Cat Pay the Devil by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

By Shirley Rousseau Murphy

"Wilma's at risk! you're thinking that i will take a seat right here sprucing my claws?" while she first hears the inside track that convict Cage Jones has escaped from criminal, Dulcie's fur stands on finish. She understands he is after her human spouse, Wilma, whom he blames for his stint in penitentiary. She attempts to enlist assistance from her buddy Joe gray, however the tomcat's acquired his paws complete investigating neighborhood murders. it is only whilst Wilma disappears after a day purchasing trip—and Cage is located lurking at her house—that Joe realizes the 2 crimes could be extra hooked up than he inspiration. Paw in hand with the unsuspecting law enforcement officials, the wonderful tom cats needs to untangle Cage's devilish schedule and snare a killer in the event that they ever are looking to curl up with their buddy back and produce peace to their seashore village.

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The tomcat’s fierce yellow eyes looked naked for a moment. ” He looked deeply at her. “I could call Clyde, we could go to Gilroy to look for her. But we could miss her on the highway. We could call the station, tell the chief she’s not home yet, but it’s—” “I know it’s too soon,” Dulcie said. ” California Highway Patrol always provided excellent backup. “I know there’s a warrant out for him. Maybe—maybe she’s pulling into the drive right this minute. Or . ” She stared hopefully at Joe. ” For a moment, she leaned into him.

The square-faced Latino detective’s usual sunny smile had vanished. “Marital trouble in both cases. Five domestics at the Tucker address since the first of the year, four at the Keatings’. Linda Tucker was a shy little thing, real quiet and reclusive. But Elaine Keating . ” “Right,” Harper had said. ” “Three of those call-outs, Linda pressed charges for battery, and was told how to get help and find shelter. Didn’t do much good.

Looking from one fleeing cat to the other, both deep in their own concerns, she felt hurt and abandoned—and disappointed in Joe. She knew Joe’s mind was on the murder-burglary, but Dulcie was so upset, and Joe Grey didn’t see the dark tabby’s dis- Cat Pay the Devil 33 tress—or did he just not care? Frightened and unsettled, her heart filled with Dulcie’s fear for Wilma and with Joe Grey’s disregard, Kit leaped after Dulcie, racing to catch up, her mottled paws flying over the shingles, her yellow eyes huge and anxious.

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