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Murphy, Shirley Rousseau

Overview
Works: 97 works in 565 publications in 2 languages and 35,707 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  Christmas stories  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.U7619, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Shirley Rousseau Murphy
 
Most widely held works by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Cat pay the devil : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the escape of a dangerous criminal leads to the brutal murders of a federal officer and two locals from a quaint Pacific Coast hamlet, feline detective Joe Grey, his girlfriend Dulcie, and the tattercoat Kit work to secure the killer's recapture
Cat playing cupid : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While uncovering a link between two murders located more than five hundred miles apart, Joe Grey, feline P.I., and his pals Dulcie and Kit, must stop a hate-filled crime spree on Valentine's Day
Cat breaking free : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating a series of retail break-ins in the quaint village of Molena Point, California, feline private investigator Joe Grey pursues suspicions about a blonde next-door neighbor, until the perpetrators begin trapping feral cats
Cat coming home : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Grey and his pals provide the link between Maudie Toola son's recent murder in Los Angeles and a series of brutal assaults in the small seaside village of Molena Point
Cat laughing last : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the local village yard sale invite theft and murder, feline sleuths Joe Grey and Dulcie are into the case with their claws sharp."--Jacket
Cat striking back : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Grey is carrying a gift of mice to a litter of local kittens when he stumbles upon a murder scene that lacks its most vital ingredient--a victim. As feline detectives Joe, Dulcie, and Kit search for clues, they find that more than murder is afoot in the neighborhood
Cat bearing gifts : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A car crash, a missing treasure, a dead thief, and a suspicious blond divorcée have feline P.I. Joe Grey and his four-legged cohorts clawing for justice
Cat fear no evil : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evil has crept into Molena Point, California, on stealthy cat feet. A rash of brazen burglaries, from antique jewelry to vintage cars, coincides with the unwelcome appearance of yellow-eyed Azrael, feline nemesis of crime-solving cats Joe Grey and Dulcie. But what follows soon after really has Joe's fur standing on edge. A young, healthy waiter drops dead at a reception for local artist Charlie Harper. And when the trail of big-time thefts leads up to San Francisco, the dark beast Azrael is on the scene. Does he have contact as well with a stalker and a handsome philanderer? If Joe and Dulcie don't get to the bottom of these misdeeds soon, they and all their human friends will have ample reasons to be afraid ... to be very afraid
Cat to the dogs by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fifth book featuring irresistible feline gumshoe Joe Grey, the prowling tomcat is the only one at an accident scene to discover a curious slice in the brake line that suggests there is more to the crash than meets the eye
Cat deck the halls : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of a traumatized girl's witness to a holiday-season shooting, feline sleuth Joe Grey, his girlfriend Dulcie, and their tortoise-shell companion Kit endeavor to track down a killer and assist an investigation by stumped human police
Cat seeing double : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bomb detonates just before the wedding of the police chief, and building contractor Ryan Flannery discovers her ex-husband murdered in her garage, Joe Grey and his feline companion Dulcie spring into action
Cat telling tales : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a suspicious fire leaves a twelve-year-old boy homeless and the body of his alcoholic elderly guardian is discovered in the smoldering ruins, Joe Grey and his P.I. posse follow a trail that leads to a scam involving a group of shady real estate agents
Cat spitting mad by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of local lawman Harper's horseback--riding companions have been murdered on the trail, and the only one who knows Harper is innocent is Joe Grey the cat
Cat cross their graves : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appealing small village of Molena Point, California, offers a cozy refuge from the harsher realities of life and serves as a restful retreat for film star Patty Rose, who has retired among its oaks and cottages. Buying an inn where travelers' pets, too, are made welcome, Patty settles down to enjoy her golden years. But as the town gathers to honor her and to celebrate her old films, Patty is brutally murdered -- and only a tortoiseshell cat named Kit hears the three shots fired. Leaping from the window of the penthouse suite that Kit shares with her adopted humans and scrambling down a flowering vine, Kit is the first to discover Patty's dead body sprawled on the inn's dark back stairs. Glimpsing the killer, she sets out to track him. But soon, as sirens scream and the police arrive, so do Kit's feline pals, Joe Grey and Dulcie. Finding only Kit's scent and sure that she's headed for trouble, Joe and Dulcie follow her. But Dulcie must also put aside her own secret -- a runaway young girl she's been helping to hide in the local library. She won't learn until later that the child may be, in a grisly and convoluted scenario, connected to Patty's murder. This, along with the discovery of hidden graves, a kidnapping, and the secrets of a dying woman, deal the cats a full set of clues that soon have them clawing out the truth
The cat, the devil, and Lee Fontana by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Satan tempts him with the promise of one more successful robbery, thief Lee Fontana, the night before he is paroled, must make a life-changing decision with the help of a spirited phantom cat who tails him on his dangerous mission
The cat, the devil, the last escape by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The next new novel from critically acclaimed author, Shirley Rousseau Murphy. While in prison Morgan makes fast friends with an old con named Lee Fontana and together they plan an elaborate escape in an attempt to clear Morgan's name for good, if they can outsmart the Devil one more time."--
Cat in the dark by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two talking cats--Joe Grey and Dulcie-- investigate murder in California, a case that involves a third talking cat, this one a villain. The cats talk between themselves and with their masters
Cat shout for joy : a Joe Grey mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While expecting their new litter of kittens, Joe Grey and Dulcie become involved in investigating a human murderer who has been targeting the local elderly
The Catswold portal by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eager to discover her lost past, Sarah, spirited away as a child from the grips of the evil Siddonie, begins a journey of self-discovery that takes her from the Hell Pit through the Catswold Portal and beyond
Cat under fire by Shirley Rousseau Murphy( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Grey, a cat with the ability to talk and understand human speech, now has company--a "girlfriend" cat named Dulcie who shares his gifts. But Dulcie's enthusiasm for solving an all-too-human murder mystery could get Joe Grey killed
 
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Cat fear no evil : a Joe Grey mystery
Alternative Names
Мерфи, Ширли Руссо

Languages
English (277)

Russian (1)

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Cat playing cupid : a Joe Grey mysteryCat breaking free : a Joe Grey mysteryCat coming home : a Joe Grey mysteryCat laughing last : a Joe Grey mysteryCat striking back : a Joe Grey mysteryCat fear no evil : a Joe Grey mysteryCat to the dogsCat deck the halls : a Joe Grey mystery