Cat in the Dark: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mystery Series)

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"Of course I worry.What if the cops witness a cat opening a skylight andmasterminding a robbery?The tabloids will love it."There's a new pair of thieves in MolenaPoint, California, a renegade yellow-eyedtomcat with a cold disdain for the law,and a scruffy human partner who isno better. The two, clever and silentat their work, are bad news indeedto crime-solving cats Joe Grey andDulcie. But when Joe learns the pair'sconnection to a good friend, and then an innocent couple turns up dead in the library garden, Joe and Dulcie must engage in some fancy paw work to unmask the deceptions and route the real killer -- before his brazen criminal crime spree careens madly toward them.

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9780061059476
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Avon
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Title
Cat in the Dark: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mystery Series)
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Multicolor
Author
Shirley Rousseau Murphy
ISBN
0061059471
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Reissue
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1
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9780061059476
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6.75 inches
Item Length
4.19 inches
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1.58
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0.8 inches
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1 inches
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6.6 inches
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0.25 pounds
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4.1 inches
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1999-11-03
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English
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1999-11-03
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English
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320

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Pros: I like the way it shows that not all speaking cats are like the main characters.
Cons: I thought that parts of the narrative ran on just a little bit.
Joe Grey and Dulcie are not only speaking cats, but they take it upon themselves to help the police solve crimes that are happening in their neighborhood (the entire city of Molena Point, CA). One night as they were patrolling they came upon a cat slipping into a store to help a man break in and rob the place. Terrified that this would lead to their unmasking as speaking cats, they meet with, and talk to, the newcomer--who is also a speaking cat. The black tomcat came from an exotic jungle--and predicted that death would soon strike the village. True to the cat's prediction, three people turn up dead--leaving it up to the cats to unmask the killer and the reason behind the murders.

The black cat, Azrael, is a smooth-talking evil creature--and is a direct feline contrast to the main cats, Joe Gray and Dulcie. Well written with a plot that had me guessing up until the final reveal, this is a book I highly recommend to mystery lovers who also happen to be cat lovers.
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Based on this review I bought this book and now have five in the series.   The books are well written and fast paced and the mysteries themselves are puzzlers.  I especially like the way the cats are portrayed.  They are not cutesy by any means and descriptions of their wild feline side are included.  They are hunters, and while I felt for their prey, I was glad to see that talking cats remained cats at heart.
 
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