Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Shirley Rousseau Murphy is an American author of mystery novels and children’s books. She is best known for her Joe Grey cat-themed mystery series. Shirley has won five Council of Authors and Journalists Awards. She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute, has worked as a commercial artist and has exhibited paintings and sculptures. She and her husband live in Carmel, California with their cats, which have included one that warned them of break-ins and another that liked to ride horses.

Shirley Rousseau Murphy became a published author in 1967 with the standalone novel Sand Ponies. Below is a list of Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Children Of Ynell Books


The Ring of Fire(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wolf Bell(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Castle of Hape(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Caves of Fire and Ice(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Joining of the Stone(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dragonbards Books


Nightpool(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ivory Lyre(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dragonbards(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Joe Grey Books


Cat on the Edge(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Under Fire(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Raise the Dead(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat in the Dark(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat to the Dogs(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Spitting Mad(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Laughing Last(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Seeing Double(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Fear No Evil(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Cross Their Graves(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Breaking Free(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Pay the Devil(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Deck the Halls(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Playing Cupid(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Striking Back(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat on the Money(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Coming Home(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Telling Tales(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Bearing Gifts(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Shout for Joy(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lee Fontana Books


The Cat, The Devil, and Lee Fontana(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cat, the Devil and the Last Escape(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Sand Ponies(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Ghost Summer(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wind Child(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poor Jenny, Bright as a Penny(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grass Tower(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silver Woven in My Hair(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soonie and the Dragon(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elmo Doolan and the Search for the Golden Mouse(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flight of the Fox(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valentine for a Dragon(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Medallion of the Black Hound(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Song of the Christmas Mouse(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Catswold Portal(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Motherhood is Murder(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


The Pig Who Could Conjure the Wind(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tattie's River Journey(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Christmas Cats(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Poor Jenny, Bright as a Penny was re-issued under the title of Unsettled. The Lee Fontana series is co-authored by Pat J.J. Murphy. Motherhood is Murder also contains stories by Mary Daheim, Carolyn Hart and Jane Isenberg.

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