Sour Puss

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.37 hours)
Product Number: Z3483
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449895228
Narrator/s: Kate Forbes
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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?

Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
Series: Mrs. Murphy Mysteries Series No: 14
Genre: Mystery

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Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
Narrator(s): Kate Forbes
Genre: Mystery
Product Number C3436
Released: Feb 10, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419361722
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
Product Number EB00155338
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: #9780553902389

Professional reviews

"Murder is such a rude interruption, but that's exactly what happens to in Crozet, Virginia, in this Mrs. Murphy mystery. Kaye Forbes's subtle narration on the use of fungi in bio-terrorism and the Supreme Court decision to allow direct sales of wines to out-of-state customers chillingly establishes the motives for rivalries and revenge. Despite human efforts, only the brave pets, Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker--and a barnful of other animals--can solve the mystery and save our heroine from certain death. The only thing that could have made these animals more delightful would have been unique voices for each from Forbes. K.A.T. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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