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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,435 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:
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Curiosity just might be the death of Mrs. Murphy—and her human companion, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen. Small towns are like families: everyone lives very close together … and everyone keeps secrets.

Crozet, Virginia, is a typical small town—until its secrets explode into murder. Crozet’s thirty-something post-mistress, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, has a tiger cat (Mrs. Murphy) and a Welsh Corgi (Tucker), a pending divorce, and a bad habit of reading postcards not addressed to her. When Crozet’s citizens start turning up murdered, Harry remembers that each received a card with a tombstone on the front and the message “Wish You Were Here” on the back. Intent on protecting their human friend, Mrs. Murphy and Tucker begin to scent out clues. Meanwhile, Harry is conducting her own investigation, unaware her pets are one step ahead of her. If only Mrs. Murphy could alert her somehow, Harry could uncover the culprit before the murder occurs—and before Harry finds herself on the killer’s mailing list.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rambunctious and wacky.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “It should delight cat fancier…Sassy, silly, and plenty of fun.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Brown’s lively characterization brings merchants and first-family Virginians alive with affection and verve. Even the snippets of conversation contributed by Crozet’s four-legged inhabitants are credible rather than cloying. Harry’s in-process divorce of the town vet gives Brown opportunity to wax wise on issues of human relationships, feminism, and the pitfalls of greed. A charming adventure, with teeth.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The witty dialogue of humans and pets enables readers to know and identify with the unique residents in small-town America, and the attractive line drawings depict the industrious animal detectives. This is the first in a crime series; readers will eagerly await the opportunity to scent out the clues in the second.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meagan | 2/20/2014

    " This book is the first of a series I collect. My nana got me hooked. All the books are great fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cass | 2/10/2014

    " Hilarious, twisted and fun. Given to me by a really good friend. Read 3-4 times over the years. Very lighthearted for a murder mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Patty | 2/8/2014

    " Yes, this was so bad I didn't finish it. It has the unlikely combination of gruesomeness and talking animals. The series "The Cat Who..." has feline detective partners, but at least they don't talk--their human imagines their thoughts. I can't seriously read a book where cats and a dog "talk" in English, even though the humans don't understand them. I like that she is the postmistress in a small town. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Connie | 2/6/2014

    " Fun read! Loved that the dogs and cats in the book "talk" to each other. Entire chapters had just the animals in conversation. I know this series has been around awhile- but I am just now getting to it. "

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