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Robyn M. Smith
5.0 out of 5 starsAuthor Shirley Rousseau Murphy skillfully creates a web of interesting characters and situations in a manner of writing that flo
Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2017
Cat Pay the Devil is the 12th in the Joe Grey series. Author Shirley Rousseau Murphy skillfully creates a web of interesting characters and situations in a manner of writing that flows along easily. It's worth it to start the series at the beginning (Cat On The Edge) because the characters develop in each book. She does offer some review and repetition where needed just in case you have not read previous books. The violence in these books is necessary to the plots and is not overdone. Some people don't like the parts where Joe and his friends are hunting, but this provides some perspective about the feline characters. I am nearly through the entire series of Joe Grey and I have enjoyed every book, left wanting more.
Dulcieis worried that Wilma is not back from her visit to San Francisco and shopping. Joe is more concerned about the murders of local women. On one trip while checking out her home Dulcie finds two men rummaging throughout it and appeared to be looking for something. She calls for help and Max and Garza arrive and start a to chase for the men who.manage to escape. Clyde and Joe take of for Gilroy to see if Wima ever arrive there. The feral cats are living in the ruins and see when Wilma is brought into an old building tied up. After watching for the scene Cotton leaves saying he is going hunting. Willow and Coyote wonder how to help Wilma. Who kidnapped Wilma and what to they wanted.
5.0 out of 5 starsA great book with a very complicated plot and lots of ...
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2015
A great book with a very complicated plot and lots of evil stuff going on. Shirley Rousseau Murphy is a talented author and she has the ability to weave an extremely complex plot and develop all the different evil deeds happening in Molena Point little by little and then wrap everything up beautifully at the very end of the novel.
Cat Pay The Devil is the 12th book in this wonderful mystery series. If you love cats and fast moving mysteries, you’ll love this series. I recommend you read them in order because each story has references to past stories. You’ll also know how and when each character entered Joe’s life. The stories all have some ‘ahhh’ moments, some sad moments, and lots of ‘edge of the seat’ fast moments. I am thoroughly enjoying them.
4.0 out of 5 starsLove the "Cat Who..." mysteries?
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2014
If you are a fan of Lillian Jackson Braun's "Cat who... novels you will truly enjoy these. Writing style is different and there are a few typographical errors which may only bother me, ie, for instead of from, but the story , plot, mystery and cats are great. Mine talk but only cat, not human. Will definitely get more to follow the adventures of Joe, Dulcie, Kit, et all.
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2013
I love all the Joe Grey books, with his tabby Dulcie, and the tortie Kit (also known as the Tattercoat). The humans are quite good also. The author keeps the cats catlike with few (well explained) exceptions, and the humans humanlike (as obtuse and as intuitive at times) as they are in real life. I love cats, cozies, and mysteries, and this series keeps me coming back for more.
4.0 out of 5 starsLong series of books based on sentient cats
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 25, 2013
The idea for this series appears to be losely based on Welsh myths and legends, I am Welsh, and familiar with these from school, especially The Mabinogion, although the author isn't really, and in the later books refers more vaguely to Celtic legends. The whole premise of the stories is certain rare cats being able to speak and understand human speech. If this doesn't appeal, you won't enjoy them, if it does, then you probably will. I relish the California setting, and descriptions, and the author's knowledge of art, which does come through. I'm not reviewing this series separately, as I read several over a few days on holiday, and feel I might muddle details. Each book involves the cats helping their human friends and allies solve crimes and mysteries, helped by being able to eavesdrop and observe the bad guys. They phone in tips to the local police station. As in most such series, there has to be a certain amount of repetition of descriptions, and the good guys all do seem to be tall and slim to an unbelievable degree, given what they are described as eating. However, a strength is the mix of ages, even the eighty-pluses can find romance. Pleasant reading, and might result in you watching cats a bit more closely.