Cat Striking Back (Mass Market Paperbound)
"Why is it, Joe, that you are always the one to find the body?"
On a lovely moonlit night, while carrying a gift of mice to a litter of kittens, Joe Grey stumbles upon a murder scene. Behind an empty house, in an empty swimming pool, there's blood, the smell of human death, and drag marks. But there's no victim--and it's hard to prove a crime without a corpse.
Driven by stubborn feline curiosity, Joe Grey sets out to investigate. With Dulcie and Kit following him along a killer's trail, Joe discovers evidence of conflict among the residents of this seemingly peaceful neighborhood--multiple signs of breaking-and-entering, with nothing of value stolen. And they find something far worse: hints of violence yet to come . . . and more planned murder.
With the help of two local ferals, Joe, Kit, and Dulcie must now thwart a killer using the most unorthodox means at their disposal: a criminal's unnatural yet powerful fear of cats.
About the Author
Shirley Rousseau Murphy writes the popular Joe Grey mystery series and is a noted children s book author who has received five Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists Awards. She lives in Carmel, a village which inspires the charm for Molena Point
“[The] premise, a mystery that withholds the identities of both the victim and the perp, is intriguing.”
“Joe continues to be one of the most entrancing (and effective) detectives in modern cozy mysteries.”