Search Results: "Sneaky Pie Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER AT MONTICELLO by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

Old sins indeed—a murdered corpse is discovered buried beneath the slave quarters on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson's storied home. Read full book review >

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CAT ON THE SCENT by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 1999

"The scattershot mystery aside, human frailty is balanced against animal wisdom with the same puckish humor as in Mrs. Murphy's first six cases (Murder on the Prowl, 1998, etc.)."
Once again, parvenus are tainting the patrician neighborhood of Crozet, Virginia, not because they're running down property values—on the contrary, they're doing everything they can to drive them up—but because they're piling scandal on murderous scandal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REST IN PIECES by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"An adequate mystery, with plenty of jolly chat."
Second in Brown's ``Mrs. Murphy'' mystery series. Read full book review >

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THE PURRFECT MURDER by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"While the humans philosophize over the big issues, the pets steal the limelight in a transparent mystery that will still offer pleasure to fans of animal sleuths."
The battle over abortion rights may provide a motive for a rural Virginia murder. Read full book review >

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CATCH AS CAT CAN by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2002

"Like its forebears (Claws and Effect, 2001, etc.): catnip to some, treacle to others."
Crozet, Virginia, divided equally between First Families who settled there soon after Pocahontas freed John Smith, weekenders from nearby Washington's diplomatic corps, and pets, livestock, and ferals who archly critique the resident humans, is gearing up for the Dogwood Festival and the Wrecker's Ball. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE PROWL by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1998

"(Author tour)"
Crozet (Va.) postmistress Harry Haristeen and her cat, Mrs. Murphy (Murder, She Meowed, 1996, etc.), share detecting honors for the sixth time in the case of a killer whose victims have to die twice - first in bogus obituaries submitted to the local newspaper, then on more emphatic, but equally cozy terms. Read full book review >

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PUSS 'N CAHOOTS by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2007

"Not the Browns' best mystery, but fans of the cunning animal sleuths will enjoy their antics and the spot-on descriptions of the horse-show circuit."
Murder at a horse show is catnip for feline sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter and their canine sidekick, Tee Tucker. Read full book review >

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CLAWS AND EFFECT by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2001

Mrs. Murphy, the sleuthing cat who solves the murders of Crozet (Virginia) postmistress Harry Haristeen's less endearing acquaintances, pits her ninth life (Pawing Through the Past, 2000, etc.) against the miscreant who sent out fundraising letters for the hospital threatening divine retribution against skinflints who didn't contribute—and then, just to make sure the recipients got the point, killed the hospital director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"Ten pen-and-ink drawings, with nary a human face."
Ash Lawn is the Virginia home of James Madison and his wife Elizabeth, but although several of the characters work at the home as docents, there's nothing presidential about this gossipy sequel to Murder at Monticello (1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTER OF THE LAW by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An animal-centric cozy that settles for educating rather than preaching, a nice shift from Brown's recent outings (Sneaky Pie for President, 2012, etc.)."
Murders in a small town leave an armchair detective and her pet family with too few motives, or perhaps too many. Read full book review >

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MURDER, SHE MEOWED by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The author's loyal admirers will no doubt love every minute of this fifth in the series. (Author tour)"
Yet another visit to Crozet, Virginia, where postmistress/horsewoman Mary Minor Haristeen (``Harry'') lives with her cat, Mrs. Murphy, and a corgi named Tucker—talkative sleuths both (Pay Dirt, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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HISS OF DEATH by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"More likely to appeal to fans of sermons and Harry's personal life than to mystery mavens."
The Browns, human and feline (Cat of the Century, 2010, etc.), roll out another rambling tale. Read full book review >