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Joe Grey Mysteries
Book 1 - Cat on the Edge
Book 2 - Cat Under Fire
Book 3 - Cat Raise the Dead
Book 4 - Cat in the Dark
Book 5 - Cat to the Dogs
Book 6 - Cat Spitting Mad
Book 7 - Cat on the Money (Published in Cats Magazine and joegrey.com)
Book 8 - Cat Laughing Last
Book 9 - Cat Seeing Double
Book 10 - Cat Fear No Evil
Book 11 - Cat Cross Their Graves
Book 12 - Cat Breaking Free
Book 13 - Cat Pay the Devil
Book 14 - Cat Deck the Halls
Book 15 - Cat Playing Cupid
Book 16 - Cat Striking Back
Book 17 - Cat Coming Home

CAT STRIKING BACK: A JOE GREY MYSTERY
SHIRLEY ROUSSEAU MURPHY
ISBN#: 9780061123993-Hardcover/ 9780061959264-eBook/ 9780061885068-Large Print
October 27, 2009
William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
www.harpercollins.com
Print/ eBook/ Large Print
$19.99
336 Pages-Print/ 388 Pages-Large Print
Ages 18 and Up/ Mystery
Rating: 4 Cups

The town is Molena Point, a small and friendly place where neighbors and the community are interdependent on each other. When Joe Grey finds the scene of a murder, he immediately notifies the authorities without giving away who or what exactly he is. Because while he has been the "snitch" for awhile now, helping the police when he can, he is first and foremost a cat.

While not all cats have the ability to speak to humans, a few other special felines can. Kit is another cat that helps out solving crimes alongside Joe. She has noticed a feral cat seemingly daydreaming, and decides to get to know the cat better.

As the police begin to search for clues that point toward a disappearing corpse, Joe and his cat friends continue to follow their noses and their feline instincts as they look for evidence. Meanwhile, a murderer makes plans to escape and bury the body in a place that will never be found. Can Joe Grey and the gang stop the killer from getting away with murder before all evidence is lost?

What a unique idea for a novel! A crime solving and, yes, talking cat. It would make crime fighting that much easier due to the fact that the criminals would not even think about a feline taking note of who and what was going on around them and then reporting it. Cat Striking Back is part of the Joe Grey Mystery series but can be read as a standalone. Shirley Rousseau Murphy mixes mystery, comedy, and a hint of romance within the storyline, bringing a touch of class to an already distinctive novel. Animal lovers and crime fighters unite in this interesting and sometimes zany book about murder, theft, and being spied upon by something that is right by your feet.

Danielle
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