Maudie Toola does not have time to grieve for her son and his second wife who were murdered. It is now the child’s first Christmas since this tragedy and Maudie knows she has to do everything possible to make things pleasant for the boy.

Maudie is not aware that the killer has followed her to Molena Point. There are also some strange things occurring in this town. Several assaults on single women have taken place and the criminals are using a cover-up to make it look like break-ins.

Does Maudie know more than what she is saying about the murder of her son and his wife? Is she keeping something secret?

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A new prison cat appears at the scene. He has a message for the Chief of Police. Does he provide the answer to the murders? Joe Grey befriends this lonely prison cat and Joe and his friends help this cat find a new home.

Will Joe Grey and his friends help solve this mystery?

Joe Grey mysteries are always a pleasure to read. There is plenty of suspense, a good mystery to keep you on your toes, and the fun of having Joe Grey and his friends getting involved to help solve the mystery. What makes this book extra special is the addition of the subplot. The skillful writing of Shirley Rosseau Murphy brings everything together in a very smooth storyline. Any cat lover will enjoy this series by Shirley Rosseau Murphy. I have read several in this series and found each book to be a very entertaining read.