Sunday, June 1, 2008

Cat Cross Their Graves by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Genre: Mystery

Joe Grey is one of my favorite sleuths, ever! This series was my first introduction to mysteries years ago. I’ve had such a growing TBR that I kind of got away from reading this series. This week I went back to it and I’m glad I did.

When beloved movie star Patty Rose is murdered in Molena Point, Joe and his kitty friends Dulcie and Kit get right into the middle of things. Young Kit discovers the body and who the culprit is, but when the cat goes missing, the town of Molena Point goes into a tailspin.

Meanwhile, Dulcie finds a young girl hidden in the basement of the local library. Dulcie fears she might have something to do with Patty Rose’s slaying. Then, the young girl is kidnapped and the police discover hidden graves, which sends the community into shock. Dulcie’s fears continue to grow and the three cats find themselves working overtime to assist the police in this crime.

I know many have problems with stories about talking cats, but not me. I guess, as a cat lover, I see my own cats in these three especially Joe Grey. Joe’s rapport with his human Clyde always leaves me laughing, while Kit and Dulcie’s relationships with their humans are quite touching. Each cat has their own personality and they all drive the unsuspecting police crazy.

Escaping to Molena Point is one of my favorite things to do. The plot moves quickly and the characters are very well developed. The next three books are already in my TBR and I really need to move them up the pile. I let too much time go between books and I’ve missed Joe and his cohorts.


  1. I didn't know you had a book blog! I'll add you on to my Google Reader and stop by often! :)

  2. I just started blook blogging and having a great time at it! Thank you for dropping by!

  3. This is probably my favorite series. I've bought all the books, including the Catsworld Portal - related but not a Joe Grey book - and have re-read them all in order. I like how you can read and appreciate each book on its own, but it's especially interesting to watch the characters, relationships and the whole background story develop throughout the series.


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