Welcome to the Official Site of
Joe Grey, P. I.
The sharpest feline sleuth on the mystery scene--one cool cat, a clawed and formidable enemy of crime.
If they move too fast, center your mouse pointer on or below them, not to the side.
This site is now devoted entirely to the Joe Grey series of cat mystery novels. For information about author Shirley Rousseau Murphy, her recent novels The Cat, the Devil, and Lee Fontana and its sequel The Cat, the Devil, the Last Escape, plus her other books, please go to www.srmurphy.com.
A new Joe Grey mystery, Cat Shout for Joy, was published on February 23, 2016.
While Joe Grey and Dulcie joyfully await their first kittens, they grieve for the old yellow cat, Misto, whose time on earth is drawing to an end. But Misto tells them an exciting afterlife lies ahead for him; and he sees, as well, an adventurous future for the kittens: Among the litter will be a little calico returned from the distant past. She will be born with the same unique markings as in ancient tapestries and paintings, and with the same indomitable spirit as Joe Grey. As Joe and Dulcie stand by for the birth of their kittens, they work swiftly to unmask a killer, a predator attacking the most vulnerable citizens in the small coastal community of Molena Point.
"Murphy has a huge fan base and has won awards for good reason... Great sleuthing with a feline touch."--Cat Fancy
"What makes this series so delightful for both cat lovers and readers of offbeat fantasies is that Murphy's convincing anthropomorphism allows the cats to maintain their feline natures while still adopting human speech and cognition." --Booklist
"The book's charm lies in the clever cats and the people they care about. This is a must read for those who enjoy the feline side of sleuthing." --Romantic Times
"Excellent reading.... Not to be missed!" --Armchair Detective
"Talking cat fans will welcome Murphy’s exciting 18th mystery [Cat Bearing Gifts] featuring feline Joe Grey, in which Joe’s tortoiseshell friend, Kit, plays a lead role. . . Anyone unfamiliar with this cozy series will be quickly drawn in by the complete believability of Murphy’s crime-solving felines and their helpful human companions." --Publisher's Weekly
Shirley Rousseau Murphy says of her Joe Grey cat mysteries, "Joe and Dulcie set the mood by granting me rare glimpses into the feline world. I see the room from beneath the furniture; I remember Egypt and witchcraft; the scream of a skewered mouse is as music.... These cats are not cute, Joe Grey is not your sweet natured kitty. Joe's detecting skills run to swift action and to picking up classified information from Police Chief Max Harper as Joe lounges on the poker table ... the gray tomcat is a devotee of the cutting retort and the sneaky surveillance technique." --Mystery Scene.
The Joe Grey books have won eleven Muse Medallion awards!
For best cat novel of the year from the national Cat Writers' Association, presented at their annual conferences.
All of the Joe Grey books, plus the related novel The Catswold Portal, are in print. (If you can't find them, any bookstore can order them for you--just ask! Independent bookstores in particular are happy to provide this service for their customers.) All are also available as ebooks and, except for Catswold, as audiobooks.
If you have a question about the stories or about Shirley Rousseau Murphy, be sure to look at the FAQ Page to see if it's answered.
Shirley Rousseau Murphy is not online personally, but if you send a message through the "Say Hello" form or by e-mail to murphy [at] joegrey [dot] com it will be promptly forwarded to her via fax.
For notifications of book releases, see her official Facebook page.
Last updated February 23, 2016
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