Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

By Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Joe gray cannot think his human housemate Clyde could even think of volunteering him for the Animal treatment application on the neighborhood nursing domestic, simply while Joe was once at the verge of fixing the string of burglaries that has Molena aspect citizens shaking of their collective boots. however it seems it truly is Dulcie, Joe's beautiful little cat-friend, who got here up with the assumption of subjecting Joe to the cooing attentions of a host of doddering previous coots. Dulcie believes there is extra happening on the previous parents' domestic than the care and feeding of lonely seniors. and he or she wishes Joe's assist in attending to the ground of a conspiracy ... and a truly suspicious set of deaths.

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Occasionally a light raced across the windows and she listened to a lone car whish down the street. When it had passed, her ears were filled again with the crashing of waves six blocks away against the Molena Point cliffs; and she could hear, from the roof above, a lone oak twig scraping against the overlapping clay tiles of the low, Mediterranean building. None of the newspapers she had retrieved was a local publication; each had come from one or another California coastal town south of Molena Point.

Almost directly below them, just across Ocean, shone the red tile roofs of Beckwhite’s Foreign Cars and of Clyde’s automotive shop. And beyond Beckwhite’s among a sprawl of cottages, was the white frame house which held Dr. Firetti’s animal clinic, where Barney now lay. Joe was afraid to know how Barney was doing; something about the old dog this morning had left him coldly distressed—as if Barney had already given up. And he worried not only about Barney but about Rube. If Barney died, Rube would be a basket case.

Yet beneath her sleek dark stripes, beneath those neat, peach-tinted ears, fierce yearnings stirred. Longings that had never belonged to an ordinary feline. Ever since she was a small kitten she had coveted silk stockings, little silky bras, black lace teddies, soft gauzy scarves and the softest cashmere sweaters. By the time she was six months old she had taught herself to claw open any neighbor’s window screen and to leap at a doorknob, swinging and kicking until she had turned it and fought the door open.

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