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Cat Shining Bright: A Joe Grey Mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Reviewed by Suzanne Odom

Cat Shining BrightHaving never read one of Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s bestselling Joe Grey mysteries before, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It turns out I was pleasantly surprised by her 20th book in the series. Joe Grey is one of several talking cats in this series of books. That’s right, talking cats! What an interesting concept for a book series. Joe Grey and his feline friends help the local police solve crimes, and only a handful of humans know that they have the ability of speech.

In this book, Joe Grey and his mate Dulcie have become parents to three active and curious kittens, named Striker, Buffin, and Courtney. Will the kittens be able to talk too? Only time will tell if they have this special gift. Read the rest of this entry »

The Cat, the Devil and Lee Fontana by Shirley Rousseau Murphy and Pat J.J. Murphy

The Cat, The Devil and Lee FontanaReviewed by Caryn St. Clair

Shirley Rousseau Murphy has written eighteen books featuring Joe Grey and his fellow cat friends who are able to speak, as well as The Catsworld Portal which explains-more or less, how the colony of cats came to be in the small Southern California town. In the last Joe Grey book, readers were introduced to Misto, a big orange tom cat with a special connection to a little girl named Sammie. Now, teaming with her husband J.J. Murphy, a former policeman, comes The Cat, the Devil and Lee Fontana which gives readers the story of who Misto is and how he came to be connected with Sammie. While this book, and the sequel that is surely to come, are not part of the Joe Grey series, they do run parallel to the Joe Grey books. Read the rest of this entry »