for this great series.

  • Tamara
    2018-09-11 14:20

    Azreal is back. Hopefully this will be his last appearance.

  • Emily Cullen
    2018-09-19 07:44

    When high end valuables disappear from Molena Point, CA feline detective Joe Gray starts nosing around until he realizes his arch enemy, the evil black cat is back. Joe's lady love Dulcie and the Kit are also back for the 9th Joe Gray cozy mystery series. I really enjoy the fantasy of the cats being able to speak and that there may be a struggle for good and evil among their world. I'm definitely going to be ordering the 10th in the series!

  • Jf
    2018-09-10 13:36

    This might be the longest book I’ve ever read but I can tell you that you don’t get bored in all the 323 pages (I really mean it). Also as most of my friends know I love cats and this book talks about cats and of a mystery that you will never know if you don’t finish the book. I also recommend this book because Shirley Rousseu writes incredible. I also read some other books by her like “Cat Seeing Double” and I love how she uses their person perspective on all her books. I also like how she created the character Joe Grey so mysterious and funny. The trama of this book is really impressive and interesting, old artifacts being lost mysteriously at night and the only suspected is a cat. But the main reason I chose the book I because Shirley has won six national Cat Writers Association Awards. In conclusion I give this book five stars because it is o interesting and it has an end that you will never guess.

  • Dharia Scarab
    2018-08-19 14:28

    Cute idea, just not a fan of using multiple characters point of view.Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.4 stars... I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up more from the series/author.5 stars... I loved this book! It had earned a permanent home in my collection and I'll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP.

  • Phair
    2018-08-24 14:45

    This 9th Joe Grey book moved us strongly back to the world of Catswold Portal what with shape shifters and the cat Azrael wanting to find a way to the underworld. The village life was less central except for Charlie & the police chief and elderly Lucinda & Pedric. The mystery/crime was a little too easy to figure out but the mystery of the speaking cats and their world was front and center and left me wanting more. More of the mystical old race of cat creatures and more of my friends in Molena Point.

  • Cheryl
    2018-08-20 06:34

    Only two stars. The first half of this book spent a lot of time on the characters thinking and ruminating and wondering and guessing what could be going on in Molena Point. This was also convenient to work in a fair amount of re-hashing content from prior books, in case the reader started the series with this one. Plot please! Meh. I like the cats in these books, but if the next one isn't better, I'm done.

  • Peter Tillman
    2018-09-04 08:26

    This "Joe Grey" fantasy cat-detective novel is readable, but weak and implausible. As in many long-running series, my willing suspension of disbelief suffers from the sheer quantity of mayhem that happens to Our Heroes and their pals. Maybe Murphy needs a fresh start with a new series, I'd guess. Note that the first 4 or 5 Joe Greys are delightful. Just don't start here!

  • Wendy Lu
    2018-09-16 09:27

    so much internalized misogyny in this. not even in the sense that bashing women was the central focus, but a lot of the language and throwaway comments just seem they support the concept that women who fall into the role of good women, or "classy" women, are the only ones who deserve respect. otherwise though, a cutesy, quick-read, mystery novel?

  • Betty
    2018-08-26 14:20

    Azreal, the evil black tomcat is back prowling around the town. Joe is uneasy wondering what he doing and who human partner is. Priceless objects have stolen including Clyde. Favorite restore car. Kate Osborne is being stalk for her jewelry. Wilma receives the news that Greenlaws have killed in a traffic accident and Kit is deeply grieving. These plots are interwoven for the story.

  • Pat
    2018-09-01 09:24

    This was a very lively Molena Point cat mystery with lots of characters, lots of action and a few surprises. It was a good read!

  • Penny Ayotte
    2018-09-13 08:32

    I seem to be in the minority here, but this book just did not really engage me at all. Maybe I just can't identify with talking cats.

  • Vicky
    2018-09-06 10:35

    I loved this entire series… the cats who can talk and solve mysteries… what fun… definitely a cozy mystery, but then I love them… nothing I have to concentrate on...

  • Michele
    2018-09-11 09:42

    I'm not into sci-fi, but every few books, there is some other-worldly element in the plot. However, it's not a turn just adds a little extra suspense.

  • Kim
    2018-08-28 14:42

    A certain black cat comes back and look out!

  • A Cayouette
    2018-08-28 13:18

    I thoroughly enjoy each book of this series.

  • Sara Smith
    2018-08-30 13:32

    This was the most engrossing of this series that I've read so far.

  • Clara
    2018-08-26 11:45

    One of the best in the series,now I wait for or the next one at the end of November.

  • PWRL
    2018-09-04 08:24


  • Dorothy
    2018-09-06 06:37

    Good, good, good.

  • Donna
    2018-08-23 09:32

    This series is growing on me. It had a couple of minor plot holes but it's above average in the cozy mystery genre.