Shirley Rousseau Murphy


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    Mystery

    Feb-2016

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    Action Adventure

    May-2015

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2012

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 18

    In this poignant new entry in Shirley Rousseau Murphy's beloved, award-winning series, feline P.I. Joe Grey and his four-legged cohorts are plunged into a nightmarish mystery involving a series of strange events that endangers them and the humans the...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2011

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 17

    "Missing humans, missing cats, what's the difference?" A fire in the seaside village of Molena Point has left a twelve-year-old boy homeless--and the body of his alcoholic guardian is found in the smoldering ruins. A most curious tomcat, feline p....

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2011

    Fifteen-year-old Jenny Middle struggles to hold her family together despite poverty, constant moves, the jail sentence and drunkenness of her mother, and a sister tragically involved with drugs. This timeless story of growing up forty years ago will ...

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    Fantasy

    Feb-2011

    As a child Ramad of the Wolves had sought the potent Runestone of Eresu that could save his world from the dark, only to have it shatter at the moment it came into his hands. Now as a man, leader of his fellow Seers in their war against the dark powe...

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    Fantasy

    Feb-2011

    In most regions of Ere to be a Seer, gifted with telepathic and visionary powers, means death--or does it? For some it may mean an even worse fate: destruction of their minds and enslavement by the dark powers determined to conquer the world. In The ...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2010

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 16

    Cats can't come home again . . . or can they? Escaping Los Angeles and the ugly memories of her son's recent murder, Maudie Toola returns to her childhood home of Molena Point, bringing her orphaned grandson, whom she must now raise, with her. Mou...

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    Fantasy

    Sep-2010

    This short novella is part of the popular Joe Grey cat mystery series, of which Booklist said: “What makes this series so delightful for both cat lovers and readers of offbeat fantasies is that Murphy’s convincing anthropomorphism allows the cat...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2009

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 15

    Beware of the cat striking back . . . On a lovely moonlit night, Joe Grey is minding his own business, carrying a gift of mice to a litter of kittens, when he stumbles upon a murder scene. Behind an empty house lies a swimming pool, its bottom cov...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Feb-2009

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 14

    Love--and murder--is in the air. . . . It took Joe Grey's human, Clyde, nearly forever to pop the question to Ryan Flannery, and what more romantic time to tie the knot than on Valentine's Day? But dark secrets from the past, uncovered by Joe and...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Dec-2007

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 13

    "Kit's eyes were black with fear. 'The child, Joe, the little child...'" Christmas in the charming seaside village of Molena Point, California, has always been a traditional affair -- but not this holiday season. Instead of singing carols and clim...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Mar-2007

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 12

    In this twelfth intricate and enchanting novel, the crafty feline trio faces perhaps their most feared enemy: two of their closest human friends are kidnapped and may not live to see freedom. Molena Point, California, nestled quietly on the Pacif...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Dec-2005

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 11

    "What happened? You're ready to claw the world apart." The fur starts flying when a criminal gang from L.A. invades tranquil Molena Point, California--the fur of Joe Grey, Feline P.I., that is. Joe's called Molena Point home since he was a tiny k...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jan-2005

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 10

    "That Kit will be the undoing of us all." Aging film star Patty Rose came to Molena Point, California, to enjoy her golden years running an inn. She didn't come there to be murdered. But it's Patty's body a cat named Kit discovers after hearing th...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jan-2004

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 9

    From Shirley Rousseau Murphy, six-time winner of the Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallion, here is crime-solving from the paws of the most cunning and intelligent feline detectives around: tomcat and feline sleuth extraordinaire Joe Grey, his tabb...

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    in Motherhood Is Murder

    Mystery

    Apr-2003

    Four of mystery's reigning matriarchs have joined together to concoct a delectable stew of clues, corpses, and felonious hijinks -- all spectacularly seasoned with a mother's loving touch In this witty and winning quartet of all-new mysteries, the i...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jan-2003

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 8

    Romance is in the air in the charming seaside village of Molena Point, California. Everyone is excited about the upcoming wedding of its chief of police to the lovely Charlie Getz, even cool feline detective Joe Grey. But the festivities are interrup...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Dec-2001

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 7

    Even felines with such amazing talents as Joe Grey and his partner, Dulcie, need some down time. Using their amazing abilities to talk and read, they've helped their unwitting humans put bad guys away. But these clever four-footed detectives can't po...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Dec-2000

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 6

    While Joe Grey has played tricks on Max Harper, Molena Points head lawman, he's never had anything but respect for the dedicated sheriff. Now Harper's in trouble, suspected of murdering two friends, and the only witness, a young girl named Dillon, ha...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jan-2000

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 5

    "For your information," said Joe Grey, "if that car wreck yesterday turns out to be a murder, I'm the one who put the cops onto it. Me. The cat you are booting out into the cold for no reason!" Ever since the earthquake, things have been going fro...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jan-1999

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 4

    "I'm a cat," said Dulcie. "Of course I worry, Joe. What if the cops set up a stake-out? What if they witness a cat opening a skylight and masterminding a robbery? The tabloids will love it. Every nut in the country will read about the trained burglar...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-1997

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 3

    "I'm not a human, I'm a cat!" "I have no social conscience! I can't believe you want me to go to the nursing home and play lapcat, and let myself be petted by a bunch of doddering old coots!Animal Therapy indeed!" Joe Grey was, well, peeved. Hi...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-1996

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 2

    "I'm a cat, like you -- Trust me, Dulcie! We're supposed to catch mice, not crooks. If you keep trying to play detective, you're going to get us. BOTH into big trouble!" Joe Grey never regretted the mysterious accident that gave him the ability to...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Apr-1996

    A Joe Grey Mystery - 1

    "It's me, your cat." "I had to split. I witnessed a crime and someone is following me. Trust me. When I get this sorted out, I'll be home. I am still your cat, and I guess I miss you..." Joe Gray jumped down to the floor without hanging up the ...

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    Fantasy

    Apr-1992

    At the bottom of artist Braden West's California garden is a door of rich dark wood carved with beautifully stylized cats. On the other side of this magic portal lies the Netherworld--a realm of shapeshifting Catswolders, of human rebels and their cr...

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    Fantasy

    Oct-1989

    Dragonbards - 3

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    Fantasy

    Oct-1988

    Dragonbards - 2

    It is time to cut right to the heart of the Dark. The land of Tirror lies enthralled by the Dark. Only a dragonbard and dragons can free the people, for only the union of human spirit and dragon magic can restore the memory of freedom. But no one ...

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    Fantasy

    Apr-1987

    Dragonbards - 1

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1986

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1983

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1982

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    Fantasy

    Mar-1979

    The Children of Ynell - 2

    BORN TO RULE The planet Ere's ancient prophecy had foretold the birth of Ramad, a child of Ynell, gifted with a psychic vision and born into special destiny: He will be hailed as a prophet and hunted like an animal; betrayed by blood relatives and...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1978

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    Fantasy

    The Children of Ynell - 3

    Book 3 of The Children of Ynell series. As a child Ramad of the Wolves had sought the potent Runestone of Eresu that could save his world from the dark, only to have it shatter at the moment it came into his hands. Now as a man, leader of his fellow ...

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    General Fiction

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    Fantasy

    The Children of Ynell - 1

    In most regions of  Ere to be a Seer, gifted with telepathic and visionary powers, means death--or does it?  For some it may mean an even worse fate: destruction of their minds and enslavement by the dark powers determined to conquer the world. Zep...

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