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Cat on the Scent (Mrs. Murphy, #7) Rita Mae Brown

Cat on the Scent (Mrs. Murphy, #7)

Rita Mae Brown

Published 2006
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audiocassette (unabridged)
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The animals in Crozet, Virginia, are a lot smarter than the humans, which will come as no surprise to the devoted fans of Rita Mae Browns mysteries featuring Mrs. Murphy the tiger cat, the luxury-loving feline known as Pewter, and Tee Tucker, aMoreThe animals in Crozet, Virginia, are a lot smarter than the humans, which will come as no surprise to the devoted fans of Rita Mae Browns mysteries featuring Mrs. Murphy the tiger cat, the luxury-loving feline known as Pewter, and Tee Tucker, a curious corgi. In their seventh outing, theyre leaps and bounds ahead of Harry Haristeen, the spunky postmistress they call Mom. Long before anyone else knows whats going on, theyve figured out the connection between the shot fired at wealthy Sir Henry Vane-Tempest during the reenactment of a Civil War battle and a missing airplane hidden in Tally Urquharts barn. Theyre better at finding evidence trampled underfoot at a crime scene than any detective is, and they know just whose lap to drop it in. While they might not understand exactly why county commissioner Archie Ingram is so exercised about Vane-Tempests plans for development in Albemarle County--particularly when it promises to make him as wealthy as the husband of the woman he loves--theyve sniffed out the sexual shenanigans that threaten to derail the private pact between Crozets leading citizens. If Harry and her friends knew what the animals know, thered be no mystery about it- thered only be a charming and lighthearted story of chicanery in the new Old South with plenty of local color, the scent of lilacs wafting through every page, and the deft prose of a writer on top of her game. But then, thered be no raison detre for the liveliest scene in the book, wherein Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee take a turbo-charged Porsche for a breakneck ride through Virginias verdant hills and dales. By the end of the book, the only mystery is whether Harry and Fair, her favorite ex-husband, will manage to get back together again in the next installment--or the one after that--of this popular series. --Jane Adams