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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (359 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrator: Susan Boyce Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Joe Grey Mysteries Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781482984088
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A big, powerful gray feline, Joe Grey is perfectly content with his remarkable ability to understand and communicate with humans—especially now that he has company. A mysterious accident similar to the one that enabled him to speak and read has transformed his friend Dulcie as well. The trouble is, the cute tabby female not only hears human words, she believes them. Now she’s convinced the man who was jailed for murdering a famous local artist and burning down her studio is innocent—simply because he says so—and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to dig up the evidence that will exonerate the accused. Joe would much prefer just lazing around the house doing kitty things, but the lady cat is determined. And Joe must admit that he is curious … though everyone knows what that can lead to!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Murphy displays the same sense of magical whimsy and deft writing that made the first book of this series, Cat on the Edge, such a welcomed addition to the plethora of fictional kitty crimebusters…Whether you begin with this new book or pick up Cat on the Edge, you won’t be disappointed.”

    Cats magazine

  • “Clever dialogue, fast-paced action, humor…Good fun for cat lovers and fans of offbeat fantasy.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edith | 11/12/2013

    " Marvelous descriptions of real cat behavior mixed with a fantasy premise of sentient cats. A fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Bruner | 10/25/2013

    " First in a fun series--Joe Grey suddenly discovers he can speak and understand human language when he's witness to a murder. Great cats, fun humans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Herb | 10/20/2013

    " Pretty good. Second in series and fairly mild stuff. Not heavy reading, to be sure, but a quick, fun, read. Actually about three and a half stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 10/16/2013

    " Second in the Joe Grey series, and liked this one quite a bit better than the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 10/12/2013

    " Murphy redeems herself with this second book in the series. While she still spends too much time proving she can think like her cat characters, there is at least more of a plot to the mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 9/25/2013

    " Go Kitties! Get those bad guys! (and bad dog too) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Regan | 9/22/2013

    " Much better than the first one. Good enough to make me consider reading the third. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 9/6/2013

    " Enjoyable; like it better than the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talietha | 8/17/2013

    " Joe and Dulcie and art murder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 7/24/2013

    " Really good series and really good concept. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 5/20/2013

    " Love the cats, but the mystery is too contrived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Timmons | 4/25/2013

    " Totally charming. Very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 2/10/2013

    " #2 goodh characters and plot "

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About the Author
Author Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Shirley Rousseau Murphy is a noted children’s book author who has received several Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists Awards. She is also the author of the popular Joe Grey mystery series for adults, for which she has received nearly a dozen national Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallions. She and her husband live in Carmel, California, where they serve as full-time household help for two demanding feline ladies.

About the Narrator

Susan Boyce is an audiobook narrator and an actor who has worked onstage at Trinity Repertory Theater, Worcester Foothills Theater, the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and every major ragtime and traditional jazz festival in the United States.