Search Results: "Rita Mae Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

HOTSPUR by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Just right, as usual, for readers who like this sort of thing."
Resurrecting the gabby hounds, foxes, horses, owls, pussycats, and humans of Charlottesville, Virginia (Outfoxed, 2000, etc.), Brown has them all talking about the latest travail in the sanguinary history of the Jefferson Hunt Club: A morning ride under the auspices of Master of the Hunt, septuagenarian "Sister" Jane Arnold, accidentally unearths a corpse that's been interred for 21 years. Read full book review >

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THE TELL-TALE HORSE by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"More than we need to know about the lives of the rich and venal."
Fans will need a scorecard to keep track of a De Millean cast of characters—human, canine, equine, avian—in Brown's latest fox-hunting whodunit (Puss 'n Cahoots, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDER UNLEASHED by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Fans of Brown's long string of popular series featuring animal sleuths (A Nose for Justice, 2010, etc.) will note that her latest is less mystery than political polemic."
The mortgage crisis meets murder in Reno, Nev. Read full book review >

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RIDING SHOTGUN by Rita Mae Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Brown's meticulously researched descriptions of Virginia's colonial life, as well as her dead-on ridicule of modern-day bad behavior, bring vigor to a tale that's otherwise not a coherent whole."
The prolific Brown (Pay Dirt, 1995, etc.) takes a high-risk plot device—time travel—and attempts to meld it with reincarnation, romance, and contemporary satire. Read full book review >

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PAWING THROUGH THE PAST by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2000

"Sporadically interesting for people more interested in people."
Another visit to Crozet, Virginia (Cat on the Scent, 1999, etc.), and the farm where postmistress Mary Minor ("Harry") Read full book review >

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VENUS ENVY by Rita Mae Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1993

"Death is like a punctuation mark, a period at the end of a sentence,'' etc.), but her sexual frankness and flippant humor are as refreshing as always. (First printing of 75,000)"
More frothy fun from the queen of southern sexual farce—this featuring a former debutante who comes out of the closet in gossipy, backstabbing Virginia. ``Dying's not so bad. Read full book review >

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THE HOUNDS AND THE FURY by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"As fast-paced as the foxhunts Brown clearly loves, with Sister an older version of Harry Haristeen in the popular Mrs. Murphy series (Sour Puss, March 2006, etc.). Though the villain's not hard to find, Brown makes the hunt enjoyable."
The quarry is human when a murderer joins the foxhunt. Read full book review >

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OUTFOXED by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Original, funny, poignant, irresistible: Brown's best work in years. (Author tour)"
Some of the people are wise, some foolish, some murderous. Read full book review >

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CAT OF THE CENTURY by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2010

"While many of the human characters seem interchangeable in their combination of down-home folksiness and tribal-elder gravitas, her animals are witty as ever."
Aunt Tally's centennial provides more excitement than anyone bargained for when alumni-association members get up to no good. Read full book review >

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RITA WILL by Rita Mae Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"But for the better-than-truth version, and to spend time with someone more likable than the real Brown, go back to Rubyfruit Jungle, the only-slightly-autobiographical novel that made her famous. (Author tour)"
A novelist's autobiography shows that truth is not always as much fun as fiction. Read full book review >

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HOUNDED TO DEATH by Rita Mae Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Yet another chatty tale of anthropomorphic pets and the beauties of Virginia hunt country (The Tell-tale Horse, 2007, etc.) with more obvious rewards for animal lovers than mystery lovers."
More than foxes are marked for death in and around a central Virginia hunt club. Read full book review >

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A NOSE FOR JUSTICE by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Brown (Cat of the Century, 2010, etc.) has supplanted sassy cats with clever dogs, producing much the same results: a meandering mystery as much about ideology as anything else."
City dog meets country dog to solve crimes ancient and modern. Read full book review >