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A hiss before dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

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Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown are back chasing mystery with their unique circle of Southern sleuths. And though the changing colors of fall are a beauty to behold, this year the scattered leaves hide a grim surprise. "As feline collaborators go, you couldn't ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown." --The New York Times Book Review Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia--and all the traditions of the changing seasons are under way. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen cleans her cupboards, her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead, and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated--until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past. The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time, it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry's furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they'll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost--and right an injustice buried since the early days of America's independence. Praise for A Hiss Before Dying "Clearly the cat's meow." -- Library Journal "Thoroughly delightful!" --Red Carpet Crash "An air of mystery, a touch of history and that undeniable voice . . . Sneaky Pie Brown is back on the prowl." -- Daily Progress "The staccato conversation style of the contemporary chapters contrasts nicely with the more fluid prose of those set in the eighteenth century. Brown's signature asides--on such subjects as local and national politics, traditional art, race, God, and just about anything else that strikes her fancy--give readers plenty to think about." -- Publishers Weekly
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title_displayA hiss before dying : a Mrs. Murphy mystery
title_fullA Hiss Before Dying A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
A Hiss Before Dying A Mrs. Murphy Mystery [eBook] Brown, Rita Mae.
A hiss before dying : a Mrs. Murphy mystery / Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
A hiss before dying [electronic resource] / Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
A hiss before dying [mass market] / Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
A hiss before dying [sound recording] / Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown
title_shortA hiss before dying
title_subA Mrs. Murphy Mystery
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