From award-winning author Shirley Rousseau Murphy comes the next charming mysteryin the critically acclaimed Joe Grey series . . .Joe Grey and Dulcie are thrilled to be awaiting their first litter, but their joy is bittersweet. They are also sad for Pan's father, the old yellow cat Misto, whose time on earth is drawing to a close.While the proud parents await the birth of their babies, the criminals are busy, too. The Molena Point PD has stepped up patrols to apprehend a street prowler who has been attacking the village's elderly citizens. Neither the police r the cats have a clue about the culprit's identity or what is motivating the attacks. There are witnesses, and even more puzzling, the assailant has left clues behind at any of the scenes, t even a trace of evidence- hairs or fabric particles, t even a lost button. It's as if the perpetrator is a ghost.The case becomes a homicide when one of the victims dies, leaving everyone in the town-including Joe Grey and his furry sleuthing companions-on edge, just as the kittens arrive . . .
Shirley Rousseau Murphy is the author of twenty mysteries in the Joe Grey series, for which she has won the Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallion nine years running, and has received ten national Cat Writers' Association Awards for best novel of the year. She is also a noted children's book author, and has received five Council of Authors and Journalists Awards. She lives in Carmel, California, where she serves as full-time household help to two demanding feline ladies.