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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,039 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: March 2008 ISBN:
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This 16th entry in the wildly popular Mrs. Murphy mystery series finds Harry Haristeen and the peaceable residents of Crozet, Virginia, busily preparing their gardens and homes for winter. When wealthy Carla Paulson begins plotting her extravagant new home, she ruffles more than a few feathers. Soon Carla is stabbed to death, and standing over her, with knife in hand, is one of Harry's good friends. 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 Susan | 2/14/2014

    " A Virginia doctor who performs abortions is killed. Was it committed by antiabortionists or someone locally? A Virgnia Slim cigarette was found at the scene, a building inspector has several people who seem to hate him, another doctor was in an open feud with the one killed, and then a Virginia socialite is killed at a benefit charity. How do they all fit together. It takes two cats and a corgi to help their mistress put all of the pieces together. Once again, I had to laugh at the conversations between the animals. And the conversation and ensuing scene in the Audi had me laughing out loud. I look at my own cat with a lot of respect and wonder just what he is thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/12/2014

    " Rita Mae Brown is that rare treat - a lesbian with a sense of humor. This entire series is charming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 2/3/2014

    " Really a 2 star rating, but I have loved this series so much over the years I just can't give it less than a 3. The series is definitely not as good as it used to be. Brown inserts political talk into virtually every conversation in the book and it just detracts from the story. Bummer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 1/23/2014

    " Love this series, great light animal inspired mysteries "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Kennedy | 1/12/2014

    " An improvement over the last couple of books in this series, but it really has taken a downslide since Harry and Miranda left the post office. It feels like the heart is missing from what used to be there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eyehavenofilter | 12/30/2013

    " If there really was a place like this in VA I would move there in a minute. It just seems like an idyllic and wonderful place to live. But when a high flautin' rich bitch moves in totally intent on remodeling her new digs, treating the local folk like they are less than human, and ends up getting skewered( stabbed) to death, Mrs. Murphy the cat and her pals are on the case again. I just can't get enough of acts and dogs talking to each other and making fun of how stupid people really are. It just makes me laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 12/27/2013

    " Good mystery story, but a little too much preaching about abortion rights. How can a doctor believe life starts at birth? Please---why do prenatal care and check the baby's heartbeat, etc., if there is no life until the baby is born? And leave this out of a light mystery--I don't want to hear the author's political viewpoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 12/26/2013

    " I've enjoyed all of Rita Mae Brown's books. She is consistently good. I love all the characters, especially the furry ones. Surprise ending, didn't figure this one out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/20/2013

    " I like the characters and stories, but the author gets on her soapbox too much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lea Wheater | 11/20/2013

    " Very disappointing! Not the first Mrs. Murphy mystery I've read, but may be the last. When your main characters include animals who talk with each other, leave your political agenda somewhere else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oceana2602 | 11/20/2013

    " More talking animals crimesolving fun. This time with more politics and less horses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gayle Bach-watson | 11/17/2013

    " I love Rita Mae Brown mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 10/28/2013

    " Another fun adventure with the animals of Crozet. It was an interesting and engaging mystery, and had the wrong suspect up until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margo | 8/3/2013

    " This wasn't one of her better books. I enjoyed it. It did have mystery (which I figured out very early) and it also had a mix of politics and abortion issues and did a good job of presenting both sides of the issue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 8/2/2013

    " I am reading this so I can be a well-rounded public librarian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndee | 6/22/2013

    " Rita Mae Brown is one of my favorite authors. Her series with Sneaky Pie as co-author is funny, witty, part politics/religion/mystery. Congratulations Rita on another great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 5/19/2013

    " A comfort read. I love this series and enjoy the antics of the animal characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 3/30/2013

    " It has been a long time since I read a Rita Mae Brown mystery, but I enjoyed this one. I had forgotten how political some of these can be. It may be a while before I read another, but it was fun and well done. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 2/12/2013

    " C-; Couldn't get into it. Not a good book to 'read' at work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Egbert | 7/13/2012

    " These are always fun although the political preaching gets annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxann | 6/8/2012

    " This book was ok. Not the best one of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 4/26/2012

    " Another Mrs. Murphy mystery - always entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/1/2012

    " The mysteries are fun reading, but the descriptions of the Blue Ridge and the passing of the seasons are spot on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 3/2/2012

    " Really a neat book. The animals actually talk and help solve the crime! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 1/28/2012

    " my girls hate that i enjoy books where cats and dogs have a part! but it's fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/23/2012

    " Another great addition to the series. Harry,s friend Tazio Chappars is accused of murder. The plot involves the anti-abortion fanatics who murder abortion doctors and blackmails women who had abortion(s). Politically relevant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Poindextra | 5/15/2011

    " Yet another enjoyable mystery from Rita Mae. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 4/16/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gayle | 2/1/2011

    " I love Rita Mae Brown mysteries. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lauren | 12/4/2010

    " i guess my favorite part was when the two cats went to talk to the murdered abortionist's dog, but i have to tell you, this was nowhere near what i expected this book to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicia | 8/29/2010

    " Can't remember when I read this - pre-2007. Always love this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 4/25/2010

    " An improvement over the last couple of books in this series, but it really has taken a downslide since Harry and Miranda left the post office. It feels like the heart is missing from what used to be there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/25/2010

    " I like the characters and stories, but the author gets on her soapbox too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francene | 10/28/2009

    " Hum drum at best. Not one that I would recommend but OK reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 9/19/2009

    " Love this series, great light animal inspired mysteries "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxann | 8/13/2009

    " This book was ok. Not the best one of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Poindextra | 6/12/2009

    " Yet another enjoyable mystery from Rita Mae. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 5/18/2009

    " Library book, light summer reading fun "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 2/17/2009

    " C-; Couldn't get into it. Not a good book to 'read' at work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 2/16/2009

    " my girls hate that i enjoy books where cats and dogs have a part! but it's fun! "

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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.