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Cat Telling Tales (Joe Grey Mysteries) (edition 2012)

by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

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Title:Cat Telling Tales (Joe Grey Mysteries)
Authors:Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Info:Avon (2012), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
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Joe Dulcie and Kit along with their humans Are solving another muder or three. Not only that but Kit is in love. Hard to say what The object of her affections thinks. He's had a hard journey Coming from Oregon to find his father. A wonderful fast read. ( )
  Rennee | Jan 12, 2013 |
Not to my tastes. ( )
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"Some abandoned cats adapt quickly to feral life, but others have great difficulty learning to survive outdoors. Often the newly strayed cat will look dirty and disheveled, fitting right in with the common image of the feral cat, while the feral cat will look clean and sleek because it's not spending all its time trying to learn how to survive. ... Building a cat-owning consciousness that precludes abandonment is...within reach and being worked on throughout the humane movement." Ellen Perry Berkeley, TNR: Past Present and Future: A History of the Trap-Neuter-Return Movement
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"For all those who help lost and abandoned pets, who feed, shelter, and care for them, giving of their time and love."
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Even the bright seaside village of Molena Point has been hit hard by the economic downturn, bringing a rash of foreclosures in which many residents are abandoning their family pets. While feline P. I. Joe Grey's human friends join together to care for the starving cats, a fire leaves a twelve-year-old boy homeless. The body of his alcoholic guardian is discovered in the smoldering ruins, causing Joe to wonder if escape was really impossible for the elderly woman or if something more sinister occurred.

Meanwhile, Debbie Kraft descends uninvited on the Damens' home with her two children, claiming that her ex-husband has left her with no money and nowhere else to go. But when Joe learns that the victim of the fire was Debbie's estranged mother and that Debbie is not broke at all but carrying plenty of cash, his fur is on end with suspicion.

As Debbie's abandoned tomcat follows her all the way down the coast from Oregon with his own clues to add to the mix, Joe learns that Debbie's Realtor ex-husband may be involved in a number of intricate real estate scams. Furthermore, his sales partner may be missing, and while Joe and his pals prowl through the dead woman's house, they discover that her reclusive neighbor has disappeared as well.

But it's not until Debbie's tomcat arrives that Joe and his feline detective pals find the biggest clue of all: a grave that the cops have missed. And as the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, tortoiseshell Kit sees her own dreams coming true in the handsome new cat with whom she might share her life's adventures.

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When a suspicious fire leaves a twelve-year-old boy homeless and the body of his alcoholic elderly guardian is discovered in the smoldering ruins, Joe Grey and his P.I. posse follow a trail that leads to a scam involving a group of shady real estate agents.… (more)

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