Shirley Rousseau Murphy Books In Order

Publication Order of Children Of Ynell Books

The Ring of Fire (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wolf Bell (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Castle of Hape (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caves of Fire and Ice (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Joining of the Stone (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonbards Books

Nightpool (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ivory Lyre (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragonbards (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Joe Grey Books

Cat on the Edge (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Under Fire (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Raise the Dead (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in the Dark (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat to the Dogs (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Spitting Mad (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Laughing Last (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Seeing Double (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Fear No Evil (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Cross Their Graves (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Breaking Free (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Pay the Devil (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Deck the Halls (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Playing Cupid (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Striking Back (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat on the Money (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Coming Home (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Telling Tales (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Bearing Gifts (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Shout for Joy (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lee Fontana Books

The Cat, The Devil, and Lee Fontana (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cat, the Devil and the Last Escape (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sand Ponies (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Ghost Summer (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wind Child (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poor Jenny, Bright as a Penny (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grass Tower (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Woven in My Hair (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soonie and the Dragon (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elmo Doolan and the Search for the Golden Mouse (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flight of the Fox (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valentine for a Dragon (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medallion of the Black Hound (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Song of the Christmas Mouse (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Catswold Portal (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Motherhood is Murder (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Pig Who Could Conjure the Wind (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tattie's River Journey (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Christmas Cats (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Shirley Rousseau Murphy was born on 20th may, 1928 in Oakland, California, USA. She grew up in southern California, where she used to ride and show the horses that her father trained. Shirley Rousseau Murphy attended San Francisco Art institute where she acquired skills on interior designing. Later on she worked as an interior designer specialist while her husband Pat attended USC. When her husband finished school, murphy promptly quitted the job and started to exhibit paintings and welded metal sculpture in West Coast shows. Her work was also very clear in many traveling shows in the western States and Mexico. When they moved to Panama for a four-year tour with her husband in his position with the U. S. Courts, she put away the paints and welding torches job, and started to write. they then left Panama, and started living in Oregon, then Atlanta, northern Georgia and lastly returned home (California) when her husband ,Pat retired as Chief U.S. Probation Officer for Northern District of Georgia.

Shirley Rousseau murphy is popular for Joe Grey Mysteries which are series of some mysteries written by her. The first book called, the Cat on Edge was published in 1996 The next books related to it were, Cat under Fire written on November 1996, and the Cat Raise Dead written on May 1997.the book by the name, Cat Bearing Gifts was published in 2012.the book“Cat on the Money” is a novel which was initially published in Cats Magazine which .The magazine was discontinued before the story was finished. There were Only 8 chapters that had been published before discontinuation. The whole story can is available on the website of Joe Grey Mysteries.

Her eighteen Joe Grey mysteries were preceded by the famous “The Cotswold Portal” and some fourteen children’s books and many young adult fantasies that are today available as eBooks. Among her awards are the journalist and five Council of Authors awards, plus eleven awards for the most best novel of the year for Joe Grey books from national Cat Writers Association. She has also two Cat Writers’ President’s Awards, the “World’s Best Cat Literary Award” She and Pat J. J. Murphy, the husband, recently collaborated on a new series, “The Cat, the Devil and Lee Fontana” and also its sequel “The Cat, the Devil, the Last Escape.” She and her husband live in the Carmel, California, where they serve as the full-time household help for two demanding feline ladies.

In the book “cat under the fire, “Joe grey mysteries deals with beast . Shirley Murphy has unusual approach to feline mystery this book, Joe Grey, who is the main cat of this text discovers two things that enable him to act as a detective agent. He can think/speak like just as human.this make him to be a witness to a murder. Shirley Murphy illustrate this as crisis that would occur in cat’s life. This is among the surprise that the book offer. Joe then becomes the only English speaking cat on the book.After discovering that he is hunted by murderer. Joe leaves home to protect her owner. Joe is called by his owner on through the phone to explain where he has gone. As story continue we discover another cat called Dulcie which also witnesses the murder and can speak and think like human. The cats team up to bring murderer to justice. The murderer turns to be like the woman who is the intended victim . She discovers that her husband is involved in crimes . Clearly, there is a lot of willing suspense of going on to read this book. Shirley Murphy treat each of the semi-feline characters with a great respect and develop true and enchanting personalities. Other than some characters being cats the story is a typical crime novel, involving car theft, murder, counterfeiting. The two cats, Joe and Dulcie, are charming. Joe deliver the most fine moral lesson that even a human could understand.

The book “cat on the edge “which was written in 1996 show the same concept of cats who can think and talk like people which is frightening. The book is one among those in Joe grey mysteries series. Apparently this ability comes from some mythological roots. Joe or Dulcie will say or think something that is beyond belief for a cat even with the given super ability. More than once the cats demonstrates physical abilities that seems unlikely. Dulcie is sure that the young man in jail for murder is very innocent and she gets Joe Grey involved in a big way. The cats encounter all sorts of strange characters and a very nasty dog.
When the prominent artist is burned to death in her own studio, the cat detectives don’t believe it to be an accident. They set out to check what happened and keep their house mates worried about them. Captain Harper off balance because he thinks cats are involved in the anonymous tips. He does not want to admit, that he believes the little cats can do these unusual things. Joe and Dulcie are kitty on the spot when something happens and to find hints to crimes. In fact the author deserves credit for coming up with such an unusual series of stories.

The publisher of Joe Grey series, ie murmpy and her husband communicate to us some moral lessons using a cat which have the ability to talk and understand human speech. The “girlfriend” cat is Dulcie who shares his gifts. Joe Grey is a white tomcat and a talking gray that solves murders and some big crimes with aidof his mate Dulcie. He possesses a docked tail since his tail was broken by a certain drunkard. Dulcie can be said to be a talking orange tabby cat which is a clawed and an enemy of crime. Dulcie has solved many murders and other big crimes with help Joe Grey still. Dulcie is also illustrated as a library cat.

From the series, Dulcie’s enthusiasm for solving an all-too-human murder mystery could get Joe killed. The two books in the series combines cats. Mystery, fantasy, and plenty of charm. The books are highly appealing to fans of cat fantasies and cat mysteries

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