Cat on the Edge
  • # of Books:
  • First Book:
    April 1996
  • Latest Book:
    September 2018
  • Genres:
    Amateur Sleuth
  • Setting:
    Molena Point, California
  • Characters:
    Joe Grey, feline P.I.
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The Joe Grey Series in Order (21 Books)

Order Book Date Rating
1 4.5
2 4.5
3 5
4 4.5
5 4.5
6 4
7 4.5
8 4.5
9 4.5

10 5
11 5
12 4.5
13 4.5
14 4.5
15 4.5
16 5
17 4.5
18 5
19 5
20 5
21 5

Book Descriptions for series: A Joe Grey Mystery

  • Book - 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 ...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 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....

  • Book - 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...

  • Book - 19

    Joe Grey and Dulcie are thrilled to be awaiting their first litter, but their joy is bittersweet. They are also sad for Pan’s father, the old yellow cat Misto, whose time on earth is drawing to a close. While the proud parents await the birth of...

  • Book - 20

    The stakes are higher and more personal than ever for feline investigator Joe Grey when death comes to his beloved coastal California town in this twentieth installment of the enchanting cat mystery series. While new father Joe Grey is overjoyed t...

  • Book - 21

    Feline P. I. Joe Grey and his friends pounce on three investigations that may connect to one larger mystery -- including one case that is very personal -- in this hair-raising installment in Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s beloved, award-winning series. ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are 21 books in The Joe Grey series.

The Joe Grey series does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Cat Chase the Moon (Book 21), was published in September 2018.

The first book in The Joe Grey series, Cat on the Edge, was published in April 1996.

The Joe Grey series primarily falls into the Amateur Sleuth genre.