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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (886 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: November 2008 ISBN:
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Emmy Award winner Rita Mae Brown and her felicitous feline Sneaky Pie craft the 17th entry in the mega-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series.

When murder befouls the idyllic winter wonderland of Crozet, Virginia, amateur sleuth Harry Haristeen takes up the investigation. Also on the scent are Harry's intrepid, four-legged friends - who never met a mystery they couldn't solve. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce W. | 2/15/2014

    " Rita Mae has done it again with a fabulous Mrs. Murphy mystery. Taking place during the Christmas season and involving the Order of the Brothers of Love, the mysterious murders of some brothers who are found with throats slit and Greek coins under the tongues casts a shadow over the holiday seasons. While the underlying motive for the murders is fairly transparent, the revelation of the murderer at the end does give the story a surprising twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Amadori | 2/9/2014

    " I read this book around Christmas time and liked reading about the atmosphere in Crozet at that time of year. It snowed in the book and it snowed here while I was reading it. I am so glad Harry and Fair are back together as man and wife. The animals are as good as always. What I did not like was some of the dialog. It doesn't seem real. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 'jean | 2/3/2014

    " Seemed like the perfect fluff to read around Xmas, however, being my first of these books, I felt a bit lost and did not feel that any human character was well defined. Probably doesn't help that I have been reading mysteries that are longer and better written. Maybe I will read an earlier one to see if writing improves, maybe not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joni | 2/1/2014

    " another good sneaky pie brown book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MommaLaura | 1/18/2014

    " What a Christmas in Crozet! Thank goodness Harry has her animals to help her! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bethj | 1/13/2014

    " It is sad when a writer doesn't know when to give it up on a series. Although this one was not as "preachy" as the few before it, it still lacks what made the first ones in the series sparkle. I have been trying to find a word to describe what I feel about the ending, and I keep coming back to the word "offended", but maybe the more appropriate phrase would be "put off". I really didn't like the story line at all. I think there is enough human problems to delve into without bringing in an order of monks. I am not religous, (far from it - and don't get me started about the catholic church), but I just feel that how she treated these characters and what they really stand for quite shoddily. To delve into all the problems I have would put so many spoilers in this review it wouldn't be funny, but let's just say I think I am done with the series. I have the first 12 or so of this series and I have gone back to read them periodically, I will stick with them and remember when the stories were well thought out and plots didn't leave you unhappy in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 1/7/2014

    " The editor failed to keep the characters straight and the last chapters seemed hurried. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/4/2014

    " The mystery was great -- I was surprised when the killer was exposed. However, why do authors feel it's now necessary to use sexual preference as the main storyline? I loved the animal thoughts and wondered to myself if my cats actually do think as they did in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 12/25/2013

    " I love these books. They are worth reading for the gorgeous drawings alone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/19/2013

    " better than last couple although she did preach again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 11/28/2013

    " I have read every Mrs Murphy book and I SO looked forward to this one..but it just wasn't as good as the rest. Especially the early ones. But I read it, nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rexanna | 11/23/2013

    " I always enjoy being in animals minds, especially corgis! Good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 11/13/2013

    " Really good story. I really like Rita Mae Brown. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 8/29/2013

    " I like the silliness of having the animals help solve the murders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 5/6/2013

    " As an animal lover, what could be better? Animal detectives! Funny and light mysteries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 10/21/2012

    " typical Brown book, very easy and enjoyable for a rainy day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 9/20/2012

    " A good, easy read and very fast-paced. I love when the two cats and the dog are communicating and when they have to lead the humans to the clues. A couple of surprising twists at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 4/28/2012

    " A good mystery with a holiday twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 9/4/2011

    " Typical Sneaky Pie Mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 8/15/2011

    " I enjoyed the book, but it would have been better without the annoying animal conversations. Borrow don't buy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June | 3/17/2011

    " I am very attached to these characters. However, I appreciate them more when I don't read these too close together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger Lipponer | 2/1/2011

    " When a good deal of this series is narrated by a tenacious Corgi names Tee Tucker and his sidekicks Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, you can't but feel comfortable in Croset, VA. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassonia | 1/14/2011

    " This book felt thrown together by the author. New characters weren't introduced in the manner they usually are, and that makes this book very flawed. It was great to visit with beloved character like Aunt Tally and get caught up on Cooper's new relationship but everything was SO rushed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica | 1/5/2011

    " Books like these drive me crazy as to why they are best sellers. If you read one book in this series, then you have read them all. I have enjoyed other Rita Mae Brown books that were not part of the series and enjoyed them a lot more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/11/2010

    " The mystery was great -- I was surprised when the killer was exposed. However, why do authors feel it's now necessary to use sexual preference as the main storyline? I loved the animal thoughts and wondered to myself if my cats actually do think as they did in the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 6/18/2010

    " I've read a few of these and they are generally light fun reads, but a very lame ending pushed this one down to 2 stars for me... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca (N) | 5/8/2010

    " Fun read. Enjoyed the two very smart cats and dog. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 L-V | 4/21/2010

    " I'm just not enjoying these books anymore. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 4/15/2010

    " Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie are great relaxing books for me. I've read them all in order... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rena | 1/18/2010

    " Always love Sneaky Pie and Rita Mae mysteries. This one was just as fun as they all are. Makes me miss my cats! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 1/14/2010

    " it was ok, not really my thing... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joni | 1/1/2010

    " another good sneaky pie brown book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/8/2009

    " better than last couple although she did preach again "

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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.