Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cat Pay the Devil by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Cat Pay the Devil is the 12th book in the Joe Grey mystery/fantasy series. I've read all but one and intend to do soon.
Molena Point, California, on the Pacific coast, is not a place where most escaped federal prisoners would hole up. Cage Jones, a federal prisoner, escapes and does just that. He is out for revenge against a resident of that town, Wilma Getz,
his ex probation officer, who testified against him. He also thinks she has stolen a hidden fortune from him.
This is where the fantasy part of the mystery comes in. Wilma's cat, Dulcie learns of of his escape and fears for Wilma. Joe Grey, her cat friend, is puzzling over over two murders and doesn't pay attention to Dulcie's fear until Dulcie finds Cage in Wilma's house ransacking it and Wilma is reported missing.
Along with Kit, the three indomitable felines, paw-in-hand with the unsuspecting cops—and with special powers known by only a few select humans—help untangle Jones' agenda and the brutal murders. I think this is one of Murphy's most suspenseful books. It is an imaginative trip into the hidden lives of felines—the cats named above, and a band of feral friends, as they help solve the mysteries.

1 comment:

Bonnie Jacobs said...

You asked, "Do you want me to keep leaving these? It feels like I'm doing too many."

Sure, keep up the good work! Everyone is trying to find 51 books: 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Whenever you find a book that helps us learn something ABOUT that state (not just one written by somebody who lives there), by all means tell us about it.

You may not be aware when others leave comments, but I do go back and add their reviews to previous posts. For instance, while looking over your blog, I discovered YOU had reviewed The Yiddish Policemen's Union and added a link to your review for people considering it for the Book around the States challenge:

I probably need to figure out a better way of keeping all of us informed. I'll work on it. In the meantime, keep sharing your links 'cause I can't read ALL the books! Thanks.