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CAT DECK THE HALLS
BY SHIRLEY ROUSSEAU MURPHY

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Joe Grey, Feline P.I. and his friends Dulcie and Kit are just too smart for the bad guys. Why? They have a great sense of smell and can track down what they are looking for much faster than any human.

It is holiday time in the picturesque village of Molena Point, California. It is late at night and a man is shot to death with his young daughter clinging to him. She is the only witness to the shooting. By the time the police arrive, the body and the child have disappeared. Is the child hiding because of fear? Has the killer come back to take care of the only witness?

Joe Grey and his friends knew they had to find the little girl. The cats kept trying to find the child’s scent among all the cops' trails and this was not easy. Kit could track better than any cop sniffing at every brick and every piece of earth. All the while the cats were wondering if the killer was nearby watching not only the cops but also every move they were making. They spotted a shed behind a waterfall. The child’s scent was coming from there. Sure enough the child was inside.

Joe thought the best thing to do was to go home and phone the dispatcher to tell where the child was so Dallas Garza could come and get her. As he was about to go outside, the door to the pump house flew open scaring everyone. It was Officer Brennan. After Garza arrived, it was decided to take the child to the hospital for a check-up.

As the police are searching for leads, Joe Grey, Dulcie and Kit begin their own investigation while at the same time keeping a watchful eye on the child. This turns out to be one of the most difficult cases for the feline detectives.

Are Joe Grey and his friends successful in solving this case?

This is the first Joe Grey mystery I have read. The author does a tremendous job in making you feel that the cats are real P.I. detectives. As you continue reading, you feel like these cats are almost part human. You can just picture the three felines taking care of the child. The mystery is fun to read and it is also one that will keep the reader guessing right up to the end. Readers who are also animal lovers will be in for a big treat with this book. I intend to go back and read more of the Joe Grey mystery series. Cat Deck the Halls is a great holiday mystery caper that you should add to your reading list. You will be thoroughly entertained.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

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