"Missing humans, missing cats, what's the difference?"
A fire in the seaside village of Molena Point has left a twelve-year-old boy homeless--and the body of his alcoholic guardian is found in the smoldering ruins. A most curious tomcat, feline p.i. Joe Grey wonders if escape was really impossible for the elderly woman or if something more sinister occurred. And when boisterous Debbie Kraft descends uninvited on the Damens' home with her two children, claiming that her ex-husband has left her destitute, Joe really smells a rat--especially when he discovers Debbie is carrying loads of cash . . . and that the dead woman was her estranged mother.
This case--a nasty mix of missing persons, abandoned pets, real-estate scams, and murder--has Joe's fur standing on end. But it's not until Debbie's left-behind housecat shows up that Joe and his furry detecting pals find the biggest, most troubling clue of all: a grave that the cops somehow have missed.
About the Author
In addition to her popular Joe Grey mystery series for adults, for which she has received ten national Cat Writers' Association Awards for best novel of the year, Shirley Rousseau Murphy is a noted children's book author who has received five Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists awards. Two of her children's books were written in collaboration with her husband, Pat.
“The heartwrenching stories of an orphaned child and a stray cat at Christmas will tug on more than a few heartstrings.”
-Romantic Times on Cat Coming Home
“A heartwarming and satisfying tale.”
-Booklist on Cat Coming Home
“[A] marvelous holiday gift of a tale.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Cat Coming Home
“This is delightful entertainment. It would be a true cat-tastrophe if you let it pass you by.”
-Todd David Schwartz, CBS Radio, Four Stars (Highest Rating) on Cat Coming Home