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 ceaselessly 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 prior, exposed by means of Joe and his pussycat acquaintances, threaten to break the chuffed union. First, a physique chanced on many miles away reopens a ten-year-old chilly case regarding a guy who disappeared days sooner than his personal marriage ceremony. The jilted bride is again on the town and wanting to locate the reality . . . or to conceal facts of her personal wrongdoing. hassle is, she's quickly concerned with Ryan's father, who's house-sitting and getting ready food 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 retailer for a band of bizarre feral cats. round the wrist of the corpse is a bracelet bearing identical to a rearing cat, and the cats find a infrequent literary quantity hidden within reach that divulges their very own mystery: their unique skill to talk. yet because the police examine the 2 murders, situated greater than miles aside, in simple terms Joe gray suspects that the crimes are similar. It takes a chase from which the tomcat wonders if he will emerge alive for somebody to hone in at the connection among the murders. eventually, pussycat notion and cop feel mix to convey a killer to justice during this pleasant new story related to Shirley Rousseau Murphy's 3 extraordinary cats.

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Mike? I thought it was Detective Garza. The tan Blazer, the police license . . The sun was in my eyes . ” “It’s his car,” Mike said. “Hello, Lindsey. ” He’d dreaded this moment, he hadn’t known how he’d A BOU T T HE TIME C AT P L AY I N G C U P I D feel when he did see her. He’d considered telling Dallas he didn’t want to work this case. Well, here it was. So what was he going to do? Take the case and throw himself back into the old feelings? They were still there, he knew that now. Or distance himself, be polite but turn away from her?

They, too, built cottages, enlarging the village, and now many of the old cottages housed restaurants and shops, or had been connected to become quaint motels. Designer Ryan Flannery had changed Clyde’s dumpy little cottage into a handsome dwelling. First she had transformed the weedy backyard into a beautiful private patio, then had added the second story to provide a new master suite and study, with a deck over the garage and carport. It was here that Charlie found Joe Grey sitting at the edge of the deck washing his paws, looking down at the street, checking out the arriving guests.

Wilma was the closest thing to an older sister that Clyde had, and as happy as she was for him, surely she felt she was losing a bit of him—it would be Ryan, now, to whom Clyde would tell his secrets and ask for advice, to whom he’d voice his dreams and fears. But Wilma knew that was as it should be, and Dulcie could see that her silver-haired housemate was more happy than sad. Wilma had said to Dulcie more than once that it was time Clyde settled down with the right woman— and Ryan was surely the right woman.

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