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2.61 out of 52.61 out of 52.61 out of 52.61 out of 52.61 out of 5 2.61 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rita Mae Brown Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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Harry Haristeen, Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker return for this cozy tale from the ,New York Times best-selling tandem of Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown. When Harry's beloved Aunt Tally approaches her 100th birthday, her alma mater schedules a birthday celebration that doubles as a fundraiser. But then a member of the alumnae association disappears. Her car is on campus, yet she's nowhere to be seen - and Tucker has sniffed out traces of human blood.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael Mcdonnell | 2/6/2014

    " Fun read......I love her series :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexa | 2/1/2014

    " Oh Rita, I hate to say this but I think your cat mysteries have finally jumped the shark. This was one was so bogged down in diatribes against taxes and government and technology and drugs I nearly lost the story. The mystery takes a back seat, as do Harry and her animals. I might try your new dog mysteries and hope that they have a real story to follow. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 2/1/2014

    " I made it to page 40 but I just couldn't take all the digs at politics. I miss the carefree and funny plots of her earlier books. Even the animals are underused in this book. This one just doesn't live up to her previous books so I'm sending it back to the library early. Maybe someone else will enjoy it more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 1/30/2014

    " I didnt really like this book very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/27/2014

    " There are such good characters in this series, but the writing is disappointing overall. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/16/2014

    " This book was horrid. Don't waste your time. How is this author being published? Maybe she's 100 and has a ghost writer writing her books. No cat is writing it. Cats are intelligent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cece | 1/15/2014

    " A little thin and predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clewis53 | 1/15/2014

    " Why do I keep reading these books? Must be cuz I loved Rubyfruit and 6 of 1. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn B | 1/15/2014

    " I usually enjoy Rita Mae Brown's cozy mysteries, but not this one. The mystery plot is fine, but the author keeps going off on Tea Party-esque rants. I prefer my mysteries without political diatribes and rants on the horrors of modern society. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 1/2/2014

    " Not the strongest story in the series. Part of the book is set in Missouri, but the charm of these books is the setting in Crozet Virginia and the usual cast of characters, including the two cats and dog. They didn't play much of a role this time around. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peggy Huey | 12/29/2013

    " This book was less effective than other Mrs. Murphy mysteries, as the human half of the writing duo brought too much politics into the book than seemed necessary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 farmwifetwo | 12/23/2013

    " Haven't read one of these in a while and will pass on them again. There's not much new in them and I don't really know how many of your neighbors you can kill off in a series and you solve them without the police getting suspicious..... no longer a cozy fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/20/2013

    " One of my favorite in the series for a while. A little less preachy and a lot more Aunt Tally. Harry was mostly less annoying except for one chapter with Terri. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 12/1/2013

    " This series is what I would refer to as a cozy mystery. I enjoy these mysteries, but you have to like books where the animals talk and help solve the mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 9/6/2013

    " i always enjoy Rita's book. but this series is very predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 12/28/2012

    " enjoyed entire series and will continue to read as new ones are published "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/27/2012

    " As always Rita Mae Brown writes with heart. The Mrs. Murphy series is a favorite of mine and I love that the main characters grow as the series goes on. I love Harry and Fair, the animals like tucker, pewter, and of course Mrs. Murphy are a delight. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 8/17/2012

    " These books used to be so much fun. What happened? The writing is very choppy and frustrating. The story does not hold my interest. Is this a contractual obligation? Has Ms. Brown simply run out of ideas? This is a series that has gone far beyond what should have been its end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 6/19/2012

    " Light reading and requires some suspension of disbelief. Good mystery, although I find it disconcerting for the action to stop while the author explains the history of all the characters in asides and jumps into politics that have nothing to do with the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 3/15/2012

    " fun, light, and entertaining as always! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 3/5/2012

    " I love this mystery series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 1/26/2012

    " Yes, I have read or heard all 18 of the Mrs. Murphy series and have #19 on hold at the library. I lived in Harry's world for a few months, devouring the stories and wondering if my cats really do understand me! "oh la!" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evelyn | 1/23/2012

    " hey Sneaky Pie. You're letting the human get too political. Too much fluff. I stopped reading Lillian Jackson Braun when her stories stopped being about the crimes. I can do the same to you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 3/18/2011

    " I really enjoy Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown's mysteries. Helpful hints on pet care, suspense and a bit of history ... what's not to like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 3/11/2011

    " A bit too moralistic at times. Murder suspects could have been
    better developed. But the two elderly ladies really a treat as
    are Mrs. Murphy and her animal friends. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne | 1/24/2011

    " Writing felt very labored and obvious. The plot development was too slow to grab me before the bad writing made me put it down. Not one of her better ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 1/7/2011

    " It was fine, the story was OK, the plot worked. But there weren't enough of the supporting characters on display, and the political stuff (which I tend to be on the same side as) seemed shoehorned in, and not a natural part of thestory. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jess | 1/5/2011

    " I read the first 7 chapters and nothing happended that held my interest so I returned it back to the library. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tina | 12/28/2010

    " DNF :( Sooo boring....just couldn't get into it. Maybe someday I'll try this series again from the beginning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 12/19/2010

    " I didn't like all the politics that were added to this novel. Once you muddled through all that, the book moved along quite nicely. Guess I'm just looking for an escape from the problems of reality. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lillian | 12/14/2010

    " half way through .... not as good as some of her past stories, but I'll finish it anyway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 12/6/2010

    " There are such good characters in this series, but the writing is disappointing overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katreader | 12/3/2010

    " While this series is generally great, it has had a few clunkers along the way. Cat of the Century is one such clunker. Too much proselytizing, not enough story. Also taking a lot of the action away from the main people and their community doesn't help.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 11/13/2010

    " enjoyed entire series and will continue to read as new ones are published "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 11/11/2010

    " This was my first Mrs. Murphy mystery. The book was ok but a little too
    predictable. I will probably not read another. The animals in the
    book did not relate well to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joylynne | 10/21/2010

    " A light, fun read. I went to the college that the author talks about, so it was neat to read a book based there. I enjoyed my time there, and the people at WWU are great!

    I hope to read more from Rita Mae again in the near future! "

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About the Author
Author Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series, A Nose for Justice, and the Sister Jane novels, as well as Rubyfruit JungleIn Her DaySix of OneThe Sand Castle, and the memoirs Animal Magnetism and Rita Will. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia, with cats, hounds, horses, and big red foxes.

About the Narrator

Kate Forbes is a professionally trained actress who has appeared on Broadway, in regional theaters, and with a renowned touring company. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was active in theater, she completed an MFA at New York University School of the Arts. With this training, she launched into a successful acting career.