Cat Bearing Gifts

Cat Bearing Gifts

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It's December in Molena Point, and while most of the quaint seaside village's felines are dreaming of feathered play toys and stockings filled with catnip, five special cats-Joe Grey, Dulcie, Misto, Kit, and her true love, Pan-are plunged into a nightmarish mystery involving a series of strange events. First, interior decorator Kate Osborne, the beguiling blond divorcee, reappears with a fortune and a strange story about how she got it. Then, there is the terrible car crash on the winding coastal road involving tortoiseshell Kit and her elderly housemates, Lucinda and Pedric Greenlaw. The accident is terrifying enough, but then two mysterious men steal the Greenlaw's car and the secret treasure they carefully hid inside its doors. And there is the old, faded photograph that appears to awaken long-buried memories for Misto, the yellow tomcat. The fur starts to fly when one of the thieves ends up dead. To find the truth, Joe Grey must discover if the strange events are connected-and why. Luckily, Misto and his unfailing memory might provide some answers.
But the feline detectives' efforts are nearly derailed when Misto's son, Pan, is struck by a case of wanderlust that drives a sad and angry Kit up a tree. With the investigation in trouble, will the feline detectives solve the mystery ...or will a clever killer leave them chasing their own tails?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061807249
  • 9780061807244
  • 366,041

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In this latest entry in Shirley Rousseau Murphy's award-winning series, feline P.I. Joe Grey and his four-legged cohorts are plunged into a nightmarish mystery.

On the way home from visiting their friend Kate Osborne, tortoiseshell Kit and her elderly housemates, Lucinda and Pedric Greenlaw, are hurt in a terrible car crash. The accident is terrifying enough, but then two dangerous men steal the Greenlaws' Town Car, making off with a secret hoard of jewels and gold--a gift bestowed from Kate's newfound treasure. A badly shaken Kit hides from hungry coyotes in the forested hills above the highway, waiting for Joe, Pan, and their human companions, Ryan and Clyde Damen, to rescue her.

Back home in Molena Point, yellow tomcat Misto, discovering a faded photograph of a child living fifty years ago, becomes lost in his memories of that past century--while Joe Grey and his tabby lady prowl an abandoned stone cottage where they've discovered two men hiding. The cats smell mildewed money and soon smell human blood, too. Though the cats know more than the thieves about the unique items stolen, their investigation is still in trouble as they claw their way to justice.
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About Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Shirley Rousseau Murphy is the author of twenty mysteries in the Joe Grey series, for which she has won the Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallion nine years running, and has received ten national Cat Writers' Association Awards for best novel of the year. She is also a noted children's book author, and has received five Council of Authors and Journalists Awards. She lives in Carmel, California, where she serves as full-time household help to two demanding feline ladies.
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