Cat Pay the Devil: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mystery Series #12) (Paperback)
"Wilma's in danger!
You think I'm going to sit here polishing my claws?"
When she first hears the news that convict Cage Jones has escaped from prison, Dulcie's fur stands on end. She knows he's after her human companion, Wilma, whom he blames for his stint in jail. She tries to enlist the help of her friend Joe Grey, but the tomcat's got his paws full investigating two local murders. It's only when Wilma disappears after an afternoon shopping trip—and Cage is found lurking at her house—that Joe realizes the two crimes might be more connected than he thought. Paw in hand with the unsuspecting cops, the fantastic felines must untangle Cage's devilish agenda and snare a killer if they ever want to curl up with their friend again and bring peace to their seaside village.
About the Author
Shirley Rousseau Murphy is the author of twenty mysteries in the Joe Grey series, for which she has won the Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion nine years running, and has received ten national Cat Writers’ Association Awards for best novel of the year. She is also a noted children’s book author, and has received five Council of Authors and Journalists Awards. She lives in Carmel, California, where she serves as full-time household help to two demanding feline ladies.
“A complex, well-crafted plot and lively, credible characters will leave fans purring with pleasure.”
— Publishers Weekly
“[A] series of supense yarns that not only capture the feline “attitude” but offer a satisfying read.”
— Salinas Californian, praise for CAT BREAKING FREE
“[A] superior cat cozy. The intricate and absorbing plot keeps the reader in suspense throughout.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review), praise for CAT FEAR NO EVIL
“[A]delightful mix of humans, sentient cats, mystery, and humor.”
— Booklist, praise for CAT FEAR NO EVIL
“Fun fare for cat fans.”
— Library Journal, praise for CAT LAUGHING LAST
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— Booklist, praise for CAT LAUGHING LAST
“This is a must read for those who enjoy the feline side of sleuthing.”
— Romantic Times BOOKclub, praise for CAT LAUGHING LAST
— Library Journal, praise for CAT IN THE DARK
“Murphy’s raised the stakes of the feline sleuth genre.”
— Kirkus Reviews, praise for CAT IN THE DARK
“Magical whimsy and deft writing.”
— Cats magazine, praise for CAT UNDER FIRE
“Excellent reading...Not to be missed!”
— Armchair Detective, praise for CAT ON THE EDGE
— Publishers Weekly, praise for the Joe Grey series
“Murphy’s surefire plotting makes this more than just another cute cat cozy.”
— Publishers Weekly