Cat Pay the Devil by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

By Shirley Rousseau Murphy

"Wilma's at risk! you're thinking that i will sit down the following sprucing my claws?" while she first hears the inside track that convict Cage Jones has escaped from felony, Dulcie's fur stands on finish. She is aware he is after her human better half, Wilma, whom he blames for his stint in penal complex. She attempts to enlist the aid of her good friend Joe gray, however the tomcat's received his paws complete investigating neighborhood murders. it is just whilst Wilma disappears after a day procuring trip—and Cage is located lurking at her house—that Joe realizes the 2 crimes could be extra hooked up than he inspiration. Paw in hand with the unsuspecting law enforcement officials, the glorious pussycats needs to untangle Cage's devilish schedule and snare a killer in the event that they ever are looking to curl up with their good friend back and produce peace to their seashore village.

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Wilma’s car was not in the drive, and there was no scent of exhaust as if she had pulled into the garage. Dulcie pushed resolutely through her cat door into the service porch then into the kitchen. Crossing the blue linoleum, there was no scent of Wilma. She padded into the dining room, stood beneath a dark, carved chair, her paws on the Persian rug, looking through to the living room. There was no one there. The vivid oil painting over the fireplace, with its red rooftops and dark oaks, seemed faded; the blue velvet love seat, Wilma’s cherrywood desk, the potted plants, the bright books in the 26 Cat Pay the Devil 27 bookcases—all seemed abandoned without Wilma, diminished and forlorn.

If they see the light, they’ll be after us. And if they don’t . . Once they’re gone, the cops might never find them, and they’re all that can lead us to Wilma. But Clyde didn’t answer, not on his cell, or on his home phone. She left frantic messages on both. If he was at the automotive shop, which was closed on Sunday, he’d be in 50 Shirley Rousseau Murphy the very back, in his own exclusive garage, working on one or another of the classic and antique cars he collected, happily puttering away, no phone to disturb him, not knowing anything was amiss.

And there were moneyed tourists drawn not only by Cat Pay the Devil 25 the charm of the village but by fine golf courses, antique-car competitions, and a world-class horse show. When Kit joined Joe and Dulcie’s clandestine investigations of burglaries, thefts, and the crimes of passion that occurred beneath the sleepy facade of a small town, her approach was wild indeed; she launched into the investigations with all four paws, ears back, and tail lashing—too often putting herself in harm’s way, so that Dulcie and Joe did indeed fret over her.

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