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Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite
In her latest cat-sleuth mystery book entitled "Cat Telling Tales", Shirley Murphy has clever feline Joe Crey smack in the middle of a murder in the coastal town of Molena Point. There is a fire and an alcoholic woman is dead, leaving her 12 year old son Billy seemingly orphaned. The intrigue sets in when cat Joe and his sleuth feline friends discover that something has been removed from the fire and that it has a lot to do with the disappearance of certain people in Molene Point. The cats become private investigators, giving tips to the police so that the mysteries might be better understood and resolved.
At times, the cats seem to be much more aware of what has already happened as well as being much more in touch with the potential for clues than do the humans. At times, this comes across as very clever and at times, a bit irritating. I felt the development of the cats' personalities came somewhat at the expense of the development of the human characters and yet, the felines are also absolutely charming in their human-like abilities. I tended to like the humans and wish I had learned more about them. But, for those feline-lover readers, this book is a goldmine! Even though the book is a stretch of the imagination as far as attempting to present anthropomorphism, it is nevertheless charming in both its characterization of the cats and in the story development itself.