Cat Coming Home

A Joe Grey Mystery

By Shirley Rousseau Murphy
(William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780061806933, 368pp.)

Publication Date: November 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback, Paperback

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Cats can't come home again . . . or can they?

Escaping Los Angeles and the ugly memories of her son's recent murder, Maudie Toola returns to her childhood home of Molena Point, bringing her orphaned grandson, whom she must now raise, with her. Mourning for her son, she's not looking forward to the holidays but feels she must make them positive for the child.

But Maudie is unaware that the killer has followed her, nor does she know that the small seaside village is dealing with a series of brutal assaults. A team of criminals is stalking single women, hiding their attacks behind spectacular break-ins to divert the cops. And this time there's not even a phone call from the four-footed snitch to give the cops a lead.

Meanwhile, a new tomcat appears on the scene, a wise and elderly wanderer who bears an important message from a state prisoner for the chief of police. But this cat has a personal agenda too—as does Maudie, who harbors her own secret about her son's killer. As the lonely prison cat provides the link between the mysteries, Joe Grey and his pals, in turn, help him find a surprising new home, a safe retreat in time for the holidays.

With a story both enchanting and suspenseful, Shirley Rousseau Murphy shows once again why her trio of feline sleuths are so beloved by her fans, and why the Joe Grey mysteries should be at the top of every cat lover's Christmas list.




About the Author

In addition to her popular Joe Grey mystery series for adults, for which she has received ten national Cat Writers' Association Awards for best novel of the year, Shirley Rousseau Murphy is a noted children's book author who has received five Council of Authors and Journalists Awards. She and her husband live in Carmel, California, where they serve as full-time household help to two demanding feline ladies.




Praise For Cat Coming Home

“[A] marvelous holiday gift of a tale.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Cat Coming Home

“A heartwarming and satisfying tale.”
-Booklist on Cat Coming Home

“The heartwrenching stories of an orphaned child and a stray cat at Christmas will tug on more than a few heartstrings.”
-Romantic Times on Cat Coming Home

“This is delightful entertainment. It would be a true cat-tastrophe if you let it pass you by.”
-Todd David Schwartz, CBS Radio, Four Stars (Highest Rating) on Cat Coming Home

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