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- DescriptionRita Mae Brown collaborates with feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown in a mystery starring Mary Mir Harry Haristeen, the curious cat detectives Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the valiant crime-solving corgi. Halloween arrives early this year to rural central Virginia, when a twisted killer will stop at thing to protect a multimillion-dollar scheme. THE LITTER OF THE LAW Autumn has descended and crops are being harvested all over Crozet, Virginia, ideal conditions for a scenic drive for Harry and husband Fair. Bucolic views are all well and good, but Harry s se for trouble leads her straight to a cornfield s macabre scarecrow an all too real murder victim that frightens all but the isy crows. This accountant s gruesome death is only the first of many disturbing events in this rmally pastoral corner of the world. While Harry tends her beloved grapes and sunflowers, a killer edges closer as does Harry s protective menagerie of animals. Halloween s approach brings with it bona fide terror and a beloved local tradition that threatens to become fatal. Rooting out the guilty in the treacherous center of a lucrative conspiracy requires Harry s farmer s wisdom along with the quick wits and extraordinary senses of Sneaky Pie, Pewter, and Tucker. A vicious murderer may kw the lay of the land far better than Harry does, but that s about to change. It s up to her vigilant four-footed companions to make sure that the unearthing of this plot is t Harry s last act. Praise for The Litter of the Law and the Mrs. Murphy mysteries As feline collaborators go, you couldn t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown. The New York Times Book Review Enchanting . . . Brown demonstrates once again why she s the queen of the talking animal cozy subgenre. Publishers Weekly As usual, the smart animals provide clues without getting in the way of the human interactions and plot. This is a strong addition to the popular series. Booklist From the Hardcover edition.
- Author BiographyRita Mae Brownis the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day; and Six of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia. Sneaky Pie Brown, a tiger cat born somewhere in Albemarle County, Virginia, was discovered by Rita Mae Brown at her local SPCA. They have collaborated on numerous Mrs. Murphy mysteries in addition to Sneaky Pie s Cookbook for Mystery Lovers and Sneaky Pie for President.
- Author(s)Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown
- Date of Publication26/08/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Series TitleMrs. Murphy Mysteries (Paperback)
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight159 g
- Width108 mm
- Height179 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Illustrator(s)Michael Gellatly
- Format DetailsMass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound
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