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Cat Fear No Evil (Joe Grey #9)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  607 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
What's the perfect read for fans of New York Times bestselling mystery authors Lilian Jackson Braun and Rita Mae Brown? This delightful ninth Joe Grey Mystery from award–winning author Shirley Rousseau Murphy.

When antiques and valuables begin to disappear from residents' homes, Joe Grey, Feline Detective, knows that something is very wrong in sleepy Molena Point, Californi
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2004)
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Sandie Herron
Mar 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sandie by: Collecting the series
With each new entry in this series, I am getting to know all of the residents of the Pacific coast town of Molena Point, California, since each book has featured a different character or family. I feel like I’m visiting old friends as I read about the familiar faces and places. This is home to Joe Grey, his lady love Dulcie, and their friend Kit. They prefer this small town full of culture and boutiques to the larger San Francisco a couple hours north. Joe Grey, Dulcie, and Kit are all sentient ...more
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book, as I have the entire series so far. My only complaint with this one was the character Kate Osborn. She knew someone was following her. She knew hey had broken into her house. She knew they had probably stolen her set of keys. And yet she did NOTHING! She didn't report it to the police, she didn't change the locks. Nothing! This really surprised me because I'd always thought she was pretty smart but that was just the dumbest thing a woman could ever do - ignore the obvious. She is ...more
Fred Nachbrunn
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Storylines keep getting better

Surprising plot twists. Characters from previous books combine in new subplots. A new level of action for this great series.
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Azreal is back. Hopefully this will be his last appearance.
Emily Cullen
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When high end valuables disappear from Molena Point, CA feline detective Joe Gray starts nosing around until he realizes his arch enemy, the evil black cat is back. Joe's lady love Dulcie and the Kit are also back for the 9th Joe Gray cozy mystery series. I really enjoy the fantasy of the cats being able to speak and that there may be a struggle for good and evil among their world. I'm definitely going to be ordering the 10th in the series!
Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cat Lovers
This might be the longest book I’ve ever read but I can tell you that you don’t get bored in all the 323 pages (I really mean it). Also as most of my friends know I love cats and this book talks about cats and of a mystery that you will never know if you don’t finish the book. I also recommend this book because Shirley Rousseu writes incredible. I also read some other books by her like “Cat Seeing Double” and I love how she uses their person perspective on all her books. I also like how she cre ...more
Dharia Scarab
Cute idea, just not a fan of using multiple characters point of view.

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I fi
Aug 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, cozy-mystery
This 9th Joe Grey book moved us strongly back to the world of Catswold Portal what with shape shifters and the cat Azrael wanting to find a way to the underworld. The village life was less central except for Charlie & the police chief and elderly Lucinda & Pedric. The mystery/crime was a little too easy to figure out but the mystery of the speaking cats and their world was front and center and left me wanting more. More of the mystical old race of cat creatures and more of my friends in ...more
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
Only two stars. The first half of this book spent a lot of time on the characters thinking and ruminating and wondering and guessing what could be going on in Molena Point. This was also convenient to work in a fair amount of re-hashing content from prior books, in case the reader started the series with this one. Plot please! Meh. I like the cats in these books, but if the next one isn't better, I'm done.
Peter Tillman
This "Joe Grey" fantasy cat-detective novel is readable, but weak and implausible. As in many long-running series, my willing suspension of disbelief suffers from the sheer quantity of mayhem that happens to Our Heroes and their pals. Maybe Murphy needs a fresh start with a new series, I'd guess. Note that the first 4 or 5 Joe Greys are delightful. Just don't start here!
Wendy Lu
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
so much internalized misogyny in this. not even in the sense that bashing women was the central focus, but a lot of the language and throwaway comments just seem they support the concept that women who fall into the role of good women, or "classy" women, are the only ones who deserve respect.

otherwise though, a cutesy, quick-read, mystery novel?
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
Azreal, the evil black tomcat is back prowling around the town. Joe is uneasy wondering what he doing and who human partner is. Priceless objects have stolen including Clyde. Favorite restore car. Kate Osborne is being stalk for her jewelry. Wilma receives the news that Greenlaws have killed in a traffic accident and Kit is deeply grieving. These plots are interwoven for the story.
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very lively Molena Point cat mystery with lots of characters, lots of action and a few surprises. It was a good read!
Penny Ayotte
I seem to be in the minority here, but this book just did not really engage me at all. Maybe I just can't identify with talking cats.
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this entire series… the cats who can talk and solve mysteries… what fun… definitely a cozy mystery, but then I love them… nothing I have to concentrate on...
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, series
I'm not into sci-fi, but every few books, there is some other-worldly element in the plot. However, it's not a turn just adds a little extra suspense.
Jun 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
A certain black cat comes back and look out!
A Cayouette
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoy each book of this series.
Sara Smith
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the most engrossing of this series that I've read so far.
Nov 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best in the series,now I wait for or the next one at the end of November.
Jun 25, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-new
Mar 07, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, good, good.
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, read-in-2015
This series is growing on me. It had a couple of minor plot holes but it's above average in the cozy mystery genre.
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Shirley Rousseau Murphy is the author of over 40 books, including the award-winning Joe Grey cat mystery series and three other novels for adults, the Dragonbards Trilogy and more for young adults, and many books for children. She grew up in southern California, riding and showing the horses her father trained. After attending the San Francisco Art institute she worked as an interior designer, and ...more
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