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Shirley Rousseau Murphy


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Shirley Rousseau Murphy was the author of Cat in the Dark, Cat on the Edge, Cat Under Fire, and Cat Raise the Dead, and received five Council of Authors and Journalists Awards for previous books. She graduated from San Francisco Art Institute, worked as a commercial artist and exhibited paintings and sculptures extensively on the West Coast. She and her husband lived in Carmel, California.
 


Genres: Cozy Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy, Mystery
 
Series
Children of Ynell
   1. The Ring of Fire (1977)
   2. The Wolf Bell (1979)
   3. The Castle of Hape (1980)
   4. Caves of Fire and Ice (1980)
   5. The Joining of the Stone (1981)
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Dragonbards
   1. Nightpool (1985)
   2. The Ivory Lyre (1987)
   3. The Dragonbards (1988)
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Joe Grey
   1. Cat On the Edge (1996)
   2. Cat under Fire (1996)
   3. Cat Raise the Dead (1999)
   4. Cat in the Dark (1998)
   5. Cat to the Dogs (1999)
   6. Cat Spitting Mad (2000)
   7. Cat Laughing Last (2001)
   8. Cat Seeing Double (2003)
   9. Cat Fear No Evil (2004)
   10. Cat Cross Their Graves (2005)
   11. Cat Breaking Free (2005)
   12. Cat Pay the Devil (2007)
   13. Cat Deck the Halls (2007)
   14. Cat Playing Cupid (2009)
   15. Cat Striking Back (2009)
   Cat on the Money (2010)
   16. Cat Coming Home (2010)
   17. Cat Telling Tales (2011)
   18. Cat Bearing Gifts (2012)
   19. Cat Shout for Joy (2016)
   20. Cat Shining Bright (2017)
   21. Cat Chase the Moon (2019)
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Lee Fontana (with Pat J J Murphy)
   1. The Cat, the Devil, and Lee Fontana (2014)
   2. The Cat, the Devil, the Last Escape (2015)
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Novels
   Sand Ponies (1967)
   White Ghost Summer (1969)
   Wind Child (1973)
   Unsettled (1974)
     aka Poor Jenny, Bright As a Penny
   The Grass Tower (1976)
   Silver Woven in My Hair (1977)
   Soonie and the Dragon (1979)
   Elmo Doolan and the Search for the Golden Mouse (1982)
   The Flight of the Fox (1983)
   Valentine for a Dragon (1984)
   Medallion of the Black Hound (1989)
   The Song of the Christmas Mouse (1990)
   The Catswold Portal (1992)
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Collections
   Motherhood Is Murder (2003) (with others)
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Anthologies edited
   Christmas Cats (2005)
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Picture Books show
 
Shirley Rousseau Murphy recommends
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To Collar a Killer (2004)
(Jack and Jamie mystery, book 3)
Lee Charles Kelley
"Smart and witty, fast-paced... the best of mysteries a la canine."

Books containing stories by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
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Murder Most Feline (2001)
Cunning Tales of Cats and Crime
(Murder Most...)
edited by
Ed Gorman, Martin H Greenberg and Larry Segriff

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