Search Results: "Sneaky Pie Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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THE TAIL OF THE TIP-OFF by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2003

"Charming, although as usual (Catch as Cat Can, 2002, etc.), the cats have all the best lines, and a carbo-loading possum gets the tastiest snacks."
Although they don't attend the women's college basketball game with their beloved but (by animal standards) dimwitted owner, Harry Haristeen, the postmistress of Crozet, Virginia, Tucker the soulful-eyed corgi, Pewter the prototypical fat cat, and Mrs. Murphy, feline sleuth extraordinaire, all know exactly what will happen the moment they learn that the game has ended with philandering building contractor H.H. Donaldson dead in the arena parking lot: Harry will soon be wondering (1) how that lethal bump got on his neck without anybody noticing, (2) whom he was having his latest affair with, and (3) whether archrival builder Matthew Crickenberger, pertinacious building inspector Fred Forrest, and Donaldson's long-suffering wife Anne can produce alibis. 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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THE BIG CAT NAP by Rita Mae Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2012

"Brown (Cat of the Century, 2010, etc.) spins a thin mystery in which top honors go to the author's love for her beloved Virginia countryside and for her animal characters, who as usual steal the show."
A Virginia farmer and her remarkable pets celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first appearance in print with—what else?—yet another case of murder. 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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A HISS BEFORE DYING by Rita Mae Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"This 27th meandering cozy from Brown and her feline co-author (Tall Tail, 2016, etc.) is cluttered with too many characters too sketchily drawn. Loyal fans may be chagrined to see the franchise menagerie reduced to little more than a furry Greek chorus."
Two modern murders with ties to the 18th century excite the interest of a Virginian busybody and her animal friends, though perhaps not many others. 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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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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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 >