Joe Grey Cat Detective
Today’s book review is ‘something’ we have, and want to recommend to lot of other cat lovers. It’s the Joe Grey books by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, best selling author of 20 Joe Grey books, and winner of the coveted Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion for several of the stories.
Our spotlight is the audio book versions of the best sellers, all found on Audible.com While we all love a good paperbook or an ereader – these audiobooks are really are something special. The entire series is now available on Audible and each is about 8 to 9 hours long, so each is a leisurely read that does not outstay its Joe Grey welcome.
Joe and Dulcie live in Molena Point, and the town is vividly brought to life in the books, a key thing that we as readers, and listeners, enjoy. Open a Joe Grey book and step over a magical threshold into the sunny but occasionally dangerous world of Molena Point and its collection of characters. You fall in love with them, cheer them on and (once or twice) shake a fist at evil doers!
Joe Grey Cat Detective – Who Reads the Audio Books for Us?
I recommend the reader, Susan Boyce, as a clear voiced narrator. Her subtle characterisations and inflections allow you to focus completely on the adventure and mystery that Joe Grey and his lady cat Dulcie are mixed up in, and if you have never read Joe Grey mystery, check the bottom of this post for a freebie!
This is a series that is consistently popular with cat readers, and we are big fans here at Dash Kitten. We enjoy re-listening to the stories too – so Mum, at least, is pleased we won’t wear out an old tape, or a cd!
The prices range from approx $12.00 to $16.00 basically, a book = one Audible member credit. You can find out about Audible membership here, or check and see if the print and audio books are in your local library (for the truly budget conscious shopper!). We are not Audible associates, just keen members.
Joe Grey Cat Detective – The Series
The books are listed here in order of publication and it is one series, we recommend you read in order of publication. The first book tells the story of Joe and his human buddy Clyde, and how Joe begins to talk. It just gets more fun and more exciting from there! Check Audible here.
Cat on the Edge
Cat Under Fire
Cat Raise the Dead
Cat in the Dark
Cat to the Dogs
Cat Spitting Mad [Free** Cat on the Money] Cat Laughing Last
Cat Seeing Double
Cat Fear No Evil
Cat Cross Their Graves
Cat Breaking Free
Cat Pay the Devil
Cat Deck the Halls
Cat Playing Cupid
Cat Striking Back
Cat Coming Home
Cat Telling Tales
Cat Bearing Gifts
Cat Shout for Joy
Cat Shining Bright
Our Top Joe Grey Cat Detective Tip
If you head over to the official Joe Grey site and scroll down near the bottom, you will be able to snag the FREE Joe Grey story ‘Cat on the Money’ listed above.