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3.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781449802158
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A mysterious death in a Virginia farm town has the locals scratching their heads-while frisky feline Mrs. Murphy and her friends, fat-cat Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker, uncover clues as they curl their way around a cold-blooded killer. This balmy summer in Crozet, Virginia, postmistress Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen has a lot to think about. Things have been pretty cozy between her and her ex-husband, Fair and her beloved old post office is in danger of being replaced with a modern building-and modern rules. Harry’s thoughtful contemplation is shattered the day she stumbles over a dead body near Potlicker Creek. Barry Monteith, the handsome local horse breeder, has been savagely murdered. A true ladies’ man, Barry was known to have left a string of broken hearts behind him. But could a spurned lover be responsible for his untimely demise? The plot only thickens when an autopsy reveals that Barry was infected with rabies weeks before he was killed. As usual, Harry can’t resist doing a little digging-with Mrs. Murphy close by to warn of approaching danger. Harry makes a remarkable discovery in the creek-the class ring of Mary Pat Reines, a local woman who disappeared thirty years earlier along with her prized Thoroughbred stallion. Like Barry, Mary Pat was a successful horse breeder-and now all of Crozet is wondering if the two cases are linked. As the police struggle with the evidence, the pressure gets hotter than a June afternoon-especially when another person is found dead of less-than-natural causes. As usual, Mrs. Murphy and her crew are the first to sniff out the truth. But if they don’t find a way to help Harry piece together the puzzle, she could become the killer’s next target-and even Mrs. Murphy’s slinkiest moves won’t be able to save her.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Indie | 2/20/2014

    " I have to say that these books have been a guilty pleasure of mine from book one. they are very light reading, for the beach or at bedtime. I love the dialog and the animals are very funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 2/19/2014

    " I had a hard time getting into this book. I fugure it's because a didn't start with the first book of the series. Way too many charcaters to keep track of and all the horse talk became tiring. It was an okay read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 2/11/2014

    " Love the series and will read more of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/9/2014

    " light, quick, fun "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Lunger | 2/9/2014

    " "Whisker of Evil" is one of the longer & yet better done books in the Rita Mae Brown series. In this entry from 2004, we start with the discovery of Barry Monteith who has been killed apparently by a wild animal & delve much further into paranoia & other things when the cause of death appears to be rabies. The story also deals with a 2nd murder of Mary Pat Reine who disappeared along with her horse 30 years ago. Brown does a very good job with characters both human & animal & keeps this plot moving in a way that shows especially among the humans more fire & drive in them than in any book in the series. We also get a glimpse into the world of horse breeding the extensive records that must be kept in order to do so. Overall one of the better entries in the Mrs. Murphy series that will keep you guessing right up until the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 1/21/2014

    " This is my first Sneaky Pie book. I sort of get hooked on cat books. This was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G. | 1/7/2014

    " Good characters. The ending seemed tacked on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/7/2014

    " 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 Judy Iliff | 12/25/2013

    " I really like Rita Mae Brown books. This is an old one, but not one I had read before. A little different for Harry. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jim H | 12/13/2013

    " Abandoned. I left when the animals started talking to each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aleksandra | 12/4/2013

    " Stupid. Ridiculous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 11/10/2013

    " The later books are more opinionated, but I've gotten attached to the residents of Crozet and still enjoy reading about their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 7/1/2013

    " This book has a few twist & turns in it, just to spice up your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/7/2012

    " Fun and furry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Simmons | 10/8/2012

    " I enjoyed the book but really loved Kate Forbes's narration - that was the best part. Don't know if it would be nearly so enjoyable in print. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish Hand | 9/17/2012

    " Rita Mae Brown doesn't disappoint! Her portrayal of the animals as they solve the crime is awesome and feels right on! I love this book and all the books in the Sneaky Pie Brown series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 6/7/2012

    " Cats and dogs help their mistress solve crimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy Neal | 4/23/2012

    " I love the animal commentery in these books. Interesting mystery with information on rabies and horse breeding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 10/13/2011

    " This was a great read for me.It kept my attention and kept me wanting more.I would reccomend this book to my friends for them to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 7/17/2011

    " Another 'Nancy Drew' for adults...but I love to lose myself in these...relaxing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 5/4/2011

    " I love these stories! The mysteries are genuinely mysterious and the writing is superb and natural! The characters and the sub plots keep me entertained and interested. I gave it a 5 based on its performance as a light mystery. "

  • 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.Enjoy! "

  • 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 10/10/2010

    " Here's another book where the author checked out the medical information, so she avoided mangling it.
    I can't emphasize enough how much I like that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 4/7/2010

    " Problems with pets in the workplace and dead bodies by the stream.
    Enjoyed this one more than most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 3/5/2010

    " I really like Rita Mae Brown books. This is an old one, but not one I had read before. A little different for Harry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 10/15/2009

    " The later books are more opinionated, but I've gotten attached to the residents of Crozet and still enjoy reading about their lives. "

  • 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! "

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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.