Extended Audio Sample

Download Sour Puss Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Sour Puss Audiobook, by Rita Mae Brown Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,186 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rita Mae Brown Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mrs. Murphy Series Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781449802127
Regular Price: $24.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

In this latest whodunit, Rita Mae Brown and her feline partner-in-crime-detection, Sneaky Pie Brown, return to the scene of their bestselling crimes-picturesque Crozet, Virginia. Love is in the air as spring comes to the small town, but no sooner has Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen remarried than she is rudely interrupted-by murder. And no sooner does the trouble start than curious cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with corgi Tee Tucker, sink their claws into the case..After an unexpected rekindling of their romance, Harry and her veterinarian ex-husband, Fair Haristeen, have happily remarried. But the excitement of their nuptials is quickly overshadowed by the murder of Professor Vincent Forland, a world-famous grape and fungal expert who was in town visiting the local vineyards. Within days of giving a lecture on how distilled fungus and cattle diseases are the current basis of chemical warfare, Forland's decapitated body is discovered. After their initial fright, the residents of Crozet believe that this was a political murder and settle back into their routines-until a local is also found dead, killed in the same gruesome manner as Professor Forland. Now residents can't help wondering, is this really the work of an outsider-or one of their own? No longer working in the post office, Harry had just planted a quarter acre of grapes, which fuels her natural curiosity over just what the two murder victims knew and had in common. Once the warmth of spring arrives, the grapevines blossom and Harry's furry entourage discovers the first critical clue. But how can they show the humans what they've learned? And how can they-or anyone-stop the killing? Download and start listening now!

bkxc

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 6/12/2017

    " Not up to the same standards of her other books. Will have to try another in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rena Jane | 2/5/2014

    " I love Rita Mae's books. She always entertains and surprises. I didn't see the end of this coming, though I wasn't totally surprised, either. The progression of the lives of the Crozet characters are always interesting and fun to see progress. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael Mcdonnell | 1/28/2014

    " Fun series. Liked it :) I get a kick out of the animals. I think flat-face (Owl) is my favorite. Starting Cat of the Century........ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TAMMY CUEVAS | 1/23/2014

    " Probably the weakest in the Mrs. Murphy series. As for the slight mystery, the solution was predictable. A previous reviewer stated that the remarriage of Fair and Harry took something from the characters; I agree. In this novel, Harry seems too wrapped up in her remarriage to care about the mystery, and by the end of the novel, I felt the same way. I can only say that I now know far more about germ warfare, bioterrorism, and the wine industry than I ever wanted to know. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kay Kuhlmann | 1/22/2014

    " This was OK, but I think I've outgrown the Rita Mae Brown books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean Kennedy | 1/17/2014

    " Despite an amusing beginning where the cats make their presence known at the long-awaited remarriage between Harry and Fair, this entry in the Mrs. Murphy series quickly lapses into a rather stilted storyline that focuses too much on the minutiae of wine-making rather than the mystery or the characters. I am sure it all seemed very important, but we really didn't need that much detail - the characters are what we're here for, after all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni berkshire | 1/7/2014

    " Good one as always. Differant background out of the post office and into the vinyard. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Littlelixie | 12/6/2013

    " Lecture about grapes from start to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/25/2013

    " I thought this was one of the weaker in the series. Still a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaye | 11/14/2013

    " Bk. #15. Harry remaries Fare. One of my less favorites. Too much info on Virgina wines and chemicals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 11/2/2013

    " I enjoy the animals talking. Guessed who the killer was by the end of the book. Still and easy read for a relaxing time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/30/2013

    " I had a hard time getting into this fluffy book. Maybe it does not help to read a chapter and then set it aside for a week . . . There were too many characters for me to keep track of everyone, and it was "preachy" about the environment at times. I will not seek out this author again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellylynn | 9/5/2013

    " My first in this series. I have to say I struggled to keep up with the cast of characters - human and animal. It is a very short easy read. Other than that I really have no clear feelings about this book. And I will probably not hunt down any others in this series on my own. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Racy-tay | 8/24/2013

    " Ok I'm serious this time, no more Rita Mae Brown.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thryn G | 8/12/2013

    " The least fun of the Mrs Murphy Mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 7/22/2013

    " Started this series many years ago...it's a guilty pleasure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 9/17/2012

    " Another in the Harry Haristeen set in Crozet, Virginia musteries. Again aided by her two cats and Welsh Corgi and their animal friends, Harry is involved in a series of murders. Story line involves grape growing and wine making in Virginia as well as several of Harry's Crozet resident friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norma Ruttan | 9/15/2012

    " It is entertaining, but it was not hard to put it down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheila | 8/14/2012

    " BORING. Poorly written and hard to wade through all the irrelevant information. You won't find me searching too hard for another book in this series to read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 6/29/2012

    " not my favorite Mrs. Murphy book... Too much wine making detail & not enough about the characters..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Curtis | 5/24/2012

    " I'm trying this one again by listening to the the audio version. All the scientific part about grapes and fungi caused me to give up reading the first time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs.Y. Yeingst | 11/28/2011

    " These wonderful Mrs. Murphy mystery books are written from the point of view of two cats and a Welsh Corgi dog! I have read them all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy Whitlow | 9/10/2011

    " The story takes place in the Charlottesville, VA area. It's fun to read about places I'm familiar with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellylynn | 5/1/2011

    " My first in this series. I have to say I struggled to keep up with the cast of characters - human and animal. It is a very short easy read. Other than that I really have no clear feelings about this book. And I will probably not hunt down any others in this series on my own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 4/16/2011

    " This series of light mysteries are a delight! You miss the characters when the story ends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/4/2010

    " I thought this was one of the weaker in the series. Still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/2/2010

    " Started this series many years ago...it's a guilty pleasure! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Racy-tay | 5/27/2010

    " Ok I'm serious this time, no more Rita Mae Brown.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 1/22/2010

    " It was alright. Too many characters though - most with very little to do with the actual story. Also, the scientific information and vine information while perhaps interesting felt a little forced onto the reader rather than being integral to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 1/14/2010

    " I enjoy the animals talking. Guessed who the killer was by the end of the book. Still and easy read for a relaxing time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 7/15/2009

    " not my favorite Mrs. Murphy book... Too much wine making detail & not enough about the characters..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/8/2009

    " I'm trying this one again by listening to the the audio version. All the scientific part about grapes and fungi caused me to give up reading the first time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rena | 2/5/2009

    " I love Rita Mae's books. She always entertains and surprises. I didn't see the end of this coming, though I wasn't totally surprised, either. The progression of the lives of the Crozet characters are always interesting and fun to see progress. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs.Y. | 1/29/2009

    " These wonderful Mrs. Murphy mystery books are written from the point of view of two cats and a Welsh Corgi dog! I have read them all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/15/2009

    " I had a hard time getting into this fluffy book. Maybe it does not help to read a chapter and then set it aside for a week . . . There were too many characters for me to keep track of everyone, and it was "preachy" about the environment at times. I will not seek out this author again. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
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.