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Cat on the Edge  (Joe Grey, Bk 1)
Cat on the Edge - Joe Grey, Bk 1
Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy
It's been quite a week for Joe Grey. First the large, powerful feline discovers that, through some strange, inexplicable phenomenon, he now has the ability to understand human language. Then he discovers he can speak it as well! It's a nightmare for a cat who'd prefer to sleep the day away carefree, but Joe can handle it. That is, until he has t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061056000
ISBN-10: 0061056006
Publication Date: 6/1/1996
Pages: 288
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3.6 stars, based on 116 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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reviewed Cat on the Edge (Joe Grey, Bk 1) on + 108 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is the first in the Joe Gray series. I really enjoy this book, and plna to read the rest of the series. Joe Gray is a cat, who witnesses a murder, and all of the sudden has the power of human speech. Here is the sereis in order (from http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/M_Authors/Murphy_Shirley-Rousseau.html:

Joe Grey Cat, private investigator, is featured in:

Cat on the Edge (1996)
Cat under Fire (1997)
Cat Raise the Dead (1997)
Cat in the Dark (1999)
Cat to the Dogs (2000)
Cat Spitting Mad (2001)
Cat Laughing Last (2002)
Cat Seeing Double (2003)
Cat Fear No Evil (2004)
Cat Cross Their Graves (2005)
Cat Breaking Free (2005)
Cat Pay the Devil (2007) (From FantasticFiction.com
reviewed Cat on the Edge (Joe Grey, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
The main character in this story talks. He is also a cat. The book is written in such a way that this is actually able to be believed by the reader. It was well written and holds your attention.
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Helpful Score: 4
Having once been owned by a genius cat I do enjoy the Joe Grey mysteries. The author has a keen eye for people and cats and keeps the suspense going.
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Lots of fun! Introduces Joe Grey, a new P.I., to the world. He's short, dark and handsome (at least in his own slitted eyes!) but he's not really the silent type anymore.

From back cover: 'It's me, your cat. I had to split. I witnessed a crime and someone is following me. Trust me. When I get this sorted out, I'll be home. I am still your cat, and I guess I miss you...'

Joe Grey jumped down to the floor without hanging up the phone. He was trapped in an unfolding nightmare. First he found he could understand human speech (who would have guessed they had so little to say?). Then he found he could talk (useful for scaring dogs) and even read.
He got worried when he found himself feeling human emotions like guilt and sympathy. He even caught himself planning his day!
All that, Joe Grey could have handled. If only he hadn't found himself in the alley behind Jolly's Delly the night Beckwhite was murdered...
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Joe Grey jumped down to the floor without hanging up the phone. He was trapped in an unfolding nightmare. First he found he could understand human speech. The he found he could talk and even read.
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reviewed Cat on the Edge (Joe Grey, Bk 1) on + 169 more book reviews
The first in a series about a cat name Joe Grey that discovers he can talk and gets involve in solving a murder.It was a great read. I will be looking for others in the series to read.
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Very good, very different. Will read others.
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Interesting story. Only one put off...the in depth description of EVERYTHING. Story runs a little slow because of all the description, but when the story is moving, it is interesting.

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