Cat Crimebusters and Other P.I.’s On Paws, Part 3 – Book Review by Fred Patten
by Pup Matthias
Submitted by Fred Patten, Furry’s favorite historian and reviewer.
This third animal crime series is what I consider to be the first in which the cats genuinely detect to solve human crimes. No pussyfooting in the background while the human amateur detective solves the crimes. This is the Joe Grey series by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. Joe and his feline assistants Dulcie and Kit are talking cats fully in the human world. They have their human helpers, but they do all the important detecting. There aren’t as many Joe Grey novels as there are Midnight Louie or Mrs. Murphy novels, but there are eighteen; and there will be a nineteenth next February.
Cat on the Edge. April 1996.
Cat Under Fire. November 1996.
Cat Raise the Dead. May 1997.
Cat in the Dark. January 1999.
Cat to the Dogs. January 2000.