In the World of Cat Fiction, Fur Flies Over Whether Stars Get Speaking Roles
Claws come out as chatty kitties rack up awards; one author decides to turn tail
By Jennifer Maloney
Shirley Rousseau Murphy swings a big tail in the world of cat fiction. Her “Joe Grey Mystery” series has more than a million copies in print and the Cat Writers’ Association has awarded her a medallion for best novel 11 times. In her books, a pair of talking cats help police solve crimes.
Patricia Fry is the author of the “Klepto Cat Mystery” series. Describing the first installation on her website, the author reassured readers: “Don’t worry, there are no talking cats.”