Cat Playing Cupid by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

By Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Love—and murder—is within the air. . . . It took Joe Grey's human, Clyde, approximately without end to pop the query to Ryan Flannery, and what extra romantic time to tie the knot than on Valentine's Day? yet darkish secrets and techniques from the previous, exposed through Joe and his tom cat buddies, threaten to spoil the chuffed union. First, a physique found many miles away reopens a ten-year-old chilly case concerning a guy who disappeared days prior to his personal marriage ceremony. The jilted bride is again on the town and desirous to locate the reality . . . or to conceal facts of her personal wrongdoing. difficulty is, she's quickly concerned with Ryan's father, who's house-sitting and getting ready foodstuff for Joe gray whereas Clyde and Ryan are on their honeymoon. Then one other physique is located in the direction of domestic at the grounds of a ruined property, abandoned keep for a band of surprising feral cats. round the wrist of the corpse is a bracelet bearing a dead ringer for a rearing cat, and the cats find a infrequent literary quantity hidden within sight that divulges their very own mystery: their particular skill to talk. yet because the police examine the 2 murders, situated greater than miles aside, in basic terms Joe gray suspects that the crimes are similar. It takes a chase from which the tomcat wonders if he will emerge alive for an individual to hone in at the connection among the murders. ultimately, tom cat belief and cop feel mix to convey a killer to justice during this pleasant new story concerning Shirley Rousseau Murphy's 3 awesome cats.

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Strange that now, despite his painful memories, he wanted to work the ten-year-old case, that this last week he had found himself looking at the case as a challenge. And so who was devious? So who wanted to get back together again, and was afraid to admit it? Parking in a green zone in front of the library, he watched her approach on the passenger side; the moment seemed almost in slow motion. She was just as beautiful, slim, willowy, her creamy oval face meant to be touched and kissed, her huge hazel eyes too painfully familiar, her soft brown hair floating around her face, changing in the glow of the dropping sun from chestnut to dark gold.

What if the leg could not be mended? What if it must be amputated? Or what if Sage kept his leg, but would be forever lame, unable to hunt properly or to travel fast and far with their wild band, unable to keep up with the clowder? “Dr. Firetti will do the best he can,” she repeated. ” Carefully picking up the makeshift stretcher and heading for her car, she looked down at Willow trotting along beside her, looking warily at the car. Willow stood watching as Charlie tucked the tray safely down on the front seat of her SUV, laid a soft lap blanket gently over Sage, and fastened the seat belt around the tray, securing his rigid little body.

His daughter’s big, airy studio with its expansive view of the village rooftops and of the sea beyond was just what he wanted, an ideal bachelor pad. Was that what he was afraid of? That he’d invite her up? Afraid to be alone with her? So why the hell, then, did he take the case? Her smile was like the sun coming out. She made him feel too vulnerable; he hadn’t meant to be thrown back into this. He’d intended to keep the investigation strictly business—or that’s what he’d told himself. He’d thought he’d see her again and it would mean nothing, just old friends who’d moved on.

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