By Shirley Rousseau Murphy
The gorgeous, serene village of Molena aspect, California is the kind of position the place humans visit escape from the harsher realities of life––which is what attracted vintage movie superstar Patty Rose to shop for the village resort, and quiet down to get pleasure from her golden years. yet because the city gathers to rejoice and honor the attractive, getting older actress with a pageant of her previous movies, Patty is brutally murdered––to the horror and surprise of this peaceable burg. a gradual tortoiseshell cat, equipment, has been having fun with a retreat to the animal–loving actress's hotel, the place she's spending time together with her pussycat acquaintances Dulcie, and the slick tomcat sleuth, Joe gray. yet her leisure is reduce brief while she hears the gunshots that finish Patty's existence, and sees her lifeless physique sprawled at the inn's entrance steps. She glimpses the killer racing into the parking storage, and shortly follows his path. Joe and Dulcie needs to now stick to the na?ve Kit's path, and hold her from entering into critical difficulty. To complicate concerns, Joe discovers that Dulcie has been hiding a runaway child––one of the fortunate people that those detailed cats decide to speak to––who has now been abducted, most likely by way of an analogous guy who killed their recognized good friend. after all, the little girl's abduction leads them to Patty's killer, and the tom cat pals are all united––but all of them needs to mourn a departed buddy as they stand beside the newly laid grave of Patty Rose.
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No answer. ” Davis nodded. ” “Not yet. ” Again the cats heard Lucinda calling the kit, her voice harsh with worry. ” Dulcie whispered. Joe shrugged, and Dulcie began to ﬁdget. ” 28 Shirley Rousseau Murphy Joe’s yellow eyes burned. ” Both cats rose and began to sniff along the concrete, seeking the kit’s scent. The two detectives were discussing the witnesses. “. . get their preliminary statements tonight,” Garza was saying. “Bartender and two barmaids, ten customers, four kitchen staff. Dining room closes at ten.
A thin man, small. Maybe ﬁve feet tall. I don’t—” At Joe’s expression, Lucinda stopped. ” “Black hair,” Joe said. ” Lucinda nodded. ” The old woman stared at him, just as Dulcie was staring. “Do you know him? Who is he? ” Joe kneaded his claws nervously on the redwood 34 Shirley Rousseau Murphy bench. “I only saw him once, don’t know who he is. ” Just thinking about that little man made Joe’s fur stiffen with apprehension. Three nights ago when he saw the small, strange man, he had backed away for no reason and hidden from him, not even ashamed of his cowardice.
Alone on the back stairs in the middle of the night? ” Garza shrugged. ” Davis nodded. “Never could understand how she kept her ﬁgure. Patty’s . . ” Davis had a problem with weight; she was squarely built and, despite lengthy workout routines, the burgers and fries all went to fat. “Harper’s photographing and printing the pantry. ” Davis glanced toward the tearoom. ” Cat Cross Their Graves 27 “He took a rookie to lift prints. ” Jane Cameron had been on the force just a month, having come straight from San Jose PD, where she’d worked for a year after graduating from San Jose State.
Cat Cross Their Graves by Shirley Rousseau Murphy