Cat Fear No Evil
by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Thefts of antiques, art and peculiar old jewelry have the residents of Molena Point concerned and worried, as there are no clues to the mysterious break-ins which seem to have no connections to each other. Among the stolen items are Clyde’s precious antique Packard, and there are no clues whatsoever.

There’s no way to keep Joe Grey and Dulcie from investigating, and soon they are stunned to discover that and old adversary, Azrael, the evil black cat, is somehow involved. (If you’ve not read the rest of the series, you might want to at this point, because Azrrael’s background is a vital key to this mystery). The two cats are further dismayed to find their little tatter coat Kit is also on the prowl for clues, and that she will not listen to them or their cautions about their foul nemesis.

Things get worse and worse, as thefts intensify and Kit’s human friends are reported dead in a senseless highway accident. The plot twits and turns, involving everyone in the town in one way or another until no one is really sure what is happening. The startling end of the mystery will leave you wondering what will happen next in sleepy Molena Point!

You do not have to read the previous books in the series, as the author deftly catches the reader up on the various characters’ developments, romances and backgrounds, but I would recommend it so that you get the full flavor of several of the key players. Also, if you are not a fan of the slightly fantastic side of this series, you might want to skip this book as it does deal with the mysterious and weird Catworld Portal as well as more mundane crimes and issues.

SJ Wolfe

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